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Heritage Foundation: Bachmann is state’s most consistently conservative legislator

Michele Bachmann is the ninth most conservative legislator in the country, according to a scorecard recently released by the Heritage Foundation. The three-term incumbent voted for policies favored by the conservative think tank 94 percent of the time so far in 2011.

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IP eyes legislative races for 2012

Mark Jenkins knows how hard it is to win a legislative election as an Independence Party candidate: He ran last fall in Senate District 55 against DFL incumbent Sen. Chuck Wiger, earning just a little over 7 percent of the total votes in the North St. Paul and Maplewood district.

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Proposal to break off UW-Madison dead

UW-Madison lobbyist Don Nelson said Friday that talks were proceeding with state lawmakers over what new flexibilities the Madison campus can be given to control its budget, set tuition and make other decisions. But he said Walker's proposal that the campus endorsed to create a separate public authority is no longer an option.

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