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Kooyenga looks to start conversation on future of tuition

Rep. Dale Kooyenga says his suggestion that the state let UW raise tuition to keep up with inflation or household income increases is aimed...

Nygren opioid addiction bills getting hearings this week

The Assembly expects to take up in early April Rep. John Nygren's latest round of bills to battle opioid addiction. The bills, part of a...

Evers makes statewide TV buy

State Superintendent Tony Evers is going up on TV next month with his first buy of the campaign, according to two sources. The sources pegged...

TUE PM Update: Senate committee backs constitutional amendment to eliminate state treasurer’s office

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- A state Senate committee today voted 3-1 to back a constitutional amendment that would eliminate the...

TUE News Summary: Walker on health care; Evers, Holtz debate Act 10, other issues

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TUE AM Update: Committees to consider amendment to eliminate state treasurer’s office

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- A constitutional amendment that would eliminate the office of state treasurer...

MON PM Update: Evers makes statewide TV buy; Evers, Holtz discuss Act 10, Walker’s...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- State Superintendent Tony Evers is going up on TV next month with his first buy of...

MON News Summary: Walker touts Wis. Medicaid model; Rae elected DNC secretary

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MON AM Update: WisPolitics.com DPI candidate forum today; Grothman, Zamarripa on ‘UpFront’

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- State Superintendent Tony Evers and challenger Lowell Holtz will meet today...

JFC co-chairs ask congressional delegation to ensure Medicaid funding is equitable

The Joint Finance Committee co-chairs today asked members of the state's congressional delegation asking them to "stand up for Wisconsin" on Medicaid funding. As Congress...

Neylon wants to pass REINS Act as standalone bill outside of budget

State Rep. Adam Neylon plans to move ahead with his "REINS Act" proposal through standalone legislation, even though the guv included a version in...

Dem chair Martha Laning earned $10,000 in bonuses last year

State Dem Chair Martha Laning earned $10,000 in bonuses last year for hitting goals for membership and fundraising, a WisPolitics.com review found. The first $5,000...

Schimel files appeal to Supreme Court in redistricting case

The state Department of Justice today filed a long-anticipated appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court on a ruling that struck down the state's 2011...

Walker’s calendars show more time away from state business as election neared

Gov. Scott Walker ramped up the time he spent away from state business in the months leading up to the general election, a WisPolitics.com...

FRI PM Update: Walker’s calendars show more time away from state business as election...

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FRI News Summary: Walker, Clarke at CPAC; early voting, voter ID cases get federal...

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FRI AM Update: Transpo group backs DOT reforms, urges infrastructure investment; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Transportation Development Association is out with a new document outlining...

Schimel announces partnership to lower cost of opioid overdose drug

Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced a partnership with a pharmaceutical company that will give first responders discounted prices for a drug that combats...

THU PM Update: Walker urges CPAC attendees to ‘keep moving forward’ amid protests

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker urged attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference today near Washington, D.C., to...

THU News Summary: Lawmakers consider ‘right-to-try’ bill; Ryan visits U.S.-Mexico border

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THU AM Update: Wis. groups warn against block granting Medicaid, Walker heads to D.C.

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- Several Wisconsin health care advocacy groups and liberal-leaning think tanks are...

Voters reject $16.41 million in school referendum requests, approve $6.6 million

Voters rejected $16.41 million in referendum requests in the spring primary, while approving about $6.6 million statewide. Only five referenda were on the primary ballot,...

DPI spring primary turnout just above 8 percent

Just more than 8 percent of voters cast ballots in the spring primary, a better turnout than the previous three with a race for...

Walker, Schimel push for Senate vote on Neil Gorsuch

Gov. Scott Walker and AG Brad Schimel today pushed for U.S. Senate Dems to give President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, an up-or-down...

WED PM Update: Holtz email: Reform group asked him to run, offered campaign support

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- State schools superintendent challenger Lowell Holtz wrote in an email last January that a "reform group"...

Holtz email: Reform group asked him to run, offered campaign support

State schools superintendent challenger Lowell Holtz wrote in an email last January that a "reform group" asked him to run for the post and...

WED News Summary: Senate leader’s bill would relax high-capacity well regs

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WED AM Update: Evers, Holtz to square off in general election

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- State Superintendent Tony Evers says his primary victory can be chalked...

Ross responds to DOT audit, says agency will be more transparent

Wisconsin DOT Secretary Dave Ross pledged to lawmakers today that he'd ensure the agency is more transparent following a highly critical audit released last...

Gronik ‘very closely’ looking at 2018 guv bid

Andy Gronik, a businessman who created a 501(c)(4) to advance ideas to address problems facing Wisconsin, tells WisPolitics.com he's looking "very closely" at running...

TUE PM Update: Gronik eyeing 2018 guv bid; Walker releases $803 million capital budget...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Andy Gronik, a businessman who created a 501(c)(4) to advance ideas to address problems facing Wisconsin,...

Walker proposes $803 million 2017-19 capital budget

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing $803 million in building projects as part of his 2017-19 capital budget. The proposal includes nearly $449.9 million in new...

TUE News Summary: Spring primary today; Walker seeks public’s help to pass budget measures

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TUE AM Update: Bill would require DOT to account for inflation in estimates, spring...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- DOT would have to account for inflation in future road project...

Litscher says Corrections’ treatment of juvenile offenders has improved

Department of Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher told lawmakers today his agency has dramatically revamped its treatment of juvenile offenders, implementing a wide range of...

MON PM Update: More than 36,500 absentee ballots returned ahead of primary

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- More than 36,500 people have returned their absentee ballots ahead of what's expected to be a...

MON News Summary: Humphries, Holtz call each other liars; former Rep. Larson dies at...

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MON AM Update: Walker plans stops in Chetek, Hudson; Baldwin on ‘UpFront’

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker is again hitting the road to tout his...

FRI REPORT: Humphries, Holtz accuse each other of lying over proposed cooperation deal...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Humphries, Holtz accuse each other of lying over proposed...

FRI News Summary: 2018 U.S. Senate race; Walker signs first bill of new session

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FRI AM Update: Walker plans stops in La Crosse, De Pere; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker's office says he'll make an announcement today during...

THU PM Update: With Duffy out, wide GOP field could emerge for U.S. Senate...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- As potential GOP candidates weigh their options, Dems are predicting a "circus" will emerge on the...

THU News Summary: Duffy passes on 2018 U.S. Senate bid, Walker supports CBD oil...

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THU AM Update: Duffy will pass on 2018 U.S. Senate bid

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wausau, announced today he won't run for...

WED PM Update: Humphries alleges Holtz offered deal to clear field with $150K DPI...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- John Humphries charged today fellow state schools superintendent challenger Lowell Holtz promised him a six-figure job...

WED News Summary: Ryan says Flynn’s resignation was ‘the right decision’

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WED AM Update: Assembly committee to hold hearing on amendment to eliminate state treasurer’s...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- An amendment that would eliminate the office of state treasurer is...

Walker: Analysis ‘very clearly shows’ self-insurance proposal would help taxpayers

Gov. Scott Walker today downplayed concerns from lawmakers who’ve been skeptical of his proposal to self-insure state employees, calling the expected savings an “incredible...

TUE PM Update: Walker defends self-insurance proposal; GOP bill would raise bar to request...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker today downplayed concerns from lawmakers who've been skeptical of his proposal to self-insure...

TUE News Summary: Milwaukee protest over Clarke’s immigration plan; Wis. Syrian refugee sues Trump...

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TUE AM Update: Teachers unions help fuel Evers’ campaign; Walker talks Act 10 with...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- Topping the list of State Superintendent Tony...

MON PM Update: Wis. Syrian refugee sues Trump administration; Evers leads fundraising in DPI...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- An unnamed Syrian refugee currently living in Wisconsin is suing the Trump administration over its immigration...

MON News Summary: Walker’s budget proposal; TGT on Trump; Duffy clarifies terrorism comments

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MON AM Update: Evers to report nearly 238k in campaign cash, Holtz 15k; Thompson...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- State Superintendent Tony Evers' campaign says he raised $142,442 over the...

FRI REPORT: Federal waivers needed for some of Walker’s welfare proposals

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Federal waivers needed for some of Walker's welfare proposals ...

WisPolitics.com Congressional Staff Directory

1st CD: Paul Ryan Speaker's Office H-232 The Capitol Washington D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-0600 Fax: (202) 225-5117 Chief of Staff: Jonathan Burks: [email protected].house.gov Deputy Chief of Staff:...

FRI News Summary: K-12, transportation, taxes among budget areas GOP lawmakers may break with...

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FRI AM Update: State budget would provide Milwaukee Co. $26 million for new buses;...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- A provision under Gov. Scott Walker's budget...

THU PM Update: Walker acknowledges changes coming to budget as Fitzgerald highlights areas of...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker predicted today a "good chunk" of his budget will pass in some form,...

THU AM Update: Walker’s budget proposal; reaction to Duffy’s white nationalist terrorism comments

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THU AM Update: Legislators eye changes to Walker’s budget plan

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- Republican legislative leaders say they may make changes to Gov. Scott...
Budget BLOG

Critics say Walker’s transportation budget not a long-term fix

Critics are taking aim at Gov. Scott Walker’s transportation budget and say it does little to solve the state’s long-term funding issue. They cited, for...
Budget BLOG

Walker budget would green light DNR reorg

A DNR reorganization plan proposed by its secretary would get the green light under Gov. Scott Walker’s budget, which also gives the agency the...

Business groups praise Walker’s budget proposal

Wisconsin business groups are applauding Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal. In the budget plan unveiled Wednesday, Walker proposes increasing the cap on investments that companies...

Republican leaders say Walker’s budget could face major tweaks

Republican legislative leaders say they may make major tweaks to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget in the coming months, possibly shifting money to address...

WED PM Update: Walker’s budget plan calls for $592 million in tax, fee cuts

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker today called for a big boost in education funding, $592 million in tax...

Walker seeking $592 million tax, fee cut in upcoming budget

Gov. Scott Walker previewed a piece of his state budget this afternoon, announcing he is calling for a $592 million cut in taxes and...

State board approves self-insurance recommendation

The Group Insurance Board today voted to move forward with self-insuring state employees, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to deliver his...

WED News Summary: Walker proposes 5 percent tuition cut, more money for UW System;...

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WED AM Update: Walker to deliver budget address today; Assembly, Senate sessions

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker will unveil details of his state budget this...

TUE PM Update: Walker’s latest budget proposals push new spending past $900 million

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker pushed past the $900 million mark in new spending that will be in...

Walker unveils $140 million boost for UW, including tuition cut

Gov. Scott Walker today proposed a $140 million boost to the UW System, including a plan that would freeze tuition for in-state undergrads in...

Walker looks to eliminate long-term care waitlist for children

Gov. Scott Walker today said his next budget will look to eliminate the waitlist for a long-term care program that helps children with developmental...

TUE News Summary: Reaction to Walker’s K-12 funding plan; Dems introduce medical marijuana bill

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TUE AM Update: Wanggaard seeks FBI youth prison probe update, Walker to unveil UW...

From WisPolitics.com ... -- Sen. Van Wanggaard has sent a letter to the FBI requesting an update on its investigation into the Lincoln Hills...

MON PM Update: Fitzgerald says some GOP senators may not back Walker’s $649 million...

From WisPolitics.com ... -- Though he didn't rule out the possibility, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the deeper the state gets into the...

MON News Summary: Walker proposes $649 million boost for K-12

TOP STORIES Walker proposes $649 million more for state schools ... enough for $200 per pupil increases in each of the next two years....
Budget BLOG

Budget Blog is now only for subscribers

Starting today, the WisPolitics.com Budget Blog will be available only to subscribers. If you are a WisPolitics.com Silver subscriber or somebody who only goes to our...

MON AM Update: Healthcare.gov signups increase slightly; ‘UpFront’ recap

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FRI REPORT: Insiders expect Walker to spend heavily on his priorities, boxing out lawmakers...

TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Insiders expect Walker to spend heavily on his priorities, boxing out lawmakers on...

FRI AM Update: Veterans groups praise Walker’s pick to lead Dept. of Veterans Affairs,...

From WisPolitics.com ... -- Veterans groups are praising Gov. Scott Walker's appointment to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. They also say they look...

THU PM Update: GOP leadership seeks outside counsel for redistricting lawsuit; teacher licensing overhaul...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Dem lawmakers today slammed a move by GOP leadership to hire outside lawyers to represent them...

THU AM Update: Senate committees exec today on CBD oil, project labor agreements bills

From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker will be in Stanley today to highlight his proposal to boost investments in rural schools. Walker, who made...

Walker calls for boost in state aid for rural schools

Gov. Scott Walker today proposed a boost in funding for rural schools through sparsity aid, higher reimbursements for their transportation costs and an investment...

WED PM Update: Walker unveils rural schools plan, proposes Earned Income Tax Credit increase...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to pump more money into rural schools and the earned income...

WED AM Update: State employees lose gender reassignment coverage, Walker to unveil rural schools...

From WisPolitics.com ... -- After a month of having it as a benefit, state employees today will lose coverage for any services associated with...
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