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‘Rewind’: Foxconn, state budget impasse, DOT reform

'Rewind' takes a look at the Foxconn deal, the state budget impasse, DOT reform and the 2018 Senate and gubernatorial races.

‘Rewind’: Health care, ongoing budget impasse, latest HOPE bills signed

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross discuss the big stories of the week as they relate to state government. Special...

‘Rewind’: Transportation deadlock, Bryce’s campaign, Board of Regents recap

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross discuss the big stories of the week as they relate to state government.

‘Rewind’: Transportation impasse, court order on Lincoln Hills, fundraising numbers

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics Editor JR Ross discuss the big stories of the week as they relate to state government.

‘UpFront’: Gallagher says Congress should skip or shorten August recess to work on key...

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Green Bay, said Congress should skip all or part of its August recess to stay in Washington and work on...

‘UpFront’: Packers’ Murphy says Titletown District will boost local economy, diversify team’s revenue

Green Bay Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says the team opened its new Titletown District to diversify the team's revenue, attract visitors, and...
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‘UpFront’: Steineke knocks Senate GOP for ‘borrow and spend’ approach to transportation

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke on Sunday's "UpFront with Mike Gousha" slammed Senate Republicans for shooting down Assembly GOP proposals to raise revenues for...

Assembly GOP backs guv’s budget plan, but Fitzgerald says ‘no deal’

Assembly GOP leaders today notified Gov. Scott Walker they will accept his offer to redirect $203.5 million in income tax cuts he had proposed...

Dallet raised $271k for Supreme Court bid after giving campaign $200k

Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet raised nearly $271,000 for her Supreme Court bid last month, thanks largely to the $200,000 personal loan she made...

Emails show early concerns, last-minute changes to UW-Madison Thompson center

The professor who envisioned the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership threatened at the last minute to drop out of the project over...

Federal appeals court uphold’s Wisconsin’s ‘right-to-work’ law

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the state's "right-to-work" law, ruling that a previous decision throwing out a lawsuit from unions was appropriate.  The unions have...

Fitzgerald, Vos continue transpo disagreement as state nears two weeks without new budget

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said yesterday Assembly Speaker Robin Vos needs to move past his push to find new revenues for the transportation fund. Vos,...

Friends: Kanavas, former state senator, has died

Former state Sen. Ted Kanavas, the chairman and co-founder of Michael Best Strategies, has died, friends and colleagues said today. He was 56. The Brookfield...

GOP bill would boost DOT oversight, repeal prevailing wage

GOP legislators are looking to add more oversight to the Department of Transportation and fully repeal the state's prevailing wage law in a new...

Gronik formally launches guv bid

Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronik has formally launched his campaign for guv, declaring on a new website that it’s “time for a different kind of...

Johnson says ‘very ill advised’ comments from McConnell put health care bill at risk

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said “very ill advised” comments by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, if true, jeopardize the Republican health care reform bill...

Proposed Foxconn incentive package includes up to $3 billion in tax credits

A senior Trump administration official says Foxconn's $10 billion manufacturing facility in Wisconsin will be the “first of many” U.S. investments by the Taiwanese...

Ryan ended June with $11.15 million in his personal campaign account

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, collected $3.4 million for his personal campaign account during the second quarter of the year, pushing his cash on...

Ryan says ‘stay tuned’ for Foxconn news, talks taxes at MillerCoors

House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters in Milwaukee Monday to "stay tuned" for news about Foxconn's decision on whether to locate a factory in...

Ryan: Firing Mueller is not ‘in the president’s interest whatsoever’

Ryan says Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be allowed to proceed with his investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials. Ryan, who...

Senate Republicans to announce budget proposal

With the impasse over the state budget passing the two-week mark, Senate Republicans announced they will release their own proposal Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Majority...

Trump, state GOP leaders praise Foxconn plan to build $10 billion WI facility

President Donald Trump said today Foxconn will add more manufacturing jobs than “we’ve seen in many, many decades” starting with a $10 billion campus in Wisconsin, a state that’s “very close to my heart.”

Vos, Darling comments show continuing divide among GOP on borrowing

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday continued to dig in on his insistence that Senate Republicans need to agree to no new bonding for...

Walker calls for special session on Foxconn deal

Gov. Scott Walker Friday called for a special session of the Legislature to commence on Tuesday to consider the state’s $3 billion incentive package...

Walker raises $3.5 million as Gronik announces guv bid

Gov. Scott Walker, who pledged his fundraising report for the first half of 2017 would send a message about his re-election intentions, raised $3.5...

Walker sends leggie leaders transpo proposal to break budget impasse

Gov. Scott Walker has sent legislative leaders a letter proposing to reduce transportation borrowing by $200 million as part of a proposal to break...

Walker, Foxconn sign MOU for $10 billion plant; Vos hopes for legislation to pass...

By David Wise WisPolitics.com MILWAUKEE -- Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, completing weeks of negotiations, today signed a memorandum of understanding for a $10...

Yankovich drops out of 1st CD race, endorses fellow Dem Bryce

Political activist David Yankovich, who moved to the 1st CD from Ohio earlier this year to take on Speaker Paul Ryan, today dropped out...
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