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re forms wisconsin pardon board after didnt issue a pardon over eight years applications now available to see
.@WISuptTonyEvers re-forms Wisconsin pardon board@ScottWalker after didn’t issue a pardon over eight years; applications now available to seek a pardon, at least one famous Wisconsin convicted criminal’s supporters are ready to ask for one

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confused about where wisconsin s lame duck laws and legal challenges stand trichmond1 sorts it out for you
Confused about where Wisconsin's lame-duck laws and legal challenges stand?

@trichmond1 sorts it out for you:

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wisconsin legislature s budget writing joint finance committee has begun three hours late they are planning to
Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee has begun, three hours late

They are planning to take up everything on their agenda except for taxes, which they will do on the final planned meeting day Thursday
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music review lukas nelson wants listeners to turn off the news from ap
Music Review: Lukas Nelson wants listeners to turn off the news (from @AP)
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vos says he hopes evers ultimately accepts the fact it s a good budget and can work with republicans to sign i
@SpeakerVos @WiHealthNewsV @WISuptTon @MULawPollyEversos says he hopes Evers ultimately accepts the fact it's a good budget and can work with Republicans to sign it
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vos says he knows there are things evers won t like in the budget has power with his line item veto if he vote
@SpeakerVos @WiHealthNewsV @WISuptTon @MULawPollyEversos says he knows there are things Evers won't like in the budget, has power with his line-item veto, if he votes the entire budget "there are other things we're going to work on first.

Says Legislature will take up veto override sometime in October
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vos says evers has ability to sign the budget and calls it a reasonable step in the right direction for govern
@SpeakerVos @WiHealthNewsV @WISuptTon @MULawPollyEversos says Evers has ability to sign the budget and calls it a "reasonable step in the right direction. "

"For Governor Evers and his supporters to say those of us who want to do things differently aren't listening to the people, that's not true. "
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vos slams evers for calling his budget the people s budget vos says there is the governor s budget and the rep
@SpeakerVos @WiHealthNewsV @WISuptTon @MULawPollyEversos slams Evers for calling his budget the "people's budget. " Vos says there is the governor's budget and the Republican budget: "There's no people's budget. "
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i guess it s more disappointing than anything he says of evers promising vetoes of the born alive abortion bil
@SpeakerVos @WiHealthNews " @WISuptTon @MULawPollyEversI guess it's more disappointing than anything, " he says of Evers promising vetoes of the "born alive " abortion bill. Vos says Evers is "playing to the pro-abortion crowd. "
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q why did republicans pass abortion bills knowing evers was going to veto them and will they consider more exp
@SpeakerVos @WiHealthNewsQ @WISuptTon @MULawPollyEvers: Why did Republicans pass abortion bills knowing Evers was going to veto them, and will they consider more expansive prohibitions?

Vos says he can't imagine why anyone would be opposed to criminalizing the killing of a child born through a failed abortion: "It's murder. "

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democrat patty schachtner explains to how she flipped wisconsin senate seat in deep red district my message ha
Democrat Patty Schachtner explains to how she flipped Wisconsin Senate seat in deep red district: "My message has always been be kind, be considerate and we need to help people when they're down... We just need to be kind to people who are less fortunate and just help."
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when asked why senate is moving ahead with vote on tax bill even though some lawmakers haven t read it yet yo
. when asked why Senate is moving ahead with vote on tax bill even though some lawmakers haven't read it yet: "You really don't read this kind of legislation." Johnson says you have to study the major parts, get feedback from affected groups
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senate gallery erupts in chants of shame after republican senate president orders it cleared during debate of
Senate gallery erupts in chants of “Shame!” after Republican Senate president orders it cleared during debate of lame-duck session bills
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crowd is banging on the door of the budget committee hearing room chanting respect our votes republican lawmak
Crowd is banging on the door of the budget committee hearing room, chanting "Respect our votes!"

Republican lawmakers are booed as they enter the room. Shouts of "Shame!" and "You're changing our democracy!"
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wisconsin attorney general bradschimel heckled for criticizing lewd comments by realdonaldtrump get over it so
Wisconsin Attorney General @BradSchimel heckled for criticizing lewd comments by @realDonaldTrump: "Get over it!" someone shouts at rally
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even with the democratic win tonight in the state senate special election republicans maintain an 18 14 majori
Even with the Democratic win tonight in the state Senate special election, Republicans maintain an 18-14 majority in the Senate. But the impact of her win will be felt much more broadly than that given that she flipped a deep-red seat, which should make all Republicans nervous
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announces he will light the wisconsin capitol christmas tree tomorrow at noon that comes just an hour before
. announces he will light the Wisconsin Capitol Christmas tree tomorrow at noon

That comes just an hour before the state Assembly was to meet in a lame-duck session to weaken powers of governor, attorney general's office after Democrats won in November
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mikepence wife and daughter pose for pictures with leader of greek orthodox church of america
.@mike_pence, wife and daughter pose for pictures with leader of Greek Orthodox Church of America
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yesterday tweeted 14 different times espousing his support for standing during the national anthem that s the
Yesterday, tweeted 14 different times espousing his support for standing during the national anthem

That's the same position as

His opponent, says he stands for it, but respects those who don't

That's the same position as
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says republican led lame duck legislative session is disturbing it clearly invalidates what the people of wis
. says Republican-led lame-duck legislative session is "disturbing. It clearly invalidates what the people of Wisconsin expected."

Evers says he's looking at all options to stop it, including lawsuits

Public hearing is tomorrow, floor votes expected Tuesday
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