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Guest commentary Strong, independent hospital yesterday, today, tomorrow

August 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Beloit Health System. We're proud to deliver on the vision of the Health System's founders to provide the best care for the community we love. As a strong, independent community hospital, all our deci...

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Briefing memo for Capitol leaders on guns

August 12, 2019 at 10:07 am

Memo to: Gov. Tony Evers, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin VosSubject: Update on Wisconsin gun laws, issuesYou three leaders said you would try to meet this week to discuss potential new legislation in the wak...

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Book details Ryan's last political acts, rites

July 29, 2019 at 9:49 am

A brilliant new book traces the political and personal journeys of former Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, the Janesville native son, 2012 Republican candidate for vice president and only U.S. House speaker from Wisconsin, over his last sev...

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Apollo 11's achievement still dazzles

July 22, 2019 at 9:39 am

WASHINGTON - Thirty months after setting the goal of sending a mission 239,000 miles to the moon, and returning safely, President John Kennedy cited a story the Irish author Frank O'Connor told about his boyhood. Facing the challenge of a h...

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Featured letter Help young people avoid human trafficking

July 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

When we hear the term Human Trafficking it brings to mind young girls being pulled off the street, put into a van and shipped to foreign countries.Recent news releases are changing that image for all of us and social media scares have sent ...

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How Hiring Heroes recruits vets, spouses

July 15, 2019 at 10:03 am

FIVE state officials went to Fort Gordon, the Georgia military base that is home for about 12,000 active-duty soldiers, in June armed with Gardetto's snacks and this elevator-speech message:"Your work ethic, loyalty and sense of mission are...

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Healthy economy buys new state spending

July 08, 2019 at 9:25 am

WHEN the state's economy is printing money, unemployment is at a record low, and income taxes paid by corporations are running 57% ahead of last year because of federal tax reforms, governors and legislators can all smile and agree on a new...

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Why Evers won't veto Republican budget

July 01, 2019 at 3:43 pm

SEVEN reasons why Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won't veto the entire 2019-21 budget passed by Republican legislators, but instead will rework it with line-item vetoes.#1. Transportation spending: The difference in spending is 0.2% between wha...

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Capitol Report GOP's legal tab $1.5M over five months

June 24, 2019 at 9:46 am

By WisPolitics.comRepublican legislators in Wisconsin racked up $1.5 million in legal bills over the first five months of the year as they relied on outside counsel to represent them in lawsuits over the lame-duck session, abortion restrict...

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Dueling visions of spending, state's future

June 17, 2019 at 10:22 am

THE dueling budgets of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republican legislators offer the most striking different visions of state government, what it should spend and its obligations to taxpayers in Wisconsin history. Their budgets differ on ...

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