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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 results in the governor and U.S. Senate races, as well as in several key legislative primaries, and look ahead to the November matchups.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and Cap Times Political Reporter Jessie Opoien discuss fundraising numbers and the primaries for guv, U.S. Senate and other races.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Marquette University Law School poll results, Gov. Scott Walker’s use of the state’s planes; and key races in the state Senate this fall.

‘UpFront’: Baldwin says she’s ‘number one’ target of outside groups

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she feels good about her re-election bid but “things could change any moment.” “I am number one on a list...

‘UpFront’: Columnists Nichols, Schneider preview Tuesday’s primaries

State DPI Superintendent Tony Evers appears to be the favorite heading into the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, two Wisconsin political writers said. John...

‘UpFront’: Evers calls Walker ‘slash-and-burn politician’

Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers responded to negative ads Republicans are running against him by calling GOP Gov. Scott Walker a "slash-and-burn politician,"...

‘UpFront’: Vukmir optimistic she’ll win Trump supporters’ votes

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Leah Vukmir says she is optimistic she will win the votes of Trump supporters, even though TV ads in the...

Abrahamson undergoing cancer treatment, plans to serve full term

Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson announced today she is undergoing cancer treatment and intends to continue serving on the court. Abrahamson, 84, announced in spring...

After maxing out to Walker, donors give state GOP $3.3 million

Mike and Mary Sue Shannon each gave the maximum contribution to Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign in June 2017. The same day Walker’s campaign reported the...

Arkansas official says proposed Wis. subsidies to keep Kimberly-Clark ‘unprecedented’

The head of Arkansas' economic development agency said the Foxconn-like incentives Wisconsin is considering in an attempt to keep open a Kimberly-Clark plant is...

Board votes to again cover gender identity-related health services for state employees

The board that controls state employees' health benefits has voted to again cover gender identity-related benefits and services. The vote comes after the Group Insurance...

Darling: Senate Republicans ‘probably don’t’ have votes yet to pass Kimberly-Clark bill

JFC Co-chair Alberta Darling says Senate Republicans “probably don’t” have the votes right now to pass an incentive package to encourage Kimberly-Clark to keep...

DPI budget recommendation calls for indexing revenue limits to inflation

State schools Superintendent Tony Evers is calling for indexing the revenue limit to inflation and making changes to the way 4-year-old kindergarten is covered...

Evers to battle Walker, Vukmir to contest Baldwin in November elections

State Superintendent Tony Evers will face off against Gov. Scott Walker this fall after emerging from an eight-way Dem guv field Tuesday night. Meanwhile, state...

Foxconn pledges $100 million for UW-Madison research partnership

Foxconn Technology Group is pledging to invest $100 million in UW-Madison to further engineering research and create a new tech facility on the university's...

Group knocks Walker’s state plane use

The liberal One Wisconsin Now is knocking Gov. Scott Walker for his "misuse and abuse" of taxpayer-funded flights on the state plane in the...

Hintz questions Walker administration’s Foxconn investment, jobs claims

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz is questioning the Walker administration why it continues to sell the Foxconn plant as a $10 billion project that...

Milwaukee-area voters helped propel Vukmir to victory in GOP Senate primary

Leah Vukmir won the Milwaukee media market with nearly 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday's GOP U.S. Senate primary even as she and...

Proposed Kimberly-Clark subsidies among largest in nation for each job retained

Wisconsin’s proposed incentive package to keep hundreds of Kimberly-Clark jobs may not be be the most expensive in recent history, but it is one...

Regents sign off on UW System’s request to seek $108M more in state aid

The Board of Regents has signed off on the UW System asking for a $108 million boost in state aid for its next two-year...

Schimel awards remainder of first round of school safety grants

AG Brad Schimel has awarded the remainder of the first round school safety grants. Schimel yesterday announced 60 schools and districts will get the remaining...

VP Pence pledges he and Trump will campaign for Walker, Vukmir

Vice President Mike Pence is pledging to campaign for Gov. Scott Walker and GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir in Wisconsin “every bit as...

Walker, Dems battle over prisons policy

Gov. Scott Walker knocked several Dem guv candidates for proposing to halve the state's prison population, calling the position dangerous and based on a...

WisPolitics Midday – Aug. 3, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: WisDems begin a "Fix Our Roads" campaign, Tony Evers is out with his second TV ad, Kelda Roys announces...

WisPolitics Midday – August 10, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: The final Dem gubernatorial forum took place in Madison last night and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin launches ads attacking...

WisPolitics Midday – August 13, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Two Dem lawmakers say AG is not handing out School Safety Grants fast enough and President Trump attacks Harley...

WisPolitics Midday – August 14, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Voting is underway in several major statewide races and Republicans are logging big donations.

WisPolitics Midday – August 15, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Gubernatorial candidates begin sparring over ads and primary turnout was the highest in 16 years.

WisPolitics Midday – August 16, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: We'll tell you what Senator Ron Johnson is doing to help the Vukmir campaign and a conservative judge formally announces his...

WisPolitics Midday – August 17, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: A business group's ad buy against Tony Evers is now over $2.5 million; AG Brad Schimel hands out the...

WisPolitics Midday – August 20, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: A former Scott Walker cabinet member is part of a digital ad backing Tony Evers; UW is requesting a $108 million...

WisPolitics Midday – August 21, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: A conservative group is out with a new ad backing Governor Scott Walker on education and the State Ethics Commission...

WisPolitics Midday – August 22, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: We'll tell you the findings of the new Marquette Law Poll out this afternoon and Dems are asking more...

WisPolitics Midday – August 23, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Highlights of the new Marquette Law School poll and UW-Madison Board of Regents considers next two year budget.

WisPolitics Midday – August 27, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Foxconn announces big investment in research at UW-Madison; Michael Brennan confirmed as a justice 7th circuit US Court of Appeals.

WisPolitics Midday – August 28, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: We'll tell you why the IRS has to pay Wisconsin back $89 million Governor Walker is firing back at...

WisPolitics Midday – August 30, 2018

On today's Wispolitics MidDay: Vice President Mike Pence is in Milwaukee this afternoon The democratic nominee for Lt. Governor is knocking Governor Walker over...

WisPolitics Midday – August 31, 2018

On today's Wispolitics MidDay: UW Oshkosh ordered to pay its foundation $15 million New poll shows 1st congressional district race in a dead heat

WisPolitics Midday – August 6, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Soglin launches his first TV ad and pre-primary financial reports are due.

WisPolitics Midday – August 7, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Rebecca Dallet is sworn in as a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and new fundraising numbers are out for gubernatorial...

WisPolitics Midday – August 8, 2018

 In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Two Republicans tout a plan to decommission a state prison and the state GOP slams Tony Evers for not revoking...

WisPolitics Midday – August 9, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Dem gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn says Gov. Walker would "have for lunch." And we learn who Dem gubernatorial...

WisPolitics Midday – Aug. 2, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin releases an ad attacking her top GOP rivals; U.S. Sen Ron Johnson is aiming to meet...