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Wisconsin Republicans are preparing to scrap expanding Medicaid, legalizing medical marijuana, raising the minimum wage and a host of other priorities Democratic Gov. Tony Evers laid out in his state budget proposal.

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GOP lawmakers took the first step Thursday in rejecting many of the pillars of Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed budget.

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Assembly Republicans with prisons in their districts are complaining about Democratic Gov. Tony Evers decision to grant temporary raises at only six institutions.

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A new report from a liberal advocacy group says more people would be able to afford medication to treat opioid addiction if Wisconsin accepts a federal expansion of Medicaid.

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The state Assembly plans to vote on a constitutional amendment bolstering crime victim rights next week.

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An independent actuarial firm has compiled a report that says expanding Medicaid in Wisconsin would lower premiums on the individual health insurance market between 7 percent and 11 percent.

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Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballot under a proposal in the state Legislature.

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The Wisconsin state Senate's elections committee has voted unanimously to recommend confirmation of Meagan Wolfe as leader of the state Elections Commission, more than a year after she started the job.

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Pro-abortion advocates are getting ready to try to persuade an Assembly panel to stop a package of Republican-authored anti-abortion bills.

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A new audit says tuition revenue at University of Wisconsin System schools grew $336.6 million over the last decade.

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A new bill would double the fines for highway violations around groups of volunteers. It’s aimed at preventing future tragedies like the hit-and-run deaths of three Girl Scouts and one parent from Chippewa Falls in November.

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Wisconsin Republicans are making a new push to curtail abortion in the state with an eye toward the 2020 elections.

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The number of sexual offenses reported in Wisconsin increased between 2014 and 2018 according to data from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The counties with the highest per-capita rates of sexual offenses were Sauk, Lincoln and Eau Claire.

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Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul reversed the Wisconsin Department of Justice position on two lawsuits involving a dairy farm expansion and high-capacity wells. The DOJ is now aligning its stance with an environmental group that’s challenging permits issued in both cases.

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A group of 40 landowners in Trempealeau County are suing two sand mines owned by Hi-Crush Proppants. Plaintiffs allege their quality of life has diminished due to dust, water pollution and declining property values.

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has met with the head of Foxconn Technology Group for the first time, after saying the Taiwanese company was looking to make changes to its agreement with the state.

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Gov. Tony Evers says he will "fight like hell" for an expansion of Medicaid in Wisconsin, despite new statements from Republican leaders that they plan to strip the plan from the state budget.

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Republican legislators plan to kill some of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' signature proposals in the first vote of the budget-writing committee next week, including Medicaid expansion.

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Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources will not overturn an administrative law judge's decision to invalidate a permit to fill 16 acres of high-quality wetland to make way for a proposed frac sand facility in Monroe County.

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A law on Wisconsin's books since 1849 hasn’t been enforced because of the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which established the legal right to the procedure.

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