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Legislators Okay $1 Billion for UW Projects

Legislators Okay $1 Billion for UW Projects

Budget committee approves some 40 projects, including UWM Chemistry Building.

GOP Approves $558 Million Health Care Hike

GOP Approves $558 Million Health Care Hike

But Republican budget rejects Medicaid expansion that would save the state $320 million, Evers notes.

Prison Guards Wages Could Jump 14%

Prison Guards Wages Could Jump 14%

Budget committee approves this and 2% hike each year for all other state workers.

Legislators Reject Evers Capital Budget

Legislators Reject Evers Capital Budget

Republicans say $2.5 billion too high, back smaller price tag for top priorities.

GOP rejects funding for cancer research facility, veteran homes, and mental health facilities
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GOP rejects funding for cancer research facility, veteran homes, and mental health facilities

Republicans jeopardize investments in Wisconsin’s future

Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills
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Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills

"We are committed to getting kids out of Lincoln Hills and closer to home as soon as we safely and responsibly can."

Gov. Evers Announces 2019-2021 Capital Budget Recommendations
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Gov. Evers Announces 2019-2021 Capital Budget Recommendations

These Capital Budget Recommendations aggressively and responsibly address deferred maintenance and life safety issues in state-owned buildings.

State Building Commission Approves Key Projects
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State Building Commission Approves Key Projects

Design and construction of UW-Milwaukee Sandburg Hall renovation project.

GOP Legislators Back Pay Hike for Lawyers

GOP Legislators Back Pay Hike for Lawyers

Hourly fee for private attorneys taking public defender cases would rise from $40 to $70.

Conagra Brands expanding Birds Eye Foods operations in Beaver Dam
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Conagra Brands expanding Birds Eye Foods operations in Beaver Dam

Company expects to create approximately 140 jobs over five years to support Birds Eye

Governor Walker Signs Bills on Improving Family Access to High-Quality Child Care, Creating Transitional Jobs Program for Wisconsin Veterans, and Increasing Funding for Watershed Protection Grants
Court Watch: GOP Legislators Push Harsher Bail Rules
Court Watch

GOP Legislators Push Harsher Bail Rules

State constitutional amendment opposed by defense lawyers, supported by City of Milwaukee.

Leah announces 300+ Wisconsin endorsements
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Leah announces 300+ Wisconsin endorsements

Leah has also been endorsed by former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Maggie’s List, RightNOW Women PAC and VIEW PAC.

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

Republican assembly districts are up to 96% white, senate districts as high as 95% white.

Campaign Cash: GOP Bill Restricts Suits Against Businesses
Campaign Cash

GOP Bill Restricts Suits Against Businesses

Special interests supporting legal restrictions donated $14 million to Republican legislators.

With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families
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With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families

Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations

Republican Legislators Rejecting Student Loan Refinancing Themselves Attended College at One-Fifth the Cost Today
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Republican Legislators Rejecting Student Loan Refinancing Themselves Attended College at One-Fifth the Cost Today

Cost of Their Own Schooling May Explain Ignorance of Student Loan Debt Crisis, But it Doesn’t Excuse Their Refusal to Help

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

Today the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

"The funds approved by the commission will be instrumental in strengthening the facilities at 13 UW campuses."

New State Law Helps Debt Collectors

New State Law Helps Debt Collectors

Makes it easy for debt buyers to target consumers with poorly documented claims.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law

Acts 154 - 199.

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

Today, the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state.

Lobbyists Oppose Various Bills Limiting Voting

Lobbyists Oppose Various Bills Limiting Voting

Bills with photo ID, limiting absentee voting, making it tougher to register -- got scant support from lobbyists.

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

Party leaders let them sponsor high-profile bills likely to win votes.

Rep. Richards calls on Gov. Walker to renounce arresting federal officials who are doing their jobs
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Rep. Richards calls on Gov. Walker to renounce arresting federal officials who are doing their jobs

Today Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee), the ranking member on the Assembly Committee on Health, released the following statement calling on Gov. Walker to oppose any legislation that would call for the arrest of federal officials who try to implement the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin.