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Republicans unwrap proposals for childcare that Democrats call inadequate

Republican lawmakers who have so far rejected calls to continue a subsidy program that helped stabilize childcare providers over the last two years began circulating draft legislation Wednesday that would increase the permitted ratio of children to teachers and lower the minimum age for entry-level childcare workers. Other proposals in the package of six draft […]

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Republicans’ proposal to increase State lawyer pay unanimously approved by Joint Finance Committee

Wisconsin’s assistant district attorneys and public defenders would make a starting wage of $36 per hour under a plan proposed by Republican lawmakers on Tuesday. The proposal is $1 more than what Gov. Tony Evers included in his executive budget.  The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously to approve the plan, which is meant to alleviate […]