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Wisconsin could become the 28th of 34 states needed to force a convention to add a budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, says he is worried that a convention could be used to overturn existing laws and amendments. There are no rules stipulated anywhere which govern such a convention, he says. There's no popular support for this.

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Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock will run for a seat on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. The announcement comes a day after Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman announced he will not seek re-election in 2018.

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Wisconsin school districts would no longer be allowed to use recurring referendums to pay for ongoing expenses like salaries, transportation and maintenance under a measure that had a hearing before a state Assembly panel Thursday.

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Local officials in Madison and Dane County are considering naming a government building after former President Barack Obama.

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A Republican representative has proposed a per-mile fee for heavy trucks traveling through Wisconsin in an effort to boost transportation funding.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman announced Thursday he will not be seeking another 10-year term in 2018.

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Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly voted on Wednesday to join a growing list of states calling for a national convention to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Republican sate Rep. Adam Jarchow will introduce a bill to restrict when Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources game wardens can enter private land. Jarchow says the legislation will protect the rights of landowners while opponents say it will keep DNR from enforcing hunting laws on private property.

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The Wisconsin Senate has approved a bill to increase penalties for carjacking and voted to end home baking sales ban.

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The Wisconsin Senate has approved a bill to increase penalties for carjacking, voted to end home baking sales ban and passed a bill to requiring private schools participating in Wisconsin's voucher school program to conduct employee background checks.

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The state Senate has approved a bill to increase penalties for carjacking, voted to end home baking sales ban and passed a bill to requiring private schools participating in Wisconsin's voucher school program to conduct employee background checks.

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Numerous Wisconsin lawmakers continued to offer their thoughts and prayers after a shooting at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, that left 5 injured — including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

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The state Senate and Assembly will meet Wednesday to take up a number of bills, including changes to regulations on selling homemade baked goods, a plan to add Wisconsin to a list of states calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution and a bill that would create criminal penalties for possession or use of a credit card skimmer.

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Ahead of an expected vote in the state Legislature that would help pave the way for adding a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a liberal watchdog group is urging lawmakers to just say no.

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President Donald Trump was in Wisconsin Tuesday where briefly talked about replacing the Affordable Care Act, pushed the importance of apprenticeships and hosted a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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President Donald Trump was in Wisconsin Tuesday where briefly talked about replacing the Affordable Care Act, pushed the importance of apprenticeships and hosted a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wisconsin, predicted funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative won't be zeroed out in the final 2018 fiscal year budget.

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Right now, members of the Legislature's finance committee can introduce and vote on proposals during meetings without any notice.

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Vice President Mike Pence promised a group of Wisconsin business leaders the Trump administration will replace former President Barack Obama's health care law with a system that gives states greater flexibility over coverage for its residents.

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Vice President Mike Pence promised a group of Wisconsin business leaders the Trump administration will replace former President Barack Obama's health care law with a system that gives states greater flexibility over coverage for its residents.

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