State News

    Reflecting on ‘Tommy at 30’
    More than 30 years after he first took office, an event at the state Capitol Tuesday will look at the legacy of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson. Dubbed “Tommy at 30,” the public policy symposium will focus on three areas where Thompson had a profound impact on Wisconsin – welfare reform, school choice, and jobs and […]
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    Drop in home sales blamed on limited supply
    Wisconsin Realtors sold almost eleven percent fewer existing houses in April than the year before – and they blame it on a continued drop in the numbers of homes going up for sale. The Wisconsin Realtors Association says its members sold about 6,600 houses in April, down from 7,400 in the same month of 2016. […]
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    Dems urge GOP to rethink state prevailing wage repeal
    Democrats caution Republicans on repealing Wisconsin’s prevailing wage. A report from Wisconsin Contractor Coalition claims there’s been a 53 percent increase in new municipal projects being awarded to out-of-state companies. Assembly minority leader Peter Barca spoke against a backdrop of road construction on the Capitol Square in Madison. Republican lawmakers last month introduced a bill […]
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    Wisconsin seeks stay of order to draw new legislative maps
    Wisconsin’s attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to force the state to draw new legislative district maps for the time being. Last fall, a three-judge panel ordered the state to create new Assembly district maps by November of this year, after the court ruled the Republican-drawn districts were unconstitutionally drawn because of […]
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    La Crosse falls short of World Series bid
    UW-La Crosse missed out on a chance to make the NCAA D-3 College World Series field for a third straight year, falling Monday 17-3 to Concordia-Chicago in the NCAA Midwest Regional at UW-Whitewater. It means the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAC) will be left out of the D-3 College World Series for the first time […]
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