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Walker Strikes $28 Million Deal With Kimberly-Clark To Save Wisconsin Plant

Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday that he granted Kimberly-Clark $28 million over the next 5 years to keep a plant in Neenah, Wis., open and save nearly 400 jobs. The move comes after the Legislature refused to take up the original incentives packages which was four times as large as this new deal. But Walker has been determined to make a deal with paper company Kimberly-Clark. "Quite literally, if it's the last thing I do, I'm going to find a way. I'm going to save the jobs at Kimberly-Clark

Walker Strikes $28 Million Deal With Kimberly-Clark To Save Wisconsin Plant

Milwaukee Residents Voice Ideas For Housing Juvenile Offenders

Several dozen people turned out Wednesday night to discuss how Milwaukee County will house juveniles once the troubled Lincoln Hills facility closes in two years. The teen prison in northern Wisconsin has been plagued by allegations of abuse, so the state decided to close it and move inmates to facilities closer to home. Those attending the meeting had a lot of ideas for how the county could provide better care for their loved ones. About 75 people attended the meeting at the Wisconsin Black

Governor Walker Considers Line-Item Vetoes For Lame-Duck Bills

Gov. Scott Walker spoke for the first time Tuesday on the GOP bill package that seeks to limit the power of Gov.-elect Tony Evers. While Democratic lawmakers, advocacy groups and individuals were outraged over the proposals, Walker downplays the impact the bills would have. "For all this hype and hysteria ... the bottom line is there is not a fundamental shift in powers," said Walker at a small business event in Pewaukee. The lame-duck session bills would shield Wisconsin's job-creation agency

Concern Swells Around EPA's Proposed Water Protection Changes

The Environmental Protection Agency laid out a proposed rule Tuesday it says ends confusion about waterways that fall under federal clean water protection. But critics say the measure would strip streams and wetlands of needed protections. Debate over how deep U.S. water regulations should wade is not a new one. The most recent clash came when the Obama Administration spearheaded something called the Waters of the United States. READ : Trump EPA Proposes Big Changes To Federal Water Protections

Protesters March At Immigration & Customs Enforcement Office In Milwaukee

Members of the faith community held a protest Monday at the U.S. Immigration and Customs office in downtown Milwaukee. They called on the Trump administration to allow immigrants and refugees stopped at the Mexican border to apply for asylum and enter the U.S. U.S and Mexican authorities sealed the border south of San Diego last month after hundreds of refugees arrived seeking to escape unrest in Central America. About 30 people marched outside the office on E. Knapp Street. Some carried signs

Protesters March At Immigration & Customs Enforcement Office In Milwaukee

EPA Rollbacks On Air Quality Rules Worry Wisconsin Health Advocacy Organization

It's no secret that U.S. environmental standards are shifting. President Donald Trump has been candid in his resolve to ease regulations. In early December, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to revise air pollution rules. The American Lung Association in Wisconsin is among the groups concerned about where the changes could lead. READ: The State Of Wisconsin's Air A decade ago, the EPA established guidelines commonly called the good neighbor rule . It regulates air

EPA Rollbacks On Air Quality Rules Worry Wisconsin Health Advocacy Organization

New Technology Tries To Tackle Opioid Crisis

The number of Wisconsin deaths caused by drug overdoses is expected to be well into the hundreds again this year, after totaling more than 900 last year. Health officials say most of those deaths were due to opioid abuse. Some businesses and medical experts say they have innovative ideas for reducing the opioid crisis.

Analysis: How GOP Bills Would Limit Governor-Elect Tony Evers' Power

Republicans in Madison were successful early Wednesday approving bills to limit the powers of the next governor, Democrat Tony Evers, and Democratic Attorney General-Elect Josh Kaul. During a heated debate about the sweeping plan, Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz told GOP lawmakers that history would not be kind to them if they approved the bills. "Do not pretend that anything we have done in this body today is remotely normal or remotely OK. If you vote for this, shame on you,

Wauwatosa Residents Speak Out For Sanctuary Woods — Again

City leaders are trying to do some long-term planning for its southwest corner, which is called the Life Sciences District. Although it's dominated by a bustling medical complex, the attention of many has been on a small parcel, known by its fans as Sanctuary Woods. The 22-acre parcel falls within what has historically been called Milwaukee County Grounds portions of which, particularly along its western edge, have been developed. But within Sanctuary Woods, biologists have found wildlife they

Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Limit Incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Power

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has approved a sweeping package of bills that weaken the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The state Assembly approved the measures Wednesday morning. The state Senate did the same, less than three hours earlier, after lawmakers worked through most of the night. Now, the bills go to outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who has signaled his support. READ: Key Takeaways From The Wisconsin Legislature's Extraordinary

Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Limit Incoming Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Power

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