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Milwaukee Tries To Pass The Buck On Lead Pipe Replacement
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos applauds the City of Madison for replacing all privately owned lead lateral pipes on its own, and wonders why City of Milwaukee needs a handout from state taxpayers to do the same.  Read More Milwaukee Tries To Pass The Buck On Lead Pipe Replacement
Report: State Revenue Projections Grow By $750 million, Sign Of ‘Reform Dividend’
By M.D. Kittle and Chris Rochester - Scott Walker has been out of office for four-and-a-half months, but Wisconsin’s economy -- and the state's coffers -- continues to benefit from what the former Republican governor called the“Reform Dividend.”   Read More Report: State Revenue Projections Grow By $750 million, Sign Of ‘Reform Dividend’
Watch: Dems’ Bizarre Medicaid Expansion Argument
In committee Democrats argued the “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies”program, which is part of Gov. Evers' Medicaid expansion plan, is a reasonable alternative to the Republican pro-life bills. They didn't mention that the “Healthy Women, Healthy Babies” program includes funding to planned parenthood.  Read More Watch: Dems’ Bizarre Medicaid Expansion Argument
Lifesaving
As the Assembly debates a “born-alive” bill, Dan O’Donnell wants to know when it became controversial to not kill newborn babies.  Read More Lifesaving
‘Innovative Financing’ or Medicaid Bait-and-Switch? UW Health, State Scheme Raises Questions For Taxpayers 
By M.D. Kittle - It may be legal, but a federal funding transfer program that siphons more Medicaid money for University of Wisconsin Health and the state of Wisconsin looks a lot like a scam on taxpayers.  Read More ‘Innovative Financing’ or Medicaid Bait-and-Switch? UW Health, State Scheme Raises Questions For Taxpayers 
Opening The Door To FoodShare Fraud? DHS Handbook Changes Raise Red Flags
By M.D. Kittle - Wording changes to the “Residency Verification” section of the state’s FoodShare handbook appears to take the teeth out of laws designed to prevent public benefit fraud and to protect taxpayers.   Read More Opening The Door To FoodShare Fraud? DHS Handbook Changes Raise Red Flags
How Wisconsin Towns Game State Taxpayers On Road Aids
97 percent of Wisconsin’s towns spent so little on road work, they are better off taking the flat rate instead of using the cost sharing formula.  Read More How Wisconsin Towns Game State Taxpayers On Road Aids
Republican Budget Writers Blast Evers’ Prison Guard Pay Raise Plan As ‘Bad Human Resource Practice’
By M.D. Kittle - Republicans on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee want to correct an Evers’ administration Corrections compensation plan that provides temporary $5-per-hour raises at some but not all state prisons.  Read More Republican Budget Writers Blast Evers’ Prison Guard Pay Raise Plan As ‘Bad Human Resource Practice’