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On Monday, acting U.S. ambassador to China David Rank resigned . Sources say he left because of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement . Reuters diplomatic correspondent Arshad Mohammed said it’s rare for an American diplomat to pull out of their job the way Rank resigned from his post in Beijing.

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A bill easing fish farming regulations could be signed into law this month, says Republican State Sen. Tom Tiffany. He said the bill will ease expensive and burdensome regulations for a growing industry but opponents say it will apply livestock regulations to an entirely different industry.

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has proposed a bill to eliminate licensing requirements for bakeries in Wisconsin. Bakery owners say the bill would allow them to better compete after a circuit court judge overturned the state's laws preventing the sale of home-baked food.

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We discuss the political news of the week with Adam Wollner of National Journal.

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Assembly Republicans unveiled their proposal for K-12 education funding in the next state budget Tuesday afternoon and received swift opposition from the leader of the state Senate.

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Gov. Scott Walker called Madison Mayor Paul Soglin an "unabashed, throwback to the 1960s radical liberal" on Monday.

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Assembly Republicans are working on a plan that would allocate about $90 million less on per pupil spending than the governor proposed in his budget.

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Lawmakers are not only seeking more input on possible Medicaid changes. They will vote on whether the state moves to a self-insurance model where the state pays medical claims directly instead of having health maintenance organizations assume the financial risk.

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Wisconsin Democrats have re-elected Martha Laning as the chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, giving her a shot at redemption after overseeing the party’s dramatic losses up and down the ballot in 2016. Laning defeated three challengers at the Democratic Party’s annual state convention Saturday in Middleton.

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Wisconsin Democrats used speeches at their annual state convention Friday night to diagnose what went wrong in the 2016 election and look ahead to 2018.

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Judge Rebecca Dallet announced her campaign bid on Thursday, making her the second candidate to enter the race for the seat held by Justice Michael Gableman.

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Wisconsin wineries say restrictive operating hours are limiting their businesses, but the state's taverns say the change would give wineries an unfair advantage.

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The proposal would add drugs made to mimic the effects of the opioid fentanyl to the list of illegal drugs in Wisconsin.

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Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Thursday relaxing regulations on high-capacity wells used by vegetable growers, dairies along with other large businesses.

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University of Iowa political science professor Tim Hagle says the Trump administration’s communications team has a tough job, but their strategy needs to change.

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The Legislature's budget committee voted Tuesday night to keep up the publication, instead cutting its production from six to four issues per year.

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Lawmakers will approve Gov. Scott Walker's call to eliminate the forestry mill tax, according to leaders on the budget committee.

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The state health plan's reserve was about $144 million at the end of 2016 — roughly $18 million more than group insurance board policy recommends.

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A circuit court judge found Wisconsin's ban on the sale of homemade baked goods is unconstitutional. The ruling comes as state lawmakers once again consider legislation allowing sales of home-baked products.

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Two Republican state lawmakers are urging a Wisconsin Senate committee to approve their bill allowing people to carry concealed weapons without permits or training. The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee heard from dozens of advocates and opponents of Senate Bill 169 during a hearing Wednesday.

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