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Under the bill, school boards across Wisconsin would have to adopt a policy for teaching students in junior high and high school about dating violence, which can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse.

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Reporter Zac Schultz details how much Wisconsin residents pay in state income tax and how the state spends that money.

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Federal health care expert Donna Friedsam details how the Senate version of the Republican bill could impact Wisconsin residents. While young, healthy people could see lower premiums, most people would see a rate hike. In addition, the plan radically changes the way Medicaid has been operating for its 50 years as a safety net. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is not ready to support the bill.

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A Republican-backed bill on campus free speech passed the Wisconsin Assembly this week. The bill disciplines college students who disrupt campus speakers by suspending them after two violations and expelling them after a third. Republicans say the bill protects both liberal and conservative free speech. Democrats disagree however, calling the bill unconstitutional.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to see drastic federal tax reform. The Republican proposal includes: shrink the existing seven brackets down to three; cut corporate and personal taxes; eliminate the death tax; and simplify the code so people can do taxes on paper the size of a postcard.

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Democrats on the budget committee unveiled their proposal for education funding Thursday.

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Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is among four Republicans in the chamber who say they won't vote for the health care overhaul package unveiled by Senate leaders Thursday.

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Under the plan, insurers in Wisconsin couldn't deny coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions.

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Students who disrupt campus events at University of Wisconsin System schools could be expelled under a bill approved Wednesday by the state Assembly. The bill was one of several that passed the state Assembly on Wednesday. Other's include limiting who can request a presidential recount and creating an open hunting season for woodchucks.

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Republicans who run the state Legislature remain at odds over major pieces of Wisconsin's budget, with no end in sight to the dispute over how much the state should pay for roads.

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield says it’s leaving Wisconsin’s federal health care exchange at the end of the year.

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Wisconsin’s chief election official testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Senators questioned election officials from Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois about communications with federal intelligence officials on attempts to undermine voting systems.

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As the U.S. Senate gears up for a possible vote next week, Sen. Ron Johnson told CNN that holding a vote soon after the bill is released would be "rushed."

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A new University of Michigan survey suggests most Americans don’t just believe in climate change; they’re sure of it.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, said Tuesday that lowering the corporate tax rate and eliminating the estate tax should be part of the Trump administration’s plans to reform the nation’s tax code.

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Under one proposal the Assembly is expected to take up Wednesday, students who disrupt campus events at University of Wisconsin System schools could be expelled.

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At a state Capitol press conference Tuesday, Democrats argued the change would lower wages in a field that employs a disproportionate number of veterans.

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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, who represents Wisconsin’s third district, says the Trump administration’s budget fails some of the president’s key supporters — rural Americans.

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Most Americans believe the country is in a civility crisis, according to a December 2016 Weber Shandwick poll. They say the political climate is to blame — on both sides of the aisle.

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear an appeal of the lawsuit that struck down Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn legislative map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.

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