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Reporter Mary Spicuzza on the latest on Wisconsin’s big budget debate from Madison.

Gov. Scott Walker speaks at Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin's Menasha location Thursday.(Photo: Danny Damiani/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker on Monday latched onto the possibility of funneling money from the state’s main account toward highways to try to help solve Wisconsin’s road funding woes.

Walker has vowed to veto any gas tax increase and on Monday downplayed the possibility of raising vehicle registration fees.

Instead, he told reporters he was working with his fellow Republicans in the Legislature to shift money from the state’s general fund to its transportation fund.

The general fund is made up of collections from income taxes, sales taxes and a host of other taxes and fees and is used to fund schools, the University of Wisconsin System, health care for the poor and elderly and numerous other programs.

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Students at Michigan Technological University designed this prototype radio-controlled water rescue drone.(Photo: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

SHEBOYGAN - Jamie Racklyeft knows he's a lucky man, that he should have died on a warm summer day while swimming in Lake Michigan.

He knows within minutes after two strangers in a kayak pulled him to shore, a 16-year-old boy drowned in the same rip current that almost killed Racklyeft.

With the number of drownings in the Great Lakes spiking 78% last year compared with the previous year, and another mild winter likely meaning warmer water temperatures and more people venturing out into the lakes this summer, Racklyeft knows it could be another bad year for drownings.

Last year, 98 people drowned in the Great Lakes, including 46 in Lake Michigan and nine in Lake Superior. In 2015, 55 people lost their lives in the Great Lakes, 25 in Lake Michigan and two in Lake Superior.

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Students at Michigan Technological University designed this prototype radio-controlled water rescue drone.(Photo: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

SHEBOYGAN - Jamie Racklyeft knows he's a lucky man, that he should have died on a warm summer day while swimming in Lake Michigan.

He knows within minutes after two strangers in a kayak pulled him to shore, a 16-year-old boy drowned in the same rip current that almost killed Racklyeft.

With the number of drownings in the Great Lakes spiking 78% last year compared with the previous year, and another mild winter likely meaning warmer water temperatures and more people venturing out into the lakes this summer, Racklyeft knows it could be another bad year for drownings.

Last year, 98 people drowned in the Great Lakes, including 46 in Lake Michigan and nine in Lake Superior. In 2015, 55 people lost their lives in the Great Lakes, 25 in Lake Michigan and two in Lake Superior.

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A 30-year-old man was struck and killed while walking on Highway 14 in Darien on Saturday, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Austin Fehrm of Darien was walking near the edge of the roadway when he was struck by a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck.

Sheriff’s deputies and fires and rescue units responded shortly after 6 p.m. Fehrm was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Team and the Wisconsin State Patrol Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspectors.

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Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert gives an update on Speaker Paul Ryan's health care overhaul plans.

Like other House speakers before him, Paul Ryan is seeing his national image sag while he presides over an unpopular Congress struggling to get things done.

As the House returns this week from recess with a difficult to-do list, the Wisconsin Republican is suffering the worst polling numbers of his career.

His favorability ratings have gone from positive to negative for the first time in Gallup’s polling.

In a poll by Pew, his approval rating is 29%, his disapproval 54%.

In a survey by Quinnipiac, 28% of voters view him favorably, 52% unfavorably.

These national polls were all taken in the aftermath of the House GOP’s highly publicized failure to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.