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President Donald Trump accompanied by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, right, speaks at a workforce development roundtable in June at Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee(Photo: Andrew Harnik, Associated Press)

Another snapshot of how Wisconsin voters view the political landscape will be released Wednesday when results are revealed from the June Marquette University Law School Poll.

Poll director Charles Franklin surveyed voters on a range of issues, including their views on President Donald Trump, potential changes to health care and how well the needs of local communities are addressed in the state.

Other topics surveyed include the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and investigations of Russian involvement in the 2016 political campaign.

In March, the poll found that 41% of registered voters here approved of the way Trump was handling his job, while 47% disapproved of his performance.

Since then, Trump has made two Wisconsin appearance, touting manufacturing during a stop in Kenosha in April and discussing health care and apprenticeships in the Milwaukee area earlier this month.

Republican President Donald Trump endorsed Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin's "Buy America" bill.(Photo: JOURNAL SENTINEL FILES, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who faces reelection in 2018, came out swinging during her speech this month at the Wisconsin Democratic Party's annual convention.

President Donald Trump, she charged, "wants to kick thousands of kids off of BadgerCare," the state's health care program for low-income residents.

PolitiFact Wisconsin finds her statement is partially accurate.

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The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Foundation bought Chancellor Richard Wells' home for roughly $120,000 more than it arguably was worth before he retired — the same foundation he's accused of illegally using to help cement his legacy. Wochit

"To do so would be inappropriate," regent says

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center is located on the UW-Oshkosh campus next to the Fox River.(Photo: Joe Sienkiewicz / USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

No state dollars will be used to bail out the beleaguered University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Foundation, the UW System announced in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.

UW Board of Regents Audit Committee Chair Michael M. Grebe confirmed the regents do not intend to use state dollars to make debt payments on behalf of the UW-Oshkosh Foundation for "inappropriately made real estate related financial commitments.

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Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert on the Republicans unveiling their healthcare overhaul.

Sen. Ron Johnson responds to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, June 22, 2017.(Photo: Associated Press)

WASHINGTON – Lacking the votes from their own party to advance their health care bill, Senate GOP leaders on Tuesday postponed a vote on the measure until after next week’s Fourth of July recess.

The decision came after at least four GOP senators — including Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson — said they would oppose bringing the measure to the floor this week.

“I am going to oppose the motion to proceed because it’s too early” for a vote, Johnson said on Fox News Tuesday morning, referring to a procedural vote to advance the bill.

An aerial view from February shows State 23 east of Fond du Lac.(Photo: Doug Raflik/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

MADISON – The latest transportation headache for Wisconsin officials comes in the form of a court ruling that says the state can’t use federal money to rebuild a $151 million stretch of highway between Fond du Lac and Sheboygan.

The decision, handed down last week by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, could mean additional strain on the state’s cash-strapped transportation fund.

State Department of Transportation officials have not said how they plan to respond.

They could appeal the ruling to the full appeals court or the U.S. Supreme Court, but there is no guarantee either would take the case. They could also try to advance the project using state money, but that would likely mean extended delays because of a funding shortage for highways.

A third option would be to revise traffic projections and seek court approval to revive the project.