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Kevin Hardwick, an associate professor of political science at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, says Trump may have a hard time closing the deal on a new federal health care law.

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Gov. Scott Walker is calling the federal health care overhaul bill "an important first step." The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act was released Monday evening.

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Wisconsin voters approved $1.35 billion in borrowing referendums for public schools last year, the largest amount in more than 20 years.

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has overturned an appeals court ruling, concluding the city of Madison must allow bus passengers to carry concealed weapons. The court ruled 5-2.

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The Trump administration may cut the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 25 percent under a draft budget proposal. Great Lakes mayors say the cuts could have disastrous effects on water quality and the regional economy.

The Kathleen Dunn Show

President Donald Trump's new executive order on immigration was signed Monday morning, and much like the original travel ban, it's likely to face a showdown in the courts as several organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have vowed to file lawsuits against it.

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Jack Voight, a Republican who held the office from 1995 to 2007, is criticizing current Republican State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk’s support of a constitutional amendment that would cut the state treasurer's office.

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Close to 100 people attended a workshop Sunday in Milwaukee at Candela's Banquet and Conference Facility to discuss the rights of mixed-status immigrant families. Immigrant advocacy group Voces de la Frontera held the workshop.

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Vice President Mike Pence spoke to an invite-only event Friday in Janesville about the Affordable Care Act, town halls and more. Pence spoke to about 350 Blain Supply employees at the agriculture retailer based in Janesville and also held a listening session with local business leaders.

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Transportation funding is gearing up to be one of the crucial issues in the current state budget cycle, but it's not new. Lawmakers and governors have ignored repeated warning signs and put off the toughest decisions on roads, a cycle that began at least a decade ago.

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Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation they say could lead to lower electricity bills.

The Kathleen Dunn Show

The key to creating better school lunches may start with the environment of the cafeteria, chef Justin Johnson said. It's more about letting students know they'll be consistently served with good and good-for-you food for a variety of palates and dietary needs, he said.

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Law enforcement, school officials and people with personal ties to Wisconsin’s opioid epidemic spoke Thursday at a legislative hearing on a package of bills that are part of a special session on drug addiction.

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With state aid on the decline and tax rules keeping towns from raising more money locally, some municipal leaders are finding the only viable road maintenance option they have is turning pavement back into gravel.

The Kathleen Dunn Show

Caroline Light, the author of the new book, "Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense," traces the history of how these laws evolved in the United States and where the desire for lethal force came from.

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Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, wants Wisconsin to call for a so-called "balanced budget amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, which would ban the government from spending more than it takes in.

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Heavy trucks are a huge contributor to the wear and tear of Wisconsin's highways, but as the state grapples with how to pay for infrastructure maintenance, policymakers have welcomed trucks with open arms.

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Wisconsin representatives react to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.

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People who call for aid for overdose victims are protected from drug possession prosecution by Wisconsin's Good Samaritan law.

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Elected officials often tout big-ticket highway projects as accomplishments, but a mixture of transportation funding woes and cost overruns have put them under more intense scrutiny in Wisconsin, with some officials arguing they aren't worth it.

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