Government/Politics

Wisconsin tax collections for the past year came in 2 percent short of estimates, the state Department of Revenue reported Thursday, news that won't require immediate emergency action by the Legislature but that puts the state's budget on track to be out of balance next year.
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State Rep. Josh Zepnick (D-Milwaukee) has written an open letter to Milwaukee Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens, and Marc Marotta, chairman of the BMO Harris Bradley Center board of directors, requesting they meet with state legislators regarding the public options for financing a new arena in downtown Milwaukee.
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The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has ruled that utilities companies and their ratepayers cannot be held responsible for the costs of utilities relocation for the Milwaukee streetcar project.
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Imagine a plan designed to help people with disabilities find jobs in the community that left 78 percent of these people worse off than they were before.
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Every poll taken shows that the number one issue on the minds of voters is “jobs and the economy.” Why, then, is a federal program that has helped create thousands of Wisconsin jobs at hundreds of Wisconsin businesses and generated billions in economic activity for the state currently on life support in Washington, D.C.?
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President Barack Obama plans to attend Laborfest in Milwaukee on Monday.
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Attendees of Mount Mary University’s Fall Transforum will hear firsthand from the country’s first female three-star Army general, Claudia Kennedy.
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One of the major political footballs in this year's campaign for Wisconsin governor is how many people should be on the state's BadgerCare/Medicaid program. It is a legitimate issue, raised by the Obamacare offer of 100 percent coverage for three years for adding impoverished enrollees.
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The latest Marquette University Law School Poll results released today gave supporters of both Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke reasons for optimism.
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The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe is withholding its annual shared revenue payment to the state of Wisconsin as Gov. Scott Walker’s administration considers whether or not to approve the Menominee Tribal Nation’s proposed Hard Rock casino project in Kenosha.
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