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The Affordable Health Care Act, the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, has many on one side of the aisle in an uproar.

Congressional Democrats Bill Foster (IL-11) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) have voiced strong opposition to the newly proposed bill. Foster worries that the new plan proposed by Republicans will negatively affect the elderly, rapidly bankrupt Medicare, and give tax cuts to the wealthy.  

President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

Mar 8, 2017

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets.


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Columnist Charlie Wheeler says there are serious consequences under Gov. Bruce Rauner's tax proposal.  


This week’s Friday Forum features Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan.  He took the seat in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District in 2013 after 14 years in the state assembly.

Pocan’s district cover all or parts of seven counties in south central Wisconsin, stretching from Beloit west and north to Madison and beyond.

Congress and the administration are considering a full and varied plate of proposals, but Pocan says there is one thing they should all aspire to do.

RPS Employees Schedule Three-Day Strike

Mar 2, 2017
Rockford Public Schools

Rockford school bus drivers, nutrition service workers and paraprofessionals are prepared to begin a three-day strike on March 15. According to a news release, that’s if the school board continues “its refusal to bargain in good faith with the union.” AFSCME sent a legal notice of intent to strike to the school board late Thursday afternoon and the workers announced it at a Rockford union hall Thursday night.