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Anchored by Frederica Freyberg, Here and Now is Wisconsin's weekly in-depth news and public affairs program where civic and political leaders provide context to the issues at the forefront of life in Wisconsin. 

 

May 20, 2016

State Supreme Court Approves Superintendent's Authority

In a 4-3 decision this week, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court approved State Superintendent Tony Evers' authority over public schools. This overrules Gov. Scott Walker's 2011 law that required state agencies like the Department of Public Instruction to seek approval from the governor before creating new administrative rules.

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May 20, 2016

How UW System Contributes To State Economic Development

Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still explains how budget cuts will continue to affect the University of Wisconsin System's ability to contribute to economic growth in Wisconsin. Still says a bipartisan effort is necessary in order for both the state economy and UW System to thrive.

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May 20, 2016

White-nose Syndrome Increasingly Affecting Wisconsin Bats

Department of Natural Resources conservation biologist J. Paul White said the syndrome wakes bats from hibernation early, forcing them into winter climates they cannot handle. More than 6 million bats have died since white-nose syndrome was found in New York in 2006.

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May 20, 2016

Milwaukee Attorney Michael Hupy On Gun Death Of 9-Year-Old

Milwaukee attorney Michael Hupy of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the gun death of a 9-year-old Milwaukee girl. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or 414-935-741.

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May 13, 2016

Ray Cross On Faculty Senate's No Confidence Vote

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross responds to the UW-Madison Faculty Senate's resolution that expressed "no confidence" in Cross and the UW System Board of Regents.

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