Frostman, Jacque debate ahead of state Senate election

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Republican state Rep. Andre Jacque faced Democratic candidate Caleb Frostman in a debate Tuesday night before they face each other in the 1st District State Senate election June 12. ABC 2 Green Bay reports here, or you can watch the full hour-long debate on YouTube here, or search for various snippets on YouTube.

Special election for Senate District 1 seeing statewide, national interest

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Voters in five area counties will be heading to the polls in two weeks, but the race between Republican state Rep. Andre Jacque and Democrat Caleb Frostman has garnered attention beyond the state’s 1st Senate district. > FOX 11 Green Bay

Dems think they’re poised for big victories in these 10 states, one being Wisconsin

Democrats are running in record numbers. Is the blue wave coming to statehouses? Mother Jones lays out 10 possibilities for a statehouse flip, with Wisconsin’s senate in the “3 Seats Away” category.

Wisconsin has paid more than $800K to settle sexual harassment cases

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Wisconsin taxpayers have paid nearly $800,000 over the past decade to settle a dozen claims of sexual harassment and one more related case, newly released records show.  The documents released to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel detail claims made since 2006 against agencies including the UW System, the Department of Corrections and the state Senate. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State Journal: Senate should press for better Foxconn deal

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Wisconsin definitely wants a giant Foxconn plant here with thousands of jobs – just not at any cost. The state Assembly last week approved Gov. Walker’s $3 billion incentive package for the Taiwanese firm. Now the Senate, which has been more deliberate in assessing the terms, should press for a better deal for state taxpayers. > Wisconsin State Journal

Quick explainer: What Wisconsin’s roads shortfall could mean for taxpayers

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The biggest question in the Statehouse right now is how Gov. Walker and fellow Republicans will resolve their dispute over roads funding. Here’s a closer look at where Walker, the Assembly and the Senate stand on how to plug the projected $1 billion transportation budget hole, and what it might mean for our pocketbooks. > WEAU Eau Claire