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News by Issue: 2009
 expand  Agriculture
12/9Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education Hearing This Week
10/15Agricultural Census Data Now Available
8/13Governor Doyle Declares Drought Emergency
7/24Farm Technology Days Coming to Pierce County
1/16Harsdorf Appointed to Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education
 expand  Budget
9/2State Agency Furloughs Scheduled
7/31Prevailing Wage Changes Described in LFB Memo
7/7Budget Update: Property Tax Estimates
6/29Budget Passed by Legislature, Signed by Governor Today
6/26Capital Gains Exclusion Changed in Final Budget Bill
6/23Impact of Capital Gains Tax Increase
6/19Earmarks in the State Budget – Senate
6/18Senate Democratic Budget Passes 17-16
6/18Reckless budget bill did get better in some parts
6/16Don't Forget About the Taxes!
6/15State Assembly Passes Budget Bill
6/11Oil Company Assessment Now Gas Tax Increase
6/10Proposed Budget Raises Taxes, Fails to Address Structural Deficit
6/8State Legislature Expected to Vote on Budget
6/4Budget Escalates Costs
5/28Clean Sweep Program Restored
5/26Governor Doyle Announces Budget Plan
5/18Governor Doyle Expected to Unveil Deficit Plan
5/5Hot Topic: DNR Service Centers to Close
7/15More Spending Not Solution
6/26Democrats make it final: Over $2 billion tax increase in budget
5/15Taxpayers Deserve More, Not Less
4/10Property Tax Alarms in Budget Bill
6/18Senate Democratic Budget Builds In More Taxes
 expand  Committee
5/19Harsdorf Committee Update: Joint Legislative Council
 expand  District
11/24Capitol Christmas Tree from River Falls
10/30Osceola Area Airport Technology Upgrade
 expand  Education
12/14Governor Vetoes Board of Regents Bill
10/23Senate to Vote on Labor Education Mandate
9/24Board of Regents Bill Advances
9/23Senate votes to require Mandatory Kindergarten for 5-Year-Olds
7/13School Aid Estimates Released
6/26Democrats’ Budget May Force UW Staff Unionization
 expand  Elections
12/16Government Accountability Board Recommends Against Early Voting
9/24Felons Could Vote under Bill
 expand  Environment
12/72010 Spring Turkey and Black Bear License Application Deadline Nears
11/20Phosphorus Limited Further in Dish Soap
10/14DNR Proposing New License Plate Designs
9/30Littering Fines would Double under Bill
9/3DNR Secretary Appointment Bill Advances
8/14Shoreland Zoning Rule Changes Scheduled for Public Hearing
7/29Shoreland Zoning Changes
7/14Bear Study Indicates Larger Population
6/3Public Hearing on Oil Filter Recycling
5/15Low-speed Electric Bicycle Bill passes State Senate
5/6Senate InSession: Green Tier Program Reauthorized
4/28Senate Votes to Reauthorize Green Tier
 expand  Exclude
8/11GAB Approves Election Plan
8/325th Anniversary Memorial Ride in New Richmond
7/20WisconsinEye Turns Two
6/23DATCP and DNR Boards Meeting in New Richmond
 expand  Floor Session
11/5Prominent bills pass in state Senate
 expand  Government Reform
9/14Extending Veto Limits to Counties
 expand  Health Care
10/28Medical Malpractice Bill Delayed
9/21Prescription Drug Affordability Program
8/21SeniorCare Extended Through 2012
6/12Health Care Cooperatives Gain National Attention
5/4Hot Topic: Swine Flu (H1N1) in Wisconsin
4/23Co-Op Care Gains Spotlight
 expand  Higher Education
 expand  Information
12/29Snowmobile Safety Courses Now Online
11/17Diggers Hotline, 8-1-1
6/10New Area Code to Begin October 17
 expand  Insurance
 expand  Jobs and Economy
10/26New Hudson Biotech Businesses Recognized
7/16Biotech Company Moving To St. Croix County
6/2Elmwood Legislation to Receive Committee Vote
6/3Harsdorf: Jobs Now Task Force Report Offers Direction
 expand  Legislation
11/24Governor Signs Several New Laws
 expand  Privacy Protection
11/25No Call List Deadline is November 30
8/20No-Call List To Be Updated August 31
 expand  Public Safety
12/22Absolute Sobriety for Underage Individuals on School Grounds
12/14Legislation Seeks to Ban BPA in Kids' Products
10/21Text Messaging Ban Passes
9/16Assembly Takes Up Drunk Driving Bill
8/6Protecting Kids Against Online Predators
8/13Protecting Kids against Predators
12/2Harsdorf/Hraychuck testify on “DNA Saves” Bill
 expand  Reform
7/23Campaign Fundraising in Budget Season
6/17Assembly Committee Passes Campaign Finance Reform Measure
 expand  Rural Issues
 expand  Taxes
11/19Positive News on Income Tax Reciprocity
9/21Minnesota Ends Income Tax Reciprocity
7/31Taxes on Tourists Prove Damaging
11/24Helping Families Save
12/11Minnesota Rejects Wisconsin Legislative Income Tax Reciprocity Proposal
6/23Income Tax Reciprocity Letter to Governor Doyle
 expand  Tourism
 expand  Transportation
12/23Senate Bill 382 Would Require Headlights Use During Rainy Weather
12/8511 Winter Driving Information
8/5Legislature’s Budget Committee Approves Train Purchase
6/24Harsdorf Urges Removal of Stillwater Bridge Provision
6/11Assembly Removes Stillwater Bridge Provision
5/1Harsdorf Bill Moves Forward
1/16Harsdorf Applauds Interstate Collaboration
 expand  Veterans
7/8Benefits Available for Wisconsin Veterans
7/22Help Wisconsin Veterans