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‘Rewind’ analyses DPI race, Walker’s capital budget

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross look back at the week in politics in Wisconsin.
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‘UpFront’: Baldwin calls for investigation into Trump team Russia contacts

U. S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says many “unanswered questions” remain about contacts between Russia and President Trump, his campaign, his transition team, and his...

‘UpFront’: Thompson gives Trump ‘strong “A”‘ on first weeks, urges more finesse

Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson says he would give President Donald Trump a “strong ‘A'” grade for his first few weeks in the White...

Advocates largely praise Walker’s rural schools plan

Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to pump more money into rural schools as he begins to roll out key parts of the two-year state...

Democrats knock Republican move to hire outside counsel for redistricting lawsuit

Democratic lawmakers are slamming a move by GOP leadership to hire outside lawyers to represent them in an ongoing redistricting lawsuit, warning Republicans are setting up taxpayers to be fleeced.

Evers chalks up primary victory to his focus on kids, not ‘weird politics’

State Superintendent Tony Evers says his primary victory can be chalked up to his focus on the state's public school kids -- and not on...

Evers, Holtz differ on Act 10, Walker’s budget at WisPolitics.com forum

Candidates for state superintendent at a WisPolitics.com forum in Milwaukee disagreed about Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to make a proposed boost in per-pupil school...

Fitzgerald highlights areas of concern in Walker’s budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says lawmakers may split with the governor on several areas in his budget, including funding for K-12, tax cuts,...

Grothman on ‘UpFront’: Trump should take the lead on federal budget

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, says he wants to see President Trump take the lead on the federal budget in his address to Congress...

Humphries alleges Holtz offered deal to clear field with $150K DPI job promise

John Humphries charged fellow state schools superintendent challenger Lowell Holtz promised him a six-figure job at DPI if he dropped out of the primary...

NRSC targets Baldwin on Supreme Court in new TV ad

The National Republican Senatorial Committee today announced a new TV ad knocking U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her opposition to the nomination of Neil...

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Get to know Wisconsin's members of Congress, Legislature and executive branch. Buy the 2017 WisPolitics.com Directory & Almanac -- a glossy, 20-page booklet that will...

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...

Republicans eye changes to Walker’s budget proposal

Items for possible changes include, for instance, Walker's request to add $649 million into K-12 schools, cut tuition at the UW System by 5 percent in the second year of the budget, borrow for his transportation plan and cut certain taxes.

School advocates praise Walker’s plan to boost K-12 funding

School advocates are praising Gov. Scott Walker's boost to K-12 public education, even while some are uncertain about the guv's methods for allocating per-pupil aid.

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...

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...

UpFront: Kooyenga optimistic, Hintz skeptical about Walker’s budget proposal

Lawmakers in both parties have different expectations for the two-year budget Gov. Scott Walker will roll out Wednesday. "We know that there's going to be...

Walker appoints Lon Roberts to PSC, Jay Risch will be new DFI secretary

Gov. Scott Walker today announced DFI Secretary Lon Roberts will replace Phil Montgomery on the PSC after the former GOP state lawmaker’s term ends...

Walker defends plan to self-insure state employees

Gov. Scott Walker downplayed concerns from lawmakers who've been skeptical of his proposal to self-insure state employees, calling the expected savings an "incredible amount" that would be re-invested in public schools. Walker told reporters Tuesday that lawmakers would have to replace the expected two-year savings of $60 million if they nixed the plan.

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...

Walker to deliver budget address, plans more than $900 million in new spending

Gov. Scott Walker will unveil details of his state budget this afternoon after rolling out proposals in recent days that include more than $900...

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 the first year before cutting it 5 percent the next.

Walker urges CPAC attendees to ‘keep moving forward’ amid protests

Gov. Scott Walker urged attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C., to keep pressing forward with reforms in the face of...

Walker wants $649 million boost to K-12 education

Rolling out a key plank of his budget, Gov. Scott Walker called for a $649 million boost to K-12 education as part of a...

Walker’s budget calls for boost in education, $592 million cut in taxes, fees

Gov. Scott Walker today called for a big boost in education funding, $592 million in tax and fee cuts, and a series of conservative...

Walker’s budget would re-establish WEDC loan program, bar forgivable loans

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to let the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. give out business loans again after the current budget phases out WEDC’s main loan program.

Wis. Syrian refugee sues Trump administration

An unnamed Syrian refugee currently living in Wisconsin is suing the Trump administration over its immigration executive order, saying his wife and 3-year-old daughter “remain trapped in Syria” and their lives are in danger.
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