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Republican Lawmakers are Slashing Environmental Laws

Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers are relaxing environmental regulations including laws governing iron mining and building on wetlands. In Gov. Walker’s 2015–17 budget, released in February, he proposed eliminating a third of the Department of Natural Resource scientists and 60 percent of its environmental educator positions. The cuts were approved by the state legislature’s budget committee in May, and ... Read More »

Republican Healthcare Fails Trump’s Administration

On Friday, March 24, following President Trump’s repeated campaign promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ACA or Obamacare, the GOP Healthcare bill fell through after facing opposition within the Republican party. The bill formally referred to as the American Health Care Act, also known as AHCA or Obamacare-lite, was created to replace the ... Read More »

Students and Faculty React to Election Results

Students and faculty members have varied opinions on Governor Scott Walker’s re-election, ranging from praise to shock. “I was surprised he won, but in general he has improved Wisconsin’s economy,” said history major Josh Rosenkranz. “Cuts had to be made somewhere and unfortunately they were made in education. My tipping point for supporting Walker came down to economic reasons.” Student ... Read More »