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TUE PM Update: Hintz cites Wachs’ legal experience, perspective in replacing Barca on WEDC...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz cited the ongoing review of a $3 billion incentive package for...

Bill to restrict dissemination of body cam footage passes Assembly committee

A bill that would lay out standards for law enforcement officials in handling and disseminating body camera footage passed an Assembly committee this afternoon. The...

Three GOP state senators say they’re working on amendments to mining bill

Three GOP state senators who are uncommitted on the mining bill say they’re working on amendments, but declined to provide details. “We’re working on getting...

Assembly committee signs off on sulfide mining bill, clearing the way for floor vote...

An Assembly committee signed off on a sulfide mining bill this morning, clearing the way for it to be taken up by the full...

State’s youth prisons on lockdown as officer trainees search for contraband, DOC says

The Department of Corrections has put the state’s youth prisons on lockdown as correctional officer trainees search for contraband. DOC spokesman Tristan Cook said the...

Vos says for GOP permitless carry bill to pass Assembly, caucus would have to...

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said before a GOP permitless carry bill could pass his chamber, a consensus would need to be reached between backers...

DOA secretary predicts Foxconn deal will gain popularity over time

DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel predicts the Foxconn deal will grow more popular over time, saying it’s likely going to be least popular when the...

TUE News Summary: Walker meets with Netanyahu; Walker announces campaign team; Ryan, Johnson on...

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TUE AM Update: Walker names key members of campaign team; Senate in session today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Several top aides to Gov. Scott Walker's previous runs are returning for...

MON PM Update: Ryan sidesteps questions on indictments; Johnson still calling for Mueller’s resignation

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- House Speaker Paul Ryan today sidestepped questions on the indictments of former Trump campaign head Paul...

Milwaukee beats out Oak Creek to supply Waukesha with Lake Michigan water

Milwaukee beat out Oak Creek to supply the city of Waukesha with Lake Michigan water, officials announced today. Under the deal, unveiled by Milwaukee Mayor...

Bryce takes heat for ‘misogynistic’ tweet on Ivanka Trump

One Dem looking to challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan next year is blasting her opponent for a “misogynistic” tweet over the weekend on Ivanka...

Walker, delegation meet with Israel’s Netanyahu as part of trade mission

Gov. Scott Walker and members of a state delegation met today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of his trade mission to Israel. “Our...

Tiffany says he’s one Senate GOP vote short for his mining bill

State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, said he has 16 votes for his sulfide mining bill and is still trying to convince another one of...

MON News Summary: Ryan, Johnson on tax reform; guv’s race; first charges in Mueller...

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MON AM Update: League of Conservation Voters ad praises Baldwin; ‘UpFront’ features Carpenter, Fitzgerald

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty From WisPolitics.com ... -- The League of Conservation Voters is starting a $300,000...

Assembly GOP divided over banning bump stocks

ASSEMBLY GOP DIVIDED OVER BANNING BUMP STOCKS Assembly Republicans have been debating the prospect of one of their members introducing legislation that would ban bump...

Financial disclosure shows Kohl has millions to invest in bid against Grothman

Democrat Dan Kohl has millions at his disposal if he decides to invest in his campaign to challenge GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman in the...

FRI REPORT: Out-of-state donations bolster 1st CD candidates’ fundraising totals

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Out-of-state donations bolster 1st CD candidates' fundraising totals ...

Out-of-state donations bolster 1st CD candidates’ fundraising totals

Ironworker Randy Bryce pulled in less than 20 percent of his donations from Wisconsin residents in the last fundraising period, while House Speaker Paul...

FRI News Summary: Walker heads for Israel trade mission; interim superintendent appointed for youth...

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FRI AM Update: Walker leaving today on trade mission to Israel; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Platform Communications From WisPolitics.com ... -- The guv leaves today on a trade mission to Israel. Along with Gov. Scott...

THU PM Update: Walker seeks to shift CAFO oversight from DNR to DATCP

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker today committed to working with lawmakers and the EPA to give the Department...

New Dem poll finds Walker trailing generic Dem guv opponent

A new poll from the Dem firm Public Policy Polling finds Gov. Scott Walker trailing a generic Dem opponent and his job approval numbers...

Airbnb says it’s collected nearly $550,000 in occupancy taxes

Airbnb says it’s collected almost $550,000 in occupancy taxes over the first three months of a deal with the state, outpacing projections. Under the tax...

Dems knock Cross’ UW merger plan in letter

Twenty Dems signed onto a letter this week decrying UW System President Ray Cross’ plan to merge two-year colleges with four-year campuses. Among the concerns...

DOC taps Paquin to be interim superintendent of state’s youth prisons

DOC has tapped agency Juvenile Correction Administrator John Paquin to be interim superintendent of the state’s troubled youth prisons. This follows a request from the...

THU News Summary: State forestry HQ moving to Rhinelander; GOP tax overhaul effort

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THU AM Update: PAC targets Baldwin with $1.6M ad buy; Senate committee to vote...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today launched a...

WED PM Update: Restoration PAC ad compares Nicholson to Reagan; GOP leggies give to...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The conservative Restoration PAC released a new TV ad today that compares GOP Senate candidate Kevin...

Bill looking to better help detect breast cancer unveiled

Lawmakers today unveiled a bill that looks to better help detect breast cancer among women, particularly those with dense breast tissue. The bill, from Rep....

DNR to move forestry headquarters to Rhinelander

Gov. Scott Walker was in northern Wisconsin today to announce the DNR will move its forestry headquarters to Rhinelander from Madison. Forestry will be the...

Walker says he has no plans to visit Lincoln Hills following further reports of...

Gov. Scott Walker said he still has no plans to visit the Lincoln Hills youth prison in northern Wisconsin, even after further reports of...

Nine GOP lawmakers donate to Vukmir’s U.S. Senate campaign

Nine of state Sen. Leah Vukmir’s GOP legislative colleagues contributed to her U.S. Senate campaign in the third quarter as she finished the period...

WED News Summary: Walker activates National Guard for hurricane relief; Lincoln Hills staff fear...

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WED AM Update: Sen. Taylor knocks Walker’s call to appoint interim superintendent of youth...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- Dem state Sen. Lena Taylor is knocking Gov. Scott Walker's call to...

TUE PM Update: Walker calls on Dept. of Corrections to appoint interim superintendent for...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker called on the Department of Corrections today to appoint an interim superintendent of...

Two FoodShare bills with goal of promoting healthy eating clear Assembly committee

Two bills seeking to promote healthier eating among food stamp recipients cleared an Assembly committee this morning — although one passed with Dem support...

Walker admin increasing reimbursement rates for treating those with mental health, substance abuse issues

The Walker administration is increasing reimbursement rates for professionals treating those with mental health and substance abuse issues. The bump of about $17 million includes...

Coalition says fetal tissue bills must clear committee by early November to become law...

A coalition backing legislation that would ban the sale of fetal tissue from abortion and a companion bill said both must clear committee by...

Dems question whether WEDC is capable of overseeing Foxconn deal following May audit

Dems today used a May audit to cast doubt on whether the state’s job agency is up to overseeing the $3 billion Foxconn incentive...

Poll shows most Milwaukee-area adults say Foxconn would improve area economy

More than half of Milwaukee-area adults say Foxconn would “substantially improve” the area economy, according to a new Marquette University Law School Poll out...

TUE News Summary: Vos apologizes for calling GOP senators ‘terrorists’; safety concerns at youth...

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TUE AM Update: Committee to hear bill nixing renewable energy requirement for state agencies

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- A GOP bill that would nix a requirement for certain state agencies...

MON PM Update: Vos apologizes for calling senators behind budget veto deal ‘terrorists’

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Facing a bipartisan backlash, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today apologized for calling three GOP senators "terrorists,"...

Dems circulate bill to close state’s juvenile prisons in a year

Two Dems are circulating a bill that would close the state’s juvenile prisons following reports detailing abuses of guards and teen inmates alike. The bill,...

State GOP outraises Dems in federal account last month

The state GOP outraised its Dem counterpart in September through its federal account. But the state Dem Party raised more federal dollars over the...

Carpenter says he wants to see Foxconn contract before WEDC board votes

Dem state Sen. Tim Carpenter, a member of the WEDC board, says he wants to see the contract with Foxconn before voting on it. But...

Student enrollment in private voucher school programs up 8 percent from last year

Almost 2,700 more students are enrolling in private voucher school programs, up about 8 percent from last year, according to preliminary enrollment figures from...

MON News Summary: Vos calls GOP senators in budget veto deal ‘terrorists’; Ryan, Baldwin...

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MON AM Update: Toft to announce 3rd CD bid; Vos calls GOP senators behind...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Platform Communications From WisPolitics.com ... -- Retired Army Col. Steve Toft, a Republican, has events planned in Eau Claire...

FRI REPORT: Employer coalition, health care community debate new finding on workers’ comp benefits

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Employer coalition, health care community debate new finding on...

Kind knocks GOP tax reform approach, skeptical legislation will pass this year

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind knocked the GOP approach to overhauling the tax system this week, saying the introduction of a back-up plan shows the...

Employer coalition, health care community debate new finding on workers’ comp benefits

A new study shows about 77 percent of the workers’ compensation benefits received by injured Wisconsin employees go toward paying for medical care, adding...

FRI News Summary: Walker to announce re-election bid Nov. 5; Litscher calls for more...

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FRI AM Update: Walker in Detroit for leadership summit; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker will be in Detroit today and tomorrow for the...

THU PM Update: Dairy association, DNR reach settlement in lawsuit; AFP-Wisconsin plans $600k ad...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Dairy Business Association and Department of Natural Resources have settled a lawsuit that claimed the...

Bill to build new private prison in Green Bay area gets public hearing

— Rep. David Steffen today pitched his proposal to let a private company build a new prison in the Green Bay area as a...

Dems question whether Foxconn deal with materialize following Trump’s comments

Dems are pointing to remarks from the president today on Foxconn to raise questions about whether the deal will materialize. During a meeting with Puerto...

THU News Summary: U.S. Senate race; Michigan offered Foxconn $3.8B; Ryan opposes deal on...

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THU AM Update: Kind again rules out 2018 guv bid; PAC launches ad praising...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Platform Communications From WisPolitics.com ... -- U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says he's not re-thinking his decision to opt out...

WED PM Update: Beyond UW-Oshkosh, UW System finds no major concerns regarding campus payments...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The UW System said today it found no other "illegal guarantees or loans" beyond those the...

Barnes accuses state GOP of race baiting following response to his lt. guv announcement

Former state Rep. Mandela Barnes today accused the state GOP of race baiting after the party responded to reports he is looking at a...

FoodShare bill public hearing seemingly in violation of new Assembly requirement

A public hearing on a bill that would limit FoodShare benefits to foods and drinks with “sufficient nutritional value” seems to have violated a...

Industrial hemp bill clears Senate committee

A bill that would give Wisconsin farmers the go-ahead to grow industrial hemp unanimously passed a Senate committee this morning. But four Dem amendments to...

State to require independent accountant to ensure Foxconn is upholding deal

The state is adding an additional layer of verification over the Foxconn deal that would ensure an independent accountant reviews whether the Taiwanese company...

WED News Summary: Walker campaign releases digital ad; Mason elected Racine mayor

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WED AM Update: Walker ad says ‘more to be done’; Mason elected Racine mayor

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty From WisPolitics.com ... -- Scott Walker continued to lay the foundation for his...

TUE PM Update: WEDC Board could vote on Foxconn deal next month; Barnes looking...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan said today the earliest that the agency's board could vote...

State dairy association pushes back on business group’s call to remove ‘America’s Dairyland’ from...

The state Dairy Business Association today pushed back against a suggestion from a Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce exec to remove “America’s Dairyland” from the...

Two GOP FoodShare bills to promote healthy eating get public hearing

Two GOP FoodShare bills with the shared goal of promoting healthier eating got very different receptions from Dems in an Assembly committee public hearing...

Nicholson spox says U.S. Senate candidate lost faith in McConnell after Obamacare repeal failed

A spokesman for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson says he lost faith in Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader after the chamber failed...

Barnes considering run for lt. guv next year

Former Dem state Rep. Mandela Barnes, who went to work for a policy shop for progressive legislators after losing a bid for the state...

TUE News Summary: State budget surplus, Walker on NFL protests; Ryan talks tax reform

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TUE AM Update: WEDC board to hear update on Foxconn contract today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- The WEDC board will meet in Madison today to hear updates from...

MON PM Update: State finishes fiscal year with $579 million surplus

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The state finished 2016-17 with a surplus of $579 million, a better ending balance than what...

Walker urges NFL players to stop protesting during national anthem

Gov. Scott Walker today urged NFL players to stop protests during the national anthem, calling them a “divisive political sideshow.” In a letter to NFL...

WMC’s Bauer calls for removing ‘America’s Dairyland’ from state license plates

WMC President and CEO Kurt Bauer called for removing “America’s Dairyland” from Wisconsin’s license plates, suggesting it should be replaced with something more “contemporary”...

Ryan backs Trump’s decision to cut Obamacare subsidies

House Speaker Paul Ryan today denounced the “class warfare rhetoric” surrounding the GOP tax reform framework that suggests the deal is structured to benefit...

State finishes fiscal year with $579 million surplus

The state finished 2016-17 with a surplus of $579 million, a better ending balance than what the Legislative Fiscal Bureau had previously projected. The last...

MON News Summary: Supreme Court to hear TIF district case; Ryan pledges more Puerto...

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MON AM Update: Bryce leads Dem rival Myers in 1st CD fundraising; ‘UpFront’ recap

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Randy Bryce has a big financial edge over Dem rival Cathy Myers...

FRI REPORT: Employers save $170M in premiums as battle brews over proposed workers’ comp...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Employers save $170M in premiums as battle brews over...

House fundraising numbers start to trickle in; filing deadline is Sunday

Fundraising numbers for Wisconsin’s House delegation are starting to roll in ahead of Sunday’s filing deadline. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, announced preliminary numbers earlier...

Employers save $170M in premiums as battle brews over proposed workers’ comp changes

A coming showdown at the Capitol between the health care industry and a business coalition over proposed changes to the state workers’ compensation system...

FRI News Summary: GOP U.S. Senate primary; tax reform; hearing on bill to punish...

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FRI AM Update: Faculty, students seek input on UW System merger proposal; weekly radio...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- UW System faculty and students say they wish they would've been consulted...

THU PM Update: Groups protest bill to crack down on sanctuary cities; WI health...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Hundreds from across the state gathered at the Capitol today to protest a GOP bill that would...

THU PM Update: Groups protest bill to crack down on sanctuary cities; WI health...

From WisPolitics.com ...  -- Hundreds from across the state gathered at the Capitol today to protest a GOP bill that would crack down on sanctuary...

Dems lay out legislation to repeal GOP abortion-related bills

State Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, today laid out legislation to repeal several restrictions on abortions that Republicans have passed...

Assembly committee approves amended bills to punish those who participate in riots

An Assembly panel today approved revised versions of three proposals that would punish those who participate in riots, with Dems saying the bills could...

State Healthcare.gov consumers to see a 36 percent premium increase next year

Wisconsin Healthcare.gov consumers will see a roughly 36 percent increase in their premiums next year, state officials said today, citing increasing uncertainty from insurers...

Ryan pulled in $300k in direct donations, $2 million in transfers over third quarter

House Speaker Paul Ryan raised more than $300,000 directly during the third quarter, finishing September with more than $10.4 million in the bank, his...

THU News Summary: UW System merger plan; Senate candidates on tax reform

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THU AM Update: Baldwin raises $2.4 million in Q3; judge shoots down 8 high-capacity...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, raised $2.4 million in the third quarter,...

WED PM Update: Former state Dem Party exec facing possible charges after overdose death...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- A former state Dem Party exec is facing possible charges following the overdose death of a...

Duffy predicts GOP tax plan would lead to ‘explosive economic growth’

U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy today predicted the GOP tax plan would lead to “explosive economic growth” if it comes to fruition. And he called the...

GOP lawmakers voice support for proposed UW System merger

Three Republican lawmakers who follow UW System closely welcomed System President Ray Cross’ merger proposal today. Under the plan, which will be taken up...

Chancellors applaud UW System President Cross’ merger proposal

Chancellors at several four-year UW System campuses say they’re excited about the possibilities of merging with the two-year colleges but that it’s too early...

WED News Summary: Flynn announces guv bid; 5 finalists for Milwaukee Co. sheriff; Ryan...

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WED AM Update: Foxconn to hold first of three public information sessions today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Platform Communications From WisPolitics.com ... -- Foxconn is holding its first of three public information sessions tonight at the...

TUE PM Update: Launching guv bid, Flynn knocks Foxconn deal, company’s ‘Chinese values’

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Former state Dem Chair Matt Flynn formally kicked off his bid for guv today, telling WisPolitics.com...

Bill would let state farmers grow industrial hemp

A bill that would OK the growing of industrial hemp is being touted as a “rebirth” opportunity for farmers to again reap the financial...

Lawmakers knock Sec. Zimmerman, call for more transparency at DVA during audit hearing

Lawmakers from both parties dinged Department of Veterans Secretary Dan Zimmerman today, saying his agency needs to be more transparent over the money it...

TUE News Summary: Guv candidate forum; Grothman lags Dem challenger in 6th CD fundraising

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TUE AM Update: Committee to hear King veterans home audits; Flynn to announce guv...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Legislative Audit Committee is meeting this morning...

MON PM Update: Grothman expects his ‘toughest race’ in 2018; tributes to former U.S....

From WisPolitics.com ...  -- U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, who said today he's facing the "toughest race of my political career" next year, will again be...

Report: Economic conditions in 22 northern and central counties lags behind others in state

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance found economic conditions in 22 counties, mainly in northern and central parts of the state, significantly lagged behind others in...

Former U.S. Rep. Kleckza passed away over the weekend

Former U.S. Rep. Jerry Kleczka, who represented Milwaukee in Congress for two decades, passed away over the weekend, according to the state Dem party....

MON News Summary: King veterans home finances; UW campus speech; Ryan, Johnson on Puerto...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/mon-news-summary-king-veterans-home-finances-uw-campus-speech-ryan-johnson-on-puerto-rico-recovery/ STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Federal government - Local government - Agribusiness - Civil...

MON AM Update: Walker to mark Manufacturing Month in West Bend; ‘UpFront’ recap

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker will be in West Bend today...

Evers counting his ability to work across party lines as a plus in guv...

Tony Evers says his nonpartisan background as head of DPI is actually helping him as he ventures into the partisan realm of the Dem...

Fantasy sports bill draws opposition from social conservatives

Social conservatives are coming out against a bill that would create a regulatory structure for daily fantasy sports operators, saying it would encourage Wisconsinites...

DNR denied just 1 percent of wetland permit requests over last 16 years

The Department of Natural Resource has only denied 1 percent of state wetland permit requests out of more than 12,800 filed over the last...

FRI REPORT: DNR denied just 1 percent of state wetland permit requests over last...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report DNR denied just 1 percent of wetland permit requests...

FRI News Summary: Ryan open to considering bump stock ban; Regents approve new policy...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - State government - Federal government - Local government - Banking and investment - Civil liberties - Courts - Demographics - Economy - Education - Elections - Energy -...

FRI AM Update: Regents to vote on campus free speech policy; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty From WisPolitics.com ... -- The UW System Board of Regents will meet at...

THU PM Update: Roth refers three fetal tissue bills to Senate committee

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Senate President Roger Roth this week referred three fetal tissue bills to a Senate committee after...

Dems ask regents to reject resolution to punish students who violate others’ free speech

Two Dems asked UW regents tomorrow to reject a proposed campus speech policy, which mirrors a bill that passed the Assembly this year. Sen. LaTonya...

Dreamers, Dem lawmaker call on Congress to pass clean DREAM Act

State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee, joined “Dreamers” today in calling for passage of a clean DREAM Act that does not include border security measures...

THU News Summary: Milwaukee I-94 project shelved; Foxconn site; tributes to Rep. Gannon

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/thu-news-summary-milwaukee-i-94-project-shelved-foxconn-site-tributes-to-rep-gannon/ STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Federal government - Local government - Civil liberties -...

THU AM Update: AFP-Wisconsin ad targets Baldwin; Board of Regents meets today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- The conservative Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin today unveiled a TV ad that charges...

WED PM Update: Officials pay tribute to Rep. Gannon; Foxconn selects Mount Pleasant for...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Electeds from both sides of the aisle are paying tribute to Bob Gannon after the GOP...

Evers votes against regents resolution to pull in top UW System officials from outside...

State schools Superintendent Tony Evers today voted against a resolution aimed at finding more candidates from outside of academia for top UW System roles. Evers,...

Law enforcement officials back body cams bill, free speech advocates share concerns

Law enforcement officers today lined up in support of a bill laying out standards for handling video from body cameras, saying it would protect...

Dems, gun control advocates push for stricter gun laws following Las Vegas shooting

Three Madison Dems joined gun control advocates today to push for stricter firearm laws following the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night. They also touted...

Two bills combatting homelessness clear Senate committee

A Senate committee today signed off unanimously on two bills combatting homelessness that the Assembly approved earlier this year. The two bills would create an...

Pocan reminds Dem guv candidates of ‘common goal’ to defeat Walker in tweet

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, sent a message to the Dem guv field via Twitter today after two candidates exchanged knocks via tweets yesterday. Pocan’s...

Senate committee passes GOP sulfide mining bill on party-line vote

A bill that would end the so-called moratorium on sulfide mining in the state cleared a Senate committee this afternoon on a 3-2 party-line...

DOT asks the feds to rescind approval of I-94 east-west corridor expansion

The state Department of Transportation is asking the feds to rescind its decision approving an expansion of an I-94 east-west corridor in Milwaukee County,...

Foxconn officially announces plans to build a manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant

Racine County leaders hailed today’s announcement from the electronics manufacturer Foxconn that it’ll build a manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant as a historic moment...

WED News Summary: Justices hear Wis. redistricting case; politicians, activists discuss preventing mass shootings

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/wed-news-summary-justices-hear-wis-redistricting-case-politicians-activists-discuss-preventing-mass-shootings/ STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Federal government - Local government - Banking and...

WED AM Update: Foxconn to announce facility location today; Senate committee to exec on...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Foxconn and Racine County leaders this morning are set to announce the...

TUE PM Update: Justices hear oral arguments in redistricting case; Evers says he opposes...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Hearing oral arguments today on Wisconsin's partisan gerrymandering case, members of the U.S. Supreme Court took...

Lawmakers introduce legislation to ban local govs from boycotting Israel

State agencies and local governments would be banned from establishing policies to boycott Israel under legislation proposed by state Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, and...

DHS expects to run out of federal money for CHIP in April

The Department of Health Services expects it would run out of federal money from the Children’s Health Insurance Program in April, much later than...

DHS projects Medicaid costs will be nearly $8 million over earlier projections

The state Department of Health Services is projecting that Medicaid costs will be $7.9 million in GPR above what it had budgeted for the...

Foxconn looking to hire for at least 19 more job positions, per job search...

Foxconn, which already has some employees in Wisconsin, has also posted at least 19 positions at the job search website Indeed. Positions open at the...

Foxconn to announce plant’s location in Racine County

Foxconn and Racine County leaders tomorrow will announce the location for the planned $10 billion manufacturing campus from the Taiwanese tech company, according to...

Wachs hits Evers for his position on which bathroom transgender students should use

Dem guv candidate and state Rep. Dana Wachs today attacked State Superintendent Tony Evers on Twitter for his position on which bathroom transgender students...

Evers voices opposition to regents proposal to punish students for violating others’ free speech

State schools Superintendent and Dem guv candidate Tony Evers said today he’s against a Board of Regents proposal to punish students for violating others’...

TUE News Summary: Supreme Court hears Wis. redistricting case; GOP U.S. Senate candidates line...

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TUE AM Update: Taxpayers billed more than $256,000 by lawyers in redistricting case; oral...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty From WisPolitics.com ... -- The lawyers hired by GOP legislative leaders for the...

MON PM Update: Settlements up for DOJ in environmental enforcement cases

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The state DOJ's new environmental enforcement record shows the agency's settlements are at the highest they've...

UW System would pursue chancellor candidates outside of academia under new resolution

The UW System should actively pursue chancellor candidates outside of academia and boost professional development to help current staff take on top campus roles,...

MON PM Update: New regents resolution would punish students who violate others’ free speech

UW System students who are found responsible for disrupting others’ freedom of expression twice would be suspended, while those who do so three times...

Lawmakers react to Las Vegas shooting

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says his Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will help support investigations into the Las Vegas shooting last night. Johnson, who...

Republican bill looks to roll back state oversight of wetlands

GOP lawmakers are looking to roll back state oversight of wetlands with a new bill that leaves environmental activists fearful of its implications. But bill...

MON News Summary: Walker’s budget deal-making ; Ryan touts tax reform

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers STORY TOPICS - White house - State government - Federal government - Local government - Agribusiness - Civil liberties - Courts - Economy - Education - Elections - Energy - Environment -...

Hintz appoints Taylor to Joint Finance Committee

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz is appointing Rep. Chris Taylor to his spot on the Joint Finance Committee. Taylor, D-Madison, was a member of the...

MON AM Update: Super PAC forms to boost Vukmir’s U.S. Senate bid; ‘UpFront’ recap

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement Wisconsin Hospital Association From WisPolitics.com ... -- A new super PAC formed to back state Sen. Leah Vukmir's U.S....
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