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A bipartisan group of Wisconsin lawmakers wants to expand eligibility for a forgivable loan program for trainee teachers after changes made four years ago led to a drop in loans awarded.

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A new group is forming to push for ending a University of Wisconsin System tuition freeze and more state funding for UW-Madison.

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A new group is forming to push for ending a University of Wisconsin System tuition freeze and more state funding for UW-Madison.

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Leaders from Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces will meet in Illinois next month to discuss a path forward on preventing the spread of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. The announcement was made during the leadership summit for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers in Milwaukee on Friday.

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There are four ongoing lawsuits challenging the laws passed during December’s lame-duck session of the state Legislature — here's where they stand.

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Gov. Tony Evers' new Student Loan Refinancing Task Force held the first of a series of roundtable discussions planned across the state.

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No one is completely satisfied with action this week from the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee on proposed fees and additional positions to oversee concentrated animal feeding operations in Wisconsin. The growing number of large farms in the state has contributed to increasing concerns over the potential for pollution.

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Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee say they'll pass about $500 million in tax cuts Thursday, the final day the panel is scheduled to deliberate on the budget.

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Republicans on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 Thursday for a state budget that differs dramatically from the one Gov. Tony Evers introduced in February. They also passed an income tax cut that would cut taxes by $75 per year for the average taxpayer in the 2019 tax year.

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Madison’s immigrant community makes up about 7 percent of the city’s total population. More than 27,000 people living in Madison without U.S. citizenship are at potential risk for deportation, according to CILC. In Wisconsin, that number rises to 155,500.

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Gov. Tony Evers has re-created Wisconsin's pardon board, fulfilling a campaign promise to once again consider granting pardons after Republican predecessor Scott Walker halted the process eight years ago.

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Land conservation groups are grateful lawmakers extended funding for the state’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for another two years. But, they argue the state’s land purchase program should be reauthorized over a longer term to accomplish land conservation goals.

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State lawmakers met Wednesday to discuss moving back the deadline for closing Wisconsin's embattled youth prison, Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.

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A new state health care scorecard ranks Wisconsin as above average among states, but also finds room for improvement. The report, released by the Commonwealth Fund, ranks Wisconsin's system 12th overall, and best in the Great Lakes region.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has temporarily restored nearly all of the laws Republicans passed in December's lame-duck session, including one that makes it harder for Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul to leave or settle federal lawsuits.

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, says Republican-backed increases in vehicle title and registration fees will be offset by a tax cut GOP lawmakers will unveil this week.

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The Legislature’s state budget committee has voted to approve $1.9 billion for state construction projects, including more than $1 billion for the University of Wisconsin System.

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A judge has ruled in favor of Racine's plans to divert millions of gallons of water from Lake Michigan for Foxconn Technology Group.

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A judge has ruled in favor of Racine's plans to divert millions of gallons of water from Lake Michigan for Foxconn Technology Group.

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The state transportation budget passed by the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee contains language that bars local governments from setting regulations on quarries and gravel pits that go beyond state standards.

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