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Ryan Lobbied Hard to Save Wisconsin Auto Plants

Despite free-market credo, pushed for local car plants

(Newser) - Not only did deficit-hawk Paul Ryan vote for Detroit's $14 billion emergency bailout, he also spearheaded two lavish incentive plans that gave hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and benefits to keep a large GM plant in his hometown, reports the Los Angeles Times . That plant closed... More »

Gov Vows Sex Ed Teachers Won't Be Jailed

But GOP DA still threatens prosecution

(Newser) - The governor of Wisconsin has reassured sex education teachers that they won't be prosecuted after a local Republican district attorney warned they could face charges for contributing to the delinquency of minors. "It's really an unusual argument to make, 'Follow the law and I'll prosecute you,'" Gov. Jim... More »

Governors Back House on Stimulus

Senate version provides for half as much direct state aid

(Newser) - With the House and Senate reconciling their competing stimulus bills, governors are pushing for the House version to prevail, the Washington Post reports. States would receive billions in aid if that version goes through—or next to nothing if the Senate's legislation passes. "If the Senate version holds, there... More »

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