Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 11

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the state's $4.4 billion budget windfall, the Joint Finance Committee's progress on the state budget, Gov. Tony Evers' reelection announcement and a state Supreme Court ruling that local health officials don't have the power to close schools.
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Joint Finance approves four-year extension of stewardship; guv wanted 10 years

The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program would be renewed for four years with $32 million annually for preservation and outdoor recreation programs under a motion the...
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Budget committee puts $34.4 million more into corrections as Dems decry lack of reforms

The Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines this afternoon to put an additional $34.4 million into the Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice,...
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Budget committee to take up taxes, state employee raises June 17

The Joint Finance Committee is looking to round out its work on the state budget June 17 with an agenda that includes general fund...

Robin Vos: Governor should sign bill to end supplemental unemployment benefits

My colleagues and I wrote legislation to end the supplement so we can encourage workers to come back to the workforce. Unfortunately, Gov. Tony Evers is expected to veto it, and he is wrong to do so.

Dave Zweifel: Thanks to Vos, you can kiss those tax dollars goodbye

Now that Wisconsin's budget projection shows a big surplus in the coming biennium, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos isn't interested in using some of the money for more aid to schools and broadband expansion, arguing instead that it should be returned to the taxpayers because they're the hardworking people who made the surplus possible.

Steven Walters: Windfalls set up another showdown over spending, tax cuts

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Republicans who control the Legislature got a stunning update on state government’s cash position from Lang: Tax collections will be $4.4 billion higher than expected by mid-2023.

Morgridge Institute virologist shares COVID-era lessons for overcoming the next pandemic

Morgridge Institute for Research Virology Director Paul Ahlquist identifies both research advancements and social science as the key to tackling the next...

UK-US trade could benefit state ag industry

Post-Brexit, the U.K. is writing its own trade agreements that could benefit Wisconsin agriculture. The pandemic’s disruption of the...

Panel: Badger Fund shows private-public funds can lift minority-owned startups

Since its launch in 2015, the Badger Fund of Funds has invested over $3 million in 25 Wisconsin companies with the goal...

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Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 11

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the state's $4.4 billion budget windfall, the Joint Finance Committee's progress on the state budget, Gov. Tony Evers' reelection announcement and a state Supreme Court ruling that local health officials don't have the power to close schools.

Update on Wisconsin National Guard role throughout the pandemic

Today's Midday podcast covers a variety of roles Wisconsin National Guard soldiers filled throughout the pandemic. From administering more COVID-19 tests than any other...

Marquette University will require student vaccinations while UW schools will not

Today's Midday podcast covers student vaccination requirements for Marquette University and the UW System. Marquette students will be required to get vaccinated by August,...

Gov. Evers announces reelection bid as Republicans mount opposition

Today's Midday podcast covers Gov. Tony Evers' announcement he will run for a second term using many of the same campaign pillars that won...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 4

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the state budget, the La Crosse County district attorney’s decision not to press charges over potential voter fraud cases, and the latest action in legislative committees.

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