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Glenn Grothman tries to ban ‘critical race theory’ in District of Columbia schools

WASHINGTON — A Republican member of the U.S. House from Wisconsin wants to restrict how District of Columbia public school teachers talk about racism and sexism, drafting a bill that’s the latest attack by the...
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Relief, applause greets Supreme Court ruling that leaves ACA intact

Wisconsin officials and health care activists welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday that upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA), keeping in place the 11-year-old law that has expanded access to health insurance. The court...
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Legislature finally sends action on police reform to Evers, as some Democrats plead for stronger reforms

On Wednesday — 388 days since a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd and 298 days since a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake in the back — the Wisconsin Assembly took action on...
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Advocates: Health budget helps elderly, nursing homes, but others fall short

The state’s health care budget for the next two years has more money for nursing homes, more pay for some home caregivers and additional help for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. But...
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The great mask conundrum

Recently Washington Post columnist Tamar Haspel tweeted: “My local supermarket has (a) sign saying they ‘strongly encourage’ everyone to wear a mask. Do you wear one, and feel silly engaging in hygiene theater? Or...
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Assembly Republicans pass bills excluding trans girls and women from sports

Multiple times during a debate on Wednesday over two bills that would exclude transgender girls and women from playing sports in leagues that align with their gender identity, the bills’ author, Rep. Barbara Dittrich...
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The perverse stinginess of the Wisconsin GOP

A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Education warned Wisconsin that we stand to lose $2.3 billion in federal funds for schools because the Republican-led Legislature’s budget so badly underfunds education that...
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks at a news conference on the “Fire Fauci Act” on Capitol Hill on June 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. The bill, drafted by Rep. Greene, states that Dr. Anthony Fauci be removed from his position for allegedly deceiving the American people. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Marjorie Taylor Greene in new attack on Fauci demands his salary be stripped

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia on Tuesday led a group of House Republicans calling for the firing of Dr. Anthony Fauci, formalizing their intense criticism of his public statements and actions...
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Suburban Republican calls for National Guard to patrol Milwaukee ‘war zone’

A Waukesha County Republican said that armed troops patrolling the streets of Milwaukee is necessary for residents to feel like they don’t live in a “war-zone-like setting.”   Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R–New Berlin), concerned about recent...
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Environmental groups unite against ‘dire’ WMC push to block chemical cleanup

A legal battle is brewing in Wisconsin over the issue of industry-caused water and land contamination. Environmental and public health groups are asking the court to allow it to help defend the state in...
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