President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, is applauded as he hold up the signed Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Climate Change critics: Trump order rolling back Obama plan a big win for Wisconsin

Published on: March 28, 2017
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Will Florida preempt local governments to complete next-gen wireless connectivity?

Published on: March 29, 2017
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Republican Gov. Phil Scott signs controversial immigration bill S.79 on Tuesday.

Gov. Scott signs immigration bill despite legal concerns, federal funding threats

Published on: March 28, 2017

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West Virginia Senate backing away from soda tax increase, House still entertaining it

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West Virginia House and Senate Republicans introduced a slew of soda-tax bills that stand to increase taxes on soft drinks by 500 percent.
Published on: March 29, 2017
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Student accused by ‘Mattress Girl’ loses in court again

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The former Columbia University student accused by "Mattress Girl" Emma Sulkowicz has had his lawsuit dismissed a second time.
Published on: March 29, 2017
Photo by Mediatrackers.comUNDER REVIEW: The 2016 campaign activities of Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Jr. remain 'under review,' according to the Brown County District Attorney's office. The case was turned over to a special prosecutor due to a conflict of interest in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County supervisor’s ethics case remains ‘under review’

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Weishan has said the allegations by his opponent at the time are "totally false,” to a “point of ridiculousness.”
Published on: March 28, 2017
Photo by Mississippi PowerOVERHEAD VIEW: The Kemper Project clean coal power plant's cost has increased by $51 million in March.

Report: Problems continue to appear for the Kemper Project clean coal power plant

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A report by the independent monitor says new problems continue to pop up at the Kemper Project clean coal power plant.
Published on: March 28, 2017
AP photoHONEST ABE: A statue of Abraham Lincoln sits directly in front of Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where Chancellor Rebecca Blank's office is located. UW officials plan to hike tuition on out-of-state students and students in certain professional programs in the upcoming years in light of the state budget cuts.

Don’t want to pay for ‘Sex Out Loud?’ Walker’s budget offers opt-out on student fees

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Under a budget proposal by Gov. Scott Walker, students at UW system schools would be able to opt-out of paying some student fees.
Published on: March 28, 2017
Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former Congressman Tom Perriello, gestures during a town hall in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Perriello is running against Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in June's primary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

In race for Virginia governor, former congressman stokes anti-Trump angst

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Tom Perriello hopes to turn Virginia Democrats' distaste for President Donald Trump against his own party's establishment choice for governor.
Published on: March 28, 2017
AZ LOBBYING: Arizona might become the latest state to ban government agencies from hiring lobbyists

Lawmakers look to codify Ducey’s ban on agencies hiring lobbyists

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Arizona might soon become the 11th state in the nation to ban governmental entities from using taxpayer money to hire outside lobbyists.
Published on: March 28, 2017
AP file photo'RIGHT TO CARRY': Two lawmakers are seeking co=sponsors for a bill that would allow permitless concealed carry in Wisconsin.

Bill would make Wisconsin a ‘constitutional carry’ state

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A draft bill being circulated would make Wisconsin the 15th state to allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit.
Published on: March 28, 2017
Parents, students and administrators take part in a rally in support of school choice, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Austin , Texas. Past voucher programs seeking to provide public money to families who send their children to private and religious schools have sailed through the state Senate but fizzled in the House, where lawmakers from both parties worry about hurting rural classrooms _ but rally organizers are hoping that added political pressure could change that this session. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

School choice proponents hope for a ‘grand bargain’

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“There are people who want more money for schools, but only if there’s something for parents," says former school lobbyist Allan Parker.
Published on: March 24, 2017

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Nanny State of the Week: Bad science guides Novato nannies

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Anti-smoking nannies have pushed their crusade further and further, and in California they’re increasingly reaching into peoples’ lives. Next up? They’re trying to prohibit smoking inside your own home.
Published on: March 27, 2017
Shutterstock ImageBLIND INJUSTICE: Our laws are being misinterpreted and bastardized to advance a progressive agenda, and it begins at the local level, writes William Haupt III.

Attorney’s group calls for due process in campus sexual assault investigations

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An impartial investigation and the avoidance of conflicts of interest top the American College of Trial Lawyers' list of recommendations.
Published on: March 27, 2017

Is the ocean ‘land owned or controlled’ by feds? Antiquities Act lawsuit aims to find out

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A lawsuit argues that President Obama's creation of a national monument in the Atlantic Ocean is beyond the reach of the Antiquities Act.
Published on: March 24, 2017