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Daily Speed Read: News You Should Know April 14, 2014
OHIO DECISION EXPECTED TODAY: Today is the self-imposed deadline a federal judge in Cincinnati set for issuing a formal ruling that Ohio's ban on same-sex couples marrying is unconstitutional.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
Is Scott Walker on his way to 2016 front-runner status?
Scott Walker has a 16 point lead among likely voters in his race for governor, according to a poll from Wisconsin Public Radio/St.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Baldwin seeks action on emergency unemployment insurance
A bill extending emergency unemployment compensation awaits consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Milwaukee Courier Online
Capitol Report - There's no need to fix It
According to a recently released report by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Wisconsin ranked third in the nation, in terms of election performance, behind North Dakota and Minnesota.
HOH: Tom Petri's S.O.S
Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri took to the House floor Thursday to issue a dire warning to grill tenders the world over: Europe is coming for our pork products.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Badger Herald Online
Wisconsin beer and brats threatened by EU trade deal
Cheese, brat and beer manufacturers around the country could be forced to find out if a European trade deal is approved.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Madison Common Council Unify on Antibiotic Resolution
Eight co-sponsors of the resolution were joined with all of the other Common Council Members to vote yes on Resolution 32795.
WLUK-TV Green Bay
Republican Gov. Scott Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke 56%-40% among likely Wisconsin voters, a St. Norbert College poll has found.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
U.S. Senate to vote on unemployment benefits extension
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today on a bill restoring long-term unemployment benefits, and a lawmaker from Wisconsin hopes it will eventually make it to the president.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Supreme Court's ruling a victory for transparency
When the U.S. Supreme Court this week struck down limits on the aggregate number of legal campaign contributions an individual could give during an election cycle, the progressive theatrics began.
Milwaukee Courier Online
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin supports long-term solution on Medicare...
"This bill is a missed opportunity to reduce Medicare costs and enact significant health care reforms to eliminate today the flawed Medicare payment formula."
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Joplin Independent
Senators consider bologna restrictions baloney
U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Tammy Baldwin , joined by Patrick Toomey , Rob Portman and others, today fought attempts by the European Union to impair U.S. trade by restricting the ability of U.S. producers to use the common names of meat products like bologna and black forest ham at home and abroad.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
WXOW-TV La Crosse
Capitol Hill food fight could affect names of some of Wisconsin's most popular foods
A food fight on Capitol Hill could impact Wisconsin. As part of a trade deal with the U.S., the European Union wants to add a requirement that foods made in a specific geographic region be named for that place.
European Union fights for geological restrictions on food names
The European Union wants to require that foods made in a specific geographical region are the only ones bearing the title.
Thursday Morning Speed Read: Mississippi, Lesbian Chef, Tammy Baldwin, New Mexico, Scrutiny Rehearing
LGBT groups will hold a rally on the lawn of the State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, at noon CDT today, in protest over the passage of a religious bias bill by the state legislature Tuesday.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Federal Bill Calls on Universities to Enact Anti-Harassment Policies
Under a bill introduced in Congress Thursday, colleges and universities would be required by the federal government to enact anti-harassment policies for the first time.
With McCutcheon Ruling, An Activist Court Opts for Full-On Plutocracy
Federal Election Commission was decided in favor of the dollar. The court that in 2010, with its Citizens United v.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
US News & World Report
Sen. Patty Murray Renews Push for Anti-Harassment Bill Named After Clementi
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is renewing the push for a college anti-harassment bill that would require schools to include cyberbullying in policies.