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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells fellow Republicans they have an ``incredible opportunity to lead'' as he heads into his second term. Republicans increased their majority in the state legislature in last week's election. 

Wisconsin Gov. Candidates Meet For Final Debate Tonight

Oct 17, 2014
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Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are scheduled to meet for their second and final debate.

Tonight's debate in Milwaukee will be broadcast nationwide.

The one-hour debate begins at 7 p.m. It is being broadcast live on about 100 radio and television stations, including statewide on public television and nationally on C-SPAN.

Walker argues he turned around the state's economy. Burke says Walker failed in his first term and isn't advocating for the middle class.

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin will recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed in the state in June.

Updated at 7:03 a.m. ET Friday:

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's voter ID law back into effect, the Supreme Court voted to put the law on hold while the justices decide whether to take the case.

Marge Pitrof of Milwaukee's WUWM reports:

Wisconsin Voter ID Law Ruled Constitutional

Oct 6, 2014

A federal appeals court has found Wisconsin's voter photo ID law to be constitutional.

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Wisconsin's state elections board asked for nearly $461,000 to pay for a statewide media campaign raising awareness on voter ID requirements.

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Wisconsin voters who received, or plan to use, an absentee ballot will need to show photo ID for their ballot to be counted.

Appeals Court Reinstates Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Sep 12, 2014

The US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated the Wisconsin law that requires voters to have photo identification cards.

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Same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. That’s the decision by a U.S. appeals court in Chicago today.

Protecting Birds And Bats On Wind Farms

Aug 31, 2012
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Do you have any ideas about protecting birds and bats from wind turbines in Illinois, Wisconsin and six other Midwestern states?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input as it works with the states to develop a plan for habitat conservation while promoting clean energy.

Some species of bats are particularly vulnerable to striking turbines at wind energy facilities. Fish and Wildlife representative Georgia Parham says one solution may be for wind energy companies to change how they operate turbines.

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