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PNS Daily News - June 26, 2017 


We’re covering several issues in today’s news including: it’s a key week for Republicans drumming up support for health care legislation; mayors from around the country speak out against Trump’s climate policies; and why some cattle producers have a beef with the USDA.

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The head of a Wisconsin children's advocacy group says President Donald Trump's budget proposal runs counter to the state's motto. (WI Dept. of Administration)

MADISON, Wis. – Groups that advocate for children are voicing concerns that President Donald Trump's budget proposal slashes funding for nutrition, health care and other programs that help hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites meet basic needs. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin calls the

Wisconsin voters may get a chance to try to alter the flow of money into politics. (DenisField/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case declared that corporations are people and that money is speech. The decision opened the floodgates for special-interest cash to flow into American election campaigns. Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, and Sen. Dave Hansen, D-G

A Wisconsin legislator says urban and rural lawmakers should come together to address the state's most persistent health issues. (JamieWilson, iStockphoto)

MADISON, Wis. – While poverty and poor health are factors in both rural and urban Wisconsin, the most recent figures show Milwaukee's poverty rate is 29 percent. State Sen. Lena Taylor, a Milwaukee Democrat, says 23,000 Milwaukeeans live in food deserts, inner city neighborhoods with few fre

Women are becoming more politically involved since the election of Donald Trump, says a Wisconsin activist. (Photoluxstudio/iStockphoto)

MILWAUKEE – Today, on International Women's Day, organizers are asking women to take the day off work and participate in activities that draw attention to women's fight against discrimination in all forms. Krista Grensavitch, a lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies at University of Wisconsi

Grassroots group Blue Jean Nation is challenging the political establishment to change its ways, and encouraging

MADISON, Wis. – We're living in mad times, says the founder of the nonpartisan grassroots group Blue Jean Nation. The group hosts an event in Waupun on Sat., March 4, to help people think aloud about how to respond. Blue Jean Nation founder, Mike McCabe, says in part, March Forth on March Fo

In November, a three-judge federal panel ruled Wisconsin's political boundaries must be redrawn to make everyone's vote count equally. (bbourdages/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – In November, a three-judge federal panel ruled that Wisconsin's political maps were unconstitutionally gerrymandered, and in late January the panel ordered the state to redraw the maps in a fair manner by the first of November. Now, the Republican leaders of the state Legisla

Rita Argus, a UW-Madison graduate and Peace Corps volunteer, is using her degree in biological systems engineering to improve sustainable agriculture in Senegal. (William Graf, UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. - Throughout the history of the Peace Corps, started in 1961 by President Kennedy, UW-Madison has been one of the nation's leading sources of volunteers. For a second consecutive year, it's the number-two school, and it has held the number-one spot six times since 2001. Heather Mang

The non-presidential primary election on Tuesday will be the first statewide Wisconsin election where Voter ID will be required. A driver's license is acceptable. (WI Department of Transportation)

MADISON, Wis. – Those wishing to cast a ballot in Wisconsin’s non-presidential primary election on Tuesday will need to show appropriate ID at the polls. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to take up a challenge to the law last year allows the Voter ID law to stand. It's been in p

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