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April 21, 2017

Closer Look: The bill would also allow people to bring guns to school grounds. The bill would eliminate the need for gun users to apply for a state license, which requires both a background check and training. Gov. Scott Walker said he's happy with the current concealed carry law in the state.

April 21, 2017

Wisconsin Look: The Stockbridge-Munsee community hopes the court will stop Ho-Chunk expansion of their facility in Shawano County, saying it violates the Ho-Chunk's compact with the state. The Stockbridge-Munsee have a casino nearby, and say the Ho-Chunk expansion will have a "crippling effect" on revenue.But state officials say a 2003 deal that former Gov. Jim Doyle reached allows the expansion.

April 21, 2017

Look Ahead: Robert Craig is the executive director of liberal advocacy group Citizen Action of Wisconsin. The proposal would require drug screenings to be to eligible for Medicaid. It would also limit benefits to 48 months if the person isn't working or training for work, establish premiums up to $10 a month, reward healthy behaviors and increase co-pays for ER visits.

April 21, 2017

First Look: Mark Stephenson is with the UW-Madison Program on Dairy Markets and Policy. Seventy five dairy farmers learned this month they would have to find a new processor to buy their milk by May 1, giving them only 30 days to find a new buyer. This is due to a new tariff from Canada on certain dairy imports from President Donald Trump addressed the issue in his visit to Kenosha this week.

April 21, 2017

The proposal would have required justices to recuse themselves from cases in which they received a certain level of campaign donation from one of the parties. The proposal would have also applied to other courts in the state where judges are elected. WPR reporter Shawn Johnson lays out the issue.


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