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Meeting over near east side BBQ restaurant turns contentious

Residents complain over noise and smell from restaurant

For a lot of people, the smell of low-and-slow barbecue smoking is an appetizing one.But for some residents of Madison's Marquette neighborhood on the city's near east side, the smells of fresh barbecue from That BBQ Joint on Williamson Street were upsetting enough to require a neighborhood meeting at the restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Republicans pass budget in Joint Finance Committee

Republicans reach agreement on tax cuts, vouchers

The state budget is on its way to the state Assembly for debate, after the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee approved the plan on Wednesday morning after an all-night session.

Walker's GPS monitoring plan eliminated

Finance committee sets up grant program for counties instead

The Legislature's finance committee has erased a plan in Republican Governor Scott Walker's budget that would allow judges across the state to order GPS monitoring for people under restraining orders.

Lawmakers to consider rent-to-own budget plan

Plan would exempt businesses from consumer protection laws

The Legislature's finance committee is set to decide whether to exempt rent-to-own stores from Wisconsin's consumer protection laws.