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Vinehout officially launched her candidacy Monday, saying she wants to "turn the state's priorities upside down."

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Newly elected Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz joins us from Oshkosh. He gives us his take on Governor Walker's budget vetoes and lays out a path forward for Democrats in the state. Hintz says that Democrats need to provide an alternative to the Republican agenda, and that they need to reach people with that message. Hintz will replace outgoing leader Peter Barca at the end of September.

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For tonight's Closer Look we sit down with Democratic candidate for governor Dana Wachs. Wachs represents Eau Claire in the state Assembly and defines himself as a pragmatic progressive. He says there is a disconnect between Madison and the middle class, which he hopes to correct. Wachs also speaks critically of Foxconn, saying Wisconsin needs to invest in home-grown businesses.

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Thousands of people affected by flooding from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are looking to the federal government for help to rebuild. One northern Wisconsin congressman is pushing to reform a program that aids those flood victims.

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Several dozen Foxconn employees have temporarily moved into the SC Johnson iMET Technology Center located less than a mile from where the Taiwanese company is expected to build a huge display screen manufacturing plant.

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Opponents of a Republican bill in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act spoke Thursday at the state Capitol. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says the bill "clearly puts the debate into every state legislature and every governor.”

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Charlie Sykes talked to "the Joy Cardin Show" discussing his new book, "How The Right Lost Its Mind."

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On Thursday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed the $76 billion state budget into law nearly three months after it was due.

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State Superintendent Tony Evers called for more spending on schools and a new revenue source for roads Thursday in the state Capitol during his annual state of education speech.

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State Superintendent Tony Evers called for more spending on schools and a new revenue source for roads Thursday in the state Capitol during his annual state of education speech.

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Gov. Scott Walker announced 99 vetoes to the two-year state spending plan, which he's scheduled to sign Thursday in Neenah.

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The Wisconsin Legislature's nonpartisan legal office has issued a memo saying part of the new law that expedites legal appeals could be unconstitutional.

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The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is asking Gov. Scott Walker to veto the budget item that would immediately repeal the prevailing wage law instead of it ending in September 2018.

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Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, was elected Tuesday as Assembly Democratic minority leader. He will replace Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, in the post as early as October.

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Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos criticizes three GOP senators’ actions regarding delayed passage of the state budget.

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A state appeals court has upheld the Wisconsin's right-to-work law, which has seen challenges in state and federal courts.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is "very excited" about the $3 billion tax incentives deal for Foxconn Technology Group signed into law by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee advanced a bill on Tuesday that would legalize carrying concealed handguns without a permit.

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U.S. Representatives Mike Gallagher and Gwen Moore update us on federal issues. They discuss the future of DACA in Congress and where Gallagher says he wants to see border security included in DACA discussions. They also touch on tax reform, to which Moore says tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans are certainly not tax reform.

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Democratic candidate for governor Mike McCabe sits down with us to discuss his run for governor that was announced this week. The former Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy campaign and founder of Blue Jean Nation talks about the current political system that he says only works for a privileged few. McCabe says he hopes to make Badgercare a public option and invest in small business.

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