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‘UpFront’: Duffy touts GOP tax overhaul plan

Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy says Republicans will provide a "substantial tax cut for middle-income Americans" in a plan that passes by the end...

‘UpFront’: Johnson hopeful Senate tax bill will be changed to win his support

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he’s encouraged changes will be made to the Senate tax bill to win his support for the measure. The Oshkosh...

‘UpFront’: Northwestern Mutual CEO discusses company’s new venture capital fund

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske said his company is dedicating millions to a venture capital fund to help build new local businesses and attract...
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‘UpFront’: Walker says outside money his biggest concern in re-election bid

The governor says his many Democratic challengers are "all the same," and his biggest concern about his 2018 re-election bid is "outside money." "They're all...

Elections Commission to ask lawmakers to restore three staff positions

The Elections Commission unanimously voted to ask lawmakers to add back three staffers to handle core agency functions, including election security. The state budget had...

Evers seeks to use DPI attorney in lawsuit over REINS Act compliance

State Superintendent Tony Evers is seeking to dump the Wisconsin Department of Justice as his attorney in a lawsuit aiming to force him to...

Foxconn contract adds jobs benchmarks, puts company CEO on hook if promises fall short

The state added more detailed job creation benchmarks to its proposed contract with Foxconn along with a provision that would make company Chairman and...

Hintz cites Wachs’ legal experience, perspective in replacing Barca on WEDC Board

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz cited the ongoing review of a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn in naming guv candidate and Rep. Dana...

Mining bill headed to Walker’s desk after Senate approval

The Senate Tuesday signed off on the GOP sulfide mining bill, sending it to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. The bill passed on a 19-14 vote,...

Regents approve UW System campus merger proposal

The Board of Regents Thursday signed off on UW System President Ray Cross' plan to merge two-year colleges with four-year campuses. The plan, which would...

Rewind: Foxconn, UW System merger, Walker’s re-election bid and more

This week on "Rewind" Wisconsin Eye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discuss Foxconn, the UW System merger plan, Walker's re-election bid ,mining legislation and more.

Rewind: WI’s drinking age; Mitchell joins Dem guv field; Johnson opposes tax overhaul bill

This week on "Rewind" Wisconsin Eye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discuss lowering the state's drinking age to 19, Mahlon Mitchell joining the Dem guv field, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's opposition to the tax overhaul bills in Congress and more.

State’s break-even point under Foxconn deal one of four ‘weaknesses’ WEDC staff identified in...

The state jobs agency pointed to the state's break-even point under the Foxconn deal as one of the agreement's "weaknesses," according to the staff...

Walker appoints Harsdorf DATCP secretary

Gov. Scott Walker today appointed GOP state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf the first female DATCP secretary, calling the longtime lawmaker "an excellent fit to lead...

Walker says there’s ‘more to be done’ in announcing re-election bid

Officially announcing his re-election bid Sunday in Waukesha, Gov. Scott Walker touted his administration’s record on jobs, workforce development, education and health care, but...

Walker, signing Foxconn contract, says state will ‘take the world over’ in technology

Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn CEO and Chairman Terry Gou signed off on the Foxconn contract today, with Walker saying the company’s planned $10...

WEDC Board receives Foxconn contract; Walker expecting to sign by end of week

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Board members received copies of the Foxconn contract Monday, the offices of Dem board members Rep. Dana Wachs and Sen....

With Congress tackling tax reform, Assembly GOP eyes changes at state level

As congressional Republicans are tackling tax reform at the federal level, Assembly Republicans have announced they're planning to look into a comprehensive overhaul of...
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