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MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he won’t seek to eliminate or phase out taxpayer-funded school vouchers in his first state budget proposal. Evers said Tuesday he will aim to provide “more accountability and transparency” within the state’s private school voucher programs. The new Democratic governor said he supports including on property tax bills how much each taxpayer is spending on vouchers for private school students living in their school district.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate and current state Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer stopped making public a list of customers for her husband’s cleaning supply business on disclosure forms a decade ago. Neubauer faces fellow Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn in the April 2 election. She is backed by liberals, while Hagedorn is supported by conservatives in the officially nonpartisan race.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democrats and health care advocates are dismissing as unreliable a new report saying Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin would shift $600 million a year to the private insurance market. Republican lawmakers praised the study, saying it bolsters their argument against Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin. The study comes from the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty and the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are in a mad scramble to lure the Democratic presidential nominating convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he will choose the site by the end of this month. Houston is trying to show it can collect the private funding without leaning on the oil and gas industry. Miami has traffic concerns. Milwaukee is a smaller city with questions about its accommodations.

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