Government/Politics

Hours after a deadline to have a new state budget in place, Wisconsin legislative leaders announced a deal that they said could break the budget logjam that has left the state Capitol in a weeks-long holding pattern.
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Republican state legislative leaders announced today plans to seek agreements next week on the state budget, transportation funding, the prevailing wage law and public financing for a new downtown Milwaukee arena, even though they admit they might not yet have the votes to approve the measures.
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Just when you thought the discussions over public financing for a downtown Milwaukee arena could not get any more bizarre, they do.
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While the state budget remains stalled in the Republican-controlled Legislature in Madison, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) attempted to find a compromise in the debate over the state's prevailing wage law today.
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The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce applauded today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that guarantees the right to marry for gay couples in all 50 states.
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The U.S. Supreme Court today voted 6-3 to uphold the provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows people using the federal health insurance market to receive tax subsidies.
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Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) and Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), the Democratic representatives on the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation board, today called for WEDC Secretary and CEO Reed Hall to resign.
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A federal grand jury in Milwaukee has returned a 33-count indictment of the family that owns area restaurants El Fuego, El Beso and Omega Burger.
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Should retailers ban the sales of Confederate flags?
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The board of directors of Eder Flag Manufacturing Co. Inc. in Oak Creek decided today to no longer sell or manufacture Confederate flags.
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