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May 19, 2017

Republican State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo details two bills that target serious juvenile crime.

May 12, 2017

Republican Senator Alberta Darling is the Joint Finance Co-Chair. She talks road funding and describes why she doesn't want self-insurance for state employees. She also explains where the money to fund state plans would come from.

May 12, 2017

Wisconsin Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief, Shawn Johnson, reveals points of state budget that republicans disagree on at the capitol. The legislature's budget committee rejected the Governor's transportation plan. Republicans also disagree on an alternative road funding/tax proposal.

May 12, 2017

An assembly committee voted to send a GOP measure to the full assembly that would limit when presidential, state and local recounts could take place. Under the new bill, only candidates who trail by one percent or less would be able to request a recount.

May 12, 2017

State Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, explains how bills she proposed would help house the homeless population. Subeck wants to fund these bills by increasing government vouchers to pay for housing. She also wants to fund a program that would help prevent evictions in cases of a temporary financial crisis.

May 12, 2017

Madison East High School Principal, Mike Hernandez, talks about what happened when the school shut off Wi-Fi to popular social media apps. Three other area schools also shut down popular social media apps this month. This was an effort to see if disconnecting from social media would help students with their academic and personal performance.

May 12, 2017

Steve Levitan is this years commencement speaker at UW-Madison. The former badger is best known for creating the hit TV show Modern Family.

May 5, 2017

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch talks about homelessness bills, State Rep. Dale Kooyenga, R-Brookfield, and State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, talk about the GOP transportation funding plan, managing partner of Capitol Consultants Bill McCoshen and Executive Director of One Wisconsin Now Scot Ross talk about the Republican health care bill.

May 5, 2017

State Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, is a member of the joint finance committee. The Assembly Republicans plan would cut income tax and reduce the gas tax, as well as imposing the sales tax on gas. But Hintz said he doesn't think it will do much to help the state pay for roads.

May 5, 2017

The House passed a GOP bill that would reform Obamacare Thursday. The measure, among other things, would eliminate penalties for not having insurance. Democrats say the bill puts people at risk of losing their insurance, but Republicans say it would help cut costs.

May 5, 2017

The state Assembly passed four bills on homelessness this week. One would bring together state agencies to form a coordinating council lead by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Another would award a $75,000 grant to one community to find jobs for its homeless population.

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