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Wisconsin lawmakers lay blame, look forward on masks

(THE CENTER SQUARE) -- Most people at the Wisconsin Capitol agree there should be a mask requirement for at least some parts of the state. But there’s very little agreement about how to make that happen. Republicans at the Capitol…

Wisconsin lawmakers call lesson on Hammurabi racist

(THE CENTER SQUARE) -- A pair of Democratic lawmakers from the Madison area is calling a lesson on Hammurabi and the code of the cradle of civilization racist because it mentions slavery. Rep. Gary Hebl, D- Sun Prairie, and Sen. Melissa…

State lawmakers push to limit governors’ virus powers

(ROCKFORD ADVOCATE) -- State lawmakers across the country say they are attempting to curb the the power of governors and health officials to implement emergency COVID-19 restrictions like mask mandates and business shutdowns. Lawmakers…