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Wisconsin state Superintendent Tony Evers has registered a committee, "Tony for Wisconsin," that would let him run for governor as a Democrat.

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To better understand the state budget impasse and negotiations at the Capitol, we talk to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. We are arguing and disagreeing on the right things, Fitzgerald explains. Proposals on how to bridge the transportation funding gap include millions in bonding, eliminating personal property tax, income tax cuts, and an incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group.

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With Republicans in control of both the Wisconsin state senate and assembly, Democrats remain shutout as Republicans try to find a path forward to a budget deal. We talk to Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, who calls the budget infighting by Republicans dysfunctional. If you want our help, we're ready. But, you need to be willing to sit down and talk to us, include us in negotiations.

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President Trump turned up the heat saying Congress should not leave for August recess until a new health care plan is passed. A possible Senate vote could happen early next week. We look at what the different scenarios could mean for insurance companies and Wisconsinites with Justin Sydnor, University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor in risk management and insurance.

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Gov. Walker and the assembly approve of putting $200 million income tax revenue toward roads. We speak with State Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, member of the joint finance committee. We think it could break the impasse and be a real win for the both of our caucuses and the governor and the taxpayers.

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State lawmakers are still divided over how much money Wisconsin should borrow to pay for road projects: $712 million, $500 million, or nothing.

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville says he still wants a health care package that both repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act, even though a GOP replacement plan collapsed in the U.S. Senate due to a lack of Republican votes this week.

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Students from Lake View High School in Chicago and Pecatonica High School in Blanchardville, Wisconsin met up in a classroom exchange this year to learn more about their drastically different lifestyles.

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On Tuesday, liberal group One Wisconsin Now called out the donation as hypocritical, citing Walker’s continued push for more drug testing for public benefits recipients.

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On Tuesday, liberal group One Wisconsin Now called out the donation as hypocritical, citing Walker’s continued push for more drug testing for public benefits recipients.

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A bill that would block University of Wisconsin OB-GYN residents from learning to perform abortions got a public hearing Tuesday at the state Capitol, with abortion opponents and medical organizations lining up on opposite sides of the issue.

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State Senate Republicans unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday they said should help resolve Wisconsin's budget impasse, but the plan is remarkably similar to ideas already rejected by GOP leaders in the Wisconsin Assembly.

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A new campaign finance report shows Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel's campaign finished the first half of 2017 with nearly $400,000 on hand.

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Gov. Scott Walker downplayed a growing rift between Republicans over Wisconsin's state budget Monday, saying he's confident the budget will be resolved by this summer.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison officials say a Republican bill to block resident physicians from being trained to perform abortions would lead to fewer OB-GYNs in the state.

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Gov. Scott Walker signed nearly a dozen bills designed to combat opioid addiction at stops around the state Monday.

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Former Wisconsin Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe has formed a committee to formally explore running for governor as a Democrat.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said she wants both sides of the aisle to come together on health care policy. Once they [Republicans] dispense with the partisan nonsense of the repeal, there is a lot of productive work we can do together. She used her work with Sen. John McCain to reduce the cost of EpiPens as an example of what could be done if both Republicans and Democrats work together.

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A new study coauthored by Oklahoma State University Economics Prof. Dan Rickman found recent tax cuts actually hurt Wisconsin. The study, which compared Kansas to Wisconsin, found that 30 percent more jobs could have been created from 2011 to 2015 if it were not for tax cuts. The study also found that the unemployment and poverty rate would have been lower, and labor participation would be higher.

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Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says he plans to vote next week to start debate on the Senate's health care bill.

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