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Shawn Johnson and Frederica Freyberg moderate a live debate between incumbent state Superintendent Tony Evers and challenger Lowell Holtz. The two will face off in the general election for head of the Department of Public Instruction April 4.

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Only days before voters head to the polls, the two candidates vying to be the state superintendent challenged each other about their solutions to the achievement gap in Wisconsin's schools and other education issues in a debate on Friday night.

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The Milwaukee Public School Board approved a resolution 8-0 Thursday night to make the district a "safe haven" for students and their families in the country illegally. The adoption of the resolution will make the district Wisconsin's first safe haven.

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University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross called Gov. Scott Walker's proposal "the best budget the UW System has seen in a decade."

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The secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on Thursday defended her agency's work and elements of the governor's budget proposal.

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A bill set to come before the Wisconsin Legislature would raise the retirement age of new public employees from 55 to 60, with the age for public safety workers increasing to 52 from 50.

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Republican state lawmakers have issues with Gov. Scott Walker’s proposals to add more auditors and tax collectors at the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and add a sales tax holiday for school supplies.

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The Milwaukee Public School board will vote on a bill Thursday night that would make the district a "safe haven" for students and families in the country illegally. The bill was authored by MPS vice president Larry Miller and director Tatiana Joseph

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One lawmaker after another voiced frustration Wednesday night that Gov. Scott Walker’s budget would put road projects on hold while state debt continues to grow.

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Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel denied the existence of a backlog of rape kits in Wisconsin and defended agency spending on commemorative coins.

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Sen. Leah Vukmir, R- Brookfield, and Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on eight bills they authored for the package. Three of the bills are aimed at crimes committed by juveniles.

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Former Democratic State Sen. Tim Cullen says he won’t run for governor in 2018. Cullen made the announcement Wednesday at an impromptu state Capitol news conference.

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The head of security for Major League Baseball, Earnell Lucas, intends to challenge Milwaukee's firebrand sheriff, David Clarke, next year if Clarke runs for re-election.

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Chief Justice Patience Roggensack opposes Gov. Scott Walker's plan to put an independent judicial watchdog under the court's control.

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Wisconsin's top prison official told lawmakers Tuesday that things are improving at the state's troubles youth detention facility and pushed back against calls to move young inmates to facilities closer to their home counties.

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The Republican-backed proposal would call for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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State School Superintendent candidates Tony Evers and Lowell Holtz squared off in Milwaukee a week before the election. The candidates discussed hot button issues including Wisconsin’s teacher shortage and the effect President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would have on the state’s professional development.

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State lawmakers pressed Gov. Scott Walker’s top aides Tuesday on how the governor’s proposed two-year budget. Walker’s budget would grow state general fund spending by roughly $1.24 billion compared to the current budget, an increase of 3.7 percent.

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Milwaukee Democrats Sen. Chris Larson and Rep. David Crowley are proposing a bill they say will bring transparency to investigations of inmate deaths in Wisconsin.

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