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Public News Service - WI: Budget Policy & Priorities

After medical treatment, in many cases unpaid caregivers perform follow-up care for family members, such as giving injections and managing medication doses. (CDC)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a way to help more than a 500,000 Wisconsinites who give their own time and money to act as caregivers for their loved ones. AARP Wisconsin is backing a bill to reimburse family caregivers up to $1,000 through a state income tax credit for

While progress is being made, the Coalition on Human Needs says the Trump administration is poised to slash the programs that help most to reduce poverty. (CHN)

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin is finally seeing poverty rates move downward, according to a new report from the Coalition on Human Needs and 9 to 5 Wisconsin. That's the good news. The bad news, according to the authors of the report, is that the programs that drove sustained economic gains over the

Warmer Wisconsin summers are bringing more blue-green algae blooms, and shorter winters are affecting fish populations in Northern Wisconsin. (Clean Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – Experts on climate, wildlife habitat, winter sports and other outdoor activities will participate this week in a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Science Fest. Pat Durkin, a veteran outdoorsman and president of the state Outdoor Writers Association, will moderate a panel of

Although being presented as a middle-class tax cut, a number of nonpartisan analysts say the proposed Trump tax plan would further divide haves and have-nots in America. (U.S. Treasury Department)

MADISON, Wis. - The top 1 percent of Wisconsinites would do best under a tax plan being advanced by President Trump and Republican leaders such as Wisconsin's Paul Ryan, according to an analysis just released by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project. The plan is being touted as a "middle-class m

Around 75,000 people from close to 100 nations will gather in Madison this week for the annual World Diary Expo. (World Dairy Expo)

MADISON, Wis. – The worldwide dairy industry gathers in Madison this week for the annual World Dairy Expo. Some events are scheduled Monday. The industry faces challenges both old and new as it adapts to changing trends in milk production, processing and herd genetics. The critical factor of

A UW-Madison legal expert says those seeking to renew their DACA permits should also seek other forms of immigration relief. (house.gov)

MADISON, Wis. – About 7,600 young immigrants living in Wisconsin are DACA participants, who were children when they arrived in the U.S. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals permits that allow many of these so-called Dreamers to remain here are set to expire soon. There's an Oct. 5 de

Wisconsin residents who live near this national forest say the state's bear hunt is diminishing the recreational value of public lands. (USDA photo)

MADISON, Wis. – A number of environmental groups, including the Endangered Species Coalition, want to keep hunters who use packs of dogs out of public lands in Wisconsin, including the state's national forests. The groups say the hunters and their dogs have made the public lands inhospitable

One recommendation from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project to reduce income inequality in Wisconsin is to raise the minimum wage. (Bloomberg/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. – There is a vast gap between the incomes of the highest earners in Wisconsin and the incomes of typical Wisconsin residents, according to a new report from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy and the Wisconsin Budget Project. In the Badger State, the top 1 percent of earners had

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