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‘Rewind’: Your week in review

This week on 'Rewind': WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the guv’s race and newest addition Madison Mayor Paul Soglin; the latest on the Ethics and Elections commissions; and the new bill from JFC Co-chair John Nygren, R-Marinette, to pump aid into low-revenue school districts.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the guv’s call for a special session on welfare bills, Dem fundraising efforts, the gubernatorial race and the result of 10th SD special election.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov. Scott Walker's agenda and Democrats' reaction, the Senate's rejection of the Ethics and Elections administrators, and a bill to give new powers to landlords.

‘UpFront’: Elections Commission Administrator Haas fights for job ahead of confirmation vote

Michael Haas, who faces a confirmation vote that could end his state employment, said now is not the time to be changing leadership at...

‘UpFront’: Fitzgerald: Vote to oust Ethics, Elections commissioners ‘storm that’s been brewing’

Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the Senate vote to oust Elections Commission Administrator Michael Haas and Ethics Commission Administrator Brian Bell was a "storm...

‘UpFront’: Grothman doesn’t trust Durbin’s account of Trump comments

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, said he doesn't trust the Democrats' version of President Trump's reported vulgar comments about African nations during a meeting on immigration.
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‘UpFront’: Milwaukee Co. chief judge praises Walker’s youth prison plan

Milwaukee County Chief Judge Maxine White said Gov. Scott Walker's plan to close the troubled Lincoln Hills School for Boys, and move juvenile offenders...

After Senate rejects Bell, Haas, Republicans seek to force 2 former GAB employees from...

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald charged the old GAB was engaged in an active conspiracy to tilt the recall elections of 2011 and 2012...

Baldwin, Johnson split on temporary government funding measure

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, voted early Saturday against a temporary funding measure to keep the government open for another four weeks, saying the...

DC Wrap: Johnson says Medicaid partially to blame for the opioid crisis; Baldwin fundraising...

Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly. Register today for the...

Ethics Commission voices support for agency administrator GOP legislators seek to oust

The state Ethics Commission Thursday unanimously signaled its confidence in agency Administrator Brian Bell as Republican lawmakers continue to push for his ouster. Senate...

Fitzgerald calls on Legislature to appoint Elections Commission administrator if commissioners don’t

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, is now calling for the Legislature to appoint an Elections Commission administrator if commissioners don’t. His announcement came just...

Fitzgerald, Nass offices: Ethics Commission has opened probe of ‘partisan influence’ directed at agency...

The offices of Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Sen. Steve Nass told WisPolitics.com they have been contacted by an attorney hired by the...

Rewind: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the upcoming political calendar, Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to transition youthful offenders out of Lincoln Hills and the Jan. 16 special election.

Ryan says immigration should be celebrated as he bemoans Trump comments on Haiti, African...

House Speaker Paul Ryan Friday called immigration a "thing to celebrate" as he bemoaned the president's vulgar comments about Haiti and African nations as "very unfortunate, unhelpful."

Vos says ‘it’s possible’ guv’s youth prison plan could pass this session

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today was noncommittal on the future of Gov. Scott Walker's youth prison plan, saying "it's possible" it could pass this...

Walker backs tweaked Assembly GOP plan to pump aid into low-revenue school districts

Gov. Scott Walker Monday threw his support behind a plan from JFC Co-chair John Nygren to help low-revenue school districts after vetoing a similar...

Walker calls for new $100 per child tax credit in State of the State...

Scott Walker today in his State of the State speech called for a new tax credit of $100 per child as the guv asked...

Walker open to accelerating plans to revamp youth prison system

Gov. Scott Walker's plan to move youthful offenders from prisons in northern Wisconsin to new regional facilities wouldn't kick in until at least 2019. But...

Walker presses Legislature to pass welfare reform package

Gov. Scott Walker Thursday pushed the Legislature to approve a slew of welfare bills that would add work requirements for food stamps, require able-bodied adults to comply with child support orders to receive Medicaid and impose drug screening for public housing. 

Walker to propose plan to help rein in health care costs for 200,000 Wisconsinites

Gov. Scott Walker will use his State of the State speech to roll out a new plan his administration says could help rein in...
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