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    Mary Burke, a Democratic candidate for governor, speaks Thursday to Post-Crescent Media reporter Nick Penzenstadler during the Newsmakers online issues show in Appleton. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent Media

    Burke cites appeal to wide range of voters on socio-economic scale

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she appeals to a variety of Fox Valley voters, and spelled-out Thursday how her policies would benefit the region.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker AP

    Domestic violence measures signed by Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening domestic violence laws, including one measure proposed after a man fatally shot his estranged wife in 2012 while she was working at a Brookfield spa.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Gov. Scott Walker File

    Walker signs bill legalizing pot byproduct, state senator says

    A state senator says Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Ellis

    Videographer vows more oversight on politicians; conversation with Ellis spurred end of campaign

    The cameraman behind the video that led Republican state Senate President Mike Ellis to announce that he would not seek re-election has a message for politicians across the country: You could be next.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
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    Group asks Supreme Court to stay out of John Doe

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court should stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative organizations and recent recall campaigns, a liberal group said Monday.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Bill Kramer AP, file

    Lawyer: Kramer to plead not guilty to sex assault

    State Rep. Bill Kramer will plead not guilty next month to charges that he groped a woman's breasts after a Republican fundraiser, his attorney told reporters Monday following Kramer's initial court appearance.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
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    Gov. Scott Walker has said he would finish his degree through the UW System's new Flexible Option Degree Program if it offered the right course load. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    UW flex offerings don't fit Walker's needs for degree

    Gov. Scott Walker may want to finish his college course work using a new flexible degree option through the University of Wisconsin System, but there are no immediate plans to offer classes in the fields he's interested in.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
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    Gov. Scott Walker File

    Walker calls for additional UW tuition freeze

    Gov. Scott Walker on Friday called for another two-year tuition freeze throughout the University of Wisconsin System, citing concern over a projected year-end surplus topping $1 billion.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Tom Petri

    Petri defends Sheboygan's sausage rights in speech

    Rep. Tom Petri took to the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday to defend Sheboygan's favorite meat product bratwurst in the wake of efforts by the European Union to mandate that moniker be reserved only for sausages made in Europe.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Ozanne

    Attorney general candidate defends parents policy

    A Democratic candidate for state attorney general on Wednesday defended a Dane County program in which parents accused of disciplining their children too harshly could avoid abuse charges by taking parenting classes, a policy that drew skeptical reactions

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Wisconsin seeks answer to student achievement gap

    Wisconsin had the worst achievement gap between black and white students among states last year, and officials shouldered the blame Wednesday while putting the onus on teachers to address the issue.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Scott Walker AP

    Walker signs 62 bills into law

    Measures that ban revenge porn, restrict drone use and allow doctors to say 'I'm sorry' without fear of legal liability were among the more than 60 bills Gov. Scott Walker signed into law on Tuesday.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
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    Gov. Scott Walker AP, file

    Walker signs package of anti-heroin bills during Marinette stop

    Legislation signed Monday by Gov. Scott Walker is aimed at helping the scourge of heroin use across Wisconsin, which some say has reached epidemic levels.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    Assembly Democrats are demanding former Majority Leader Bill Kramer resign in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations. Associated Press photo/Wisconsin State Journal, M.

    State Democrats ask Kramer to resign

    Assembly Democrats are demanding former Majority Leader Bill Kramer resign in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Scott Krug

    Assemblyman accepts per diems despite promise

    A Republican Assemblyman who promised during his 2010 campaign to never claim any per diem payments received more than $10,000 in reimbursed living expenses last year.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    Wisconsin Verterans Home in King, Wisconsin. Post-Crescent Media

    Walker signs $80M bill to expand veterans facility in King

    KING, Wis. (AP) Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill to create a new skilled nursing facility in central Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 5, 2014

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