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Sen. Tim Cullen won't run for governor after all, Dems lose another possible Gov. Walker challenger

MADISON — Former Democratic state Sen. Tim Cullen announced he will not run for governor after all, leaving Democrats scrambling for someone to mount a serious challenge to Gov. 409 more words

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Debate heats up over proposed funding increases for K-12 schools

MILWAUKEE — A group of Wisconsin school boards is raising red flags that Republican lawmakers plan to wipe out proposed funding increases for K-12 schools. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) warns that some Republican lawmakers want to scrap Gov. 346 more words

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ALERT: Aid Increases for Schools Under Threat From Plan to Scrap Gov's Budget

A divide among lawmakers about how to deal with Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget bill threatens to significantly reduce or even potentially eliminate the increased state aid the governor has proposed for schools. 450 more words

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State Legislature's finance committee OKs opioid bills

MADISON — The Legislature’s finance committee has approved more than half-a-dozen bills designed to curb opioid addiction.

Republican Rep. John Nygren has written 11 bills based on recommendations from Gov. 105 more words

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Minnesota Has Seen This Movie

As I watched the dramatic collapse of Trumpcare today, I was reminded that Minnesotans have seen this Happy Gilmoresque movie before: Before there was “Trump: The President” there was “Ventura: The Governor.” 1,092 more words

Communications

Wisconsin's budget could be $1 billion short by 2021

MADISON — Wisconsin’s state budget could be more than $1 billion in the red by 2021, based on the proposal submitted by Gov. Scott Walker that the Legislature is considering. 87 more words

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Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. Rick Scott place friendly bet on Wisconsin-Florida game

MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his Florida counterpart are making a friendly wager on Friday night’s Sweet 16 game.

Walker is betting Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Cheese Curds and Haribo Gold-Bear Gummi Candy that the eighth-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will beat fourth-seeded Florida at Madison Square Garden. 73 more words

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