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Minn. Gets $59M Tax-Reciprocity Payment From Wis.

Wisconsin has settled an old tax-reciprocity debt owed to Minnesota.

07/12/2011

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Wis. Gov. Backs Down On Ending Mandatory Recycling

Gov. Scott Walker is backing away from his proposal to eliminate mandatory recycling after some key GOP lawmakers said his plan went too far.

04/17/2011

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Wis. Judge Halts Implementation Of Bargaining Law

A Wisconsin judge has ruled that there should be no further implementation of a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights for public workers.

03/29/2011

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Gov. Walker Met With Protesters In Hudson

Gov. Scott Walker ran into protesters at a stop in Hudson Tuesday, while touring the state to say the new law is a “progressive” and “innovative change.”

03/15/2011

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Esme’s Blog: A Gift For Unions?

For years union membership has been on the decline. In the mid 1940s 36 percent of American workers were union members. In 2007 the figure was just over 12 percent.

03/11/2011

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Wis. GOP Bypass Dems On Collective Bargaining

The Wisconsin Senate succeeded in voting Wednesday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, after Republicans discovered a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats and approve an explosive proposal that has rocked the state and unions nationwide.

03/09/2011

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Judge To Order Protesters Out Of Wisconsin Capitol

A Wisconsin judge says he will order about 100 pro-union protesters to leave the state Capitol Thursday night.

03/03/2011

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Police Won’t Boot Protesters From Wis. Capitol

The occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol by protesters fighting efforts to strip public workers of union bargaining rights carried on Sunday after police decided not to forcibly remove demonstrators and end a nearly two-week-long sit-in.

02/27/2011

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On Prank Call, Wis. Governor Discusses Strategy

On a prank call that quickly spread across the Internet, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents.

02/23/2011

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Wis. Democrats Filibuster To Delay Anti-Union Bill

Democrats kept the Wisconsin Assembly up overnight with a droning filibuster in another desperate attempt to block the Republican governor’s bold plan to strip public sector workers of nearly all of their bargaining rights.

02/23/2011

Wisconsin State Workers Protest Proposed Cuts To Benefits

Walker Says He Won’t Accept Compromise

No resolution appeared imminent Monday to the stalemate over union rights in Wisconsin, leaving Senate Republicans resigned to forge ahead with less-controversial business such as tax breaks for dairy farmers and commending the Green Bay Packers on winning the Super Bowl.

02/21/2011

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Reality Check: Wis. Budget — From Surplus To Deficit

In the funny world of budgeting, it’s true Wisconsin has a surplus — on paper. But it’s not true that Republican Gov. Scott Walker spent it for business tax breaks, and then cut union benefits to make it up.

02/21/2011

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Largest Crowd Yet Descends On Wisconsin Capitol.

A state Capitol thrown into political chaos swelled for a fifth day with nearly 70,000 protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap the union rights of state workers challenged pro-labor protesters face-to-face for the first time and GOP leaders insisted again Saturday there was no room for compromise.

02/19/2011

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AFL-CIO Says Unions Won’t Stop Fighting Wis. Bill

AFL-CIO leaders say union members in Wisconsin will keep fighting against proposed anti-union legislation, even if it passes.

02/18/2011

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Wis. Teacher Reacts To Controversial Budget Bill

Jarrod Hamdorf has been a math teacher for ten years. His wife’s been a Spanish teacher for nine. They both have master’s degrees. Even though they’re established in their careers, they’re both considering leaving the field.

02/17/2011

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