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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 the results of Tuesday’s Supreme Court election, a $30,000 settlement the state reached after Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga removed a sign in the Capitol rotunda and the impact on Wisconsin of a potential trade war with China.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to not seek re-election, Gov. SCOTT WALKER’s welfare overhaul package and the guv’s pledge to send Wisconsin troops to the nation’s southern border.

‘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 signing of a $100 per-child tax rebate and state sales tax holiday; the guv’s race, legislative special elections, the passing of civil rights pioneer and former Secretary of State Vel Phillips and more.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times’ Jessie Opoien discuss Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Milwaukee; the GOP U.S. Senate debate; and Gov. Scott Walker's campaign going up on the air next week for its first TV ad buy of the race.

‘UpFront’: Conservative commentator Sykes says Ryan’s retirement emboldens Democrats

Conservative commentator and author Charlie Sykes called House Speaker Paul Ryan a “decent man in an indecent era,” and said he wasn’t surprised by...

‘UpFront’: Evers says he’s leading ‘one-person race’ for Dem guv nomination

State DPI Superintendent Tony Evers said he’s leading the large field of Democrats running for governor and it's a "one-person" race at this point....
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‘UpFront’: Hovde won’t run for U.S. Senate, holding off on endorsement

Madison businessman Eric Hovde, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012, said he has decided against running for Senate this year. "After wrestling with...

‘UpFront’: NextGen America plans large presence in WI to register, engage young voters

Tom Steyer, the California hedge fund billionaire who launched NextGen America, said the group will have a large presence in Wisconsin to engage and...

‘UpFront’: Wachs says he’d seek to change Foxconn terms if elected governor

A Democratic candidate for governor, Rep. Dana Wachs, said the Walker administration has invested "too much in one company" in the Foxconn deal, and...

Dallet elected to Supreme Court, Walker warns of blue wave

Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet called her victory a message from voters that the special interests can’t buy a seat on the state Supreme...

Elections Commission approves plan for accepting $7 million elections security grant

The Elections Commission has unanimously approved a plan for accepting $7 million in federal elections security funds. The funding is intended to help the commission...

Ethics Commission to consider whether to let campaigns accept cryptocurrencies

The state Ethics Commission is taking public testimony today on whether to allow Wisconsin campaigns to accept cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins. In February, the chair...

Former Secretary of State Vel Phillips dies at 94

Vel Phillips, a civil rights leader and the first African-American woman elected to statewide office in Wisconsin, has died, according to Dem officials. She...

Nicholson, Vukmir debate ends with exchange over conservative credentials, respect for military service

PEWAUKEE -- GOP U.S. Senate candidates Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson got into a heated exchange over conservative credentials and respect for military service...

Regents, chancellors praise, air concerns about UW System restructuring process

UW-Colleges and Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen told the Board of Regents Thursday it will need more than a year to phase out the 50-year-old...

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in free speech case involving former Marquette professor

A case involving a former Marquette University professor asks the Wisconsin Supreme Court to determine the limits of free speech at private universities. Justices heard...

Voters to choose next Supreme Court justice, decide fate of treasurer’s office today

The Elections Commission isn't making any turnout predictions as voters today choose the next state Supreme Court justice and weigh in on a constitutional...

Walker says he would ‘never willingly leave’ guv post

Gov. Scott Walker on Monday was firm in squashing the idea he might join the Trump administration sometime this term or next, adding he...

Walker says he’s willing to send Wisconsin troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Gov. Scott Walker says he welcomes "President Donald Trump's aggressive actions to secure our nation's southern border" and stands ready to commit Wisconsin National...

Walker uses veto pen to extend sales tax holiday, child tax rebate eligibility

Gov. Scott Walker used his veto pen to extend the August sales tax holiday from two to five days. In a partial veto message the...
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