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UW Regents approve budget with tuition-forgiveness program

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously approved a state budget request that would increase spending by 3.5% in each of the next two years, create a new program to cover the tuition of lower-income families and borrow up to $1 billion to mitigate losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Evers orders masks statewide amid virus surge

Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases, setting up a conflict with Republican legislative leaders who are opposed to such a requirement and successfully sued to kill the governor's previous "safer at home" order.

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Evers issues 18 more pardons

Gov. Tony Evers announced 18 pardons on Thursday, the most he's made at one time since reviving the issuing of pardons last year following an eight year hiatus under former Gov. Scott Walker.

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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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Wisconsin won’t name businesses with COVID-19 cases

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is retreating from its original plans to name businesses and other places where there have been at least two confirmed cases of the coronavirus after businesses groups and Republican lawmakers came out as opposed to the idea.

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In reversal, Evers gives UW go-ahead for sex assault rules

Gov. Tony Evers has reversed course and given the University of Wisconsin System approval to begin complying with new federal rules that bolster the rights of sexual misconduct defendants and narrow the range of sexual misconduct that colleges must investigate.

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