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As the discussion over environmental impacts of Foxconn continue, WisContext reporter Scott Gordon explores the role that water usage plays in LCD manufacturing. The proposed locations along Lake Michigan could require special consideration and could involve approval by the Great Lakes Compact.

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The 2016 VOTER Survey, also called the Views of the Electorate Research Survey, found most respondents believed a person's civic beliefs were far more important in determining whether or not they were American than one's racial, ethnic or religious background.

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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he expects a Senate hearing on the bill later this month.

The Kathleen Dunn Show

David Axelrod ran Barack Obama’s successful campaigns for U.S. Senate in 2004 and the White House in 2008 and 2012. Axelrod shares his thoughts on politics, Trump, North Korea, Obama and more.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary says her staff is ready, willing and able to take on Foxconn permit reviews.

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Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act cost the federal government billions of dollars. But a University of Wisconsin-Madison study says it also saves money in a different federal safety net program.

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Sen. Scott Fitzgerald called a nonpartisan fiscal analysis of the package which showed the state wouldn't break even for decades, "striking."

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The estimate compared the amount of tax revenue Foxconn would generate for the state to the amount of tax breaks the state offered Foxconn to come to Wisconsin.

The Kathleen Dunn Show

President Trump has made it clear he’ll be running again in 2020. Jonathan Allen, a journalist and author, discusses who some of his competitors could be.

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Some environmental law experts say the outcome of a lawsuit filed against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources could have a serious impact on the regulation of groundwater pollution in the state.

Central Time

Sanctuary cities have come under criticism by the Trump administration for not enforcing federal immigration policy and providing immigration authorities with specific information on immigrants living in the United States illegally. That debate was escalated by the city of Chicago, which filed a lawsuit Monday against the Justice Department for threatening to cut funding to sanctuary cities.

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Wachs is the third Democrat to launch an official bid ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin.

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When there’s an accident in many rural areas of Wisconsin, volunteer emergency medical technicians respond. But it’s getting harder to recruit people to be unpaid EMTs.

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Although Senate Republicans want to pass the state budget bill first, Assembly Republicans are eager to move forward on the Foxconn deal. We talk to Rep. Adam Neylon, chair of the Assembly Jobs and Economy Committee, who says: When you have the opportunity to bring jobs to Wisconsin, you have to take advantage of that opportunity. He says he is open to changes to the special sessions bill.

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Democrats have issued mixed responses over the proposed Foxconn deal. Rep. Corey Mason, who testified at Thursday's Assembly hearing, is cautiously optimistic, however tells us there are still concerns and unanswered questions. Mason represents Racine, where there is a longing for lost manufacturing jobs. The community also cares about environmental issues, including Great Lakes water quality.

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The Assembly held a public hearing Thursday on a bill to create a manufacturing zone for Foxconn Technology Group. Discussions took place over the proposed tax credits, financial incentives, and protections for workers, taxpayers and the environment. FoxConn is expected to create 3,000 jobs initially, which could increase to 13,000. A possible 20,000 more jobs could be created in the supply chain.

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U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is one step closer to giving terminally ill patients the ability to try experimental treatments with Food and Drug Administration approval.

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President Donald Trump has bypassed the traditional process and nominated a Milwaukee attorney to fill the 7-year-old vacancy on the court.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discussed food stamps and farm runoff during stops in Wisconsin this week.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan downplayed concerns that Foxconn will back out of its plans to open a factory in Wisconsin.

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