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March 17, 2017

First Look: Haas Discusses Illegal Voting In Wisconsin

Michcael Haas is the administrator of the state elections commission. A state report revealed this week that 17-year-olds voted illegally in last spring's presidential primary. In some states, minors can vote in primaries if they'll be 18 by the general election, but not in Wisconsin.

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March 17, 2017

Closer Look: DOC Secretary On Juvenile Detention Facilities

The Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons are under federal investigation. Current and former inmates have alleged abuse, neglect and sexual assault at the two facilities north of Wausau. State Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher says fixing the problems there is his priority.

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March 17, 2017

Closer Look: Youth Justice Activist On Prison Lawsuits

Jeffery Roman is a member of Youth Justice Milwaukee, is holding a summit on juvenile justice issues next week. He and others are calling to have the two youth prison facilities under investigation shut down. Former and current inmates involved in the suit claim as much as 20 percent of the inmates are in solitary confinement at any given time, along with other common instances of mistreatment.

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March 17, 2017

Look Ahead: AARP Advocacy Director On Health Care Bill

Lisa Lamkins is the federal advocacy director for AARP Wisconsin. AARP is lobbying hard against the GOP American Health Care Act. It's worried about potential negative affects on the country's elderly.

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March 17, 2017

Here and Now #1538 - Full Episode

Wisconsin elections commission administrator Michael Haas talks about illegal voting during the presidential primaries last spring, Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher and youth advocate Jeffery Roman talk about the state's troubled youth prisons and AARP Wisconsin federal advocacy director Lisa Lamkins talks about her concerns with the GOP American Health Care Act.

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March 17, 2017

CBO Offers Projections On GOP American Health Care Act

UW professor Donna Friedsam shared her predicted winners and losers from the bill. The Congressional Budget Office projected 14 million people would lose insurance in the first year. It predicted that number would rise to 24 million in 10 years. But House Speaker Paul Ryan said the overall projects are encouraging.

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March 10, 2017

Closer Look: Proposed Cut To Great Lakes Restoration Funding

Joel Brammeier is the president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. The federal proposal would drastically cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative from $300 million to $10 million annually. Last year alone, Wisconsin saw $3 million in funding from the initiative.

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March 10, 2017

Wisconsin Look: Two Health-Related Bills Pass Assembly

The state Assembly passed the two bills this week. One legalizes a medical marijuana extract, known as CBD oil, which has been proven useful in treating patients with seizure disorders. The other allows terminally ill patients to try drugs that have not yet been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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March 10, 2017

First Look: UW Healthcare Expert On Obamacare Replacement

Donna Friedsam is a policy director at UW-Madison Population Health Institute. Congress this week unveiled their long-awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act. It takes away individual mandates and phases out Medicaid expansion.

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March 10, 2017

Here and Now #1537 - Full Episode

UW-Madison healthcare expert Donna Friedsam talks about the new Obamacare replacement bill, President of the Alliance for the Great Lakes Joel Brammeier talks about a federal proposal to drastically reduce funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and WisContext reporter Scott Gordon talks about developments on the Waukesha water divestment plan.

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