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‘Rewind’: JFC wraps up budget; Barca ousted as Assembly Dem leader

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

‘Rewind’: Russian hacking attempt; Meyer named DNR secretary; Vinehout runs for guv

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

‘Rewind’: State budget, Foxconn, Assembly Dem leadership

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

‘Rewind’: Walker’s budget vetoes; Foxconn bill; Hintz elected Assembly minority leader

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross review the news of the week in state politics.
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‘UpFront’: Johnson says health care plan he helped draft gaining support

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, says the health care plan he has drafted with several other Republican senators stands a "very good chance" of...

‘UpFront’: UW chancellors tout free UW-Madison tuition program for first generation students

Two University of Wisconsin chancellors say the new Badger Promise program offers affordability and access to a four-year degree. "This is making UW-Madison affordable to...
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‘UpFront’: Zamarripa says Ryan may offer hope for ‘dreamers’

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, may offer hope for the protection of young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, said...

Baldwin at Fighting Bob Fest: ‘Washington is not fighting for Wisconsin’

MADISON -- For speakers at the 16th annual Fighting Bob Fest, the message to the audience was clear: the time is now. U.S. Sen. Tammy...

Barca to resign as Assembly minority leader at end of September

Peter Barca, who led Assembly Dems through the debate over Act 10 but was unable to make progress on pulling them out of the...

Bryce declines to participate in forum with fellow 1st CD Dem candidate Myers

Randy Bryce declined to participate in a forum next week with a fellow Dem 1st CD candidate and is unlikely to do any in...

Conservative justices endorse Screnock in Supreme Court bid

Michael Screnock today announced he's being endorsed by three conservative Supreme Court justices, including Michael Gableman, the justice he wants to replace on the...

DOJ spent more than $61K on promotional items since 2015

In addition to the challenge coins promoting the agency’s “Kicking Ass Every Day” motto, Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Department of Justice has also bought...

DVA Secretary Zimmerman defends Confederate statues in letter to Ripon newspaper

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Daniel Zimmerman defended Confederate statues in a recent letter to the editor, writing that “social justice warriors” were among...

Groups at odds over budget provision on short-term home rentals

A group that represents the tech company Airbnb says it's opposing a budget provision that would add requirements to homeowners who want to rent...

Hintz to run for Assembly minority leader

State Rep. Gordon Hintz, of Oshkosh, announced today he will run to replace Peter Barca as Assembly minority leader. "I am running to serve as...

JFC approves transportation package, amended Foxconn bill

The Joint Finance Committee Tuesday approved a GOP transportation package that calls for cutting 200 DOT jobs and pre-empting some local regulations of quarries...

Johnson questions increased Medicaid spending in eight states

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson is questioning whether some states are getting more federal Medicaid dollars than they're entitled to, driving up costs. Johnson, chairman of...

Pence to make stop with Walker in Waukesha on Thursday

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Waukesha tomorrow to boost the administration’s push to overhaul the nation’s tax code. Pence will be joined by...

Pence touts GOP tax reform effort, praises Walker’s record on taxes

Vice President Mike Pence Thursday praised Gov. Scott Walker's record on taxes as he touted the GOP's efforts to overhaul the nation's tax code,...

State initially offered Foxconn $1.1 billion in subsidies

Wisconsin more than doubled its incentive package for Foxconn after initially offering the Taiwanese manufacturer $1.1 billion to bring jobs to the state, according...

Vukmir officially kicks off bid for U.S. Senate, says state needs a ‘real conservative’

GOP state Sen. Leah Vukmir officially kicked off her campaign for the U.S. Senate today, saying in a four-minute video Wisconsin needs a “real...

Walker signs Foxconn bill, vetoes several provisions

Gov. Scott Walker vetoed the Joint Finance Committee's power to review the release of $252.4 million in general obligation bonds for I-94 north-south as...

Walker touts boost to education spending as he signs state budget

Gov. Scott Walker signed a nearly $76 billion two-year state budget Thursday in Neenah as he touted the state's investment in education -- from...

With Senate GOP holdouts, uncertainty ahead of planned budget vote

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is holding open the option of coming in over the weekend to take up the state budget if needed...
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