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‘Rewind’: Foxconn; redistricting case; mining bill; remembering Rep. Gannon

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

‘Rewind’: Lincoln Hills problems; Vos apologizes for ‘terrorists’ comment; U.S. Senate race; Foxconn poll

JR Ross, WisPolitics.com editor, and Jessie Opoien, political reporter at the Capital Times, review the news of the week in state politics.

‘Rewind’: Proposed UW merger, guv’s race, King Veterans Home hearing

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the proposed UW merger, the governor’s race and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee hearing on the King Veterans Home.

‘Rewind’: Walker’s upcoming re-election bid; state budget surplus; Foxconn contract negotiations

This week on WisconsinEye's 'Rewind': WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and Scott Bauer of the Associated Press discuss Walker's upcoming re-election bid, the state's budget surplus and the Foxconn contract negotiations.
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‘UpFront’: Pocan says GOP tax overhaul plan boosts the wealthy

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Town of Vermont, said he's concerned the Republican tax plan boosts the wealthiest Americans and doesn't do enough for the...
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‘UpFront’: U.S. Sen. Booker calls for ‘common sense ways’ to reduce gun violence

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, says Congress should look for "common sense ways" to reduce gun violence and pass them on a bipartisan...
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‘UpFront’: Vos calls GOP senators behind budget veto deal ‘rogue,’ ‘terrorists’

In a weekend TV appearance, GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos slammed the veto promises Gov. Scott Walker made with three Republican senators to win...

After months of delay, three fetal tissue bills referred to Senate committee

Senate President Roger Roth this week referred three fetal tissue bills to a Senate committee after months of delay. Roth, R-Appleton, had been postponing the...

Beyond UW-Oshkosh, UW System finds no major concerns regarding campus payments to foundations

The UW System says it found no other "illegal guarantees or loans" beyond those the system is suing two former UW-Oshkosh officials over, though...
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Carpenter, Fitzgerald discuss Foxconn contract process on ‘UpFront’

State Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, says the process surrounding the state's contract with Foxconn is being rushed, and he and other WEDC board members...
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Cross on ‘UpFront’: UW merger plan aims to expand programs at 2-year colleges

UW System President Ray Cross says his plan to merge UW's two-year schools with four-year universities would expand the reach of the larger schools...

Dairy association, DNR reach settlement in lawsuit

The Dairy Business Association and Department of Natural Resources have settled a lawsuit that claimed the agency is overstepping its regulatory authority. The lawsuit, which...

Dem challenger Kohl outraises Grothman in 6th CD race

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, who said Monday he's facing the "toughest race of my political career" next year, will again be outraised by his...

Foxconn, Racine County officials to announce site for $10 billion campus tomorrow

Foxconn and Racine County leaders tomorrow will announce the location for the $10 billion manufacturing campus that the Taiwanese tech company is planning on...

Groups protest as Senate committee hears bill to crack down on sanctuary cities

Hundreds from across the state gathered at the Capitol Thursday to protest a GOP bill that would crack down on sanctuary cities. Speaker after speaker...

Justices appear divided during oral arguments on Wis. redistricting case

Hearing oral arguments Tuesday on Wisconsin's partisan gerrymandering case, members of the U.S. Supreme Court took on questions ranging from which voters should have...

Launching guv bid, Flynn knocks Foxconn deal, company’s ‘Chinese values’

Former state Dem Chair Matt Flynn formally kicked off his bid for guv Tuesday, telling WisPolitics.com he wants to restore Wisconsin’s progressive tradition. “We need...

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...

Racine Co. leaders praise Foxconn’s decision to build manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant

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

Ryan sidesteps questions on indictments; Johnson still calling for Mueller’s resignation

House Speaker Paul Ryan Monday sidestepped questions on the indictments of former Trump campaign head Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates. The Janesville Republican said...

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...

Taxpayers billed more than $256,000 by lawyers in redistricting case

The lawyers hired by GOP legislative leaders for the redistricting case before the U.S. Supreme Court today have billed taxpayers more than $256,000 for...

UW System proposes merging two-year, four-year campuses

Chancellors at several four-year UW System campuses say they're excited about the possibilities of merging with the two-year colleges. UW System President Ray Cross announced...

UW-Madison Business School drops plan to suspend full-time MBA program

The UW-Madison Business School is no longer considering a plan to suspend its full-time MBA program for a year to give officials time to...

Vos apologizes for calling senators behind budget veto deal ‘terrorists’

Facing a bipartisan backlash, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has apologized for calling three GOP senators "terrorists," saying it "goes against the guidelines I've sent...

Walker calls on Dept. of Corrections to appoint interim superintendent for youth prisons

Gov. Scott Walker called on the Department of Corrections Tuesday to appoint an interim superintendent of the state’s juvenile prisons, following attacks on staff. In...

Walker seeks to shift CAFO oversight from DNR to DATCP

Gov. Scott Walker says he's committed to working with lawmakers and the EPA to give the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection regulatory...

WEDC could vote on Foxconn deal early next month

WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan says the earliest that the agency's board could vote on the $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn would...
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