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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Tony Evers announces plan to cut tuition for two-year UW schools if elected governor

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state school superintendent Tony Evers announced plans on Wednesday to cut tuition by 50 percent at all 13 of UW’s two-year colleges if elected. The proposal would cut current tuition of $4,750 with the hope to “strengthen our UW Colleges, create a better-trained workforce and make college more accessible to all Wisconsinites,” Evers said in a statement. In total, Evers expects the plan to cost less than $20 million – an amount he says is more than feasible if current “legislative Republicans are fine with giving 11 multimillionaires $22 million in tax breaks,” referring to Gov.

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State senate passes two bills to support the state’s homeless population

A statewide council to fight homelessness would be created under a bill approved on a nearly unanimous vote Wednesday by the state Senate. The bill, one of two pieces of legislation targeting homelessness approved by the body, would create an Interagency Council on Homelessness and establish a pilot program that would give those experiencing chronic homelessness higher priority for federal housing choice vouchers. The council, chaired by Lieutenant Gov.

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