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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 debate over health care, the dispute with 1st CD Dem Randy Bryce's family and the latest Marquette University Law School Poll.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss transportation spending, Rep. Rob Brooks’ resignation from his leadership position and the latest fundraising figures.

‘UpFront’: Moore advocates cautious approach to impeaching Trump if Dems win House

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, said she is certain that Democrats will win control of the House in November, but she advocated for a...

‘UpFront’: Roth urges Senate to pass Kimberly-Clark incentives

Senate President Roger Roth said the Senate needs to act fast on a $100 million incentive package to help keep Kimberly-Clark in the Fox...

‘UpFront’: Thompson says Walker faces his toughest race yet

Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson said the upcoming election will be "the toughest race that Scott Walker has ever run" but he thinks Walker...

Baldwin, Vukmir split on how to proceed with Kavanaugh nomination

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and GOP opponent Leah Vukmir are taking opposing sides on the question of how to proceed with the nomination...

Baldwin, Vukmir split on Kavanaugh allegations

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin continued to call for reopening the FBI investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following new sexual misconduct allegations. Meanwhile, GOP...

Barnes, Kleefisch trade barbs on anthem allegations

Dem LG candidate Mandela Barnes called GOP incumbent Rebecca Kleefisch a liar for suggesting without proof that he knelt during the national anthem at...

Book excerpt: “Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime”

This is an excerpt from a new book published by the University of Wisconsin Press: "Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime,'' by Tommy G. Thompson and Doug Moe. It's the life story of Wisconsin's longest-serving governor, first elected in 1986, and his time in Madison and Washington, D.C., where he served as national health secretary in the aftermath of the 9-11 tragedy.

Evers says state’s priorities ‘out of whack’ in State of Education address

State Superintendent and Dem guv candidate Tony Evers called for "a better way" for investing in K-12 in his annual "State of Education" address. Evers...

Fitzgerald urges Shilling to gauge support among Dem caucus for Kimberly-Clark incentive package

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald is urging Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling to gauge how many of her caucus members back an incentive package for...

Kleefisch apologizes for unsubstantiated allegations against Barnes in anthem dustup

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who had offered no proof to back up her allegation, Tuesday apologized for accusing Dem rival Mandela Barnes of kneeling...

Nass seeks to roll back emergency rule aimed at fighting chronic wasting disease

GOP Sen. Steve Nass is looking to take steps to roll back an emergency rule aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease. The...

Schimel says he puts ‘public safety over politics’ on ‘UpFront’

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel slammed Democratic candidate Josh Kaul in a TV interview, comparing Kaul's campaign to that of failed 2016 presidential candidate...

Schimel says testing complete on targeted rape kits, five remain

AG Brad Schimel says tests have been completed on all the rape kits he targeted for analysis more than three months ago. Still, the figure...

Study committee members say statewide standards needed for police body cam implementation

Members of a commission tasked with tackling legislation on the use of police body cams agree that the Legislature should set some minimum standards...

Walker calls on NFL players to stand during national anthem

Gov. Scott Walker called on NFL players to stand on the field during the national anthem as a Twitter spat erupted on the issue...

Walker says Kimberly-Clark package needs bipartisan backing to pass Senate

Gov. Scott Walker says an incentive package that could help keep open one of Kimberly-Clark's plants in the Fox Valley could only pass the...

Walker says state should focus on road maintenance over expansion

Gov. Scott Walker suggested the state should focus on maintaining the road infrastructure it has rather than expanding lanes and interchanges. Speaking to the Milwaukee...

Walker, Evers spar over transportation funding

Dem guv candidate Tony Evers says he's looking to have his transportation plan ready to share on Inauguration Day. Evers, speaking at a Milwaukee Press...

WisPolitics Midday – Sept. 17, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Wisconsin's US Senators weigh in on aligations against the US Supreme Court Nominee. Gov Walker touts $200m in proposed tax...

WisPolitics Midday – Sept. 21, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: DOJ files a new lawsuit against Feds Democratic Governors Association attacks Gov Walker over not taking federal money to...

WisPolitics Midday – Sept. 24, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: AG Brad Schimel compares opponents campaign to that of Hillary Clinton's in 2016. Dem Minority leader says the Dems...

WisPolitics Midday – Sept. 25, 2018

Latest fundraising numbers for Dem Gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and AG candidate Josh Kaul. AG Brad Schimel launches new ad.

WisPolitics Midday – Sept. 27, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday: Sen Baldwin launches two new ads. Opponents of Brett Kavanaugh speak out across the state.

WisPolitics Midday – September 10, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: AG Brad Schimel announces the rape kit backlog is cleared. Republican Governors Association launches ads against Tony Evers. Former Gov...

WisPolitics Midday – September 11, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Governor Walker is commemorating 9/11 New ads are out in the governor's race

WisPolitics Midday – September 12, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Kimberly-Clark wants WI legislature to sign off on an incentive plan by the end of the month. Republican AG...

WisPolitics Midday – September 13, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Fundraising update for Dem Gov candidate Tony Evers Gov Walker calls on the legislature to pass Kimberly-Clark incentive package.

WisPolitics Midday – September 14, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: Poll numbers look good for Bryan Steil in CD1 Arguments being renewed in the court case over Wisconsin's district...

WisPolitics Midday – September 4, 2018

Republican Attorneys General Association releases new ads praising AG Brad Schimel. Veterans group releases ad for US Sen Tammy Baldwin. State Supreme Court convenes this...

WisPolitics Midday – September 5, 2018

Gov Walker launches first attack ad against Tony Evers. Atty Gen Brad Schimel's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare is being heard today. ...

WisPolitics Midday – September 7, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update: The state announces federal funds to fix Wisconsin highways GOP Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is out with the first...
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