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Wisconsin Republicans move to protect conversion therapy

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin therapists, counselors and social workers could continue to attempt to change the sexual orientation of gay or transgender people under a bill Republican legislators are poised to take up Tuesday. The bill would block a proposed state Department of Safety and Professional Standards rule prohibiting so-called conversion therapy. In another ...

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Evers withdraws virus plan outline amid GOP opposition (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers said Monday that he’s given up trying to push through any more statewide mandates to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus because he thinks rival Republicans would never allow any restrictions after the state Supreme Court erased his stay-at-home order. Minutes after his administration scrapped plans for a new emergency rule, ...

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GOP senator vows to vote against state budget

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press A Republican state senator vowed on Wednesday to vote against the state budget in its current form, leaving the GOP with room to lose only one more vote in the Senate and still have enough to pass the plan without Democratic support. The two-year, nearly $82 billion budget won approval from the Republican-controlled Joint Finance ...

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Schimel defends not asking journalist for source of leak

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel didn't ask a journalist to reveal who leaked documents to him that were collected during the investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's campaign out of respect for the reporter's free-speech rights, Schimel's spokesman said Thursday.

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