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last updated: May 23 2017 10:10 PM

Lawmakers approve consolidating state human resources services
Most state agencies would have their human resources needs handled by the Department of Administration, under a state budget provision approved Tuesday by the Joint Finance Committee. Democrats raised doubts about whether the plan will be as efficient as promised though, while Milwaukee Senator Lena Taylor said she is concerned about reducing legislative oversight. “The […]

UW Madison center to be named for Tommy Thompson
A new UW-Madison center will be named for former Governor Tommy Thompson. Governor Scott Walker joined Republican legislative leaders to announce the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. “We will continue our efforts to have longterm, bipartisan solutions that bring the best in academia together with the best in government to find longterm solutions […]

Budget panel delays decision on UW System funding
A dispute over a proposed tuition cut included in Governor Scott Walker’s budget plan is holding up a vote on funding for the University of Wisconsin System. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee had been scheduled to vote Tuesday on UW System funding, but delayed action because majority Republicans in the Senate have been unable to […]

Man killed in Appleton shooting identified
A man who died after a weekend shooting at a downtown Appleton bar has been identified as 33-year-old Jimmie Sanders of Milwaukee. Sanders was shot by a police officer at Jack’s Apple Pub, at the corner of College Avenue and State Street, around 1 a.m. Sunday. Gunshots were fired in the bar, before Lieutenant Jay […]

Fugitive Patel back in Outagamie County jail
A man charged with slipping an abortion drug to his pregnant girlfriend is back in the Outagamie County jail, after more than nine years on the run. Forty-three-year-old Manishkumar Patel was arrested in January by U.S. Border Patrol agents in northern New York. Outagamie County authorities said Patel was transferred from federal to state custody in […]