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11:39 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Wisconsin Republican Leaders Work to Rally Party Faithful

Gov. Walker lobbied for voucher expansion, income tax cuts and Medicaid reform
Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

UW Madison Political Scientist Charles Franklin discusses this weekend's state Republican convention in central Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Republicans rallied near Wausau over the weekend - during their annual convention.

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Politics & Government
11:28 am
Mon May 6, 2013

City Considers Changes For Milwaukee Taxi Industry

Drivers await fares outside a downtown Milwaukee hotel
Credit Bob Bach

More taxicabs could soon be rolling on Milwaukee streets. In 1992, the city capped taxi permits at 350. Now a group of cab owners and at least one alderman want to lift the cap. This afternoon, a Common Council committee will solicit opinions about the quality of taxi service today and whether or not the city needs more.

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Education
12:21 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

DPI Must Track Discrimination against Special Needs Students in Voucher Schools

Lennise Vickers (right) spoke at a news conference about the poor treatment she says her daughter received at a voucher school.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The U.S. Department of Justice is warning Wisconsin that its school choice or voucher program cannot discriminate against students with disabilities.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Rings in 10 Years of Music

Handbells of various notes
Credit Jyll and Tom Skinner/Wikimedia

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews the head of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble.

For ten years, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble has brought unique ringing to the area, and now it will celebrate its longtime musical commitment to the city with an anniversary concert next week.

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Book's Plucky Tractor Plows His Way into Kids' - and Some Adults' - Hearts

Long's new book, "Otis and the Puppy."
Credit Loren Long

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Loren Long.

Inspired by his favorite picture books from childhood, like The Pokey Little Puppy and The Little Engine that Could, Loren Long has tried to pass on that inspiration to children through his books. He has a series about Otis the Tractor and he is the illustrator of President Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing.

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