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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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Illinois businessman Richard Uihlein has now donated a total of $3.5 million toward a super PAC supporting Republican Kevin Nicholson's potential campaign for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat. Nicholson is one of several Republicans mulling a challenge to Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin in 2018.

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A Wisconsin lawmaker is proposing to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana as a way to create jobs and generate revenue without increasing taxes.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman says none of his GOP colleagues are talking about the release of emails showing Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with a Russian attorney who promised information that would help President Trump defeat Hillary Clinton in last year's election.

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Mayors across the United States are doubling down on their climate change policies in response to President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

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Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday he's come to accept there will be no new tax or fee to pay for roads in Wisconsin's state budget, but as long as that's the case, his members won't support new borrowing, either.

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Republican state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow high schools to teach gun safety to students as an elective course.

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On the heels of a federal judge’s ruling that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections make "drastic" changes at its youth prisons, Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor is again calling for additional reforms.

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Milwaukee businessman and entrepreneur Andy Gronik tells The Associated Press he will launch his run for governor as a Democrat on Tuesday.

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Milwaukee businessman and entrepreneur Andy Gronik has announced he'll run for governor as a Democrat in 2018

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Another member of the business community said it would support increasing Wisconsin's gas tax, but only if the state's minimum markup law is repealed for gasoline purchases. Wal-Mart said it would support raising the gas tax by up to five cents per gallon

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