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Budget panel votes to continue UW tuition freeze

The Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee voted Tuesday to continue a University of Wisconsin tuition freeze for another two years and give the system about $58 million in additional state money, less than half as much as Democratic Gov. Tony Evers wanted and funding that comes with a catch.

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Lawmaker’s ‘lonely ship’ fills as support for cannabis grows

In this May 4, 2019 photo, Matthew Gethard, of Milwaukee holds a sign reading "Grow the Vote" in downtown Madison, Wis., after a march for legalizing marijuana. The event was organized by Madison NORML, an organization that works to legalize marijuana. (Emily Hamer/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)

Elected as state representative for the 48th Assembly District, Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, has been "legislating through listening" to her 60,000 constituents since 2012. The stories and concerns she heard from voters in her district have launched Sargent on an unexpected journey, sending her on a mission that she never anticipated when she first ran for office.

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