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The state Assembly is poised to vote Thursday on a proposal that would give Republicans unlimited shots at overriding vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

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The state Assembly is poised to vote Thursday on a proposal that would give Republicans unlimited shots at overriding vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

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The state Assembly has approved a proposal giving Republicans unlimited shots at overriding vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The proposal is paired with an accommodation requested by a disabled Democratic state lawmaker.

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Republican leaders in the state Legislature released proposed changes to Assembly rules Tuesday that would meet the request of a disabled Democratic state lawmaker, but also loosen restrictions on how the Legislature may override a governor's veto.

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Activists and city leaders in Madison have been vocal in their opposition to the F-35 jets the Air Force is considering placing at the Truax Air National Guard Base. Now, a group of primarily Republican lawmakers wants to signal the Air Force that the jets are welcome and necessary to the future of the base.

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The UW System Board of Regents is set to take another step toward finalizing a controversial policy that would require students be expelled if they disrupt free speech of speakers or other students on three occasions. Among 38 written comments submitted to Regents on the proposed rule only one voiced support for the measure.

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Gov. Tony Evers used his constitutional authority to grant clemency Monday, issuing four pardons — the first in the state in 9 years.

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During a visit to a Westby creamery on Monday, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., says she's hopeful the Senate will approve an $18 million increase for the Dairy Business Innovation Initiative.

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A bill introduced by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers would limit the amount of funding for university athletics and new buildings on University of Wisconsin campuses that can come from student fees.

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Even if you remember that it was Gov. Scott Walker who wanted to kill the high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, there's a chance you don't remember who started it. It wasn't Walker's Democratic opponent in 2010, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Or the governor before Walker, Democrat Jim Doyle. Instead it was Wisconsin's longest-serving governor — a Republican governor — Gov. Tommy Thompson.

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The state Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a number of bills, including plans to change regulation of the hemp industry in Wisconsin.

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The state Senate voted Tuesday on a number of bills, including a proposal to change regulation of the hemp industry in Wisconsin.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson used a Sunday appearance on NBC’s "Meet the Press " to defend President Donald Trump over the Ukraine investigation, and to criticize both news media and intelligence officials.

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Republican state lawmakers who represent Milwaukee County are asking members of the Milwaukee Common Council to vote against the mayor's budget proposal to cut dozens of sworn police officers from the force.

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Wisconsin Democrats on Monday unveiled their priorities for the fall legislative session, citing strong public support for a number of proposals that have been repeatedly rejected by the GOP-controlled state Legislature.

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Wisconsin regulators say a proposed $700 million natural gas power plant in Superior would have significant negative effects on groundwater quantity at its preferred site on the Nemadji River.

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Landing the Democratic National Convention for next summer was a major coup for Milwaukee. But according to other host cities, Milwaukee will have to play the "long game" to achieve true economic success.

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The previously announced dates for the special 7th congressional election in the Northwest Wisconsin district must be changed because of a federal law. The seat held by U.S. Representative Sean Duffy until he resigned in September, is now up for grabs. Three Republican candidates are now in the race: Jason Church, Tom Tiffany, Michael Opela Sr.

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While Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales is waiting to find out if he will be reappointed to his position when his contract expires at the end of the year, he's touting a decline in homicides and non-fatal shootings.

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