Government/Politics

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Ray Allen secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions, which regulates state-chartered banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, credit unions and some operations of the securities industry.
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Gogebic Taconite LLC is closing its office in Hurley, Wis., effective Sunday, announcing Friday that an extensive review of a potential mining site identified issues that "make major continued investment in the project unfeasible at this time."
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Gov. Scott Walker recently announced that the Milwaukee County Zoo was selected to participate in the Project SEARCH program during the 2015-16 academic year. Project SEARCH is a program that helps young adults with disabilities gain employment training and skills to enter the workforce by combining classroom instruction with total immersion in a large business.
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The State Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform began an extraordinary session on a bill to establish Wisconsin as a right-to-work state today.
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The proposal by the Walker Administration to shift public employees to the health plans of employers in the private sector is pretty lame.
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Should property assessment be done by 1,851 different units of government in Wisconsin as it is now? Or is there a more efficient way to perform this important function?
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Here we go again with the Wisconsin Republican Party and its war on conservation.
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Should the University of Wisconsin System's budget by cut by $300 million?
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Since 1851, Wisconsin's state motto has been “Forward.” However, these days, a more appropriate motto might be “Just hold on a minute…”
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The opponents of a plan to build a streetcar system in downtown Milwaukee say they will not submit enough citizen signatures in time to stop the plan from being approved by the Milwaukee City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
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