Wisconsin's domestic partnership law upheld by state Supreme Court

Wisconsin's domestic partnership law upheld by state Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis., July 31 (UPI) --A law allowing same-sex couples to register as domestic partners does not violate Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, the state Supreme Court said Thursday.
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Jill Biden's communications chief leaves

Jill Biden's communications chief leaves

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Courtney O'Donnell, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill, is moving to Germany with her family, officials said

State prosecutor to handle 'sexting' case

CHILTON, Wis., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Wisconsin's Justice Department will handle the expected removal hearing for a county district attorney accused of so-called sexting, an official said Tuesday.

Harley gets tax credits for staying put

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Harley-Davidson Inc. will receive $25 million in state tax credits for keeping its factories in Wisconsin, the U.S. Department of Commerce said Friday.

Wis. gov. vetoes raw milk sales bill

MADISON, Wis., May 20 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale of raw milk products to consumers, officials said.

Anti-texting laws now in 25 U.S. states

MADISON, Wis., May 5 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle Wednesday signed into law legislation banning texting or e-mailing while driving, becoming the 25th U.S. state to do so.

Wis. bill to forbid mascot stereotypes

MILWAUKEE, May 3 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle says he will sign a bill proponents call the nation's first ban on race-based team names and mascots in public schools.

Wisconsin Assembly passes BPA curbs

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Wisconsin state Assembly voted to ban the sale of baby bottles and certain children's cups that contain the chemical bisphenol A.

$78 million carp control plan floated

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. officials unveiled a $78 million effort to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

Wisconsin makes Juneteenth a holiday

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a bill making Juneteenth, or June 19, the day recognized as the end of slavery, a holiday in the state.

Wisconsin's Gov. Doyle won't seek 3rd term

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced Monday he will not seek a third term in 2010.

Wisconsin announces high-speed rail plan

MILWAUKEE, July 18 (UPI) -- High-speed trains could connect Chicago and Milwaukee within two years, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced this week.

Wisconsin lawmakers agree on smoking ban

MADISON, Wis., May 7 (UPI) -- Legislators and lobbyists in Wisconsin have agreed on a smoking law that would ban cigarettes from all workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

Teacher sentenced for sex with 12-year-old

LEXINGTON, Neb., April 24 (UPI) -- A former Nebraska schoolteacher must serve two 8- to 10-year prison terms for having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old student, a judge said.

Bush signs Great Lakes Compact

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A decade-long push to protect the U.S. Great Lakes water supply came to fruition with the signing of the Great Lakes Compact, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle said.
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Jim Doyle
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (front L), Crawford County Sherrif Jerry Moran (front C) and State Adjutant General Brigadier General Don Dunbar (front R) hold a press conference in the flood damaged Village of Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin on June 11, 2008. Serious flooding throughout the state prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency, allowing Brigadier General Dunbar to activate National Guard troops to assist in the relief effort. (UPI Photo/U.S. Air National Guard/Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)

James Edward "Jim" Doyle (born November 23, 1945) is a Wisconsin politician and member of the Democratic Party. He was the 44th Governor of Wisconsin, serving from January 6, 2003 to January 3, 2011. He defeated incumbent Governor Scott McCallum by a margin of 45 percent to 41 percent; the Libertarian Party candidate Ed Thompson carried 10 percent of the vote. Although in 2002 Democrats increased their number of governorships, Doyle was the only one of them to unseat a sitting Republican governor.

Doyle was born on November 23, 1945 in Washington, D.C., the son of Ruth Bachhuber and James E. Doyle, Sr. who were founding members of the modern Democratic Party of Wisconsin. James E. Doyle Sr. ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1954 and was appointed as a federal judge in 1965. Ruth Bachhuber Doyle was the first woman from Dane County to be elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1948.

Doyle, who graduated from Madison West High School in 1963, attended Stanford University for three years, then returned home to Madison to finish his senior year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After graduating from college and inspired by John F. Kennedy's call to public service, Doyle worked as a teacher with his wife, Jessica Doyle in Tunisia, Africa as part of the Peace Corps from 1967 to 1969.

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