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Planned Parenthood to receive $1.6 million settlement from legal fight

The state of Wisconsin announced Wednesday it would pay $1.6 million to Planned Parenthood after a legal fight over a law intended to improve safety regulations, but which was struck down because it would make it harder to have a legal abortion. The settlement follows an almost three-year-long court proceeding after the passage of Act 37, which was eventually declared unconstitutional on the grounds that it puts unreasonable obstacles in the path of women seeking abortions.

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Economy, education themes of Governor’s State of the State address

Gov. Scott Walker gave his sixth State of the State address Tuesday, using the speech as an opportunity to tout workforce development in Wisconsin and roll out several policy plans, including a series of bills to reduce student loan debt. In his address, Walker lauded the improvements to the state economy, including a budget surplus and an increased labor force participation rate.

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