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February 13, 2020

GOP Lawmakers Push Personhood Amendment

State Capitol
The proposed constitutional amendment would establish personhood at any stage of development, from a fertilized egg to a fetus.  Read more »

Bucks Sign Veteran, Lead NBA Heading Into All-Star Break

Giannis Antetokounmpo
The Milwaukee Bucks are 6.5 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference. They're on an eight-day break during the All-Star festivities in Chicago. Here's the latest on the league-leading team. Read more »

DNC Bar Hours Bill Could Apply Statewide

Wisconsin state capitol
A proposal to extend bar hours during the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee has spilled over statewide and could now open the door to a 4 a.m. closing time at taverns and restaurants in all 72 counties while the DNC is in Wisconsin. Read more »

Federal Grant Boosts Agriculture Export At Port Milwaukee

Agricultural Maritime Export Facility building plan
Port Milwaukee is planning a new $31 million building along the western shore of Lake Michigan that will produce and export various agricultural products worldwide. Read more »

GOP Bill Would Give Farm Groups More Control Over Wisconsin Livestock Siting Standards

Dairy cows
Republican lawmakers are making a last-minute push to change the rules for siting the state's largest livestock farms, giving state government more control over the process and granting agriculture groups considerably more power over changing the standards in the future. Read more »

Wisconsin Snowmobiling Fatalities Could Exceed 10-Year Average

Snowmobile in field
Snowmobiling deaths have risen in the recent years, and four people have died on snowmobiles in the last two weeks. Experts say avoiding alcohol and taking safety classes help ensure safety. Read more »

Absentee Voters Will Only Get 1 Ballot In The Mail, Not 2 For April Elections

absentee ballot
The Elections Commission told clerks earlier this month they needed to send two ballots to comply with a previously-unenforced state deadline for mailing absentee ballots in federal elections. An estimated 81,000 absentee voters would have received the two separate ballots. Read more »
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