Report: Despite low unemployment, number of uninsured Wisconsin kids not dropping

Despite Wisconsin’s low unemployment rate, the state isn’t making headway on reducing the number of kids without health insurance, according to a recent report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. And the problem is bigger than Wisconsin. > Cap Times

New ad accuses Schimel of being soft on child molesters

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The ad alleges that when Schimel was a Waukesha County prosecutor, he repeatedly cut plea deals with child molesters, blamed underage sexual assault victims for having bad judgment and agreed to a plea deal with a man who was caught with child pornography after the man’s attorney gave Schimel’s campaign thousands of dollars. > AP News

Evers proposes boost in funding for all-day 4K

Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers is proposing to change the state’s school funding formula to provide more money for schools that provide all-day kindergarten for 4-year-olds.  Evers, the state superintendent of public instruction, talked about the idea at a campaign event in Milwaukee this week. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Organizers expect big turnouts Saturday for protests over Trump immigration policies

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Twenty-one Wisconsin cities are expecting protesters to show up in big numbers Saturday to rail against President Trump’s immigration policies, most notably the “zero tolerance” order that led to border-crossing children being separated from their parents. Hundreds of “Families Belong Together” rallies are set for Saturday in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. > Appleton Post Crescent

Case challenging Wisconsin’s ‘cocaine mom’ law is dismissed

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A three-judge federal appeals panel dismissed a lawsuit Monday that challenged Wisconsin’s so-called “cocaine mom” law, saying the case is moot because the woman who brought the action has moved out of state. > AP News

Pocan among Dem lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas

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U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan was among eight Democratic members of Congress who visited the South Texas border Sunday to tour the Customs and Border Protection processing centers in the Rio Grande Valley. The lawmakers came, they say, to learn more about the agency’s processing of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. > NBC News

 

Walker points to safety bill in wake of Texas shooting

Asked Tuesday whether more needs to be done to bolster student safety in the wake of last week’s deadly high school shooting in Texas, Gov. Scott Walker touted the bill he signed in March that provides school districts with $100 million in grants for security upgrades in their buildings. > WZAW-TV Wausau