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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Final ruling in downtown streetcar PSC case expected, as is a future lawsuit

Streetcar supporters from across the nation have worked together on development concerns, but opposition has remained largely a local affair.

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10 hrs ago | WKOW-TV

Walker administration puts out quarterly jobs numbers after 27 News story on delay of release

Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development delayed the release of a key report on state job growth until a 27 News story aired which highlighted the delay on Thursday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

WisDOT

Planned full closure of US 41 in portion of Washington County

On the evening of Friday September 5, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will fully close a portion of US 41 in Washington County to install ten bridge girders as part of the US 41/WIS 144 improvement project.

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WLUK-TV Green Bay

The Wisconsin State Capitol is seen, Oct. 1, 2013.

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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WDIO

Wisconsin Faces $281 Million Budget Shortfall

Wisconsin tax collections are more than $281 million short of estimates, a drop that could require the Legislature to take action to keep the budget in balance.

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WDIO

Wis. Justice Department Delayed Child Porn Probes

Newly released records show state Justice Department field offices across Wisconsin have delayed investigating child pornography tips for months.

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Daily Kos

On Pins and Needles Waiting for New Tax Figures in Wisconsin

For the past month or so I've been scratching my head wondering when we would get an update from the WI Department of Revenue on state tax collections during the fiscal year that ended on June 30th.

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WKBT

State's plan focuses on improving airports

With Governor Walker proclaiming tomorrow the start of Aviation week, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is looking at improving its airports.

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Door Reminder

Asian crazy worm invades Appleton

Asian crazy worm invades Appleton The extent of the infestation in the Fox Valley is not known.

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Marshall Independent

Michigan House OKs measure allowing wolf hunting

The Michigan House cleared the way Wednesday for an appointed panel to decide whether to allow continued hunting of the resurgent gray wolf, instead of leaving the matter up to the state's voters.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WKOW-TV

$15 million to fix Leo Frigo Bridge

It cost $15 million to repair the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation released the figure Wednesday.

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Awareness of Common Core standards rises in Wisconsin

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Courthouse News Service

Posner Lets it All Hang Out at 7th Circuit Hearing on Gay Marriage

During oral arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of Indiana's and Wisconsin's bans on same-sex marriage, Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner demanded that attorneys distinguish their states' laws from a "savage history" of discrimination "based on hate," akin to racial segregation, which hurts children.

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WOZZ-FM Appleton

Voter turn-out lower than expected during primaries

Citizens take to the polls to cast their vote at the Charles Allis Art Museum in the recall election against Republican Wisconsin Governor S UNDATED Just over 550,000 Wisconsinites voted in the fall primaries 15 days ago.

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Daily Herald

Potawatomi withholds payment to Wisconsin

The Forest County Potawatomi has refused to make its annual casino revenue payment to the state as Gov. Scott Walker mulls whether to approve a competing facility, causing what the governor is calling a "significant" impact on the state budget.

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WOZZ-FM Appleton

UWSP conference brings college talent, employers, ...

The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is looking for ways to better use their resources to help communities attract and retain talent for economic development.

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Los Angeles Times

Judges ask pointed questions on same-sex marriage bans in Ind., Wis.

Brandon Herr, right, and Matt Antonczyk blow bubbles at a rally Monday in Milwaukee as gay couples and their supporters board a bus for Chicago for a key federal court hearing on same-sex marriage bans.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

West of the I

Draft Rock Lake management study due in Sept.

A draft of a Rock Lake management study being prepared by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission should be done by the end of September, the biologist/planner preparing the document said.

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WAOW

Crowds line up to hear gay marriage appeal

A prosecutor recommended a maximum punishment for a Merrill woman convicted of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes

An experiment of sorts is taking place in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, where two towns with a common heritage and a common problem are taking two very different approaches.

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