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December 4, 2015

Dougherty On Changes In State's Employee Trust Fund

Phil Dougherty is Senior Executive Officer at the Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. A recent report suggested the state would save money switching to a new model for it's employees insurance.

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December 4, 2015

WI Department Of Employee Trust Funds Responds To New Model

Lisa Ellinger is the department's deputy administrator of insurance.

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November 26, 2015

DNR Electronic Deer Registration System Starts First Season

Zac Schultz reports on a new system that requires hunters register their deer kills. This is the first time such a requirement has been implemented in Wisconsin.

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November 26, 2015

Syrian Living In Middleton Describes Journey To Wisconsin

Aldashash and his family came to Middleton after escaping violence in Syria.

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November 25, 2015

Lutheran Refugee Program Director On Wisconsin's Role

Mary Flynn describes how her agency handles receipt and assistance of refugees. She also discusses how Wisconsin Lutheran Social Services is preparing for the possibility of refugees from Syria in Wisconsin.

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November 25, 2015

Taeuber Discusses Assistance To Syrian Refugees From Jordan

Wendy Taeuber is the Director of the International Rescue Committee in Amman, Jordan. Her agency offers humanitarian assistance and works to resettle refugees.

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November 20, 2015

Rep. Grothman Expresses Concern For Syrian Refugees In U.S.

The House passed a bill that would block Syrian refugees' entrance into the country. The bill would halt all refugee movement from the region into the United States until there was a more extensive vetting process for refugees from Syria.

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November 20, 2015

Immigrant Justice Clinic Director Discusses Syrian Refugees

Stacy Taeuber started the Immigrant Justice Clinic at UW-Madison in 2012. The clinic has served over 100 individuals in at least 20 countries in deportation proceedings since its inception.

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November 20, 2015

President Of Wisconsin Family Action On School Bathroom Bill

Julaine Appling says the bill will make students feel safer and help secure privacy. Wisconsin would become the first state to pass a statute requiring public school students use the bathroom assigned to their biological sex, rather than then gender with which they identify.

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November 20, 2015

Menasha School Superintendent On Districts' Bathroom Policy

A state proposal would require students use bathrooms assigned to their biological sex. Some school districts, including Menasha, have standing policies that would be in contradiction with this bill if passed. Transgender rights activists worry transgender students will not feel safe with this bill in place.

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