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One in five Wisconsinites is enrolled in a medicare or medicaid program. And if the state Department of Health cut's $554 million from those programs...one state senator says people will suffer.
Jennifer Shilling held a public hearing on the matter last week. And those in attendance all told her they don't want to see cuts in a program they have relied on for years.
One complaint about the new Voter ID rules is that not everyone will have access to a DMV to get a free ID if they need one. One Wisconsin Now's Scott Ross says he has a solutution.
Ross has been disturbed for months now about news that a Wisconsin DMV official had discouraged state workers from volunteering information about free IDs available at their locations. He says it's bad enough that some folks can't get to DMV's let alone not have information about getting free ones.
The debate between the two candidates vying for the vacant
There will be no delay in the Trisha Stratman trial...
Stratman's attorney has filed a letter with the La Crosse County clerk of courts requesting no change in the trial schedule, or in jury selection. On Thursday, a judge denied a motion by attorney Jordan Loeb's to dismiss the homicide charge against the former sheriff's deputy. Loeb's letter says Stratman expects the jury selection to begin November 7th as planned, with a jury chosen in La Crosse County. Stratman is accused of speeding on the way to a police call last year and crashing into another car driven by teenager Brandon Jennings, who died in the collision.
There's little doubt about the extent of the confusion on Oakland streets the night Scott Olsen was struck down, apparently by a tear gas canister fired by police in riot gear
Was the flash grenade that police tossed into the small group that gathered to help Olsen, the 24 year-old Iraq War vet and Onalaska high school grad while he lay bleeding on the street. The video from which the sound comes has helped turned Olsen into an icon of sorts for the Occupy movement that's taken over public spaces since late summer. Olsen is said to be recovering from his head wound in a bay area hospital.