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January 15, 2016

Bradley Stresses Impartial Judicial Philosophy

Justice Rebecca Bradley faces two challengers in the February primary election for state Supreme Court. Bradley was appointed to a vacant seat by Gov. Scott Walker, but said this would not be a factor in voters' decision whether she stays on the court. She defined the job of judge as determining "what the law is and not what we wish it to be."

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January 15, 2016

Rep. Ed Brooks Explains Rural Wisconsin Initiative

Rep. Ed Brooks, R-Reedsburg, says the bills intend to attract people back to rural areas. He says many Wisconsinites born in rural parts of the state have been relocating to cities for job opportunities. The bill package would try to draw people from urban to rural areas with Broadband grants, college loan repayments, STEM grants and other initiatives.

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January 8, 2016

Bipartisanship: The Real Deal

A Republican and Democrat say working across party lines helps create effective change. State Reps. Joel Kleefisch, R-Oconomowoc, and LaTonya Johnson, D-Milwaukee, have worked on a series of bills together, including an adoption protection package to reform practices in re-homing adopted children.

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January 8, 2016

Sen. Jon Erpenbach Says Democrats Will Focus On Jobs In 2016

State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, says jobs and the economy are priorities this year. He says Democrats also aim to overhaul the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the state's Department of Corrections.

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January 8, 2016

Walker Talks Lessons Learned On Campaign Trail

Gov. Scott Walker talked about what he learned during his run for president last year and dealing with his lowest approval numbers after he ended his campaign. Looking ahead, Walker said he would be criss-crossing the state, rather than criss-crossing the country, as he works to implement his legislative agenda in 2016.

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January 1, 2016

Marci Glaus Describes Wisconsin Writes Project

Glaus runs Wisconsin Writes, a video series about writers across the state. Wisconsin Writes, which functions through the Department of Public Instruction, offers a glimpse into varying writing processes in different contexts throughout the state. Glaus says the videos can help students and educators understand how each writer's work methods are unique.

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January 1, 2016

Ryan's Rise, Walker's Stumble Top 2015 Political List

WPR political reporter Shawn Johnson reviewed the year in Wisconsin politics and previewed the spring presidential primary and high court race.

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January 1, 2016

Katherine Cramer Discusses Her New Book

Cramer is the director of University of Wisconsin's Morgridge Center for Public Service. Her new book, "The Politics of Resentment," connects Scott Walker's political rise to a rural resentment against the "liberal elite." This resentment, she says, represents how one's place-based identities influence his or her understanding of politics.

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January 1, 2016

Daithi Wolfe Offers Five-Year Review of Youngstar

Youngstar is the state's childcare oversight program. It rates child care providers on a five-star scale. Wolfe, an analyst with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, reviews the program that is intended to improve childcare quality in the state.

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December 18, 2015

Judge Joe Donald Discusses His Supreme Court Candidacy

Judge Joe Donald is currently a trial court judge in Milwaukee. He is campaigning on the platform of bringing neutrality to the state's highest court. He looks forward to utilizing his experience as a trial court judge to the Supreme Court.

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