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Obama defends legal authority to pardon turkeys

Updated: 11/26/2014 - President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with - sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.

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AG-elect Schimel names transition team

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named his transition team as he prepares to take over the state Justice Department in January.

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Powerful business groups object to roads taxes

Posted: 11/24/2014 - A coalition of powerful business groups in Wisconsin are coming out against a proposal from Gov. Scott Walker's Department of Transportation that would increase taxes and fees by more than $750 million.

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Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan

Posted: 11/21/2014 - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is praising President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of justice."

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Things to know about immigration in Wisconsin

Posted: 11/21/2014 - Wisconsin politicians, business and agriculture leaders and advocates are reacting to President Barack Obama's plans to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation.

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State budget shortfall projected at $2.2 billion

Posted: 11/20/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker's administration says Wisconsin faces a $2.2 billion budget shortfall by mid-2017, a problem that will have to be tackled by the Republican-controlled Legislature next year as Walker is building his resume for a potential presidential run.

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Lawmaker promises to pass special needs vouchers

Posted: 11/20/2014 - A Republican lawmaker whose daughter has Down syndrome says a bill to create a voucher program to help students with special needs attend private school in Wisconsin will pass "one way or another."

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Walker not sure when he will introduce budget

Posted: 11/18/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't know when he will introduce his state budget proposal, but he's hoping that meetings he's having now with state lawmakers will smooth its passage.

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Walker, supporters spent $4 million at end of race

Posted: 11/14/2014 - Gov. Scott Walker and his allies spent more than $4 million in television ads in the final week of the race where he defeated Democrat Mary Burke by nearly 6 points.

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Third Republican announces state Senate bid

Posted: 11/13/2014 - A third Republican has announced his candidacy to fill the soon-to-be vacated state Senate seat of Sen. Glenn Grothman who was elected to Congress.

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Health officials urge Congress for Ebola help

Posted: 11/12/2014 - U.S. health officials are telling Congress that they have trained 250,000 American nurses, doctors and other health workers on how to safely handle any Ebola patients who arrive in this country.

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Assembly Democrats stay with leader

Posted: 11/11/2014 - Wisconsin Democrats have decided to stick with Peter Barca as Assembly minority leader despite a lackluster showing in last week's elections.

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