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9:53 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Governor Signs Budget Leaving Major Provisions Intact

The state's new budget is drawing favorable reviews from Republicans and criticism from Democrats
Credit Eric Thayer, Getty Images

The state's new two-year budget includes 57 vetoes by Gov. Walker, including of a bail bondsman program

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a new two-year, $68 billion budget. It includes a $650 million income tax cut, expands private school vouchers, rejects a federal expansion of Medicaid and bans existing residency rules.

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Environment
11:51 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Art Installations Along Fond du Lac Avenue Highlight an Overlooked Corridor

Artist Reginald Baylor's design in progress "A Common Denominator" at Fond du Lac and Locust

Milwaukee’s art scene is not restricted to hushed galleries. We slip in along the major traffic artery to capture a temporary art installation in progress - Art on Fond du Lac.

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Arts & Culture
1:51 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Book Explores What Conditions We Put on Love

Dale Kushner's debut novel is an exploration of the forms of love.
Credit Dale Kushner

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Madison author Dale Kushner.

The legend goes that the Eskimos have dozens of words for snow.  Well, Madison author Dale Kushner thinks we should have more than one word for “love” in the English language.

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Politics & Government
1:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Former Journalist to Head Wis. Think Tank

Wisconsin Policy Research Institute researches policies at the state level.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews new WPRI director Mike Nichols.

As one of Wisconsin's think tanks, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute strives to shape public policy and bring transparency to government.

So it comes as no surprise that its new director spent years as a journalist doing just that.

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Economy & Business
11:54 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Wisconsin Has Recaptured Some Manufacturing Losses

Some parts manufactured in metro Milwaukee are sold worldwide

When it comes to creating manufacturing jobs, Wisconsin ranks near the top, according to the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. The state is number five, below only Michigan, Texas, Indiana and Ohio.

The statistics are for December, 2009 - March, 2013 and are contained in story posted by CNBC.

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Arts & Culture
11:38 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Supper Clubs are More Than Just Food: They're About the Stories

Smoky's Club in Madison
Eleanor Petrson WUWM-Lake Effect

Lake Effect's Eleanor Peterson interviews author Dave Hoekstra.

It’s a Friday night – or it will be in a few hours - and you’re looking for a place to eat. Some place that you want to escape to, to have a nice, filling meal, a refreshing drink or two, and conversation. Fast food or a lively chain restaurant just doesn’t sound like it will hit the spot.

The Wisconsin solution might be a supper club.

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Economy & Business
8:56 am
Fri June 28, 2013

State Job Growth Lags

Job growth in Wisconsin during 2012 lagged behind the U.S. and virtually all of the Midwest.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

City Might Fight to Retain Residency Rules

Gov. Walker could wipe out Milwaukee’s long-standing residency requirement this weekend.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Student Loan Interest Rates Set to Double Unless Congress Acts

Decisions needed regarding federal role in student loans

The interest rate on student loans is set to double Monday, if Congress fails to act. Right now, the rate on federal Stafford loans is 3.4 percent, but it would jump to 6.8 percent.

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Environment
12:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

The Rose Guy

Will Radler oversees rose boot camp

Perhaps this month flew by without you realizing that June is National Rose Month. One person who did not forget is William J Radler. We visit him in his rose boot camp in Greenfield.

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