MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force's new budget plan cuts 39 positions in the Wisconsin Air National Guard. The Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center in Camp Douglas would lose 23 jobs. Sixteen positions at the Milwaukee-based 128th Air Refueling Wing would also be affected. The budget still needs the approval from Congress.
HURLEY, Wis. (AP) - A company looking to open a huge iron mine near Mellen is planning another round of meetings with northern Wisconsin residents to talk about its plans. Gogebic Taconite officials are planning stops in Butternut, Ashland, Iron Belt, Hurley and Mercer today. The proposal has been one of the most hotly debated environmental issues Wisconsin has faced in years.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Senate plans to vote on bills today that Democrats blocked yesterday. The remaining bills include a proposal to limit in-person absentee voting in the two weeks prior to the election and disallow it on the weekends. Another bill would allow election observers to stand as close as three feet to people registering to vote or picking up their ballot.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin state Senate has moved closer to passing a bill opponents say would slow asbestos-exposure lawsuits. The measure would require plaintiffs to reveal how many businesses their attorneys plan to go after. Republican supporters say such a move would prevent lawyers from hiding multiple claims in hopes of maximizing awards.
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