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The head of the Wisconsin Health Care Association said the U.S. Senate health care bill would force nursing homes to close their doors. John Vander Meer, executive director of the Wisconsin Health Care Association, said they’d like Senate leaders to change one provision back to the House version at the very least.

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Six in 10 of the people on Medicaid, the nationwide health care program for low-income Americans, are working adults. Donna Rosato said this statistic addresses one of the stereotypes of people who are on Medicaid: that they don’t have a job.

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GOP leaders met with Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday to hash out differences on transportation, K-12 education and taxes.

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The number of Wisconsin voters who want to keep and improve the Affordable Care Act was twice as high as the number who want the law repealed and replaced in the latest poll by Marquette University Law School.

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Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, of Alma, has registered to run for governor, the first step in officially launching a campaign.

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The Kenosha School Board will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether it can legally bar transgender students from using the bathrooms of their gender identities.

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Several major health groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, oppose the U.S. Senate health bill, and one Wisconsin doctor says it would especially hurt children’s hospitals.

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, traded barbs over the budget on Tuesday.

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Officer-involved shootings put a strain on the communities in which they occur. David Crowley, a Democratic state representative from Milwaukee, says community building between police officers and the people they serve is key to moving forward.

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The Supreme Court Monday said it would decide the constitutionality of President Trump’s travel ban later this year. In the meantime, it will allow a limited form of the ban to go into effect.

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Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson tried to push his Republican colleagues to the right Monday, saying he wanted the GOP overhaul of Obamacare to repeal rules that require insurance companies to cover people regardless of preexisting conditions.

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Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson tried to push his Republican colleagues to the right Monday, saying he wanted the GOP overhaul of Obamacare to repeal rules that require insurance companies to cover people regardless of pre-existing conditions.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday a religious school can receive taxpayer funds for a playground. The ruling came in the case of a Columbia, Missouri, church which operates a daycare and preschool as part of its church ministry and sought a state grant to resurface its playground with rubber.

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The Wisconsin voter ID case Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker will continue without Frank. The Village of Brokaw woman died June 4 at the age of 89, without seeing the resolution of the civil rights case that bears her name.

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The Eau Claire City Council will consider supporting the Paris climate agreement during a meeting this week. While the move is largely symbolic, the resolution includes specific goals for the city to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Doctors groups, families and state Medicaid directors are concerned about deep cuts to Medicaid in the Republican health plan. They're putting pressure on the U.S. Senate to rework the bill.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on a Wisconsin case that could have major ramifications across the national political spectrum. Gill v. Whitford centers on a dispute over whether Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative boundaries are indeed gerrymandering. Challengers argue these maps unconstitutionally benefit Republicans. We discuss this case with WPR Capitol Bureau Chief, Shawn Johnson.

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President Trump’s election spurred women to protest in the streets across the nation, including the largest single-day march in United States history. But it didn’t spur them to run for office themselves. That’s according to a new study by Politico, American University and Loyola Marymount University.

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Funding for federal volunteer programs would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The cut could affect the number of volunteers working across Wisconsin.

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Funding for federal volunteer programs would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The cut could affect the number of volunteers working across Wisconsin.

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