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4:48 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Gov. Walker Signs Work-Share Program

Gov. Walker signed into law on Friday, a measure allowing employers to reduce workers' hours, rather than laying them off, when business is slow.

Under the new law, workers could receive state unemployment benefits, for the hours lost. Employers would have to continue providing health insurance coverage and retirement plans.

According to the governor, the work-share program could save the state's unemployment reserve fund nearly five million dollars. He says 24 other states operate similar programs.

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Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Gov. Walker's Health Care Plan May Cost $73M More Than Expected

New numbers regarding Medicaid eligibility changes in Wisconsin

In February, when Walker administration outlined its plan to change the Medicaid program in Wisconsin, it estimated the additional cost at $664 million during the next two-year state budget.

Now, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau puts the likely total at $734 million.

The administration rejected federal money to expand the state's Medicaid offerings, so that it covered all people living at up to 130% of the poverty level. The governor's plan, is to cover all households with incomes up to 100% of the poverty line, and then move the others into the federal marketplace.

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Sports
3:31 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Speedskating Board to Consider Proposal to Remove Andy Gabel from Hall of Fame

Speedskater Bridie Farrell came forward with her story of sexual abuse in February.
Credit Courtesy of Bridie Farrell

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The board of directors of US Speedskating is meeting this weekend in Salt Lake City, as a report has surfaced about another investigation into sexual misconduct by Olympic skater Andy Gabel.

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Arts & Culture
1:17 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Whitewater Family Time-Travels Back to 19th-Century Immigrant Farm

(l-r) Period Clothing Coordinator Rachel Neubauer and Curator of Interpretation Jennifer Van Haaften show Amy and Ashley Ziolkowski a corset style they can opt to wear.
Stephanie Lecci

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  In today's fast-paced, technology-dependent world, have you ever found yourself wanting to go back to a simpler time, perhaps romanticizing what it would be like to live on a farm, making your own food, like our early pioneer settlers did?

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Arts & Culture
12:47 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Foucault Leads Musical "Cavalcade"

Jeffrey Foucault (front) with Cold Satellite in Zurich, CH
Credit Toshimi Ogasawara

Wisconsin-born singer/songwriter Jeffrey Foucault is back in his home state this week. Foucault and his band, Cold Satellite, played a show at Shank Hall in Milwaukee last night, and will play the Café Carpe in Fort Atkinson tonight.

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