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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly will face off against Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky in the April 7 Supreme Court election after both candidates emerged as the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's primary.

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During Wisconsin's annual State of the Tribes address, Ned Daniels Jr., chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, said Native American tribes in the state are struggling with issues like the opioid crisis and violence against women. But they continue to be fundamental contributors to Wisconsin's economy.

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A Wausau School Board president will face a longtime state senator in a special election in one of Wisconsin's most conservative congressional districts.

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State Assembly lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a $10 million plan to address Wisconsin’s ongoing struggles with water quality, as well as bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs and expanding mental health treatment options in northern Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin primary voters will narrow the field in the race for the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, while residents of the 7th Congressional District will choose which Republican and Democratic candidates will face each other in a May special election.

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State Assembly lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve a $10 million plan to address Wisconsin’s ongoing struggles with water quality, as well as bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs and expanding mental health treatment options in northern Wisconsin.

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Republicans on the Legislature's finance committee passed a bill Monday that would cut income and property taxes by about $292 million in the next budget year, setting the stage for the full Assembly to sign off on the plan later this week. But while the proposal has broad GOP support, it stands in stark contrast to a plan by Gov. Tony Evers that would spend part of a projected windfall in the state's budget on schools instead.

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Republicans on the Legislature's finance committee passed a bill Monday that would cut income and property taxes by about $292 million in the next budget year, setting the stage for the full Assembly to sign off on the plan later this week.

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Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to narrow the field of candidates running for a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Though the race is officially non-partisan, all candidates have accused each other of political influence.

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Wisconsin and other states are taking action to try and lower pharmaceutical costs. And pharmacy benefit managers continue to be in the crosshairs of lawmakers who are getting pressure to control rising drug prices.

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Republicans have unveiled a plan that would save the average Wisconsin taxpayer $105 annually, but Gov. Tony Evers' support for the bill remains uncertain.

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Flu cases in Wisconsin have spiked significantly this week according to Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services. State health officials confirmed that there were 100 new flu hospitalizations on Thursday by noon.

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Gov. Tony Evers is calling on the U.S. State Department to reconsider negotiations that would allow the U.S. to deport Hmong residents to Laos.

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A controversial proposal to regulate wedding barns has been removed from a bill to extend bar hours during the week of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee.

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Republican lawmakers are making a last-minute push to change the rules for siting the state's largest livestock farms, giving state government more control over the process and granting agriculture groups considerably more power over changing the standards in the future.

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The proposed constitutional amendment would establish personhood at any stage of development, from a fertilized egg to a fetus.

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A proposal to extend bar hours during the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee has spilled over statewide and could now open the door to a 4 a.m. closing time at taverns and restaurants in all 72 counties while the DNC is in Wisconsin.

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The Elections Commission told clerks earlier this month they needed to send two ballots to comply with a previously-unenforced state deadline for mailing absentee ballots in federal elections. An estimated 81,000 absentee voters would have received the two separate ballots.

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Northern Wisconsin communities are joining forces on a study of housing needs in Ashland and Bayfield counties. Northern leaders met with state officials during the 35th annual Superior Days in Madison to seek support for efforts to grow affordable housing in rural areas.

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State lawmakers have approved funding for only a portion of Wisconsin’s plan to replace its embattled youth prison with multiple county and state facilities, meaning Lincoln Hills could stay open longer than planned.

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