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Daily news briefs about the people and policies that shape our lives in Wisconsin.

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Tuesday is Election Day statewide in Wisconsin

Tuesday is primary day in Wisconsin — and everyone in the state has at least one election to cast a ballot in with a...

Big-money lobbyists against regulating PFAS

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) and four other special interest groups opposed to bills aimed at regulating so-called “forever chemicals” have spent more than...
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What happened to Gov. Evers’ proposal on schools?

School funding did not come up in the Assembly yesterday, despite Gov. Tony Evers’ call for a special session to discuss his proposal to...
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Campus speech & protest penalties pass Assembly

The Assembly has dedicated a good bit of energy over the past few years on the topic of free speech on campus, with discussions...
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Update on 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services continues to monitor suspected cases of 2019 novel coronavirus in the state, with just a single patient confirmed...
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Landmark labor bill clears U.S. House

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed landmark pro-labor legislation Thursday that backers said could begin to reverse the country’s decades-long decline in union membership. The...
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First case of coronavirus detected in Wisconsin

The first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin has been confirmed by the Department of Health Services (DHS), in cooperation with UW Hospital...

Evers on board with bigger and bolder approach to farm crisis

Gov. Tony Evers welcomed Tuesday’s announcement by Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) that Republicans are interested in emphasizing bills to help farmers and agriculture in...

Watchdog tallies corporate political cash, files complaint vs. Dems

The campaign watchdog group the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign lodged three ethics complaints against two state Democratic Party groups as well as the party’s national...
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Wisconsin PFAS Action Council Developing Action Plan

The Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) is currently developing an action plan to identify priority responses to per-and polyfluroalkyl substances (PFAS) spread in the...
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