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8:01 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Joint Finance Committee Approves State Budget Following All Night Session

Budget committee members wrapped up work on the new state budget early this morning in Madison.

State income taxes would be cut by nearly twice as much as proposed by the Walker administration following approval of a new state budget earlier today by the Joint Finance committee.

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Politics & Government
5:33 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Joint Finance Rejects Federal Money to Expand Medicaid

The Legislature's budget panel Tuesday rejected federal money to fully expand Medicaid programs in Wisconsin.
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Republican budget leaders are sticking with Gov. Walker’s plan for BadgerCare.

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Health & Science
5:20 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Woman's Cells Live On - As Do Questions About Informed Consent

Author Rebecca Skloot's book explores why informed consent remains a murky issue.
Credit Crown Publishing

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Rebecca Skloot.

How can we ensure that researchers aren't using our biological material without our consent?

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Economy & Business
4:42 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Realtor: Workers Will Stay Put, Despite Residency Rule Change

A Milwaukee home
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Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Mike Ruzicka, president of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.

The Joint Finance Committee is supposed to conclude its state budget revisions this week ahead of a full legislative vote this month. Along with tax and spending changes, the budget includes a proposal to lift residency requirements for most public workers.

Many have debated whether that residency rule change will affect services delivered or even harm local communities.

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Health & Science
2:43 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Study: Many People Frightened to Enroll in Clinical Trials

A nurse administers light therapy to a patient in a clinical trial. This particular study included 20 cancer patients from Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
Credit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews researcher Kathryn Flynn on public attitudes toward clinical trials.

A new study examines why so few people are signing up to participate in medical trials.

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