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President Donald Trump was in Wisconsin Tuesday where briefly talked about replacing the Affordable Care Act, pushed the importance of apprenticeships and hosted a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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President Donald Trump was in Wisconsin Tuesday where briefly talked about replacing the Affordable Care Act, pushed the importance of apprenticeships and hosted a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisconsin, predicted funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative won't be zeroed out in the final 2018 fiscal year budget.

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Right now, members of the Legislature's finance committee can introduce and vote on proposals during meetings without any notice.

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Vice President Mike Pence promised a group of Wisconsin business leaders the Trump administration will replace former President Barack Obama's health care law with a system that gives states greater flexibility over coverage for its residents.

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Vice President Mike Pence promised a group of Wisconsin business leaders the Trump administration will replace former President Barack Obama's health care law with a system that gives states greater flexibility over coverage for its residents.

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The plan tightening hiring requirements for voucher schools is on a fast track in the state Senate. The plan would bar voucher schools from employing teachers who aren't eligible for teaching licenses because of their criminal history and eliminate requirements that voucher schools have to meet to receive state money.

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The furor over the EpiPen was the latest example of what had been growing in public awareness for some time: that pharmaceutical companies could raise the price of prescriptions with no warning and without needing to provide a justification. But a new bill being proposed in Congress would require more transparency from drug companies if they want to raise the price of their products.

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The Joint Finance Committee approved Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to make Wisconsin the first state to require some adults to work and take drug tests to receive Medicaid and food stamps. The committee also voted to freeze tuition for the University of Wisconsin and increase UW System funding by $36 million over two years.

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Gov. Scott Walker is threatening to veto the state budget if Republicans in the legislature do not uphold his pledge to keep property taxes lower than they were in 2010. Walker says he is inspired by people like Tommy Thompson who say you have to stand up for what you believe in. In addition to keeping property taxes low, Walker wants to invest more state funding in the public school system.

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Gov. Scott Walker has submitted a request to the federal government for a waiver to become the first state in the nation to drug test Wisconsin residents who apply for Medicaid. Walker said the program would help treat drug addicts and get them jobs. Critics disagree, saying drug testing would not help people become drug-free, but rather create another hurdle for people in need to receive aid.

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Joint Finance Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren thinks Gov. Scott Walker, the senate and the assembly agree more on the state budget proposal than they realize. However, he stresses: We shouldn't just rubber stamp the governor's budget. Let's put out different ideas, get public input.

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Wisconsin is making strides in improving broadband access for rural communities. We speak with local residents and Internet providers in Pepin, Wisconsin. Don Sidlowski of the Northwoods Broadband and Economic Development Coalition tells us: There can't be two Wisconsins. One that has all of the advantages of the 21st century and the other that's in this backwards place without access to it.

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Researchers with the University of Michigan say there is no evidence hacking affected the outcome of Wisconsin’s presidential vote count.

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Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair John Nygren and fellow Assembly Republicans are holding press conferences around the state to drum up support for a school funding alternative to Governor Scott Walker's K-12 budget proposal.

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Legal observers from across the political spectrum say they expect the court will want to get involved in Wisconsin's case, though they're less sure about how justices will ultimately rule. Here's a rundown of the issues raised and when the court might act.

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Ashley Nunes of MIT discusses the potential benefits and drawbacks of privatizing the industry.

The Kathleen Dunn Show

Less than 24 hours ahead of former FBI Director James Comey’s Thursday testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, his opening statement was released to the public. The contents aren’t viewed as groundbreaking, but appear to confirm previous media reports alleging President Trump had asked Comey for a pledge of loyalty.

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The personal property tax applies mostly to small businesses, who pay taxes on the value of their equipment, like refrigerators or manufacturing machinery.

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