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‘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 plan to give Foxconn-style tax credits to Kimberly-Clark; the end-of-session push for controversial bills; and the Joint Finance Committee’s vote on a $6.4 million sparsity aid bill this week.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the end of the session crunch; fundraising numbers in the state Supreme Court race; and the push to overhaul juvenile corrections.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the spring primary results, the mad dash to finish the legislative session and the fate of some of the bills hung up in the dispute between the Senate and Assembly.

‘UpFront’: Nicholson says he’s not taking political split with his parents personally

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson said his world view is different than his parents, who have contributed to Nicholson's potential opponent, U.S. Sen....

‘UpFront’: Steineke, Subeck debate proposed changes to state welfare programs

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke said the GOP package proposing changes to the state’s welfare programs is designed to move people into work and...

‘UpFront’: Supreme Court candidates discuss views, values

The three candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court discussed their views and values on "UpFront with Mike Gousha," produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com. Madison-area attorney Tim...

‘UpFront’: WASB official says school security bill ‘a step in the right direction’

An official with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards says an Assembly bill to provide grants to schools that wish to beef up their...

Baldwin praises Trump’s call for bump stock ban, other gun safety measures

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin at a WisPolitics.com luncheon in Madison Thursday lauded President Trump for pushing gun safety measures, including a ban on...
DC Wrap

DC Wrap: Lawmakers weigh in on president’s budget proposal; Trump takes credit for Wis....

President Trump released his 2019 budget request earlier this week, and Wisconsin congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle have weighed in.

DC Wrap: Ryan, Baldwin both back bipartisan deal to keep gov’t open; House 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...

DC Wrap: Trump backs Johnson’s ‘right-to-try’ bill; Wisconsin lawmakers uninjured after fatal train collision

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s “right-to-try” bill got a boost during the State of the Union speech, where President Trump called on lawmakers to back the effort.

Elections Commission delays administrator vote until March

The Elections Commission Wednesday voted to put off until March a decision on whether to appoint a new interim administrator and begin a national...

Elections Commission refutes report Russian hackers compromised state systems

The State Elections Commission is refuting an NBC News report claiming Wisconsin's websites or voter registration systems were compromised by Russian hackers prior to...

Fitzgerald revives push to create alcohol czar

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he is taking another run at creating an alcohol czar, claiming enforcement of current rules by the Department...

Group sues to force Walker to call special elections for two vacant seats

A group affiliated with former Obama administration AG Eric Holder Monday filed a lawsuit in Dane County Court seeking to force GOP Gov. Scott...

Haas plans to leave Elections Commission within two months

Mike Haas says he decided to drop his claim to the Elections Commission administrator's job to spare the agency a distraction during an election...

Kimberly-Clark to get ‘Foxconn terms’ under bill from Roth and Steineke

State Sen. Roger Roth said Kimberly-Clark would get “Foxconn terms” to keep 600 jobs that paper manufacturer now plans to eliminate in Neenah under...

Lawmakers to revise juvenile corrections plan

Corrections would no longer face a hard deadline of July 1, 2020, to close Lincoln Hills to provide flexibility for the opening of new...

Order the 2018 WisPolitics.com Directory & Almanac

Order the 2018 WisPolitics.com Directory & Almanac with a special election preview now. The big 2018 election year already is underway with campaigns for state...

PSC Chair Nowak replacing Neitzel as DOA secretary

DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel is leaving his post early next month and will be replaced by PSC Chair Ellen Nowak, the guv announced this...

Rewind: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss possible changes to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $100-per-child tax credit, developments with the 10 welfare bills and the renewed debate over a gas tax hike.

State GOP gave Screnock more than half the $231,861 he raised in pre-primary period...

Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock raised $231,861 over the first five weeks of the year, with more than half of that coming from the...

Walker calls for changes to child tax credit, adding sales tax holiday

Gov. Scott Walker today called for changes to his proposed child tax credit that would make it a one-time rebate for parents and add...

Walker open to gas tax hike to capture federal infrastructure money

Gov. Scott Walker Thursday opened the door to a gas tax hike to grab a piece of a proposed federal infrastructure plan months after...

Walker, Vos reach deal on child tax credit, sales tax holiday; Fitzgerald non-committal

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Thursday praised a deal he reached with Scott Walker to overhaul the guv's child tax credit and add a sales...

Welfare reform bills making their way through committees

An Assembly panel Tuesday signed off on a slate of legislation that would overhaul the state's welfare system over objections from Dems, who voted...
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