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Politics & Government
6:15 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Legislature Approves Venture Capital Fund

Gov. Walker is expected to sign the bill into law
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A venture capital bill is on its way to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.

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Politics & Government
6:46 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Fiscal Bureau Report Projects Looming Budget Deficit

Wisconsin may face a half billion dollar deficit in 2015 due to action in this budget period by the Walker administration and Republican lawmakers.

A non-partisan state government agency is predicting a possible budget shortfall in the next cycle.

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Politics & Government
11:04 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Senate Approves Unemployment Changes Now Headed to Assembly

The state Senate has approved major changes to Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance program. Tuesday’s vote fell along party lines. Republicans approved the legislation; Democrats opposed it. The changes include higher weekly payments and a requirement that participants apply for four jobs a week, rather than two. The bill also eliminates instances when people can quit jobs and receive unemployment and gives the state access to personal bank accounts – if the fund pays an individual too much. Democrat Lena Taylor fought the banking provision.

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Politics & Government
1:01 am
Mon June 3, 2013

GOP Legislators Grapple with Budget, Discord

The Legislature’s finance committee is expected to take up contentious issues this week
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Republican legislators have not been walking in lockstep this time, with Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget.

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Politics & Government
3:51 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

11 Republican Legislators Demand Changes to State Budget

If the GOP lawmakers reject the budget, it might not pass in the Assembly
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A group of GOP state lawmakers sent a letter to legislative leaders on Thursday, saying they cannot support the proposed state budget, in its current form.

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