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October 9, 2015

Rep. Dean Knudson Describes Plan To Overhaul GAB

Republicans describe the bill as a replacement for "failed experiment" nonpartisan board. The Government Accountability Board has been in place in Wisconsin for about seven years and has been a target for Republican criticism.

October 9, 2015

Former Justice Janine Geske On Rebecca Bradley Appointment

Walker appointed the newest Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Crooks. He also said she would be a good selection for the nonpartisan elections in April.

October 9, 2015

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble Discusses Trade, Speaker Position

Next-in-line House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is backing out of the race. This leaves questions about who will fill the position. Ribble also discussed Wisconsin's stake in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

October 9, 2015

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind On Trade Agreement, House Leadership

The Trans-Pacific partnership will become available soon, according to Kind. Kind said an inability to cooperate is slowing down decision-making in Washington.

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.

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