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Proposal would require state offer HSAs

Posted: 05/21/2013 - The provision included in Gov. Scott Walker's budget was approved Tuesday by the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee.

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Housing rebound continues in Wisconsin

Posted: 05/21/2013 - April brings a 22nd consecutive month of growth with sales up 9 percent compared to the month previous. The median price for existing homes rose 8 percent.

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Budget panel votes to clamp down on retirees

Posted: 05/21/2013 - The proposal approved Tuesday would require teachers, university professors and other public workers to be retired at least 75 days before they could be rehired. The current minimum is 30 days.

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Bargaining over health benefits narrowed

Posted: 05/21/2013 - The Joint Finance Committee voted Tuesday to make the restriction for police, firefighters, and emergency medical service providers.

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Budget committee to take up work requirement

Posted: 05/21/2013 - A requirement that able-bodied adults on Wisconsin's food stamps program work or get trained for a job at least 20 hours a week is scheduled to be voted on by the Legislature's budget committee.

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Local lawmakers meet with constituents Monday

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Representative Tom Larson from Colfax and 67th District Senator Terry Moulton held two listening sessions, while representative Dana Wachs met with people at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

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Poor children in Wisconsin schools increases

Posted: 05/20/2013 - The state Department of Public Instruction reported Monday that 43.2 percent of children in public schools are on the programs, up from 42.5 percent the previous year.

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Jury selected in Wisconsin raw milk trial

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Attorneys for Loganville farmer Vernon Hershberger and the Wisconsin Department of Justice spent Monday morning questioning prospective jurors before agreeing on the 12-member panel.

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Work requirement would reduce food stamp rolls

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Walker wants to require FoodShare recipients to spend at least 20 hours a week searching for work or participating in job training to keep their benefits.

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