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State senator will mount challenge for congressional seat

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A state lawmaker announced Monday he will run for an open congressional seat representing southwestern Wisconsin. Democratic Sen. Brad Pfaff of Onalaska told the La Crosse Tribune he will run in the 3rd Congressional District next year. Pfaff won election to the Senate last year after Republicans who control the chamber voted not to confirm ...

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Evers revives plan to lower prescription drug costs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers revived his plan Wednesday to lower prescription drug costs after Republicans stripped it out of the state budget, re-introducing the measures as stand-alone legislation. The plan would create a review board to establish prescription drug spending targets for the public sector and limit prices; increase funding for free and charitable clinics by $4 ...

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Wisconsin Assembly passes COVID-19 bill Senate GOP opposes

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday passed a doomed COVID-19 response bill that Senate Republicans and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers are opposed to, and there's no sign of an agreement on a plan to combat the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in the state.

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Wisconsin Assembly passes COVID-19 bill Senate GOP stands opposed to

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday passed a doomed COVID-19 response bill that Senate Republicans and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers are opposed to, and there’s no sign of an agreement on a plan to combat the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in the state. Evers and Assembly Democrats ...

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Wisconsin Republicans disagree on COVID-19 bill

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature is divided on a coronavirus-response bill that the state Assembly was passing on Thursday but that the Senate GOP leader said his chamber is opposed to. Even if the current bill were to somehow pass, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has signaled his opposition and would likely veto ...

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GOP Sen. Johnson says no decision on his political future

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday, a day after the U.S. Capitol was stormed by supporters of President Donald Trump, that he has not made a decision yet on his political future as the vocal Trump backer faces two years in the minority, growing criticism from within his party and ...

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At Reinhart, Dietzel-Luedtke displays patent talent for IP law

Andrea Dietzel-Luedtke didn’t need much time working for a chemical company in Milwaukee before she realized the job wasn’t for her. Unsure what to do next, she took a friend’s advice and applied for a position at a local intellectual-property law firm. With a business degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Dietzel-Luedtke was at least somewhat prepared for the work. ...

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Foxconn’s $100 million pledge to university largely unmet

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received less than 1% of the money Foxconn Technology Group pledged to it two years ago. In August 2018, Foxconn committed $100 million to the university to help fund an engineering building and for company-related research. But Foxconn critics say the Taiwanese technology company has failed to live up to that ...

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Thompson dedicated to UW campuses reopening in fall

University of Wisconsin System interim president Tommy Thompson said Thursday that he has requested $110 million from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to pay for COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and personal protective equipment so campuses can safely reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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