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Wisconsin elections official calls GOP complaint over redesigned ballot 'absurd'
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's chief elections officer calls complaints by the state Republican Party over the newly redesigned ballot "absurd."...

Wisconsin voter ID opponents ask court for new hearing; state moves to implement law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Civil rights advocates said Tuesday they plan to ask the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling by a three-judge panel that reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law....

Wisconsin asks court to stay ruling against gay marriage bans, to help prevent confusion
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is asking a federal appeals court to stay a ruling that Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans were unconstitutional....

State's report cards show majority of public schools meet, exceed expectations
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Most Wisconsin public schools and school districts met or exceeded expectations for student achievement last school year, numbers that are comparable with 2012, data released by the state Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday showed....

Dad who owes $250K in Wisconsin child support pleads not guilty to failure to pay
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A man who owes $250,000 in Wisconsin child support has pleaded not guilty to charges he failed to pay child support....

Cree, maker of LED lights, files patent infringement lawsuits against 2 competitors
STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) -- Cree Inc., a maker of energy-efficient lighting, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two competitors....

Marathon County sheriff's captain accidentally shoots hand while cleaning gun at police range
TOWN OF MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) -- A Marathon County sheriff's captain is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand at a police shooting range....

Authorities identify rural Monroe man killed when tractor overturns
MONROE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of an 18-year-old man killed when he was thrown from a tractor in south-central Wisconsin....

Wisconsin needs $760 million more in next two-year state budget to pay for Medicaid
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program....

Wisconsin Department of Justice never launched GPS restraining order program
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Department of Justice officials have refused to launch a pilot program that would have paid for GPS tracking for people under restraining orders, saying the technical language enacting the plan didn't actually give judges the authority to order such monitoring....

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