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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 impact of federal and state court developments on Wisconsin; the number of families that claimed that $100-per-child tax rebate; and the state’s announcement it’ll start collecting an internet sales tax on Oct. 1.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan’s bill to abolish ICE; the debate over Wisconsin’s prison population; and President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters cover the latest on the Dem guv race, GOP U.S. Senate primary and fundraising numbers.

‘UpFront’: Cheesemaker Sartori feeling impact of retaliatory tariffs

The president of a Plymouth cheese company says the business is feeling the impact of retaliatory tariffs directed at Wisconsin cheese, and if the...

‘UpFront’: Grothman praises Trump’s Russia policy

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, said it’s “a good thing” President Trump is talking to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that Trump’s overall policy...

‘UpFront’: Johnson encouraged by European Union deal, says Trump is listening

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he's more optimistic that the Trump administration will resolve its international trade disputes, and that the president understands...

‘UpFront’: Pocan slams Trump administration’s efforts to reunite families separated at border

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Town of Vermont, said efforts by the Trump administration to reunite children with parents who were detained along the U.S.-Mexican...

‘UpFront’: Strategists analyze Dem guv field, Walker’s re-election prospects

A Democratic campaign strategist says the gubernatorial primary is still an open race just a few weeks out from the Aug. 14 primary, and...

Dems knock body camera delays at prisons, DOC says moving ‘quickly as possible’

Dems are slamming the Walker administration for a delay in implementing body-worn cameras as the state’s maximum security prisons. But the Department of Corrections fired...

DOR: Online sales tax rule will include exemption for smaller retailers

The Department of Revenue's administrative rule to allow the state to begin collecting the sales tax on some online transactions will include an exemption...

Flynn continues to defend archdiocese work

Dem guv candidate Matt Flynn is continuing to defend his work for the Milwaukee Archdiocese, insisting reporters were misreading a deposition from the former...

Former state Sen. Mike Ellis passes away

Former Sen. Mike Ellis, who spent 44 years in the state Legislature, has passed away, according to Sen. Roger Roth, who succeeded him for...

Johnson: U.S. faces ‘much larger threats’ than Russian election interference

U.S. Sen Ron Johnson downplayed the impact of Russian interference on the 2016 election Tuesday and said the U.S. faces "much larger threats." Nonetheless, Johnson...

Libertarian think tank finds Baldwin-backed “Medicare for all” plan would cost $32.6T over 10...

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin isn't backing away from her support of Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all plan after a new study from a libertarian policy...

Pocan to introduce bill to abolish ICE Thursday; Baldwin opposes shuttering agency

Dem U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he plans to officially introduce his legislation to abolish ICE on Thursday, as he defended the plan and knocked...

Rewind: Your Week In Review

On this week's episode, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley, who’s filling in for WisPolitics.com's JR Ross, and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss where the Senate stands on the Kimberly-Clark incentive package; last night’s U.S. Senate Republican primary debate; and Dem guv candidate Matt Flynn’s pushback on calls to end his campaign due to his defense of the Milwaukee Archdiocese during the priest abuse scandal.

Roth aims for quick vote in Senate on Kimberly-Clark tax incentive package

GOP Sen. Roger Roth is pushing for a quick Senate vote on a tax incentive package for Kimberly-Clark after the company indicated it was...

Vukmir, Nicholson back Trump, tout conservative credentials in U.S. Senate GOP primary debate

Republican U.S. Senate candidate frontrunners Leah Vukmir and Kevin Nicholson backed President Trump and touted their conservative credentials in a televised debate tonight ahead...

Walker administration intends to start collecting new online sales tax Oct. 1

The Walker administration plans to begin collecting on Oct. 1 sales taxes from online retailers with no presence in Wisconsin, a projected $90 million...

Walker overshadows Dem guv field in ad spending

Gov. Scott Walker spent nearly $1.6 million on TV ads over the first six months of 2018, according to his campaign finance report. He dropped...

Watch today’s Dem gubernatorial debate live here at 6 p.m.

The Dem guv candidates will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in a Milwaukee debate hosted by a media partnership that includes WisPolitics.com.

Watch today’s GOP U.S. Senate primary debate live here at 6 p.m.

All five Republican candidates are slated to appear in a televised debate hosted by a media partnership that includes WisPolitics.com today at 6 p.m.

WEDC to write off $1.1M loan to bankrupt waste-recycling company

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is writing off a more than $1 million loan the agency made to now-bankrupt Green Box in northeastern Wisconsin. The...
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