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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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DOT projects $63.5-million shortfall

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MADISON (WRN)  The state Department of Transportation has released a series of proposed cuts aimed at addressing a $63.5 million gap in the state transportation fund, brought on by a decline in fuel tax collections.

 

The cuts include delaying work on portions of Interstate 94 and Milwaukee’s Zoo Interchange, along with over $7 million in cuts to the major highway program. Other proposals would cut $4.3 million in transportation aid to local governments and take about $1.1 million in funding from the Hiawatha passenger rail service between Milwaukee and Chicago.The proposed changes come just as the

 

Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee gets set to vote on the agency’s budget for the next two years on Wednesday.

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