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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 first TV ads of his re-election campaign; the 1st CD Republican primary; and state Dems’ concerns over the impact of the federal farm bill.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on sports betting and its effect on Wisconsin; Gov. Scott Walker's promotion of the $100-per-child rebate; and the results of this week's special election primaries in the 1st SD and 42nd AD. 

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss changes at the top of the Department of Corrections, the Foxconn flare-up and the Dem guv field.

‘UpFront’: Kaul says DOJ needs new leadership

Democratic candidate for Wisconsin attorney general Josh Kaul said the Department of Justice needs “new leadership in a host of areas.” One of those areas,...

‘UpFront’: Priebus says Mueller probe should continue

Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be allowed to finish his investigation into the Trump campaign...

‘UpFront’: Steil recounts lessons learned from Ryan as he pursues 1st CD bid

Bryan Steil, Republican candidate in the 1st Congressional District, said he learned important lessons from his former boss, House Speaker Paul Ryan that he...

Abrahamson says she won’t seek re-election next year, plans to finish term

Shirley Abrahamson, who became the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court with her appointment in 1976 and then rose to chief...

Brostoff-WILL open records settlement to cost state $1,800

Taxpayers are on the hook for more than $1,800 following a new settlement in an open records case. The deal came about after the conservative...

Bryce-backer Pocan nudging Barca not to run for 1st CD, staying neutral in Dem...

Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan is nudging longtime friend Rep. Peter Barca not to run for the 1st CD. Pocan, who is endorsing Randy Bryce in...
DC Wrap

DC Wrap: Johnson’s ‘right-to-try’ bill heads to Trump’s desk; Moore, Kind introduce Green Alert...

Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly. Join WisPolitics.com and the...

Dem guv candidate Flynn fights off charges on priest abuse scandal

Women's March Wisconsin is calling on Dem guv candidate Matt Flynn to drop out of the race because of his past work defending the...

Dem guv candidates discuss education, other priorities at WEAC forum

Increasing school funding and restoring collective bargaining are at the center of nearly every major Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s prescription for education in the state....

Dem state lawmakers criticize federal farm bill over food stamp eligibility changes

Democratic state lawmakers are arguing House Republicans will be "taking food out of the mouths of children" if they pass their current version of...

DNR attorney to review judge’s decision to invalidate frac sand mining permit

An attorney for DNR Secretary Dan Meyer will review an administrative law judge's decision invalidating a frac sand mining permit. DNR attorney Mark Herman will...

Flynn sets up webpage defending his work for Milwaukee Archdiocese

Dem guv candidate Matt Flynn has created a new campaign webpage dedicated to "setting the record straight" on his past work defending the Milwaukee...

Foxconn says plan to invest $10 billion in southeastern Wisconsin ‘remains unchanged’

Foxconn Technology Group is insisting it remains committed to its pledged $10 billion investment in southeastern Wisconsin, though the Taiwanese manufacturer also plans to...

Groups file challenge to Lake Michigan water diversion approval for Foxconn development

Several environmental groups being represented by Midwest Environmental Advocates have filed a legal petition under the Great Lakes Compact to challenge the DNR's approval...

Johnson says Vukmir, Nicholson should focus campaigns against Baldwin

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said today he hopes that sometime after the convention the weaker GOP U.S. Senate primary candidate will drop out if...

Litscher to retire, guv elevates deputy secretary to lead Corrections

Corrections Secretary Jon Litscher, who Gov. Scott Walker brought back to the agency to help deal with ongoing problems at a youth prison in...

Nicholson, Vukmir take different approaches to handling U.S. Dept. of Education

U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir on Thursday called for handing the U.S. Department of Education’s responsibilities back to the states, while GOP rival Kevin...

Ryan says he’s leaving office knowing ‘our best days are yet ahead of us’

In his last speech before the state GOP convention before he leaves office, House Speaker Paul Ryan says he leaves knowing the Republican Party...

Schimel says CBD oil extraction, sale to be allowed under industrial hemp pilot program

AG Brad Schimel says those participating in the state's industrial hemp pilot program can extract and sell CBD oil. The announcement comes after Schimel faced...

Schimel: Last of backlogged rape kits submitted for testing

MADISON — AG Brad Schimel has announced the last of the backlogged rape kits have been submitted to outside labs for testing. Schimel previously projected...

Taylor decries ‘political lynching’ in discussing her JFC ouster

Sen. Lena Taylor is decrying what she called a “political lynching,” insisting she had done nothing that warranted her removal from the Legislature’s powerful...

Wendelberger resigns from Ethics Commission

Dem appointee Jeralyn Wendelberger resigned from the state Ethics Commission last week so she could go to work for a group that lobbies the...
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