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Environmentalists criticize exemptions for Foxconn’s $10 billion Wisconsin plant

Written by LOPPW | 08/10/2017

Environmentalists criticize exemptions for Foxconn’s $10 billion Wisconsin plant Lee Bergquist and Rick Romell, Milwaukee Environmental organizations are raising objections over a legislative package exempting Foxconn Technology Group from regulations if the company agrees to build a $10 billion electronics plant in Wisconsin, but Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday defended the package and said the manufacturer would still have to comply […]

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE

Written by LOPPW | 07/20/2017

Healthcare Bill:  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE COST ESTIMATE H.R. 1628, Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017 July 19, 2017 Cost Estimate CBO and JCT estimate that enacting this legislation would reduce federal deficits by $473 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 32 million in 2026 relative to current […]

How Pruitt’s religious beliefs could shape agency’s direction

Written by LOPPW | 07/20/2017

How Pruitt’s religious beliefs could shape agency’s direction       The Cutting Edge: Friday, July 14, 2017 Click Read More on previous page to see video.   Transcript Monica Trauzzi: Welcome to The Cutting Edge. How might EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s religious beliefs be playing into his decisions at the agency? E&E News reporter Niina Heikkinen has […]

Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson and 3 other Republicans withhold support from Senate health care bill Craig Gilbert , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Written by LOPPW | 06/23/2017

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson hesitating on health care bill Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson and 3 other Republicans withhold support from Senate health care bill Craig Gilbert , Milwaukee Journal SentinelPublished 1:41 p.m. CT June 22, 2017 | Updated 21 hours ago WASHINGTON – Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin joined three other conservatives in the U.S. Senate in […]

Wisconsin’s Dairy Farms Lose Immigrant Workers

Written by LOPPW | 06/23/2017

Wisconsin’s Dairy Farms Lose Immigrant Workers – Wisconsin Public Radio America’s Dairyland And Trump In The Rearview Mirror As Workers Return To Mexico Hernandez Family And Other Dairy Workers Are Heading Back Home Amid Hostile Rhetoric Monday, June 19, 2017, 5:55am By Alexandra Hall SHARE: ListenDownload In the driveway of a two-story house on a […]

Wisconsin Senate OKs high-capacity wells bill

Written by LOPPW | 04/11/2017

Wisconsin Senate OKs high-cap well bill – State Journal   Apr 6, 2017  Associated Press The state Senate has approved a Republican bill that would relax high-capacity well regulations. The Senate voted 19-13 to approve the bill during a rare morning session Wednesday. The body was poised to vote Tuesday but Democrats used a procedural move […]

Wisconsin conservatives seek constitutional convention on balanced budget

Written by LOPPW | 04/11/2017

Wisconsin conservatives seek constitutional convention on balanced budget Patrick Marley , Milwaukee Journal SentinelPublished 10:00 a.m. CT March 28, 2017 | Updated 7:17 p.m. CT March 28, 2017 MADISON – Fed up with Congress, conservatives in Wisconsin want to call the states together for a convention that would add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. […]

New State Report Offers a Preview of 2017-2019 Budget Debate

Written by LOPPW | 12/13/2016

New State Report Offers a Preview of 2017-2019 Budget Debate Slow Revenue Growth, Weak Ending Balances Foretell Tough Choices Ahead MADISON—A recent report from Wisconsin’s Department of Administration highlights the major challenges Gov. Scott Walker (R) and state legislators face as they begin work on the 2017-19 state budget, according to an analysis by the […]

Sextortion victim’s testimony helps put predator away for 38 years

Written by LOPPW | 12/13/2016

Sextortion victim’s testimony helps put predator away for 38 years Caught in a massive sexploitation scheme when he was 15, a former Eau Claire man closed the doors on a 4½-year ordeal by testifying against the perpetrator at a sentencing hearing Photo by Derek Montgomery |     – Grant Abens, a 2015 graduate of […]

Candidates in State Senate Dist. 18 race go head to head in forum for voters

Written by LOPPW | 09/28/2016

Oshkosh Senate Candidate Forum Hosted by LOPPW on NBC News! Candidates in State Senate Dist. 18 race go head to head in forum for voters  By Marisa DeCandido OSHKOSH, WI — While the eyes of the nation are on the presidential candidates, voters in Northeast Wisconsin are paying close attention to local races. One is the […]