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    President Trump’s border wall may be built on Mexican land

    March 30, 2017 Leave a Comment

    No wall in the middle of the Rio Grande Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday implied that President Donald Trump’s promised border wall could be built on Mexican soil — but the White House is still scrabbling to find funding for the project. In a Tuesday speech to the Public Land Council in Washington, Zinke… [Read More]

    Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking President Trump’s travel ban

    March 30, 2017 Leave a Comment

    HAWAII — A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday, March 29th to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments. Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state’s tourist-dependent economy. The implied message in… [Read More]

    How are Wisconsin’s representatives voting on the Obamacare replacement bill?

    March 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) is about as firm a “yes” on the AHCA as can be expected. The Janesville rep has led the effort with President Trump and other GOP leaders to attempt to ensure its passage. The bill failing in his chamber would be a blow to his credibility as Speaker. ll of… [Read More]

    Wisconsin’s budget could be $1 billion short by 2021

    March 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MADISON — Wisconsin’s state budget could be more than $1 billion in the red by 2021, based on the proposal submitted by Gov. Scott Walker that the Legislature is considering. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released an updated analysis of the state budget for the two years after the period covered by Walker’s current budget… [Read More]

    GOP source: Ryan telling President Trump they don’t have votes on health care

    March 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

    WASHINGTON  — House Speaker Paul Ryan is at the White House to tell President Donald Trump that Republicans don’t have the votes to pass the GOP health care bill. Ryan is showing President Trump the numbers, and asking what the President wants the speaker to do. Efforts on Capitol Hill to sway members are ongoing,… [Read More]

    President Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for Great Lakes restoration program

    March 16, 2017 Leave a Comment

    President Donald Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for a Great Lakes restoration program. Great Lakes cleanup and protection is not among President Trump’s “highest national priorities,” according to a budget document released by the White House on Thursday. Eliminating federal funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other regional environmental efforts in other parts… [Read More]

    “No letter, no phone call, no email:” Why MPS kept lead test results quiet for months

    March 16, 2017 Leave a Comment

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools officials are still adding up the cost of testing nearly 13,000 water fixtures, not to mention the cost of repairing or replacing those that showed dangerous amounts of lead. Now, the FOX6 Investigators are asking why it took the district five months to tell parents about lead in the water…. [Read More]

    $100K cash bond for 14-year-old accused in shooting during robbery that killed 2 brothers

    March 16, 2017 Leave a Comment

    WEST ALLIS — 14-year-old Spencer Lewis — the West Allis boy facing charges in connection with a shooting that happened during an attempted armed robbery was in court on Thursday, March 16th. The proceedings focused on a doctor’s report, evaluating the boy’s competency. The court found Lewis competent to proceed in this case — and bail was set… [Read More]

    President Trump suffers new defeat on revised travel ban

    March 16, 2017 Leave a Comment

    GREENBELT, Md. — A federal judge in Greenbelt, Maryland, has blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. Judge Theodore Chuang ruled Thursday in a case brought near the nation’s capital by the ACLU and other groups representing immigrants, refugees and their families. The groups argued that the underlying rationale of the… [Read More]

    Rep. Gwen Moore Invites Constituents to “Congressional Café” Hosts District Listening Session in Glendale Tomorrow Morning

    March 3, 2017 Leave a Comment

    Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, March 4th, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) will meet with constituents to hear their thoughts and concerns regarding local and federal policy issues. “My constituents have flooded both my Milwaukee and D.C. offices with phone calls expressing concern about the direction of the country,” said Congresswoman Moore. “I look forward to… [Read More]