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"We're trying to get to 'yes:'" State lawmakers close to securing arena funding plan

MADISON — After meeting for much of Tuesday afternoon, July 14th, leaders in the Wisconsin Senate say they still do not have enough votes to pass a bill to fund a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. 1,094 more words

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Beginning of the Fascist Takeover

Late at night, before Independence Day weekend, the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee shoved various last-minute “Tea Party wish list” items into the state budget proposal with the passage of a 999 motion. 249 more words

Arena financing deal: Speaker Vos says he has the votes in the Assembly, but what about the Senate?

MADISON — Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he has enough votes to pass a financing plan for a $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena that relies on $250 million from state and local taxpayers.  1,132 more words

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos unveils measure to cut use of prevailing wage by 60%

MADISON — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a proposal scaling back the use of prevailing wage in Wisconsin has the votes to pass the Assembly — and he’s waiting for Senate leaders to say what they have the votes to do. 434 more words

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Dead Blogging 'The Farnsworth Invention' at Flat Earth Theatre

Well the Missus and I trundled out to Watertown’s Arsenal Center for the Arts yesterday to catch the Flat Earth Theatre production of The Farnsworth Invention… 184 more words

Lawmakers debate "prevailing wage" law in Madison, and it could impact new Bucks arena in Milwaukee

MADISON (WITI) — Lawmakers spent the day Tuesday, May 5th debating the prevailing wage law. Republicans are trying to repeal the law — but one lawmaker says losing the prevailing wage law could help to win funding for a new downtown Milwaukee Bucks arena. 362 more words

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Community School Proposal To Be Introduced

Two Democratic state lawmakers are proposing more so-called “community” schools.

State Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) and Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) say community schools offer a broader array of support from partners such as local businesses and social services agencies. 260 more words

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