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Legislature's Budget Committee Resuming Voting Next Week

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - After a two-month break, the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee plans to resume its work on the state's spending plan next week. Committee co-chairs announced Friday the panel will meet on Thursday to vote on some…

Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Relax Mining Rules

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Two Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced legislation to repeal a law that requires mining companies to prove they've operated without polluting before they can mine in the state. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Republican Sen. Tom…

Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, two administration officials told CNN on Friday. The President has privately stewed over Bannon in recent days, including Thursday night from his golf course…

House Conservatives Seeking Fresh Health Care Repeal Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement, the latest instance of Republican rifts in what's…

Rally Held to Stand Against Nuclear Weapons

DULUTH, Minn. - Community members rallied at the Federal Building in Duluth to show their support of the proposed worldwide nuclear weapons ban. Ralliers spoke about the horrors of nuclear war on the anniversary…

Trump Warns North Korea of 'Fire and Fury' if It Threatens US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned North Korea it could face “fire and fury” if it threatens the United States, after a new report Tuesday said U.S. intelligence officials believe Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can…

Dems Seek Federal Payments to Trump Business

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties. Democrats…

One Challenger Already for Sen. Klobuchar

MINNEAPOLIS-State Rep. Jim Newberger is the first Republican to formally announce plans to take on Minnesota's popular U.S. senator, Amy Klobuchar. Should Newberger win his party's endorsement at next year's state convention, the task of beating Klobuchar is a tall…

Former Wisconsin Rep. Hulsey Registers Gubernatorial Bid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Former Democratic state Rep. Brett Hulsey, of Madison, has filed paperwork to run for governor. Hulsey registered a campaign committee for a potential second run for governor on Thursday. He did not immediately return messages seeking comments…

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