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‘Rewind’: Assembly passes Foxconn bill; Charlottesville; widening income gap

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross review the news of the week in state politics.

‘Rewind’: Foxconn bill analysis; Wachs runs for guv

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics Editor JR Ross reviewed the news of the week in state politics.

‘Rewind’: JFC makes budget progress; Foxconn; Evers joins guv race

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discuss the week's news in state politics.
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‘UpFront’: Evers says Foxconn a ‘Hail Mary,’ not a fair deal

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers said on "UpFront with Mike Gousha" he would renegotiate the Foxconn deal if he's elected governor in 2018. Evers, the...
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‘UpFront’: Hogan, Neitzel say state couldn’t have gotten better deal on Foxconn

The architects of the deal to bring Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn to Wisconsin say they could not have gotten a better deal for taxpayers. Wisconsin...
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‘UpFront’: Moore calls for Trump to be removed from office

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, questioned President Donald Trump's mental health and said he should be "removed (from office) as soon as possible." "I think...

‘UpFront’: Vinehout ‘testing the waters’ for potential guv bid

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout said she expects to make an announcement in September on whether she will run for governor in 2018. “I’m out there...

Amended Foxconn bill heads to full Assembly over Dem objections

The Foxconn bill is headed to the full Assembly Thursday after clearing a committee yesterday evening. But a Dem who voted against the bill isn't...

Assembly approves Foxconn bill 59-30

The Assembly Thursday green-lighted the $3 billion Foxconn incentive package, after rejecting a series of Dem amendments over more than six hours of debate. The...

Assembly to take up $3 billion Foxconn bill

The Assembly is on the floor today to vote on the $3 billion Foxconn bill. Members are also taking up a resolution aiming to condemn...

Discussions continue on possible budget deal

Republicans Tuesday continued to detail a possible budget deal, including about $160 million in bonding for roads on top of what's in the Foxconn...

DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp leaving for EPA role

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp is stepping down to take a job at the U.S. EPA, Gov. Scott Walker announced today. Stepp will...

Fitzgerald critical of Assembly process on Foxconn bill

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn't know if he has the votes for the Foxconn bill and the Assembly's decision to work...

Fitzgerald, Vos disagree over Foxconn bill process

The Legislature's top Republicans disagreed Tuesday on how to move forward with an incentive package for Foxconn, while Walker said he's open to small...

Foxconn’s state tax credits could max out at $312.4 million annually

Foxconn's state tax credits would max out at $312.4 million annually from 2023 to 2026 before tailing off, according to a Department of Revenue...

JFC approves K-12 education plan, $1 billion state building budget

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 along party lines to change Gov. Scott Walker's K-12 education plan by adding a boost for low-spending school...

Neylon to delay committee vote on Foxconn bill to consider amendments

Rep. Adam Neylon tells WisPolitics.com he plans to push off an exec on the Foxconn legislation to consider amendments, including language that would seek...

Physicians, WMC clash over workers’ compensation proposal

Physicians and a key business group are clashing over a new workers' compensation proposal that would significantly change how doctors are paid. Wisconsin Manufacturers &...

Ryan: Trump ‘messed up’ placing blame on both sides for Charlottesville violence

House Speaker Paul Ryan during a CNN town hall meeting in Racine Monday said President Trump "messed up" when he placed blame on both...

Senate formally introduces Foxconn bill, refers to JFC

The Senate Thursday formally introduced the Foxconn bill and referred it to the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has said that...

State analysis projects WI will recoup Foxconn subsidies in 2042-43 fiscal year

The boost in income tax revenues Wisconsin would see from Foxconn and the indirect jobs the project could create would not exceed the state's...

Vote on Foxconn incentives could come in mid-August

It could be mid-August before the Legislature votes on legislation providing incentives for Foxconn to build a plant in Wisconsin as lawmakers dive into...

Vukmir presses for Senate action on Foxconn bill, hearing possible next week

GOP Sen. Leah Vukmir, a member of the Finance Committee and the Senate assistant majority leader, Tuesday implored the chamber to vote on the...

Walker hopes Legislature will take up Foxconn bill, budget concurrently

With legislative leaders at odds over whether to do the Foxconn bill or the budget first, Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he is confident...
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