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Recently released emails show staff with the Environmental Protection Agency objected to limiting areas of southeastern Wisconsin that would fall under tougher standards to reduce ground-level ozone pollution.

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Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly is running for a full term in 2020.

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Residents in the Northwoods city of Merrill are seeking recalls of most of the Common Council members there. On Friday, May 24, the effort cleared a key hurdle.

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The Joint Committee on Finance will take up funding for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday, which will include whether to reauthorize the state’s land purchase program. Gov. Tony Evers has proposed reauthorizing bonding for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program in the short-term as some republican lawmakers have argued against continued funding.

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The Joint Committee on Finance will begin funding discussions for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday. In the near future, the committee will decide whether to reauthorize the state’s land purchase program.

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Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general says he likely would defend in court the state law that effectively stripped public employees of collectively bargaining rights.

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Attorney General Josh Kaul is combining the state Department of Justice's environmental and consumer protection units in an effort to gain an additional environmental attorney position.

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Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky has officially entered the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court next year.

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Wisconsin communities rely on volunteers to provide fire protection and emergency medical services, but that system can create dangerous shortages. A new bill aims to help change that.

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Republicans and Democrats are introducing bills to address the use of fire-fighting foam that contains pollutants.

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Republicans who control the state Legislature have agreed on a $500 million increase in K-12 school funding over the next two years, including $100 million more for special education.

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Republicans who control the state Legislature have agreed on a $500 million increase in K-12 school funding over the next two years, including $97 million more for special education.

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Gov. Tony Evers has appointed John Tate II, a Racine Common Council alderman and social worker, as chair of the Wisconsin Parole Commission Chair. Tate's appiontment follows a two-year vacancy at the commission and an attempt by former Gov. Scott Walker to reduce the commission to a single person.

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Private wells account for about 25 percent of the drinking water for Wisconsin residents, and contamination of those water sources has been of growing concern for some time now.

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Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has scheduled a rare private meeting with Republican legislative leaders to talk about K-12 education funding.

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Assembly Republicans say they support an education budget that would spend an additional $500 million on schools, an amount about $900 million less than Gov. Tony Evers proposed.

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University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross says lawmakers likely won't approve all of the building and maintenance projects proposed for the next biennial budget.

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Starting wages for Wisconsin prison guards would increase 14 percent under a measure approved Tuesday by Republicans on the Legislature's budget committee.

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The Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection says state laws aimed at protecting consumers whose data has been stolen are lagging.

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A Milwaukee panel held their vote Tuesday on expanding the city’s streetcar route to the Wisconsin Center convention hall. A move that could jeopardize the project being done in time for the Democratic National Convention next summer.

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