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First Lady Jill Biden, Tammy Baldwin come to Madison to promote expanding cancer screening

First Lady Jill Biden visited Madison on Thursday — as the national political parties have turned their focus to Wisconsin in preparation for the 2024 elections — to highlight the importance of expanding access to cancer screenings and treatments. Biden’s visit fell a week after Republicans held their first presidential debate in Milwaukee and after […]

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Biden administration chooses first 10 drugs for Medicare price negotiations

WASHINGTON — Medicare can now negotiate lower prices for 10 common high-price drugs, cutting out-of-pocket costs for an estimated 9 million seniors and saving taxpayers billions, the Biden administration said Tuesday. Medicare will begin this year to negotiate with the manufacturers of popular medications used to treat blood clots, diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic […]

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President Biden visits Milwaukee, continues Bidenomics conversation

RACINE AND MILWAUKEE COUNTIES — President Biden found himself in the Badger state on Aug. 15 to continue the conversation about ‘Bidenomics.’ The President’s visit to Wisconsin comes just shortly after Vice President Kamala Harris spoke in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. on Aug. 3 at the Sanmina facility to discuss the administration’s investments in high-speed internet […]

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Advocates push back on debt bill’s potential impact on veterans’ health, clean energy

As Republican congressional leaders and the White House try to hammer out a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling, advocates are marshaling their own campaigns to blunt the GOP’s proposal. This week, clean energy executives across the U.S. — including two from Wisconsin — sent a letter to the White House and the Republican […]