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Walker reinstated DOJ bonuses despite shortfall

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker quietly reinstated a program to give merit raises and bonuses to some state workers even as he preached cost-cutting and pushed through a law reducing most public workers' pay and eliminating their union rights.

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Transgender inmates win appeal over treatments (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning publicly funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates, saying denying the treatment amounted to torture. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision came in a case brought by a group of male inmates who identify ...

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Supreme Court rules in drunken driving case

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the sixth drunken driving conviction of man who no one actually saw driving a vehicle or even sitting behind the wheel. The 2007 conviction of Greg Kandutsch was based solely on circumstantial evidence generated from a computer report that came from an electronic ...

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Union battle could be headed to Supreme Court

TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans face a new hurdle in their campaign to curb public sector unions’ power. So far Republicans have managed win after win — overcoming massive protests and outmaneuvering Democrats to push their plan through the Legislature, then finding a way to at least temporarily ...

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Judge halts implementation of bargaining law 

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The showdown over Wisconsin’s explosive union bargaining law shifted from the Statehouse back to the courthouse on Tuesday, but it remained unclear when or even whether the measure would take effect. Republican lawmakers pushed through passage of the law earlier this month despite massive protests that drew up to 85,000 people ...

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Judge blocks collective bargaining law (UPDATE)

By JASON SMATHERS and SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill. Lawmakers had approved Gov. Scott Walker’s measure last week, breaking a three-week stalemate caused by ...

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