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Remembering Why Health Care Reform Matters: Meet Erin

In the wake of the failure, so far,  by Senate Republicans to pass a healthcare reform bill, President Donald Trump again said that allowing the Affordable Care Act to stay in place and collapse under its own weight might be the best GOP course of action (before later urging senators to press on). Other Republicans agree […]

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Steineke and Fitzgerald: Dueling Interviews on Budget Stalemate

The Republican Majority Leaders for the state Senate and Assembly both said they’re close on a budget deal Friday. Yet their positions still sounded worlds apart in separate interviews with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader. Governor Scott Walker offered Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos the use of $200 million proposed tax cuts to instead […]

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Proposed Craft Brew Rules Would Kill New Brewery in the Cradle

Joint Finance Committee member, State Representative Dale Kooyenga, declared as dead this week a proposal that would prohibit craft brewers, wineries and distilleries from selling their product directly to customers. If the proposal is included in the state budget, it would set up a new regulatory body to oversee the alcoholic beverage industry and would mean producers […]

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Conservatives Introduce DOT Reform Legislation

The debate over Wisconsin’s state transportation spending took a new turn on Thursday when a number of legislative Republicans introduced a “Department of Transportation Reform Package” they hope will change the way the state agency operates. The proposed legislation, introduced by state Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) and state Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), is the […]

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Rhetoric vs. Reality on Constitutional Carry

When it comes to the debate over guns, it is often easy for the rhetoric used to become quite loaded; especially from opponents who wish to restrict freedom and legal use. That certainly was the case earlier this year when a bill allowing permitless concealed carry, or what is commonly known as “Constitutional Carry” was […]

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