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UW System Board of Regents have donated over $258,000 to political candidates, Gov. Scott Walker. 
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UW System Board of Regents rack up campaign donations

Current members of the UW System Board of Regents have given more than $245,000 to political candidates over the past 25 years, according to campaign finance documents. The issue has come to light after it was reported that one of the most recent appointments to the 18-member board was a campaign contributor to Gov.


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UW-Madison prepares for looming battle over self insurance

UW-Madison experts and policymakers gathered Tuesday to discuss what potential changes to the state’s insurance rules could mean for university faculty and staff. Wisconsin is considering paying health benefits for state employees directly instead of buy through health maintenance organizations, a system known as self-insurance. Gov.


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Fate of sanctuary cities bill up in the air

A bill barring so-called sanctuary cities, the subject of a mass protest on the Capitol Square last Thursday, could be stalled in the state Senate. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said Friday that “no member has indicated it [Assembly Bill 450] is a top priority,” creating doubt about whether the body will take it up in its March floor session. The bill would ban state funding to local governments that don’t require law enforcement to question a person’s citizenship status.


An estimated 20,000 protesters crowded the Capitol Square Thursday to protest two bills moving through the state Legislature they say are discriminatory.
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Estimated 20,000 flood Capitol in ‘Day Without Latinos’ protest

They came in thousands, from the dairy farms of Oshkosh, from the city centers of Milwaukee and Eau Claire and from high schools in Madison, all in an attempt to give Wisconsinites a glimpse at what their state would look like without Latinos. An estimated 20,000 protesters crowded the Capitol Square Thursday to protest two bills moving through the state Legislature they say are discriminatory. The first bill, approved Tuesday by the state Assembly, would cut state funding from cities, that don’t enforce immigration statutes in an effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities.


Despite objections, the state Assembly passed Scott Walker's college affordability package in a marathon session that lasted until early Wednesday morning.
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Assembly passes college affordability package over objections

The state Assembly passed early Wednesday Gov. Scott Walker’s college affordability package late Tuesday night in a marathon session, despite the concerns of some lawmakers that the bills do not go far enough. The six bills would allow for full deductions of student loan interest on state income taxes, help students find internships to enhance skill development; and require colleges to provide more financial information to students. Walker introduced the bills in his state of the state address last month and pledged to work with legislators to ensure their passage.


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Bradley, Kloppenburg take state Supreme Court primary

State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley and state Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg were victorious in the state Supreme Court primary Tuesday night. Bradley received 44.9 percent of the vote and Kloppenburg followed with 43.2 percent, with roughly 96 percent of the precincts reporting.


Sen. Bernie Sanders’ idealism and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s moderated liberalism were key focuses at the sixth Democratic debate Thursday. 
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Milwaukee debate shows faction within Democratic Party

After months of campaigning, two votes and the quiet elimination of Martin O’Malley, the Democratic primary has finally boiled down to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ idealism against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s moderated liberalism. They collided at UW-Milwaukee Thursday in the sixth Democratic debate.


Business mogul Donald Trump (top left) and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (bottom right) claimed decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.
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Sanders, Trump take New Hampshire in Tuesday primary

After weeks of campaigning, voters in New Hampshire will decide who they think should be the Democrat and Republican presidential nominees. With most polls closing in under a half hour, follow the Daily Cardinal's live blog throughout the night for updates on both races.



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