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1:00 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Walker Budget Would Restructure Long-Term Care Programs

State lawmakers have begun debating Gov. Walker's budget, including a provision that would restructure long-term care programs.

Gov. Walker’s proposed budget would change the way thousands of Wisconsin families get care for an elderly loved one, or a member with disabilities.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling on ACA Would Impact Thousands in Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments Thursday in a case that challenges the Affordable Care Act.
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Thousands of low-income Wisconsin residents who get federal subsidies for their health coverage could be impacted by a case the U.S. Supreme Court is considering.

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Politics & Government
4:24 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Walker Wants to Ban Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

Gov. Walker issued an "Open Letter on Life", saying he would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, and expects the Legislature to hand him such a bill.

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Politics & Government
12:44 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Biennial Budget: State Parks with Private Sponsors?

Amnicon Falls State Park in northern Wisconsin.
Credit Paul Weimer, Flickr

There’s a chance your favorite state park could someday be “brought to you by” a private company.

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Politics & Government
11:38 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Wisconsin Could Eliminate Waiting Period for Handgun Purchases

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For 40 years, Wisconsin has required a waiting period - it's been 48-hours, so the state can run a background check.

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Politics & Government
11:19 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Former Senator Russ Feingold Plans to Make His Presence Noticed in Wisconsin

Russ Feingold

Democrat Russ Feingold plans to travel widely across Wisconsin, raising speculation that he will again seek public office.

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Precious Lives
10:53 am
Tue March 3, 2015

#008 Precious Lives: Like Father, Like Son

Reverend Leondis Fuller lost all three of his sons to gun violence over a nine year period, within a nine block radius in Milwaukee.
Calvin Mattheis for the Journal Sentinel

Over a nine year period, Reverend Leondis Fuller lost all three of his sons to gun violence. 

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Politics & Government
8:28 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Right-to-Work: Next Stop, Assembly

An assembly committee took nearly 12 hours of testimony on right-to-work on Monday.
Credit MacIver Institute

The bill that would ban compulsory union membership or dues payment for private sector workers continued its speedy trip through the Capitol Monday.

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Arts & Culture
7:00 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Inside Jokes With Jonny Fritz

Jonny Fritz

The six-string successors of country music are tuning up, and it's Jonny Fritz's turn at the mic. Contrary to the country charlatans who purport the genre today, some authentic performers are releasing compelling work free of the recycled cliches that pervade contemporary country music. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue March 3, 2015

What a Right-to-Work Law Could Mean For Wisconsin Unions

Opponents of right-to-work rally in downtown Milwaukee

    

It seems inevitable that Wisconsin will approve a right-to-work law. It would prohibit companies and unions from forcing workers to pay dues.

The Assembly is expected to approve the bill later this week and send it to Gov. Scott Walker. He has promised to sign it into law.

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