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DC Wrap: Baldwin pledges “impartial justice” if articles of impeachment reach Senate; Johnson criticizes...

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Church launches first TV ad in 7th CD bid

Republican Jason Church, an aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan, says in the first TV ad...
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Assembly passes resolution to name Capitol tree ‘Wisconsin State Christmas Tree’

The Assembly today approved a resolution to call the evergreen displayed each year in the rotunda the "Wisconsin State Christmas Tree." The resolution, which just...

Kapenga passes on bid for 5th CD

State Sen. Chris Kapenga announced today he won’t run for the 5th CD, further narrowing a Republican field that so far only includes Senate...

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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate the GOP’s dismissal of Evers’ special session on gun violence

With the GOP-controlled Legislature ignoring Gov. Tony Evers' special session call for gun control laws, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, consider the political...

Paul Fanlund: Satya Rhodes-Conway is the mayor she said she’d be

Back in April, the morning after she was elected, Rhodes-Conway told me she would try to be mayor for everyone, not just her younger progressive base. Half a year later in, with her first budget behind her, she appears to be doing just that.

Dave Zweifel: A tale of two eras of Wisconsin government

"A Toast to Tony Earl" recaptured his long public service, but what was so striking about the event, emceed by former ambassador to Norway Tom Loftus, was its congeniality — Democrats and Republicans, friends and even some old political adversaries gathering together to remember old times when you could disagree but not become an enemy.

Dominique Paul Noth: Envy is driving Wisconsin Democrats

The longing to be Virginia – the state, that is -- is particularly strong in Wisconsin, which on paper has a similar state political setup but little chance of duplicating that Nov. 5 election outcome.

Will Flanders: School report cards: Where all of the schools are above average

Wisconsin is a state, according to the latest report cards, where (almost) everyone is above average. Despite proficiency rates in that hover around 40% in both math and reading, 87% of schools in the state meet or exceed expectations.
  • Report highlights impacts of TIF investments

    A new report on the state’s tax incremental financing program finds more than $4 of new tax base is created for every $1 invested in a Wisconsin TIF district.  The report was created by the Wisconsin Realtors Association and the state chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development […]

  • Exact Sciences liver cancer test granted breakthrough device designation

    A new test for liver cancer being developed by Madison-based Exact Sciences has been granted “breakthrough device” designation by the FDA, promising an easier pathway to market.  The new test detects hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. It relies on six […]

  • Milwaukee startup ecosystem poised for health care investment growth

    Members of Milwaukee’s startup ecosystem see potential for the city to capture more venture capital dollars in the health care sector.  Speaking at a kick-off event for Startup Milwaukee Week, Venture Investors Chief Financial Officer David Arnstein noted more than $2.8 billion was […]

  • Milwaukee startup developing pill-based alternative to asthma treatments

    A drug discovery startup called Pantherics Incorporated is developing a pill-based alternative to current asthma treatments based on research conducted at UW-Milwaukee.  Doug Stafford, the company’s president and CEO, says his business is the first to develop drugs that affect a […]

  • State investment landscape restricted by lack of capital, panelists say

    Wisconsin’s investment landscape is restricted by an overall lack of capital, according to a panel of investors. But they said the higher capital efficiency of investing in the Midwest is drawing the attention of larger coastal funds. Allos Venture Managing Director David Kerr noted the cost […]

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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate the GOP’s dismissal of Evers’ special session on gun violence

With the GOP-controlled Legislature ignoring Gov. Tony Evers' special session call for gun control laws, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, consider the political...
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate Senate Republicans’ rejection of Evers’ ag secretary

The WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, debate the politics behind the GOP Senate's historic rebuke of Gov. Tony Evers' ag secretary. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ discuss plans for Wisconsin’s budget surplus

With Wisconsin realizing a budget surplus, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, consider Gov. Tony Evers' plan to bolster the rainy day fund versus legislative calls tor a tax cut. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

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Rewind: Your Week in Review for Nov. 8

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discuss the Senate GOP's rejection of Brad Pfaff as ag secretary, the Senate's backing of a constitutional amendment to limit governors' veto powers and the Assembly's failed attempt to override three of Gov. Tony Evers' budget vetoes.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Nov. 1

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross interview retiring UW System President Ray Cross. The two also discuss Gov. Tony Evers' "Complete Count" panel for the 2020 census, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' support for raising the age to buy vaping products, and former House Speaker Paul Ryan's new nonprofit foundation.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Oct. 25

WisPolitics.com’s JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Supreme Court arguments in a lame-duck suit, the latest results from the Marquette University Law School Poll and the political standoff over gun control measures.

WisBusiness The Show

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WisBusiness: the Show with Jed White of TASC Ventures

The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show” features an interview with Jed White of TASC Ventures, one of the newest entries on...
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WisBusiness: the Show with Ben Juarez of i.c. stars Milwaukee

The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show” features an interview with Ben Juarez of i.c. stars Milwaukee, who is helping to create...
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WisBusiness: the Show with Dana Guthrie of Alchemy Angel Investors of Milwaukee

The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show” features an interview with Dana Guthrie of Alchemy Angel Investors of Milwaukee, who will outline...

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Church launches first TV ad in 7th CD bid

Republican Jason Church, an aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan, says in the first TV ad...
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American Bridge ad targets ‘Trump defectors’

American Bridge has announced a $5 million ad campaign across Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that will include TV, radio and digital advertising as the...
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New Neubauer TV ad says state needs court ‘there for the people’

In her closing ad of the race, Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer says the state needs a court “that is there for the people.” The...

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