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Tag Archives: Alberta Darling

JFC approves 4 full-time ADA positions

Wisconsin's Joint Committee on Finance has approved four new full-time positions for assistant district attorneys. Dane, Brown, Waukesha and Eau Claire counties will each receive one new position.

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Dems push for data on drunken driving bills

Democrats challenged a pair of Republican lawmakers Thursday to prove measures for tougher drunken driving penalties would actually make a difference, demanding to see statistics and data that would justify the bills' costs.

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Lawmakers alter DNA collection proposal (UPDATE)

The Republicans who dominate the state’s Joint Finance Committee plan to keep Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to collect DNA samples from people who have been arrested on suspicion of felonies. But they could drop the plan to take them from those arrested for certain misdemeanors, the co-chairman of the committee said Thursday.

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Wis. lawmakers try again on drunken driving laws

Two Republican legislators are gearing up for another try at toughening the notoriously weak drunken driving laws in Wisconsin, where pounding booze is hard-wired into the culture - and drunken driving kills scores every year.

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Prosecutors clear groups of election bribery

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Milwaukee County prosecutors have cleared both a conservative anti-abortion group and a liberal labor organization of bribing voters during last summer’s state Senate recall elections. The district attorney’s office filed a letter Monday in circuit court announcing the end of its investigations. Wisconsin Right to Life was accused of offering gift cards to volunteers who signed ...

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DA investigating recall campaign claims (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee prosecutors are reviewing accusations of illegal activity by groups supporting Republican Sen. Alberta Darling and her Democratic opponent state Rep. Sandy Pasch. Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf said Thursday his office is looking into block parties held by liberal group Wisconsin Jobs Now in which voters were taken to cast absentee ballots. His office also ...

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Walker promises swift action on budget

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SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker promises swift action on his budget now that it’s passed the Republican-controlled Legislature without a single Democratic vote. Walker said in a statement after the budget passed the Senate on Thursday night that he would act within days on signing and issuing vetoes, if any, to the $66 ...

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