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A report released this week gives Wisconsin an "F" grade for not preventing lead in school drinking water. The nonprofit, nonpartisan group Wisconsin Environment and the WISPIRG Foundation, who released the report, say the state isn’t being proactive enough to "get the lead out" of schools and daycare centers.

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Wisconsin state agencies would be banned from using the term "mental retardation" or "mentally retarded" under a bill that passed the full state Legislature Tuesday.

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A state appeals court has sided with Gov. Tony Evers in a dispute with Republican lawmakers over Evers' decision to rescind 15 lame-duck appointees of Gov. Scott Walker.

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Milwaukee County Register of Deeds John La Fave will retire Friday. The FBI raided his office in February

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Republicans are not acting on confirming Gov. Tony Evers Cabinet picks while a legal fight continues over whether he has the right to rescind appointments made during a lame-duck legislative session.

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Wisconsin is no longer a part of a multi-state lawsuit seeking the repeal of the federal health care law passed under then-President Barack Obama

Tehassi Hill, Oneida Nation Chairman, delivers this year's 2019 State of the Tribes Address on Tuesday, April 9th from the Wisconsin Assembly Chambers in the State Capitol.

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The chairman of the Oneida Nation is calling on Wisconsin lawmakers to eliminate remaining American Indian high school mascots, protect the environment and aggressively fight chronic wasting disease.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other programs need to invest more in helping Wisconsin communities endure repeated flooding.

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A bill introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers would elevate the status of two Wisconsin trails and possibly bring in more funding to maintain and expand them. The legislation seeks to designate the Ice Age and North Country National Scenic Trails as units of the National Park Service, as well as the New England National Scenic Trail.

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The state Joint Finance Committee held its first public hearing on the governor’s proposed budget Friday in Janesville.

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UW System President Ray Cross told the UW Board of Regents he's hopefull lawmakers will support investments in new buildings and renovations on UW campuses despite the State Building Commission rejecting 82 projects worth $2.5 billion in March.

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President Donald Trump is congratulating Brian Hagedorn on what the president calls a "big surprise win" in this week's Wisconsin Supreme Court election.

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A community-based nonprofit, Mental Health America of Wisconsin, will start the nation’s first peer-run respite home specifically for veterans using a start-up grant of $307,000 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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After Tuesday's Supreme Court election, former Justice Janine Geske discusses her reaction to the results. She says Hegedorn's victory surprised her because of the traditional campaign Neubauer ran. She adds she is worried how Hagedorn's religious views would impact his role on the court, saying she is not sure he explained how he would recuse himself.

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After a razor-tight margin, appeals court Judge Brian Hagedorn won election to the state Supreme Court. Here & Now's Zac Schultz reports on the reactions from the campaigns on election night.

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UW-Green Bay political science professor Aaron Weinschenk discusses his new article in WisContext.org that delves into how judicial races have become more partisan. He says that we are in new territory now where each new election seems to outpace the previous. He adds that a benefit of making judicial races partisan is that it could drive higher turnout.

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Republican lawmakers continued Thursday to push back on major tenets of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ budget, questioning the governor’s plans to raise the minimum wage, delay closing the state’s youth prison and fight chronic wasting disease during a meeting of the Legislature’s budget committee.

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Karl Rove and David Axelrod visited UW-Green Bay as part of their "Point/Counterpoint" presentations.

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Two University of Wisconsin System regents are back at work even though Democratic Gov. Tony Evers fired them last month after a court ruling invalidated their appointments.

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