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Wisconsin is one step closer to joining other states in calling for a convention to change the U.S. Constitution to force a "balanced budget amendment."

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Wisconsin is one step closer to joining other states in calling for a convention to change the U.S. Constitution to force a "balanced budget amendment."

The Kathleen Dunn Show

As news broke Friday alleging Jared Kushner had discussed setting up a secret communication channel between President Donald Trump’s campaign transition team and the Russian government, the public response to the anonymously-sourced story was mixed.

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Gov. Scott Walker says manufacturers won't add more jobs until they can fill current openings.

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Lawmakers have been debating adding tolling to Wisconsin interstates for years, and the discussion has cropped up again as the 2017-2019 state budget process heats up.

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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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For the first time since expanded school choice passed four years ago, Gov. Scott Walker did not propose to expand the program in his budget. Reporter Zac Schultz goes to Wausau to hear how public and private schools are adjusting, speaking to Newman Catholic School President Mike Martin and Kathleen Williams, the retiring superintendent of Wausau Public Schools.

Here and Now

California may have Arnold Schwarzenegger — a.k.a. "The Terminator” — as their former governor, but it is former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson who can say, “I’ll be back.” That is because a proposed research center named after Thompson is possibly coming to UW-Madison. The center would focus on government and public policy. It has the support of both Gov. Scott Walker and the UW chancellor.

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Officials in the Walker administration say health care premiums under the current system are projected to increase more than expected in 2018.

The Joy Cardin Show

Wildlife expert Stan Temple says the bill is unnecessary since groundhogs aren’t a general nuisance, but instead create damage in very specific places.

Here and Now

For the first time since expanded school choice passed four years ago, Gov. Scott Walker did not propose to expand the program in his budget. Reporter Zac Schultz goes to Wausau to hear how public and private schools are adjusting, speaking to Newman Catholic School President Mike Martin and Kathleen Williams, the retiring superintendent of Wausau Public Schools.

Here and Now

As the partisan firestorm rages in Washington, we discuss politics in Wisconsin with Republican Bill McCoshen of Capitol Consultants and Democrat Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now. 

Here and Now
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Wisconsin could become the first state in the nation to require some adults in poverty to work and take drug tests for their health care under a measure that cleared the Legislature’s budget committee Thursday night.

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Private lawyers are hired when the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office has a full workload or other conflicts. Those lawyers are paid $40 an hour.

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Gov. Scott Walker is reinforcing his opposition to separating the state's transportation budget from the rest of the state budget.

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GOP lawmakers have rejected Gov. Scott Walker's plan to cut tuition at the University of Wisconsin System, but they will continue a tuition freeze for in-state students at UW System campuses. Overall, the budget would increase state funding on the UW System by $36 million.

Central Time

The Trump administration’s 2018 budget plan sent to Congress this week calls for major cuts to funding for medical and science research, and that has research universities — including the University of Wisconsin-Madison — defending the work of scientists.

WPR News

Republicans who run state government revealed a new fissure over the state budget Tuesday, this one involving Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut tuition for in-state students at University of Wisconsin System campuses. Walker proposed a 5 percent tuition cut in the second year of his budget, but GOP lawmakers said said they’re still at odds over the plan.

Central Time

Among media giants like CNN, MSNBC and Fox, ratings are booming, even as Americans continue to cut the cord.

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