Four Wisconsin events organized for Saturday’s national ‘March for Truth’

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“March for Truth” events will be held across the country this Saturday, June 3, and we’re aware of four organized in Wisconsin. They will be held in Milwaukee, Madison, Fort Atkinson and Door County, and you can find the details for each on our Calendar page.

Walker: Lawmakers are remiss to ‘walk away’ from self-insurance savings

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“When some want to spend more on transportation, I don’t know why anyone would walk away from tens of millions of dollars of proven savings (from switching to self-insurance),” Walker told reporters Tuesday.  But budget committee opponents say Walker has failed to address concerns with the proposal, basing arguments on “unsupported evidence.” > The Cap Times

Transgender Wisconsin student can use boys’ bathroom, federal court says

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A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a transgender Wisconsin high school senior who identifies as male can use the boys’ bathroom. Ashton Whitaker, 17, of Kenosha, said: “I hope my case will help other transgender students to be treated the same as everyone else without facing discrimination and harassment from school administrators.” > NBC News

$93 million more available for Wisconsin roads under new projections

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State legislators learned Tuesday they’ll have $93 million more for transportation projects over the next two years than originally believed, giving them a rare bit of bright news on highway funding. Gov. Walker and Republicans who control the Legislature have been split on highway funding plans. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dem Party Chair candidates discuss “big tent” approach at pre-election debate

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That Democratic leaders should reach out to voters they’ve usually ignored in parts of the state they’ve usually passed over was at the heart of the message from three hopefuls vying to chair the state Democratic Party during a debate Tuesday. One will be elected at the state’s Democratic convention in Middleton this weekend. > Sheboygan Press

Zweifel: We’ll pay the piper for attacks on environment

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When the late Walter Cronkite was discussing the end of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, he mused about what causes all the young energized activists would then pursue. A colleague responded, “The environment — that’s the next  big cause.” Cronkite responded, “The environment? Now who would oppose a cause that seeks to improve the environment?” > The Cap Times

Scheduled votes for the budget committee today

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The budget committee will vote today on Walker’s plans to cut property taxes by moving the forestry tax; raise state park fees according to parks’ popularity; eliminate the Parole Commission; give judges a 2 percent raise in each of the next two years; increase pay for DAs and public defenders; and shutter the DNR magazine. > Beloit Daily News