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People protest the legislature's extraordinary session during the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Capitol in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday during the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, at times drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort to gut the powers of his Democratic successor. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 4:40 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans pushed through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition Wednesday to pass far-reaching legislation that would shift power to the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat who defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker last month. The...
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People protest the legislature's extraordinary session during the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Capitol in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday during the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, at times drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort to gut the powers of his Democratic successor. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 11:50 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Wisconsin's incoming Democratic governor is condemning moves by Republicans legislators to weaken his power. Gov.-elect...
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Protesters Peppi Elder, left, and Christine Taylor holds up signs during the state Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in state Capitol Rotunda Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Gov. Scott Walker's desk. (Steve Apps
December 05, 2018 - 9:57 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature passed a sweeping measure Wednesday that shifts power to the Republican-controlled body and weakens the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition during a...
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the lighting of the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 9:25 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 8:20 a.m. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has approved a sweeping package of bills weakening the incoming...
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Protesters Peppi Elder, left, and Christine Taylor holds up signs during the state Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in state Capitol Rotunda Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Gov. Scott Walker's desk. (Steve Apps
December 05, 2018 - 8:41 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate voted early Wednesday to pass a sweeping measure designed to empower the Republican-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans worked through the night amid late protests, internal disagreement and...
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Protesters Peppi Elder, left, and Christine Taylor holds up signs during the state Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in state Capitol Rotunda Tuesday Dec. 4, 2018, in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Gov. Scott Walker's desk. (Steve Apps
December 05, 2018 - 7:23 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate voted just before sunrise Wednesday following an all-night session to pass a sweeping bill in a lame-duck session designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on...
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, left, with the help of the Mary and Don Miller family from Plainfield, Wis., flipped the switch to light the state Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. The Senate and Assembly are set to send dozens of changes in state law to Walker's desk Tuesday. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 6:10 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans worked through the night Tuesday to muster enough votes to pass a sweeping package of lame-duck proposals designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on through...
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December 04, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Justice Department official sexually assaulted an employee and pressured another worker to have sex with him in exchange for a promotion, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. The official, who was not named, also sexually harassed at least two other female...
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December 04, 2018 - 7:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog says a senior department official sexually assaulted an employee and pressured another worker to have sex with him in exchange for a promotion. An inspector general's report released Tuesday says the unnamed official also sexually harassed at...
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December 04, 2018 - 12:12 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A tax emption that's deemed essential for farmers and growers across New York state has been extended for another decade. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state's Real Property Tax Law exemption has been extended for the next 10 years. The Democrat says the exemption...
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