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State budget writers will leave a popular program alone. Joint Finance Committee co-chair, Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), acknowledged the outcry by seniors in response to Governor Scott Walker’s proposed changes to the SeniorCare prescription drug plan. “There will be no changes to the program, and that’s basically to the credit of the folks in Wisconsin, and […]

One possible 2016 presidential contender says there are many good Republicans who have entered the race. However, Governor Scott Walker told those attending the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma Thursday that he has yet to see a candidate who can “fight and win…the battles we need to move this country forward with common sense […]

The state’s jobless rate in April was at 4.4 percent, down from 4.6 in March. April’s preliminary unemployment rate of 4.4 percent is the state’s lowest rate since April of 2008 — and lower than the national rate of 5.4 percent. That’s according to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Manufacturing, construction, and professional […]

Two Congressmen from the Midwest want to address the health issues tied to obesity among senior citizens. One of them is 3rd District Wisconsin Democrat Ron Kind, who says more needs to be done in the areas of care coordination and patient education.  “Erik Paulson, he’s a member from the Minnesota delegation, and I teamed […]

Uber expected to expand to five more Wisconsin cities today. Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Lake Geneva, and Wisconsin Dells will get the online ride-sharing service — just weeks after statewide standards were approved for Uber and similar companies. Uber’s Wisconsin manager, Adam Dries, says his company wants to be in as many places as possible, and […]