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State Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn sits on the board of a school that bans gay teachers, students and parents, a position liberal advocacy groups said Thursday disqualifies him from sitting on the state’s highest court.

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In an about-face from the state’s previous practice of not pardoning criminal offenders, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has vowed to consider restoring rights for felons that were taking away because of convictions.

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Gov. Tony Evers has called a special election for April 30 to fill a vacant Assembly seat in Kenosha.

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Republican state lawmakers have sent their first bill to the desk of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, voting along party lines to pass an income tax cut that Evers has all but promised to veto.

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Evers announced Wednesday that his budget will allocate $2 million for a grant program that funds replacement, repairs or treatment for polluted private wells that serve homes or livestock.

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Northern Wisconsin leaders lobbied the Wisconsin Department of Revenue on Tuesday to restore a tax reciprocity agreement with Minnesota that ended almost a decade ago. The state’s new Department of Revenue Secretary-designee Peter Barca is hopeful a deal can be reached to save Wisconsin residents money.

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A lack of new state funding for special education has forced school districts across Wisconsin to find that money elsewhere, according to a new report by the Wisconsin Policy Forum.

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Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said he will "fully fund" a tuition freeze for University of Wisconsin students in his first budget.

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The state Assembly has voted to advance a GOP-backed income tax cut, despite doubt over whether Democratic Gov. Tony Evers will sign it.

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Gov. Tony Evers and Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson are sending strong signals that the upcoming two-year state budget will include a proposal to raise the gas tax to pay for roads.

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The Legislative Council Study Committee on Child Placement and Support met Monday to discuss changes to Wisconsin's birth-cost recovery program.

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Wisconsin lawmakers clashed Tuesday over a Black History Month resolution that names controversial athlete Colin Kaepernick.

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Democratic Gov. Tony Evers says he's joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of governors formed in 2017 to implement the Paris climate accord.

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Gov. Tony Evers says he plans to propose spending more than $43 million over the next two years to expand access to dental care in Wisconsin, particularly in underserved rural areas.

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It’s been about a week since Foxconn officials told Reuters the electronics giant’s plans for Wisconsin were shifting away from a planned manufacturing plant. The company later reversed course — after a conversation between Foxconn CEO Terry Gou and President Donald Trump — and said the plant would indeed be built for manufacturing after all.

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A conservative legal group has sued Wisconsin's education department, saying it improperly withheld public records and illegally told school districts not to immediately release documents.

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A coalition of criminal justice agencies and associations are collaborating on a budget proposal package they say will improve the efficiency of the state’s criminal justice system. The requests include more funding for additional prosecutors, compensation for private attorneys, forensic specialists and reimbursement for county court expenses.

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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's fee to give speeches as part of a national speakers group ranges from $15,000 to $25,000.

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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's fee to give speeches as part of a national speakers group ranges from $15,000 to $25,000.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn outraised challenger Lisa Neubauer in January, but still trails her in overall money raised and cash on hand.

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