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Homicide reopens debate over handgun waiting period

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A recent homicide is re-opening the debate about the repeal of a 48-hour waiting period to buy a handgun in Wisconsin.

GAB on new photo ID requirements for upcoming election

Kevin Kennedy, with the Government Accountability Board, talks about the new photo ID requirements for the upcoming election.

Report: Kloppenburg leads Donald in cash

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New campaign finance reports show state Supreme Court hopeful JoAnne Kloppenburg is outpacing rival Joe Donald in fundraising.

Kloppenburg attacks rivals in Supreme Court ad

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg is coming out swinging in her first television ad.

Donald readies Supreme Court TV spot

Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful Joe Donald is about to launch his first television ad.

Walker creates commission to study families' future

Gov. Scott Walker has signed an executive order creating a commission to study how to strengthen families.

Gov. Walker signs bill legalizing concealed switchblades

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill legalizing concealed switchblades and knives.

GOP to defendants: Don't spit on the prosecutor

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Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature want to make spitting on prosecutors a felony.

Prosecutors allowed to appeal Walker recall probe ruling

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has allowed three district attorneys to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a closed, secret investigation into whether Gov.…

Walker to sign bill legalizing concealed switchblades

Gov. Scott Walker is set to sign a bill that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and knives.

Johnson: Jobs, health care as important as terror fight

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is framing his re-election as a matter of security -- both military and economic.

Regents committee OKs new tenure policy

A University of Wisconsin System regents committee has approved a new tenure policy that would allow chancellors to lay off faculty for financial reasons and…

Legislative committee pulls amendment limiting school taxes

An Assembly committee has postponed a vote on a plan to limit school districts' taxing authority to offset lost state aide when voucher students leave.

US Sen. Ron Johnson likely to discuss security at town hall

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is likely to discuss national security and other key issues in his campaign against Democratic challenger Russ Feingold.

Lawmaker aims to ban late-night budget votes

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A Wisconsin legislator is seeking to keep her fellow lawmakers from approving the state budget in the middle of the night.

Finance committee OKs dementia bills

The Legislature's budget committee has signed off on five bills to help people cope with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

135 private, religious schools register for voucher students

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The state Department of Public Instruction says 135 private and religious schools in Wisconsin have registered to accept voucher students.

Budget committee approves spending more on drug treatment

The Legislature's budget committee has approved a bill that would boost funding for drug treatment programs.

Hunters can wear blaze pink; Governor signs law

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill allowing hunters to wear fluorescent pink instead of the traditional blaze orange.

Walker plans to pay off debt by end of year

Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to pay off his presidential campaign debt by the end of the year.

Elections committee passes bill limiting local photo IDs

Wisconsin's Senate elections committee has passed a bill that would hinder efforts in Milwaukee to provide local photo IDs to the homeless and immigrants in…

Electronic voter registration bill clears election committee

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A Republican bill that would allow Wisconsin voters to register online has passed the Senate's elections committee.

Bernard Schaber joins pool considering 8th District run

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Former Democratic state Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber has added her name to a growing list of possible candidates for Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District.

Charles Franklin recaps winners, losers at Iowa Caucus

Charles Franklin recaps the winning and losing campaigns at the Iowa Causus.

Bradley, outside group post identical footage despite pledge

An outside group has posted an online campaign ad using footage prepared by Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley, raising questions about whether Bradley…

Paul Ryan to speak at Craig High School

The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, will speak at his alma mater in Janesville in two weeks.

GOP bill on child abuse reporting fails in committee

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A Republican-sponsored bill that would have required health care providers to report sexual contact involving children as abuse has failed in committee, with…

Assembly GOP asks AG for high-capacity well opinion


Assembly Republicans have asked Wisconsin's attorney general for an opinion on state environmental officials' authority to regulate high-capacity wells.

Narrow margins in Iowa caucuses

Margins of victory were very small for Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in the Iowa caucuses on Monday. Jessica Arp reports from Iowa and…

Charles Franklin talks about the Iowa Caucus

The Director of the Marquette Law School Poll, Charles Franklin, talks about the Iowa Caucus. News 3's political reporter Jessica Arp asked CBS's Face the…

Local, national, international media descend on Iowa for caucuses

The Microsoft Media Center is playing host to most than 1,600 reporters and crews Monday tonight. The building also houses the Des Moines Register, but along…

Fitzgerald wants to bar county executives from Legislature

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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has introduced a bill that would bar county executives from serving simultaneously in the Legislature.

Influx of candidates consider run for seat held by Ribble

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble's unexpected announcement that he won't seek re-election has sparked a flood of interest from possible candidates for the 8th District…

Elections board pushes voter ID information

Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board is pushing to inform people about new voter photo ID requirements with two weeks left before the spring primary.

Lawmakers want to address Amish safety on roads

A state representative says Amish safety on Wisconsin roads needs to be addressed in the wake of recent fatal buggy crashes.

State Rep. Nygren says he may seek seat held by Ribble

Rep. John Nygren says he is considering a run for U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble's seat this year in Wisconsin's 8th District.

Candidates make last minute pitches in Iowa

Jessica Arp is in Iowa to cover Monday's caucus vote in the presidential primary.

Activists push student free-press protections

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Wisconsin activists are pushing for legislation that would enhance free-speech protections for high school and college media.

In Wisconsin, food assistance work rule affects many

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A rule change in a federal food assistance program means about 1.1 million poor people in 21 states stand to lose government food stamps if they don't spend…

Road to the Iowa caucuses

Find a recap of the latest in political news here.

Walker presidential campaign owes $1.2 million

Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign finished last year with a little more than a million dollars in debt.

Feingold outpacing Johnson in fundraising

Campaign fundraising numbers show U.S. Senate hopeful Russ Feingold is outpacing Republican Sen. Ron Johnson by about $1 million.

Obama, GOP leaders Ryan, McConnell to meet Tuesday

President Barack Obama plans to meet next week with the top two Republican leaders of Congress to hash out legislative priorities for this election year.

Former French justice minister to receive honorary degree

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France's justice minister, who unexpectedly resigned this week, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UW-Extension mulls combining services to absorb budget hit

University of Wisconsin-Extension officials are mulling consolidating services across counties to absorb a budget hit.

Arp previews the Monday's Iowa caucus

News 3 political reporter, Jessica Arp, previews the Iowa caucus coming up Monday. She'll be covering the story from Iowa.

Lawmakers scrap local veterans service bill after outcry

State lawmakers are scrapping a bill that could have changed how some veterans get local services after an outcry from advocates.

Senate committee passes bill banning exotic animals

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Most Wisconsin residents wouldn't be able to possess dangerous exotic animals like tigers and gorillas under a bill a Senate committee passed Wednesday.

Republicans introduce bill to legalize fantasy sports

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A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow online fantasy sports in Wisconsin if site operators register with the state.

Drone operators protest bill to establish no-fly zones

A bill that would prohibit drones from flying over Wisconsin prisons and allow municipalities to establish no-fly zones is drawing flak from drone operators…

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