Friday, February 23, 2024
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GOP lawmakers have passed a bill requiring local notifications within 100 miles of refugee resettlement plans. Migrant farm workers in Wisconsin will have additional heat, health and safety protections this year. Joe Schulz will have more. And, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin filed a petition with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. They say the state constitution protects a person’s right to abortion ..read more
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Thursday, February 22, 2024
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New legislative maps were signed into law, and now Democrats have a chance in winning a state Assembly majority. Wisconsin's prisons continue to struggle with short-staffing, but officials say they're encouraged by a rise in applications. Sarah Lehr (LEER) has more. And, with more teens and adults struggling with mental health, experts say supporting development in a child's earliest years could help. Hope Kirwan will have more ..read more
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Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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The state Assembly passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would weaken the governor's partial veto powers. Sarah Lehr has the details on a bill also approved in the Assembly that would hold students back a grade for repeated truancy. And, a civil rights icon lives right here in Wisconsin. In today's episode of Wisconsin Life, we'll learn more about the life and legacy of Gwen Gillon ..read more
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024
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Wisconsin's new voting maps are state law. After political battles spanning more than a decade, Governor Tony Evers signed a new maps bill. Kenosha County would restrict access to some library books under a new proposal. And leaders in Milwaukee are calling for a state law to allow for red-light cameras ..read more
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Monday, February 19, 2024
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Federal efforts to increase staffing at nursing homes could be a challenge for facilities in Wisconsin. Danielle Kaeding has the details on bill that would clear the way for PFAS standards in groundwater. And, Alex speaks with Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe to about everything voters need to know to cast their ballot in the upcoming spring primary ..read more
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Friday, February 16, 2024
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State agencies would have to develop strategies to use artificial intelligence under a measure that passed the state Assembly. A state bill would require a breathalyzer to be placed in the vehicle of all drunk driving offenders. And, ice cover on the Great Lakes has hit a low never before seen in mid-February with the warmer than normal temperatures ..read more
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Thursday, February 15, 2024
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State lawmakers passed maps drawn by Governor Tony Evers, but fair maps groups and some Democrats are at odds if he should sign them into law. Democratic state lawmakers are pushing for paid family and medical leave. And, nine candidates are running to be the city of Kenosha's next mayor. Evan Casey will have the latest on the race ..read more
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Wisconsin Today
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1w ago
State lawmakers could possibly vote on a bill that would change the process for redistricting. Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher will not run for re-election. Joe Schulz will have more on who his potential successors might be. And, state legislators are moving to shore up emergency hospital services in Chippewa and Eau Claire Counties after the announcement of multiple hospital and clinic closings in the area ..read more
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Friday, February 9, 2024
Wisconsin Today
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2w ago
Activists are calling on a member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission to resign, pointing to his involvement in a scheme to submit false electoral college votes for former President Donald Trump in 2020. Sarah Lehr reports the family of a man who died by suicide while in solitary confinement is suing Wisconsin's prison system. And, we'll have the latest news from the UW Board of Regents ..read more
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Wisconsin Today
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Wisconsin is getting speedier at issuing professional licenses. Schools and childcare centers are at odds over a bill that would force them to collaborate on educating four-year-old students. Rich Kremer will have the details on the legislation.. And,, Margaret Faust checks in with maple syrup producers, who are tapping into trees earlier than anticipated ..read more
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