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Democrats bristle at Wisconsin Republican plans for state workers, vaccine mandate

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Democrats at the Wisconsin Capitol are warning of a resurgence of coronavirus cases because of two new plans from Assembly Republicans. The plans would require state employees to return to work in-person, and would ban state or local public......

After 207 patients and $15 million, Wisconsin closes coronavirus overflow hospital

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Wisconsin’s long-empty coronavirus overflow hospital at the state fairgrounds is closed. Gov. Tony Evers’ administration says the Alternate Care Facility at the fairgrounds in West Allis is being “decommissioned.” “The Alternate Care Facility was constructed as hospitalizations from COVID-19......

Wisconsin lawmakers scuttle Gov. Evers’ building plan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here There will be construction included in the next state budget, but it will not be the construction plan from Wisconsin’s governor. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday scuttled Gov. Tony Evers’ $2.4 billion building proposal. Half of the governor’s list of......

Wisconsin food warehouse worker kills 2 co-workers

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Oconomowoc, Wis. – A worker at a supermarket distribution center near Milwaukee shot and killed two co-workers, a union official said Wednesday. The shootings happened Tuesday night in different locations inside the Roundy’s distribution center in Oconomowoc, about 30......

Democrats want to eliminate tipped minimum wage in Wisconsin restaurants

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Paying for your meal would be different, and potentially more expensive, under a plan being pushed by Democrats at the Wisconsin Capitol. State Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, and Rep. Francesca Hong, D-Madison, introduced legislation on Monday to end the......

More questions, more hearings coming in Green Bay election influence investigation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The first hearing into just what happened inside Green Bay’s election office in November of 2020 has raised more questions. Wednesday’s hearing brought together people who watched the November election in Green Bay. Those people testified that outside activists,......

Republican lawmakers look to trim emergency powers in Wisconsin

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Republicans at the Wisconsin Capitol are making the case to reign-in some of Gov. Tony Evers’ emergency powers. The effort is ultimately doomed, but state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, and Sen. Eric Wimberger, R-Green Bay, are pushing ahead......

Evers coy on how he’ll spend Wisconsin’s $5B in stimulus money

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The $1,400 stimulus checks for taxpayers are not the only payday included in the latest spending package out of Congress. Wisconsin will receive nearly $5 billion in federal money as part of the American Rescue Plan. Of that, roughly......

Wisconsin Democrats continue to doubt Foxconn’s future

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Democrats at the Wisconsin Capitol continue to discount and dismiss Foxconn’s future. Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, on Thursday said he doesn’t believe anything that Foxconn says, including the recent announcement of a partnership with the electric carmaker Fisker. “It’s......

Wisconsin wolf hunters very successful, DNR disappointed

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here There’s a split when it comes to the numbers from Wisconsin’s wolf hunting season. Hunters are happy. They shot or trapped 216 gray wolves during the three-day season this week. Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources is disappointed. The haul......

Calls increase for Evers to sign coronavirus protection law for Wisconsin businesses

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The pressure is growing for Gov. Tony Evers to quickly sign new coronavirus liability protections for businesses, schools, and non-profits in Wisconsin. The State Assembly unanimously approved a package on Tuesday that both fast tracks the plan to update......

Wisconsin lawmakers agree to keep PPP loans tax free

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here There’s broad agreement to keep Paycheck Protection Program loans for businesses in Wisconsin tax free. Republican and Democrats in the State Assembly on Tuesday agreed to make sure that minority owned businesses in the state are covered in the......

Business, government groups split on Wisconsin Gov. Evers’ sales tax increase proposal

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The split on Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed half-cent local sales increase can be seen in the different reactions by the state’s business and government groups. Wisconsin’s largest business group, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, said the governor’s suggestion to allow......

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. turning to marijuana puns in legalization push

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor is breaking out the puns to support Gov. Tony Evers’ push for legal marijuana in the state. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes used one of his two Twitter accounts to offer-up puns over the weekend. “Maybe I’m......

1 dead, 1 hurt in Wisconsin mall shooting; suspect on loose

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Grand Chute, Wis. — One person died and another person suffered minor injuries in a shooting at a northern Wisconsin mall Sunday afternoon, police said. Grand Chute Police Officer Travis Waas did not immediately identify either victim. He said......

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