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‘Rewind’: Doe leak probe developments; primary results; Lincoln Hills

This week on 'Rewind': WisPolitics.com’s JR Ross and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley discuss the latest developments over an investigation into leaks from the John Doe, the results of this week’s primaries for open legislative seats and more developments with Lincoln Hills.

‘Rewind’: Legislature keeps sexual harassment complaints secret; REINS Act lawsuit; foster care reform

This week on 'Rewind,' WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discuss the Legislature keeping sexual harassment complaints secret, Evers seeking to 'fire' DOJ lawyers in the REINS Act lawsuit, the Assembly's task force on foster care reform and more.

‘UpFront’: Moore says Mueller in danger of being fired, defends vote to impeach Trump

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, said she thinks Special Counsel Robert Mueller is in danger of being fired by President Trump over the Russia...
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‘UpFront’: Vukmir says GAB kept her personal emails for political reasons

State Sen. Leah Vukmir says the now-defunct Government Accountability Board's keeping of some of her personal emails was politically motivated. The Brookfield Republican said that...

2017 Year-end WisPolitics.com Stock Report

A state budget that dragged into September and a proposed $10 billion Foxconn manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin were some of the top stories...

Baldwin joins growing list of Senate Dems calling on Franken to resign

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin today called on U.S. Sen. Al Franken to resign, joining a growing list of Senate Dems calling on the Minnesota...

DC Wrap: Baldwin calls on Trump to advance ‘Buy American’ report; Pocan backs delaying...

Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly. Quotes of the week The...

DOJ recommends contempt proceedings over John Doe leak, mishandling of evidence

At least one person illegally removed documents from the old GAB and leaked them to The Guardian, but the needed proof does not exist...

Ethics Commission administrator wants agency investigation to clear his name

Ethics Commission Administrator Brian Bell is requesting the commission launch an investigation into his conduct, saying the move would help set the record straight...

Ethics Commission chair: Will provide clarifications on DOJ Doe report

The state Ethics Commission will provide “clarifications” to the DOJ report on how agency staff handled John Doe records and will seek the release...

Ethics Commission, DOJ spar over Doe leak report

The state Ethics Commission Tuesday countered DOJ's investigation into leaks from the John Doe probes, saying the report failed to accurately describe the agency's...

Four sexual harassment complaints filed in Legislature over past 15 years

Four sexual harassment complaints have been filed in the state Legislature over the past 15 years, including one in the Assembly this year and...

GOP-run Senate panel gives Schimel go-ahead to further investigate defunct GAB

A GOP-run Senate committee Thursday voted to give AG Brad Schimel the go-ahead to conduct an expanded investigation into the actions of the defunct...

Heifetz to resign as state Medicaid director

Michael Heifetz, the state’s Medicaid director and administrator of the Division of Medicaid Services, is resigning from his post to join the private sector. His...

Hintz: Zepnick no longer caucusing with Assembly Dems

Minority Leader Gordon Hintz said Rep. Josh Zepnick is no longer caucusing with Assembly Dems after he was accused of kissing two women without...

Lasee, Ripp to join Walker administration next week

GOP state Sen. Frank Lasee and Rep. Keith Ripp are joining the Walker administration next week, according to the guv's office. The GOP lawmakers, who...

Nass says four Elections, Ethics commission employees named in DOJ John Doe leak report...

GOP state Sen. Steve Nass is calling on four Elections or Ethics commission employees to quit following a DOJ report that accused the old...

Rewind: John Doe leak report; guv’s race; Capitol sexual harassment cases

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the John Doe leak report, the governor’s race and sexual harassment allegations at the Capitol.

Rewind: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the GOP leaders' call for Ethics and Elections commission Administrators Brian Bell and Michael Haas to resign; reports this week that House Speaker Paul Ryan's stepping down in 2018; and the Dec. 19 special elections.

Schimel backs shielding sexual harassment complaints from public view

Like legislative leaders, AG Brad Schimel says it's important to shield sexual harassment complaints filed with his agency, saying making them public would discourage...

Schimel: New investigation of GAB will see if there was ‘other criminal activity’

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says a new investigation of the now-defunct Government Accountability Board will look into whether there was "other criminal activity"...

Shilling defers to Milwaukee on whether Coggs should resign as city treasurer

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, the top elected female Democrat at the Capitol, is deferring to Milwaukee leaders on whether former Dem Sen. Spencer...

Shilling says Dem Party will be competitive in 10th SD special election

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, said Democrats will be competitive in the special election in the 10th Senate District next month. The seat...

Vos: No demand in caucus to impose fee schedule in workers comp program

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he doesn't see a crisis in the state's workers comp program and sees no demand in his caucus to...

Walker mum on whether Ethics, Elections commission administrators should resign

Gov. Scott Walker Friday repeatedly declined to weigh in on whether the administrators at the Ethics and Elections commissions should step down following the...

Zepnick says his removal from committees over sexual misconduct allegations ‘unfair’

Dem state Rep. Josh Zepnick says he is “disappointed and disturbed” by Minority Leader Gordon Hintz pulling him off five legislative committees following allegations...
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