Owen Robinson: Trump acts on Obamacare

President Trump, frustrated with Congress’ failure to repeal Obamacare, has begun to take unilateral action to reintroduce market forces into the health insurance market and pick at the pillars of Obamacare. His actions are a great first step.

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TUE News Summary: State budget surplus, Walker on NFL protests; Ryan talks tax reform

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** Today: ‘Navigating the New Economy’ roundtable discussion Business leaders and community members have an opportunity to learn from state and local experts about how they can better navigate the new economy during roundtables in Hudson, Richland Center and Sheboygan. The series of community conversations is brought … Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me     Forgot Password

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Dairy Business Association: ‘America’s Dairyland’ license plate slogan a sense of pride and progress

CONTACT: Jamie Mara, director of public relations 920-209-3990; jmara@widba.com GREEN BAY, Wis. (Oct. 17, 2017) — Mike North, president of the Dairy Business Association, today released the following statement regarding a suggestion by the president of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce that the state consider removing the slogan, “America’s Dairyland,” from state license plates. “Considering the dairy community’s continuing contribution to the culture and economy of our state, it would be disheartening to make such a change after nearly 80 years. “We are talking about a $43.4 billion impact on the Wisconsin economy and tens of thousands of jobs. There are

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WisDems: Extremist Leah Vukmir champions bill to limit women’s healthcare options

Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org Vukmir supported a zero-exception abortion ban, stated support for so-called “personhood” amendments that could ban common forms of birth control “Vukmir’s strident anti-choice viewpoints are among the most severe and punitive stances held by any elected official in the country.” MADISON — Far right-wing state Senator Leah Vukmir is today holding a Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing to tout her latest extremist anti-choice bill that would restrict Wisconsin women’s access to a full range of healthcare options by prohibiting certain doctors from providing abortion services. Specifically, the bill forbids University of Wisconsin System doctors from performing abortions at privately funded facilities,

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WisDOJ: AG Schimel and ICAC team wants us all to help keep kids safe online

MADISON, Wis. – Today, Attorney General Brad Schimel shared a message with parents and guardians for Wisconsin’s “Keeping Kids Safe Online Month.” “Wisconsin DOJ and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force can do a lot to capture predators that use the internet to prey on our children,” said Attorney General Schimel. “But the best tool we have to keep kids safe online is a nosy and informed parent.” Parents and guardians looking for more information on how they can help keep kids safe online can find information atwww.ProtectKidsOnlineWi.gov where  citizens can find the Protect Kids Online podcast, which was designed to be

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Ryan backs Trump’s ACA subsidy cuts, calls for ‘comprehensive’ solution

House Speaker Paul Ryan backed President Trump’s cutting of the Affordable Care Act subsidies and called for a “comprehensive” health care solution. Trump last week announced he’s nixing the subsidies the feds pay to insurance companies to bring down out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers, a move that Dems have decried as “sabotaging” Obamacare. But Ryan on Monday embraced passing repeal-and… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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State finishes fiscal year with $579 million surplus

The state finished 2016-17 with a surplus of $579 million, a better ending balance than what the Legislative Fiscal Bureau had previously projected. The last LFB estimate of a $467 million ending balance, though, did not include a final look at expenditures over the fiscal year. The Department of Administration wrote in its annual fiscal report expenses came in about $41 million less than had been… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

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Owen Robinson: Trump acts on Obamacare

President Trump, frustrated with Congress’ failure to repeal Obamacare, has begun to take unilateral action to reintroduce market forces into the health insurance market and pick at the pillars of Obamacare. His actions are a great first step.

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TUE News Summary: State budget surplus, Walker on NFL protests; Ryan talks tax reform

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** Today: ‘Navigating the New Economy’ roundtable discussion Business leaders and community members have an opportunity to learn from state and local experts about how they can better navigate the new economy during roundtables in Hudson, Richland Center and Sheboygan. The series of community conversations is

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Dairy Business Association: ‘America’s Dairyland’ license plate slogan a sense of pride and progress

CONTACT: Jamie Mara, director of public relations 920-209-3990; jmara@widba.com GREEN BAY, Wis. (Oct. 17, 2017) — Mike North, president of the Dairy Business Association, today released the following statement regarding a suggestion by the president of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce that the state consider removing the slogan, “America’s Dairyland,” from

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WisDems: Extremist Leah Vukmir champions bill to limit women’s healthcare options

Contact: Brad Bainum, bradb@wisdems.org Vukmir supported a zero-exception abortion ban, stated support for so-called “personhood” amendments that could ban common forms of birth control “Vukmir’s strident anti-choice viewpoints are among the most severe and punitive stances held by any elected official in the country.” MADISON — Far right-wing state Senator Leah Vukmir

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State finishes fiscal year with $579 million surplus

The state finished 2016-17 with a surplus of $579 million, a better ending balance than what the Legislative Fiscal Bureau had previously projected. The last LFB estimate of a $467 million ending balance, though, did not include a final look at expenditures over the fiscal year. The Department of Administration

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