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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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VP Joe Biden talks "gigantic opportunities" for U.S. in Beloit campaign speech

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures after giving a speech regarding the Obama administration's foreign policy record at New York Universi
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures after giving a speech regarding the Obama administration's foreign policy record at New York Universi

BELOIT, WI (WTAQ) - Vice President Joe Biden gave an energetic campaign speech Friday in Beloit, about 10 miles from where his Republican opponent Paul Ryan lives.

Biden said the nation’s generous response to Superstorm Sandy victims proved what his mother told him – “out of everything bad, something good will come.” And the vice president said the same thing applies to the country as a whole.

Biden said there are still significant problems with the economy but there are also, “gigantic opportunities for the country.”

Biden told how President Obama has made economic progress. And he said Republicans, including Ryan, are focused on giving lower taxes to America’s wealthiest families – and it’s nothing new.

Biden said, “We’ve seen this movie before, and it ended in the Great Recession of 2008 – and I’m absolutely convinced the American people do not want to go back.”

After his speech, Biden left for Superior – where he was scheduled to appear Friday afternoon. 

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