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Biden Administration Aims To Fix "Family Glitch" In Health Care Law
The Biden administration is taking action Tuesday designed to fix what's become known as the "family glitch" in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nation's health care law.
Under the current law, families may only obtain health insurance through the ACA's marketplace if they would be forced to spend more than about 10% of their income through their employers or other programs. But if an employee's cost is under 10% of income for individual coverage and only exceeds 10% when family members are added to the insurance plan, the family is still viewed under the law as having affordable coverage.Read More
Trump's Supporters Are Asking Elon Musk To Reinstate The Former President's Twitter Account
Conservative figures are urging Elon Musk to allow former President Donald Trump back on Twitter following Monday's announcement that the Tesla CEO had bought a 9.2% stake in the social-media giant.
With Musk becoming Twitter's largest shareholder, requests to reinstate Trump's account — which was permanently suspended on January 9, 2021, after the Capitol insurrection — started to surface Monday evening.Read More
McDonald's Workers Reach Settlement Deal Over Harassment
Former McDonald’s workers who alleged rampant sexual harassment at their Michigan restaurant have reached a $1.5 million settlement agreement with the restaurant’s former owner.
The American Civil Liberties Union’s Women's Rights Project, which helped represent the employees, announced the settlement deal Monday. It must still be approved by a federal judge.Read More
Jackson's Confirmation Proceedings Show That Historically Partisan Supreme Court Fights Are The New Normal
The legal stakes around Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation may be lower than they have been in the past decade of Supreme Court fights. But that did little to defuse the partisan atmosphere that has now come to define nominations to America's highest bench.Read More
Kansas Stages Historic Comeback To Beat North Carolina In Thriller For NCAA Men's Basketball Title
Kansas overcame a a16-point first-half deficit to beat North Carolina 72-69 on Monday night for the program's fourth national title and first since 2008.
The 16-point deficit was the largest ever overcome to win a championship, surpassing the previous record of 15 points set in 1963.Read More
Judge Refuses To Delay Trial For Man Accused Of Driving Through Wisconsin Parade, Killing 6
A Wisconsin judge has decided on a compromise in the trial date for a man accused of intentionally driving his SUV through a Christmas parade. Darrell Brooks, 40, of Milwaukee, was charged with 81 felony and two misdemeanor counts. Six people died and more than 100 others were injured last November.
Brooks appeared Monday afternoon in Waukesha County Court with his defense attorneys.Read More
How Election Conspiracy Theories Turned Local Politics ‘Toxic’ In One Wisconsin City
For the second time since Election Day 2020, uniformed police officers will be on duty when ballot counting begins in Green Bay’s local elections.
It’s the result of tension building for over a year in the city, which has become ground zero for election conspiracy theories in a battleground state still consumed by the last presidential race.Read More
Things To Know About The Wisconsin Spring Election
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Wisconsin Spring Election. Voters will find many local races, including school board, mayor, judge, village board, county board and council. Also, there are school referendum questions in some areas.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you’re in line by 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.Read More
Wisconsin Power Cut-Offs To Begin Again On April 15
Power shut-offs for unpaid utility bills will begin again in Wisconsin starting April 15, according to utility officials.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin reminded customers in a statement Monday that those with outstanding electric, natural gas and water utility bills should make arrangements with their provider or apply for financial assistance before April 15.Read More
'Election Clerks In Wisconsin Are People That You Know': Coalition Of Municipalities Works To Restore Faith In The Election Process
As voters head to the polls Tuesday, some state and national politicians continue to push unfounded allegations of widespread election fraud. But a coalition of Wisconsin municipalities is working to restore faith in the state’s election process.
"If you don't have faith in elections, you don't have democracy," Jerry Deschane, executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, said.
Last month, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Wisconsin Towns Association launched a nonpartisan ad campaign featuring municipal clerks.Read More