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Changes to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections have been major tenets of Gov. Tony Evers' proposed budget, including closing the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison and raising the minimum wage of correctional officers.

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Foxconn Technology Group says it remains committed to "long term" job creation in Wisconsin, the day after Gov. Tony Evers said it was unrealistic to expect the company to employ 13,000 people in the state as promised.

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A push to fully legalize marijuana in Wisconsin was renewed Thursday at the Capitol.

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Wisconsin's popular prescription drug program for senior citizens has been granted approval to continue operating for at least another decade.

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Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that Wisconsin’s contract with tech giant Foxconn may need to be renegotiated and called an estimated 13,000 jobs at the company's southeast Wisconsin plant "unrealistic."

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Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that Wisconsin’s contract with tech giant Foxconn may need to be renegotiated and called an estimated 13,000 jobs at the company's southeast Wisconsin plant "unrealistic."

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The Legislature's Assembly and Senate health committees held a joint hearing Wednesday on a bill that would provide exceptions to what is known as "step therapy." The practice requires a patient to try a certain treatment and have it fail before using another, even if their doctor disagrees.

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People who took part in the Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring survey say they support creating a pilot program that would provide a bounty for deer that test positive for chronic wasting disease.

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he doesn't know yet if he will endorse anyone in the crowded Democratic presidential field.

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Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal includes setting aside $50,000 to study developing a state authority to refinance student loans. The suggestion to refinance student loan debt has been touted by progressives, but some critics say it wouldn’t provide the most benefit when addressing the costs of higher education.

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A bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers and the attorney general have rolled out a new proposal aimed at preventing a future backlog of sexual assault kits in Wisconsin.

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Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole says he doesn't understand why baiting and feeding deer is still allowed in Wisconsin given the spread of chronic wasting disease.

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President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the night of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, D.C.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to consider a legal challenge to Republican-backed laws passed in a lame-duck session last year that limited the powers of the state's newly elected governor and attorney general.

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One-hundred days into Gov. Tony Evers' term, his impressions of the governor's office are still being influenced by lame-duck laws signed by his predecessor. His next hundred days, and possibly many more, could be characterized by a dispute with Republican lawmakers over Wisconsin's state budget.

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Nearly 200 people testified at the Joint Finance Committee hearing Monday at UW-River Falls. Requests included an expansion of the state's Medicaid program and increased special education funding for public schools.

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Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul has successfully withdrawn Wisconsin from a multi-state lawsuit challenging a federal rule regulating certain air pollutants, including mercury.

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Gov. Tony Evers has created a new state task force aimed at fighting payroll fraud in Wisconsin.

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Changes to admission and camping fees at state parks last year were profitable for the state Department of Natural Resources, data released Wednesday by the DNR show.

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The leader of a Wisconsin immigrant rights group is dismissing President Donald Trump's proposal to send detained migrants to "sanctuary cities."

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