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Wisconsin Senate to end with votes on youth prison, schools

The Senate prepared to wrap up Wisconsin's two-year legislative session Tuesday with votes on a bipartisan proposal to build a new juvenile prison and Republican-backed attempts, most likely headed for vetoes, to break up the Milwaukee school district and extend the state's voucher school program.

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Evers: Criminal justice reforms likely in next state budget

Gov. Tony Evers' executive budget could include criminal-justice reforms as Wisconsin emerges from a tumultuous year of protests over police brutality and racism, setting up another possible conflict with Republicans who have been reluctant to take any action to reform police procedures.

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Kaul won’t restart juvenile prison investigation

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said on Wednesday that he's not going to start a new investigation into the state's juvenile prisons, the same day that a new report showed young inmates are still being pepper sprayed, shackled and held in solitary confinement despite a court order to reduce such practices.

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Evers: Lincoln Hills closing must be pushed back 2 years

Officials in Gov. Tony Evers' administration told lawmakers on Tuesday that plans to close the state's juvenile prisons ought to be delayed by two years, pushing back the 2021 deadline in state law that the Legislature unanimously approved last year.

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Wisconsin Assembly OKs closing prison, tax rebate

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers finished their push on Thursday to close the state’s troubled youth prison and enact Gov. Scott Walker’s child-tax rebate, sending bills that would accomplish both goals on to the governor for his signature. The $80 million prison bill calls for closing the Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake Schools outside Irma by 2021 ...

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Senate breaks with Assembly on juvenile-justice plan

Wisconsin Senate Republicans broke with the state Assembly over a plan to overhaul the state's juvenile-justice system, pursuing a scaled-back proposal on Wednesday that would still close the Lincoln Hills prison by 2021 but would pull back on a proposed $80 million reorganization.

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Prison experts see opportunity, problems with Walker plan

Juvenile justice experts cautioned Friday that while they see promise in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's dramatic plan to convert the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison into an adult facility, its success largely depends on how well the changes are implemented.

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Foxconn's arrival. A fatal explosion. A late state budget. Sexual misconduct in the Legislature. Wisconsin saw another tumultuous year in 2017. Here's a look at the biggest stories in the state in the past 12 months:

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