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This year, Wisconsin will provide a record $24 million for broadband internet in underserved areas of the state through a grant program, but it received double that amount in requests.

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Northern Wisconsin counties have long struggled with the state's Medicaid reimbursement rates, which are lower than nearby Minnesota. County health staff are asking state officials to raise the rates to improve access to mental health services.

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Health care was a big issue in the 2018 midterm elections. And there are indications it could be again. In his State of the Union speech last week, President Donald Trump talked about prescription drug costs, "Medicare for All" and pre-existing conditions. Democratic candidates hoping to challenge...

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Assembly lawmakers are set to vote on a plan that loops language about immigration and private school vouchers into a bill about processing sexual assault kits in Wisconsin.

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Assembly lawmakers have passed a plan that loops language about immigration and private school vouchers into a bill about processing sexual assault kits in Wisconsin.

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Members of Wisconsin’s Hmong community are speaking out after reports that the Trump administration is seeking the ability to deport up to 5,000 Hmong residents to Laos from across the country.

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Assembly Republicans have released a set of bills focused on helping Wisconsin farmers after Gov. Tony Evers called a special legislative session to address the state's dairy crisis last month.

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Two construction projects at the University of Wisconsin-Madison got $33 million in extra budget wiggle room, and some graduate students and out-of-state undergrads will have to pay more in tuition next fall after the UW System Board of Regents meeting on Friday.

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The Republican Party of Wisconsin opened its first field office in Milwaukee on Thursday. The GOP choose a location in a predominately black neighborhood of the city, signifying not only Milwaukee’s importance in the upcoming presidential election, but also the party’s desire to reach African American voters.

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The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union that became official on Jan. 31 may prove opportunistic for Wisconsin's trade industry, a Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection official says.

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An Assembly committee held a public hearing on PFAS bills Thursday that seek to provide funding for PFAS programs and positions, $5 million biennially for grants to local governments, free blood testing and a cancer cluster study of individuals living near PFAS contamination in the Marinette area.

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Former Wisconsin Public Service Commission member and Republican lawmaker Mike Huebsch reflects on his 25 years in state government.

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Milwaukee County will spend $100,000 on voter registration and education efforts following recent attempts to purge more than 200,000 voters from Wisconsin's registration list.

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Republicans Tom Tiffany and Jason Church debated on WPR ahead of the Feb. 18 special election primary in the 7th Congressional District. Here's how the candidates made their pitches.

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A University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Committee has approved tuition increases for graduate programs at seven UW campuses. UW-Milwaukee proposed a 25 percent increase for two master programs the university says are operating at a loss.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that he wants the Legislature to use a projected budget surplus to increase spending on public schools by $250 million, with an emphasis on mental health funding.

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A proposed law in Wisconsin would increase the tax incentives to invest in the state's low-income rural and urban communities, but critics say expanding so-called opportunity zones could be ineffective and increase gentrification.

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The Legislature's top Republicans say they may yet pass a bill to extend bar hours during the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, but a provision that would regulate wedding barns could make it a tougher sell with time running out this legislative session.

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The battle over how to prevent a future backlog of untested sexual assault kits started off as a bipartisan effort, but it has since taken a turn.

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The two leaders of Milwaukee's host committee for the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been fired amid allegations that they oversaw a toxic work environment.

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