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Wisconsin is putting on hold its delivery of voter information requested by President Donald Trump's commission investigating election fraud.

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The Trump administration wants states to hand over voting records in its supposed effort to address election fraud. In a letter sent to Wisconsin, the special commission wants names, addresses, birthdates, partial social security numbers, voting history, and more. We speak to Reid Magney of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, who explains that under state law, they cannot supply that information.

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For weeks now, big-ticket items in Washington and Wisconsin remain stuck in neutral, failing to get traction to move ahead. We talk to former state legislator and UW-Milwaukee Prof. Mordecai Lee about federal health care policy and the state budget impasse. When someone draws a line in drying concrete, Lee says of Gov. Scott Walker's budget position, the concept of a compromise falls apart.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is in his Wisconsin district this week, but he's keeping an eye on North Korea and his party's policy agenda in Washington, D.C.

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A memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau says the state Department of Transportation may ask for $341 million. In the past five years, the state has received an average of about $34 million.

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Gov. Scott Walker celebrated the Fourth of July Tuesday, riding in a parade in Wauwatosa, but he says he'll be back at the state Capitol Wednesday morning, meeting with lawmakers on the stalled 2017-2019 biennial state budget.

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The midterm elections aren’t until November of next year, but it’s already shaping up to be a season of outsiders. A video game developer, an iron worker, an oncologist and a stay-at-home mom are among those who've announced a 2018 run. They're all on the left, and they never thought they'd get...

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In wake of the health care stalemate on Capitol Hill, we speak to Bobby Peterson, executive director of ABC for Health. According to Peterson, repealing Obamacare without a good replacement would be a loss for the people. With 1.2 million Wisconsinites on Medicaid, the political limbo has many worried about losing coverage. These Medicaid changes are significant and alarming.

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A new Marquette Law School poll has been released on Wisconsinites view of federal health care law changes, the approval rating of President Trump and Gov. Scott Walker, and other state issues. The poll found that Trump's disapproval rating has increased among Democrats since March, but his approval rating by Republicans has remained the same. We speak with poll director Charles Franklin.

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Big businesses and local governments faced off Thursday in the state Capitol over a proposal that would change how property taxes are assessed for big box stores in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he would be open to keeping some Affordable Care Act taxes in place as part of the GOP overhaul of the Obama-era health care law. "We're actually taking a serious look at this," Johnson told constituents in a telephone town hall Wednesday night.

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a new fee on heavy trucks could be "one of the potential pieces" leading to passage of a new state budget.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled meetings held by Appleton Area School District employees regarding textbook choice should have been open to the public.

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The head of the Wisconsin Health Care Association said the U.S. Senate health care bill would force nursing homes to close their doors. John Vander Meer, executive director of the Wisconsin Health Care Association, said they’d like Senate leaders to change one provision back to the House version at the very least.

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Six in 10 of the people on Medicaid, the nationwide health care program for low-income Americans, are working adults. Donna Rosato said this statistic addresses one of the stereotypes of people who are on Medicaid: that they don’t have a job.

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GOP leaders met with Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday to hash out differences on transportation, K-12 education and taxes.

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The number of Wisconsin voters who want to keep and improve the Affordable Care Act was twice as high as the number who want the law repealed and replaced in the latest poll by Marquette University Law School.

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Democratic state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, of Alma, has registered to run for governor, the first step in officially launching a campaign.

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The Kenosha School Board will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether it can legally bar transgender students from using the bathrooms of their gender identities.

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