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Republicans to cut popular Evers’ budget plan, leaving behind a $3.4 billion hole

Republicans on the state’s powerful budget committee — the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) — are kicking off their work on Wisconsin’s biennial 2021-23 budget by tossing hundreds of items proposed by Gov. Tony Evers...
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Unemployment comp tax break advances as it sparks tensions

A proposed tax break for people who lost their jobs and collected unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic got a boost Wednesday — but it also got snared in the Legislature’s recurring party-line conflicts. While the...

Tyson Foods’ expansion in west Tennessee is pitting longtime farmers against one of the nation’s biggest protein suppliers

BEECH BLUFF, TN — Larry Blankenship and his wife, Monica, lived in a trailer on his father’s farm for more than 30 years while saving for a home of their own. They finally did in...
Wauwatosa Chief Barry Weber takes the stand for the Jay Anderson John Doe hearing. (Photo | Isiah Holmes)

Expert says Wauwatosa police officer’s fitness for duty was improperly evaluated after shooting

The final day of the John Doe hearing into the 2016 shooting of Jay Anderson Jr., 25, by former Wauwatosa officer Joseph Mensah left lingering questions. Among the people who took the stand was...
Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) at the border wall in Texas | Assembly GOP YouTube

The Wisconsin Legislature’s cynical run for the border

As Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Milwaukee to promote President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan, state Republicans were focused like a laser beam — 1,500 miles to the south, on...
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COVID-19 vaccine demand slows down, but DHS says need still critical

The supply of COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin is now outpacing demand, and the state’s vaccine program is in the process of adjusting its approach once again in response. Instead of having to portion out vaccine...
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VP Harris in Milwaukee visit touts administration’s $2T jobs plan

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Milwaukee Tuesday, where she promoted the president’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal and toured two university research centers. Harris highlighted the federal funding the Biden administration plan would allocate for research...
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A northern Wisconsin women’s group’s BLM support blew up its relationships with police

Six months ago, Embrace, an organization providing services and resources to survivors of gender-based violence in four conservative northwest Wisconsin counties, placed a Black Lives Matter sign outside its offices and posted an anti-racism...
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Ron Johnson challenger wrote the book on how union workers saved a Wisconsin paper plant

Four years ago Outagamie County Executive Thomas Nelson teamed up with union leaders and management to help wrest a paper mill threatened with closure from the scrap heap. They won, and the former Appleton Coated...
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GOP leaders to Evers: We’re spiking your budget, but come talk with us

State Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-West Point) finds it ironic that Republican legislative leaders sent Gov. Tony Evers a letter on Monday inviting him to meet with them to “share your plans for the federal...
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