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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 lame-duck session.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Kimberly-Clark and the lame-duck session bills. They also interview Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ transition head JoAnne Anton.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ appointments; the legal challenge against new early voting limits; school funding; and an Assembly hopeful’s conviction for forging nomination signatures.

‘UpFront’: Fitzgerald says lame-duck bills protect policy, Erpenbach calls them a ‘power grab’

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald described some of the GOP's controversial lame-duck session legislation as "innocuous items" and said Republicans were just "protecting some...

‘UpFront’: Roth says K-C deal ‘terrific’ for workers, regional economy

Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton, said the lame-duck session bills signed by Gov. Scott Walker on Friday will not prevent a future governor from...

Evers decries GOP’s WEDC changes at economic development summit

Gov.-elect Tony Evers says one of the most concerning outcomes of this week's extraordinary session is a bill that would temporarily take away his...

Evers names Brennan DOA secretary, three other Milwaukeeans to cabinet

Gov.-elect Tony Evers today announced Joel Brennan, who ran Tom Barrett’s 2002 guv campaign and has been CEO of Milwaukee’s Discovery World for the...

Evers names Kolar Vets secretary, Blumenfeld to lead DFI

Gov.-elect Tony Evers today announced Mary Kolar, a Dane County supervisor and retired Navy captain, will serve as his secretary of Veterans Affairs. He also...

Evers to name Carolyn Stanford Taylor as new DPI head

Gov.-elect Tony Evers plans to appoint Carolyn Stanford Taylor as state superintendent, his Department of Public Instruction announced Thursday. Stanford Taylor, who currently oversees DPI's...

Evers, Steil voted “WisPoliticos” of 2018

The “WisPoliticos” of 2018 have been selected. Voters in the annual contest selected Gov.-elect Tony Evers as the Dem “WisPolitico” of the year and U.S....

Evers: ‘All options’ being considered as GOP lawmakers seek to limit his powers

MILWAUKEE -- Gov.-elect Tony Evers says his team is considering "all options" if Republicans' lame-duck legislation to limit the powers of him and incoming...

Fitzgerald says he’s not ruling out accepting Medicaid expansion

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he's not ruling out accepting the federal Medicaid expansion, a tenet of Gov.-elect Tony Evers' campaign. While the Juneau...

Hogan says lame-duck provisions wouldn’t change WEDC job creation verification process

The head of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation says proposed changes to the way the agency verifies job creation under a new lame-duck bill...

Kimberly-Clark could get up to $8.5M in first year of incentive deal

Kimberly-Clark could receive up to 30 percent of a potential $28 million incentive package during the first year of its newly announced agreement with...

LAB: WEDC policy would allow Foxconn to get credits for workers outside Wisconsin

Foxconn could collect tax credits on workers who don't live or work in Wisconsin under a written policy with the state jobs agency, a...

Schimel recommended others for judicial nomination he landed, including one he called ‘mentor’

Outgoing AG Brad Schimel wrote letters of recommendation for four people who applied for the Waukesha County Circuit Court spot he was appointed to...

Shilling fears lawmakers will be excluded from potential new deal with Kimberly-Clark

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling fears the Legislature will be left out of any incentive package the outgoing Walker administration negotiates to keep open...

UpFront: Nettles, Ramirez offer incoming Gov. Evers advice on Wisconsin economy

Cory Nettles, a former Commerce secretary who is now with Milwaukee-based Generation Growth Capital, is offering Gov.-elect Tony Evers some simple advice on Wisconsin’s...

UpFront: Nygren expects lawmakers to take up pre-existing conditions protections in ’19

The Assembly co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee said he expects lawmakers to take up a health care bill in 2019 that could implement...

Walker defends lame-duck bills, says he’s considering line-item vetoes

Gov. Scott Walker says the lame-duck legislation doesn't amount to "a fundamental shift in powers" away from incoming Dems Tony Evers and Josh Kaul. Criticizing...

WEDC pursued own K-C deal even as Walker said legislative package was only solution

The state jobs agency was operating on a dual track with Kimberly-Clark to keep its options open for saving a Fox Valley plant, even...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 10, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Gov.-elect Tony Evers announces his criminal justice council. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says good news may be coming...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 11, 2018

On today's WisPolitics Midday: Gov.-elect Tony Evers announces new ag, energy and natural resources panel A Republican legislator is considering bringing back his "Teacher...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 12, 2018

 In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Gov. Scott Walker says he hopes to make a Kimberly-Clark announcement "in the next few days." The U.S. Senate signs...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 13, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Wisconsin House members split over support of the federal farm bill Gov. Scott Walker announces Kimberly-Clark incentive package

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 14, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Gov. Scott Walker signs lame-duck legislation without issuing any partial vetoes Assembly Dems announce their Joint Finance Committee members

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 17, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Dem lawmakers knock Gov. Scott Walker after a federal judge strikes down the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 18, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: New details on the Kimberly-Clark incentive package. A former Dem Assembly candidate is expected to enter plea to a...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 19, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Gov.-elect Tony Evers announces first cabinet picks and meets with Foxconn officials. House Speaker Paul Ryan delivers his farewell...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 20, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he expects to use the base budget and allow the Joint Finance Committee...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 3, 2018

On today's Wispolitics Midday: Governor Elect Evers' team is gearing up for a fight ahead of the lame duck session Brad Courtney temporarily re-elected...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 4, 2018

On today's Wispolitics MidDay: The assembly and senate are taking up three extraordinary session bills Governor Walker nominates Scott Beightol to the UW Board of...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 5, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday: State Senate rejects pre-existing conditions bill. More protests at the Capitol building. Republicans pass three bills in extra session.

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 6, 2018

On today's Wispolitics Midday: Gov.-elect Tony Evers continues to rail against Republican bills coming out of the lame-duck session; And the UW System Board...

WisPolitics Midday: Dec. 7, 2018

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Tuition increase approved for some UW-Madison students; And a Republican state senator explains his vote against lame-duck legislation.
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