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September 22, 2017
In the same hour his political opponent was signing the new state budget, Wisconsin superintendent Tony Evers demanded a fix to what he called a "broken" school funding system during his annual "state of education" address at the Capitol Rotunda. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: Wisconsin gets sweltering heat for first day of Fall; and more state news stories
September 22, 2017 - 9:57am
September 1, 2017
Kathleen Vinehout column: Where are the people?
September 1, 2017 - 8:56am
August 23, 2017
A group of administrators and executive directors from across the state gathered to discuss current health care issues pertinent to their respective facilities with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson in Marshfield Monday, Aug. 14. Topics included Medicaid, health care reform, and a public hearing for which Johnson said he would fly a few administrators to Washington D.C.

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A never ending death spiral: SV Health & Rehab faces closure
August 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
August 2, 2017
Rep. Shannon Zimmerman and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, shown at a February event in Hudson, are among a team of lawmakers backing legislation that would reshape Wisconsin's three-tier system governing alcohol. File photo
Bill takes aim at ‘modernizing’ state’s alcohol laws
August 2, 2017 - 7:16am
July 12, 2017
Trevor Wirtanen (right) and Matt Wallace, owners of Oliphant Brewing in Somerset, chatted with a customer during a 2014 event in Somerset. File photo
Would-be taproom legislation not dead, lawmaker says
July 12, 2017 - 3:02pm
July 11, 2017
Wisconsin's state Capitol building in Madison. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: Milwaukee's Gronik enters governor race as Walker war chest grows; 8 more state news stories
July 11, 2017 - 12:43pm
June 13, 2017
Visitors explore the state Capitol and its grounds in Madison. Jalen Knuteson / Rivertown Multimedia
Wisconsin roundup: Senate, Assembly remain divided as budget process stalls; Trump speaking in Waukesha; 8 more state news stories
June 13, 2017 - 8:07am
June 8, 2017
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, outlines provisions of her "alternative budget" during a town hall meeting June 5 in River Falls. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Vinehout rolls out 'alternative budget' for Wis.
June 8, 2017 - 11:01am
June 7, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Dozens sickened after attending Chippewa Falls festival; education plan reveals legislative rift; 8 more state news stories
June 7, 2017 - 9:13am
May 25, 2017
Senate Democrat Kathleen Vinehout, whose district includes Pierce County, said she's actively exploring a possible run for governor in 2018. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Western Wisconsin lawmaker eyes gubernatorial bid
May 25, 2017 - 8:32am
May 15, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Former GOP candidate gearing up to challenge Baldwin?; 9 more state news stories
May 15, 2017 - 8:36am
May 12, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Panel wants legislative oversight of veterans fund transfers; bill to punish campus speech disruptions gets public hearing; and 11 more state news stories
May 12, 2017 - 9:12am
May 10, 2017
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, shown here in a 2016 photo, was among critics calling for a special prosecutor to investigate possible Russian involvement in the 2016 election. File photo
Wisconsin roundup: Lawmakers speak up in response to Comey firing; 9 more state news stories
May 10, 2017 - 10:16am
May 9, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Baldwin introduces bill to prevent large pension benefit cuts; more state news stories
May 9, 2017 - 4:32pm
April 26, 2017
Pierce County Public Health Department Director Sue Galoff urged lawmakers to fund programs to combat communicable diseases in her address to the panel. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
After cheesy intro, serious issues reign in state panel's Ellsworth stop
April 26, 2017 - 7:57am
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