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Several major health groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, oppose the U.S. Senate health bill, and one Wisconsin doctor says it would especially hurt children’s hospitals.

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, traded barbs over the budget on Tuesday.

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Officer-involved shootings put a strain on the communities in which they occur. David Crowley, a Democratic state representative from Milwaukee, says community building between police officers and the people they serve is key to moving forward.

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The Supreme Court Monday said it would decide the constitutionality of President Trump’s travel ban later this year. In the meantime, it will allow a limited form of the ban to go into effect.

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Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson tried to push his Republican colleagues to the right Monday, saying he wanted the GOP overhaul of Obamacare to repeal rules that require insurance companies to cover people regardless of preexisting conditions.

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Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson tried to push his Republican colleagues to the right Monday, saying he wanted the GOP overhaul of Obamacare to repeal rules that require insurance companies to cover people regardless of pre-existing conditions.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday a religious school can receive taxpayer funds for a playground. The ruling came in the case of a Columbia, Missouri, church which operates a daycare and preschool as part of its church ministry and sought a state grant to resurface its playground with rubber.

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The Wisconsin voter ID case Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker will continue without Frank. The Village of Brokaw woman died June 4 at the age of 89, without seeing the resolution of the civil rights case that bears her name.

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The Eau Claire City Council will consider supporting the Paris climate agreement during a meeting this week. While the move is largely symbolic, the resolution includes specific goals for the city to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Doctors groups, families and state Medicaid directors are concerned about deep cuts to Medicaid in the Republican health plan. They're putting pressure on the U.S. Senate to rework the bill.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on a Wisconsin case that could have major ramifications across the national political spectrum. Gill v. Whitford centers on a dispute over whether Wisconsin's Republican-drawn legislative boundaries are indeed gerrymandering. Challengers argue these maps unconstitutionally benefit Republicans. We discuss this case with WPR Capitol Bureau Chief, Shawn Johnson.

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President Trump’s election spurred women to protest in the streets across the nation, including the largest single-day march in United States history. But it didn’t spur them to run for office themselves. That’s according to a new study by Politico, American University and Loyola Marymount University.

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Funding for federal volunteer programs would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The cut could affect the number of volunteers working across Wisconsin.

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Funding for federal volunteer programs would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The cut could affect the number of volunteers working across Wisconsin.

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Under the bill, school boards across Wisconsin would have to adopt a policy for teaching students in junior high and high school about dating violence, which can include physical, sexual or psychological abuse.

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Federal health care expert Donna Friedsam details how the Senate version of the Republican bill could impact Wisconsin residents. While young, healthy people could see lower premiums, most people would see a rate hike. In addition, the plan radically changes the way Medicaid has been operating for its 50 years as a safety net. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is not ready to support the bill.

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A Republican-backed bill on campus free speech passed the Wisconsin Assembly this week. The bill disciplines college students who disrupt campus speakers by suspending them after two violations and expelling them after a third. Republicans say the bill protects both liberal and conservative free speech. Democrats disagree however, calling the bill unconstitutional.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to see drastic federal tax reform. The Republican proposal includes: shrink the existing seven brackets down to three; cut corporate and personal taxes; eliminate the death tax; and simplify the code so people can do taxes on paper the size of a postcard.

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Reporter Zac Schultz details how much Wisconsin residents pay in state income tax and how the state spends that money.

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Democrats on the budget committee unveiled their proposal for education funding Thursday.

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