KUWS News At Nine – February 8, 2017


Gov. Scott Walker unveiled a two-year $76 billion budget Wednesday that laid the blueprint for his likely 2018 re-election campaign, calling for a new round of tax cuts and a tuition cut, along with increased spending on public schools and the University of Wisconsin System. Shawn Johnson reports.

The state’s Group Insurance Board voted Wednesday to adopt a self-insurance model for state and local government employees, sending the controversial plan on to the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee for final approval. Shamane Mills reports.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a Wisconsin program backers say will give the state more flexibility in meeting standards aimed at reducing algae growth in waterways. Chuck Quirmbach reports.

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