State News
Walker out as WEDC board chair
Republicans on the Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee voted Thursday to remove Governor Scott Walker as chairman of the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the state’s job creation agency. Democrats in the panel used debate on the issue to criticize WEDC, the public-private partnership formed in 2011 as successor to the state commerce […]
05/22/2015 01:05:48am
No budget changes to Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program
State budget writers will leave a popular program alone. Joint Finance Committee co-chair, Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), acknowledged the outcry by seniors in response to Governor Scott Walker’s proposed changes to the SeniorCare prescription drug plan. “There will be no changes to the program, and that’s basically to the credit of the folks in Wisconsin, and […]
05/21/2015 06:23:16pm
Walker says GOP needs candidate who can ‘fight and win’
One possible 2016 presidential contender says there are many good Republicans who have entered the race. However, Governor Scott Walker told those attending the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma Thursday that he has yet to see a candidate who can “fight and win…the battles we need to move this country forward with common sense […]
05/21/2015 03:33:46pm
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate down to 4.4 percent in April
The state’s jobless rate in April was at 4.4 percent, down from 4.6 in March. April’s preliminary unemployment rate of 4.4 percent is the state’s lowest rate since April of 2008 — and lower than the national rate of 5.4 percent. That’s according to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Manufacturing, construction, and professional […]
05/21/2015 02:53:08pm
Bill coordinates obesity-related illness treatment for Medicare patients
Two Congressmen from the Midwest want to address the health issues tied to obesity among senior citizens. One of them is 3rd District Wisconsin Democrat Ron Kind, who says more needs to be done in the areas of care coordination and patient education.  “Erik Paulson, he’s a member from the Minnesota delegation, and I teamed […]
05/21/2015 10:50:14am