Republican Nicole Schneider won’t run against Baldwin

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Nicole Schneider ruled out a run for U.S. Senate Tuesday, thinning the crowded field of GOP challengers to Tammy Baldwin. Schneider was a notable potential candidate because she could self-fund a campaign, but decided a run for Senate would have left her with no time for her children. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Will Senate Republicans get the votes on their health bill? A Vox discussion.

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The Senate is barreling toward a vote this week on the Republican health care bill, and basically everything is in flux: what’s in the bill, who might vote for the bill, and, of course, whether the bill might pass. To help you watch along at home, Vox goes through the various scenarios that might play out.

Wisconsin and other states that rejected Medicaid expansion could lose big under Senate health care plan

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As the Senate prepares to vote on health care, the possibility looms that Wisconsin could lose billions of dollars over time, because some of the same congressional Republicans who thought Medicaid expansion under Obamacare was a bad idea are poised to penalize those states that refused to do so. Like Wisconsin. > Madison.com

For those who depend on Medicaid, proposed federal caps instill fear

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Born with a rare condition, six-year-old Aaron Christensen’s family is extremely anxious about plans to cap what the government spends on Medicaid in the future. “It’s putting our most vulnerable people at risk,” said Aaron’s mom, Sara, who lives in Fond du Lac. “And for whatever reason in our society, we’ve decided that’s OK.”> Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

GOP sabotage of Obamacare is the true cause of Anthem exiting Wisconsin’s exchange

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Zweifel: I wonder if there’s ever before been a time when politicians broke into cheers because thousands of their constituents were going to lose their health insurance. That’s what happened last week when insurance giant Anthem announced it was withdrawing from the Wisconsin ACA marketplace, with Gov. Walker leading the cheers. > The Cap Times

If Trump has his way, Wisconsin would lose $8M in AmeriCorps volunteer funding

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Funding for federal volunteer programs would be eliminated under President Trump’s proposed budget. Cuts would be applied to the Corporation for National and Community Service, which means Wisconsin could lose more than $8 million in AmeriCorps funding that goes to community programs statewide. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Wausau protesters demonstrate against Trump’s proposed Amtrak cuts

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When it comes to traveling, many choose to drive or fly to destinations. But for some, Amtrak is a great way to go. However, cuts in President Trump’s proposed budget would slash hundreds of millions in subsidies for the long-distance service, including closing Wisconsin’s Empire Builder route. > WSAW Wausau