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WED PM Update: Walker, Dem leaders trade barbs over road funding for Foxconn

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker and Dem legislative leaders today traded barbs on whether road funding tied to...

WED News Summary: Haas to leave Elections Commission; Ryan meets with Parkland shooting survivors

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2018/wed-news-summary-haas-to-leave-elections-commission-ryan-meets-with-parkland-shooting-survivors/ **************************************** March 7: WisPolitics DC breakfast with U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher and the...

WED AM Update: Elections Commission refutes report Russian hackers compromised state systems

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The State Elections Commission is refuting an NBC News report claiming Wisconsin's...

TUE PM Update: Haas to leave Elections Commission within two months; Reinke appointed interim...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Mike Haas said he decided to drop his claim the Elections Commission administrator's job to spare...

TUE News Summary: Walker sued for not calling special elections; Dane County leaders call...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** March 7: WisPolitics DC breakfast with U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher and the Millennial Action Project Green Bay-area Congressman Mike...

TUE AM Update: Senate committees to take testimony on child tax credit, juvenile corrections...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Badger Advocates From WisPolitics.com ... -- Two Senate committees are scheduled today to hear testimony on two of Gov....

MON PM Update: Group sues to force Walker to call special elections for two...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- A group affiliated with former Obama administration AG Eric Holder today filed a lawsuit in Dane...

Baldwin highlights common ground with Trump on gun safety, trade, other issues

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, known as a progressive, is openly commending President Trump, and that goes to an interesting election-year question: Will there be a...

MON News Summary: Walker tax cut, Lincoln Hills closure plan in jeopardy; Sanders stumps...

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MON AM Update: Zepnick holding fundraiser today; ‘UpFront’ recap

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- State Rep. Josh Zepnick, who has been under fire over allegations he...

FRI REPORT: Ethics Commission spent $22,000 on investigation of former administrator

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Ethics Commission spent $22,000 on investigation of former...

Ethics Commission spent $22,000 on investigation of former administrator

A Madison law firm billed the Ethics Commission nearly $22,000 for an investigation of former agency Administrator Brian Bell that included reviews of his...

Last-ditch effort to reach deal on ‘dark store’ legislation fails

Assembly Republicans made a last-ditch effort last night to act on the so-called “dark store” legislation that sought to significantly pare back the original...

Johnson’s loan repayments topped $1.6 million in last quarter of 2017

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson repaid himself $90,000 during the fourth quarter of 2017 for loans to his campaign, pushing his personal reimbursement to more...

FRI News Summary: Assembly passes Kimberly-Clark bill; Baldwin praises Trump’s call for gun control...

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FRI AM Update: Hovde says he’s not talked with anyone about hiring them for...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Badger Advocates From WisPolitics.com ... -- Madison businessman Eric Hovde told WisPolitics.com he has not talked to anyone about...

THU PM Update: Baldwin praises Trump’s call for bump stock ban, other gun safety...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin at a WisPolitics.com luncheon in Madison today lauded President Trump for...

THU News Summary: Walker says he’d sign Lincoln Hills bill; Assembly to take up...

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THU AM Update: No Supreme Court candidate won 50% in own county in Tuesday’s...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- No state Supreme Court candidate won more than 46 percent the vote...

WED PM Update: Assembly unanimously passes juvenile corrections plan, sends to Senate

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The GOP-run Assembly today unanimously passed a new version of a juvenile corrections plan that would...

WED News Summary: Screnock, Dallet advance through primary; reinsurance plan headed to Walker’s desk

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WED AM Update: Screnock, Dallet trade barbs after advancing through primary

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Badger Advocates From WisPolitics.com ... -- The race for Supreme Court, now down to two candidates, is off to...

TUE PM Update: Assembly, Senate Republicans at odds over sales tax holiday in child...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly and Senate Republicans today continued their standoff over Gov. Scott Walker's child tax credit, with...

TUE News Summary: Senate and Assembly to take up Walker’s reinsurance plan; new changes...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/subscribers-only/news-summary/ **************************************** Thursday: WisPolitics Luncheon with Senator Tammy Baldwin Join WisPolitics.com for lunch at the Madison...

TUE AM Update: Hendricks gave Screnock $20k donation ahead of today’s three-way Supreme Court...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks gave conservative Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock $20,000 late...

MON PM Update: Lawmakers to revise juvenile corrections plan

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Corrections would no longer face a hard deadline of July 1, 2020, to close Lincoln Hills...

MON News Summary: Youth prison plan draws criticism; Baldwin meets with Kimberly-Clark workers

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MON AM Update: Walker to tout Obamacare reinsurance plan in La Crosse, Green Bay;...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement Badger Advocates From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker will tour hospitals in La Crosse and Green Bay today...

FRI REPORT: Ethics Commission in first year issues smaller penalties than old GAB

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Ethics Commission in first year issues smaller penalties...

Ethics Commission in first year issues smaller penalties than old gab

In its first full year of operation, the state Ethics Commission was less likely to issue a penalty than the old GAB, preferring to...

FRI News Summary: Assembly approves welfare bills; PSC Chair Nowak to replace Neitzel as...

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FRI AM Update: Assembly passes amended wetlands bill; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The GOP-run Assembly last night signed off on a bill to roll...

THU PM Update: Assembly debating last of 10 welfare overhaul bills

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Assembly was still debating the final of 10 special session welfare bills this afternoon. The other...

THU News Summary: Walker presses lawmakers to pass juvenile corrections plan; GOP seeks federal...

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THU AM Update: Assembly to take up welfare overhaul package, wetlands bill today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Assembly is due to take up the special session welfare overhaul...

WED PM Update: Walker calls on lawmakers to pass youth prison overhaul before session...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker said today it was "imperative" the Legislature approve a juvenile prisons package before...

WED News Summary: JFC approves ACA reinsurance plan; Fitzgerald says Assembly juvenile corrections overhaul...

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WED AM Update: Assembly passes bill to boost aid for small, rural school districts

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- After lengthy debate, the Assembly passed a bill 91-2 to help rural...

TUE PM Update: Fitzgerald revives push to create alcohol czar

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he is taking another run at creating an alcohol czar,...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves changes to guv’s rural economic development fund

The Joint Finance Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to change the guv’s rural economic development fund program to target some of the money to local...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves three bills, including incentives for high schools training firefighters, medical responders

The committee voted 16-0 Tuesday to approve requiring DWD to approve an incentive grant program for school districts that create programs to train individuals...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves more money for child care subsidies

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously voted Tuesday to approve an additional $8 million in 2018-19 to increase child care subsidies under the Wisconsin Shares...
Budget BLOG

JFC makes changes to guv’s reinsurance program

The Joint Finance Committee voted 13-3 Tuesday to change the guv’s plan to create a reinsurance program in the federal marketplace under the Affordable...

TUE News Summary: Trump praises Walker, takes credit for Foxconn; Nicholson’s parents donate to...

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TUE AM Update: In-kind donations from state GOP bolster Screnock’s campaign

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock raised $231,861 over the first five weeks...
Budget BLOG

Lead Assembly author on guv’s rural development fund proposes changes

GOP Rep. Travis Tranel, the lead author of legislation to create a $50 million rural economic development fund that Gov. Scott Walker wants, pitched...
Budget BLOG

Groups representing hospitals, docs, insurers back guv’s reinsurance plan, Dems raise questions

Groups representing Wisconsin’s hospitals, doctors and insurers today backed the guv’s plan to create a reinsurance plan for the individual market under the Affordable...

MON PM Update: Supreme Court fundraising; GOP leggies aim to form committee to probe...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Middleton attorney Tim Burns raised $79,041 in the most recent reporting period, nearly $13,000 less than...

MON News Summary: Walker plans new state office building in Milwaukee; Supreme Court race...

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MON AM Update: Supreme Court fundraising; ‘UpFront’ features Supreme Court candidates

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The state GOP has made a $31,152 in-kind contribution to Judge Michael...

FRI REPORT: Nicholson outspent Vukmir 20-to-1 on direct mail in final quarter of 2017

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Nicholson outspent Vukmir 20-to-1 on direct mail in final...

Nicholson outspent Vukmir 20-to-1 on direct mail in final quarter of 2017

Kevin Nicholson outspent GOP U.S. Senate rival Leah Vukmir more than 20-to-1 on direct mail and postage over the last three months of 2017...

Dallet raised $92,000 for state Supreme Court campaign in first month of the year

Madison businessman Mark Bakken was again state Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Dallet’s biggest donor over the first month of the year, pumping $6,000 into...

Wisconsin Alliance for Reform praises Screnock in new TV ad

The conservative Wisconsin Alliance for Reform in a new TV ad is praising Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock, saying he has a record of...

Mitchell says his race, Act 10 don’t define his campaign

State firefighters union head Mahlon Mitchell says he’s more than the union candidate or the black candidate in the Dem race for governor. Mitchell became...

FRI News Summary: Walker, Assembly GOP reach deal on child tax credit; Congress passes...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/category/subscribers-only/news-summary/ **************************************** Feb. 22: WisPolitics Luncheon with Senator Tammy Baldwin Join WisPolitics.com for lunch at the...

FRI AM Update: WI congressional delegation split on vote to fund federal government; weekly...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Wisconsin congressional delegation split along party lines over a government spending...

THU PM Update: Walker, Vos reach deal on child tax credit, sales tax holiday;...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today praised a deal he reached with Scott Walker to overhaul the...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves sparsity aid boost, allowing low-spending schools to collect more in property taxes

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously approved a plan to boost state aid for small, rural school by $6.5 million and allow low-spending districts to...
Budget BLOG

JFC approves Walker bill to make monthly EITC payments, Dems object

The Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 to approve two of the guv’s welfare bills, including one that would create a pilot program to send...

THU News Summary: GOP leaders back tolling; Walker on tax breaks for paper companies;

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THU AM Update: JFC to take up bill to boost aid for small, rural...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee will reconvene today to exec several bills, including...
Budget BLOG

Bill aimed at attracting workers to the state clears Joint Finance along party-lines

A bill that would spend $6.8 million on an effort to attract workers to Wisconsin cleared the Joint Finance Committee on a 11-3 party-line...
Budget BLOG

JFC votes to up amount of credits under historic rehabilitation program

Joint Finance Committee members voted 14-1 to boost the historic rehabilitation credit to $3.5 million per project starting July 1, instead of $500,000. Only Sen....
Budget BLOG

Bill to boost sparsity aid gets strong support from school officials

School officials lined up in support of a bill to boost sparsity aid and raise low-revenue caps, saying the changes would help them recruit...

WED PM Update: Fitzgerald, Vos back tolling to meet state’s transportation needs

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Legislature's top two Republicans today said open road tolling is the most viable option to...
Budget BLOG

JFC co-chairs looking at changes to guv’s $100 per-child credit, but offer no details

The co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee said today they’re considering changes to the guv’s proposal to create a new tax credit of $100...

WED News Summary: Welfare reform package advancing; Dem group targeting WI, other GOP states...

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WED AM Update: JFC to take up historic rehabilitation tax credit increase today

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- A bill that would increase the amount of...

TUE PM Update: Mitchell says he’d support Walker’s tax credits to aid Kimberly-Clark

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Dem guv candidate and state firefighters union president Mahlon Mitchell said he'd back a proposal from...

TUE News Summary: Walker calls for incentives to save Kimberly-Clark plants; Foxconn to locate...

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TUE AM Update: Concerned Veterans for America launches $1.5 million ad buy targeting Baldwin

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The conservative Concerned Veterans for America today announced a $1.5 million statewide...

MON News Summary: TGT joins Walker to promote welfare reform; Dem guv field on...

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MON AM Update: Lawmakers collected more than $1.3 million in per diem in 2017;...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Lawmakers collected more than $1.3 million in per diem last year as the...

FRI REPORT: Groups spent $18.4 million lobbying Capitol in last half of 2017

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers TABLE OF CONTENTS Quotes of the week Political stock report Groups spent $18.4 million lobbying Capitol in last half...

Nicholson says defense spending should be spared in efforts to cut federal debt

GOP U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson says defense spending should not be slashed in efforts to rein in the federal debt, but he says...

Gallagher tops WI delegation in direct donation receipts in final quarter of 2017

GALLAGHER TOPS WI DELEGATION IN DIRECT DONATION RECEIPTS IN FINAL QUARTER OF 2017 U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher pulled in just more than $350,000 to close...

Berceau won’t seek re-election; second member of Assembly to announce retirement

Dem state Rep. Terese Berceau won’t seek re-election this fall, telling WisPolitics.com today working outside the Republican-dominated Capitol might be more enjoyable than toiling...

GOP caucuses had $1.2 million cash advantage over Dem counterparts to end 2017

  Legislative Republicans outraised their Dem counterparts more than 4-to-1 in 2017 through accounts that can accept corporate contributions, a WisPolitics.com review shows. Those corporate contributions...

Groups spent $18.4 million lobbying Capitol in last half of 2017

Interest groups spent nearly $3 million more to lobby the Capitol in the last half of 2017 as the state budget dragged on, compared...

FRI News Summary: Walker open to gas tax hike, cuts elsewhere; Ryan pushes welfare...

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FRI AM Update: Walker, Thompson tour state to tout welfare reform; weekly radio addresses

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker and former Gov. Tommy Thompson are traveling the state...

THU PM Update: Walker opens door to gas tax hike

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Gov. Scott Walker today opened the door to a gas tax hike to grab a piece...

THU News Summary: Walker on federal infrastructure money; Elections Commission delays administrator vote

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Access the mobile version of the News Summary: https://www.wispolitics.com/2018/thu-news-summary-walker-on-federal-infrastructure-money-elections-commission-delays-administrator-vote/ **************************************** Feb. 6: WisPolitics Luncheon with Mahlon Mitchell Join WisPolitics.com for lunch at...

THU AM Update: Assembly committees to take up wetlands, welfare bills

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers   Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- An Assembly panel this morning is slated to vote on a substitute...
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