Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin Trump voters give him A+ to C

By   /  April 28, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Green Bay Press-Gazette: Wisconsin Trump voters give him A+ to C- As Trump’s presidency approached Saturday’s 100-day mark, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reporters sat down with his supporters across America’s Dairyland. Reporters spoke in depth with 17 voters who backed Trump in November to get their opinions of his performance. We asked them how Trump was doing, […]

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Florida in focus: Plastic war: Coral Gables set to ban the bag

By   /  April 28, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Miami Herald: Plastic war: Coral Gables set to ban the bag David Lewis remembers what it was like a few years ago immediately after the city of San Jose, California, passed a law prohibiting supermarkets and other stores from giving shoppers plastic bags for their purchases. Some vocal residents argued that getting a plastic bag […]

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New regulations could mean longer waits for medicine

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

By Ben Yount – Watchdog.org Legislation filed at the Illinois Capitol could have consumers waiting hours or longer for their prescriptions. The idea is simple: make sure pharmacists aren’t overworked and that they have time to talk with patients. The proposed fix isn’t as simple. Rob Karr, head of the Illinois Retail Merchants’ Association, said some […]

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Florida in focus: ‘Unprecedented openness’ slams shut as House, Senate leaders force secret budget deal

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Miami Herald: ‘Unprecedented openness’ slams shut as House, Senate leaders force secret budget deal After promising unprecedented openness, House Speaker Richard Corcoran has spent long days and nights negotiating an elaborate budget deal in secret with Senate counterpart Joe Negron, keeping most other lawmakers and the public in the dark. Like attorneys privately resolving a […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Bill would let victims, witnesses block body camera releases

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Wisconsin State Journal: Bill Would let victims, witnesses block body camera releases State Republican legislators are circulating a bill that would seal off huge chunks of police body camera video from the public, saying they want to protect the privacy of people shown in the footage. Rep. Jesse Kremer and Sen. Patrick Testin’s bill would […]

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Wisconsin in focus: U.S.-Canada trade battle heats up

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: U.S. slaps Canada with tariffs on lumber A week after President Donald Trump called Canada a “disgrace” for policies that hurt Wisconsin dairy farmers, he’s slapping tariffs on Canadian lumber. “It has been a bad week for US-Canada trade relations,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday. The tariffs, of up to […]

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