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Senate to send benefit restrictions to governor

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate was poised Tuesday to approve a package of Republican-authored bills designed to force more people into the workforce by tightening eligibility for unemployment benefits and Medicaid coverage.

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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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Assembly begins budget debate

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats assailed Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s budget Wednesday in the opening minutes of debate on his plan to balance a projected $3 billion shortfall by making deep cuts to education and other programs. The $66 billion budget, which does not include any widespread tax increases, will be devastating to the middle ...

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Lawmakers cut public worker bargaining rights

SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers have voted to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state’s public workers in one of the strongest blows to the power of unions in years. The state’s Assembly passed Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s explosive proposal 53-42 Thursday. The state’s Senate approved it the night before after using ...

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Democrats question legality of Assembly vote

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are still angry with Republicans for abruptly passing a bill that would strip most public sector workers of their collective bargaining rights. After nearly 61 hours of debate on the bill, Assembly Republicans early Friday morning called for a vote and closed the roll within seconds. The measure passed even though 28 members of ...

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