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Wisconsin GOP’s new plan would starve schools of requested funds — all to pay for more tax cuts

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Republicans in Wisconsin are throwing down the gauntlet at Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and are trying to strong arm him into signing off on another big tax cut without giving him the additional money he requested for the state’s public school system.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Republicans in the state are poised to pass a bill that would “cut income taxes, reduce a business tax and pay down state debt,” but wouldn’t include money to fund education.

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Evers, who had served as the Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction prior to running for governor and who made increased education funding a staple pledge of his campaign, and could veto the measure as it stands now.

“Evers last week offered a plan to put $252 million toward schools and property tax relief,” the Journal-Sentinel reports. “Republicans rejected his idea, saying they would come up with their own plans for the projected surplus.”

Evers in the past signed one GOP-passed tax cut into law, while vetoing a separate tax-cut package that he called irresponsible.


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Devin Nunes denies Russia is intervening in the 2020 election to support Trump’s reelection

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The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee denied reports that Russia was intervening in the 2020 presidential campaign to support Donald Trump's reelection.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was interviewed by Laura Ingraham on Fox News about the breaking news on Russia.

"A senior U.S. intelligence official told lawmakers last week that Russia wants to see President Trump reelected, viewing his administration as more favorable to the Kremlin’s interests, according to people who were briefed on the comments," The Washington Post reported Thursday. "Trump learned about Pierson’s remarks from Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), the committee’s ranking Republican and a staunch Trump ally, said one person familiar with the matter."

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WATCH: Martin Sheen interrupts Lawrence O’Donnell’s MSNBC show with Trump/Putin 2020 bumper sticker

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MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday joked about Donald Trump and his running mate, Vladimir Putin, after the bombshell report that Russia was actively intervening in the 2020 presidential election in an effort to reelect the president.

The host returned from a commercial break to share an image "Janet and Martin Sheen texted me."

The image was of a bumper sticker a friend of the Sheen's had made with the Trump/Putin 2020 theme.

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