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October 2, 2015

Larson Expresses Concern For Proposed Civil Service Changes

Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, said the bill is another attack on workers from Walker. He said the bill would make it easier for politicians to appoint people as civil servants, rather than hiring based on merit.

October 2, 2015

Steineke Describes Civil Service System Overhaul Bill

The bill would affect Wisconsin's close to 30,000 state government workers. Steineke said the changes would modernize the way civil servants are hired to and fired from civil service positions, so Wisconsin could select the most highly-qualified workers.

October 2, 2015

Milwaukee Co. Executive On Proposed Budget, Public Schools

A new law gave Chris Abele authority over the county's public K-12 institutions. He now has broad authority over the state's most troubled schools. Abele also said his proposed budget includes no new tax increases.

October 2, 2015

Charles Franklin Explains Most Recent Marquette Poll

The survey found Gov. Walker's job approval rating is at 37 percent among WI residents. 62 percent said they would not like to see Walker run for another term as governor. In the presidential race, Donald Trump is now the leading candidate among Wisconsin Republicans.

September 25, 2015

Christian Schneider On The Fall Of Walker's Presidential Bid

Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday he is immediately suspending his primary campaign. Conservative columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analyzes what went wrong during the governor's race for president, and what he might be planning for the future.

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