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University of Wisconsin System campuses have seen a 132 percent increase in fund balances tied to donations since 2013. The growth in donations has pushed the UW's overall program revenue balances up slightly even though campuses have cut tuition balances by more than $306 million after some state lawmakers referred to them as a "slush fund".

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The EPA has't overhauled its rules about lead and copper in drinking water since they were put in place in 1991. Now, activists say the changes won't solve the problem for good.

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Wisconsinites buying their own health insurance will have more options next year and average premiums are expected to go down for the second year after spiking in previous years.

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Republican state Rep. Adam Neylon says he won't challenge Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald for an open congressional seat next year.

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A Wisconsin-based spice company spent more than $100,000 in the first week of October on a social media advertisement supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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The state Assembly is poised to vote Thursday on a proposal that would give Republicans unlimited shots at overriding vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

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The state Assembly is poised to vote Thursday on a proposal that would give Republicans unlimited shots at overriding vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

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The state Assembly has approved a proposal giving Republicans unlimited shots at overriding vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The proposal is paired with an accommodation requested by a disabled Democratic state lawmaker.

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Republican leaders in the state Legislature released proposed changes to Assembly rules Tuesday that would meet the request of a disabled Democratic state lawmaker, but also loosen restrictions on how the Legislature may override a governor's veto.

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Activists and city leaders in Madison have been vocal in their opposition to the F-35 jets the Air Force is considering placing at the Truax Air National Guard Base. Now, a group of primarily Republican lawmakers wants to signal the Air Force that the jets are welcome and necessary to the future of the base.

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The UW System Board of Regents is set to take another step toward finalizing a controversial policy that would require students be expelled if they disrupt free speech of speakers or other students on three occasions. Among 38 written comments submitted to Regents on the proposed rule only one voiced support for the measure.

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Gov. Tony Evers used his constitutional authority to grant clemency Monday, issuing four pardons — the first in the state in 9 years.

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During a visit to a Westby creamery on Monday, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., says she's hopeful the Senate will approve an $18 million increase for the Dairy Business Innovation Initiative.

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A bill introduced by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers would limit the amount of funding for university athletics and new buildings on University of Wisconsin campuses that can come from student fees.

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Even if you remember that it was Gov. Scott Walker who wanted to kill the high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, there's a chance you don't remember who started it. It wasn't Walker's Democratic opponent in 2010, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Or the governor before Walker, Democrat Jim Doyle. Instead it was Wisconsin's longest-serving governor — a Republican governor — Gov. Tommy Thompson.

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The state Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a number of bills, including plans to change regulation of the hemp industry in Wisconsin.

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The state Senate voted Tuesday on a number of bills, including a proposal to change regulation of the hemp industry in Wisconsin.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson used a Sunday appearance on NBC’s "Meet the Press " to defend President Donald Trump over the Ukraine investigation, and to criticize both news media and intelligence officials.

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Republican state lawmakers who represent Milwaukee County are asking members of the Milwaukee Common Council to vote against the mayor's budget proposal to cut dozens of sworn police officers from the force.

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Wisconsin Democrats on Monday unveiled their priorities for the fall legislative session, citing strong public support for a number of proposals that have been repeatedly rejected by the GOP-controlled state Legislature.

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