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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 Monday’s transfer of power to the Evers administration, Gov. Scott Walker's plans, the 2019 Supreme Court race and more.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss inauguration festivities, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos staffing up and the flurry of legal action at the Capitol.

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

Gov. Tony Evers’ push to expand Medicaid; the debate over legislation to ensure health coverage for those with pre-existing conditions; Evers’ plan to include include a first step toward legalization of medical marijuana in his budget proposal; and more.

‘UpFront’: Barnes says he, Evers will offer optimistic message at inauguration ceremony

Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes said he and Gov.-elect Tony Evers will offer an optimistic message at their swearing-in ceremony. Barnes, a former Dem lawmaker from...

‘UpFront’: Pocan, Grothman discuss border wall, government shutdown

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Town of Vermont, said he’s not sure how long the partial government shutdown -- now in its fourth week --...

‘UpFront’: Thompson downplays opposition to his appointment as Transportation secretary

Craig Thompson, Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Department of Transportation, downplayed opposition to his nomination in an interview that aired Sunday on...

Assembly Republican unveil middle-class tax cut proposal

Assembly Republicans' plan for a middle-class tax cut would be paid for out of an expected $588 million surplus. But a spokeswoman for Gov. Tony...

Barnes pledges to be leader for all Wisconsinites in MLK Day speech

Mandela Barnes says he plans be a leader for all Wisconsinites as he works to promote racial equity, education and the environment in his...

Evers names Barca to lead Revenue, Frostman as DWD secretary

Gov.-elect Tony Evers today announced Rep. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, as his Revenue secretary and outgoing Sen. Caleb Frostman, D-Sturgeon Bay, to lead Workforce Development. Evers...

Evers pushes Medicaid expansion, calls on GOP leaders to avoid making health care ‘partisan...

Gov. Tony Evers took his push to expand Medicaid to a statewide audience in his first State of the State Tuesday, making a public...

Evers says budget likely to include ‘first step’ toward legalizing medical marijuana

Gov. Tony Evers says his first budget will likely include a "first step" toward legalizing medical marijuana. The governor addressed board members of the Wisconsin...

Evers will re-affirm call for two-thirds funding, urge lawmakers to fix economy in State...

Gov. Tony Evers tonight will re-affirm his call for the state to again pick up two-thirds of the costs for K-12 education and plans...

Foxconn falls short of hiring goal to qualify for first round of tax credits

Foxconn failed to create enough jobs last year to qualify for the first round of tax credits under a nearly $3 billion package the...

Hintz appoints himself to WEDC board

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz has appointed himself to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Board, one of four lawmakers to serve on the panel. The...

Interview: Evers’ budget won’t propose scrapping WEDC

Gov.-elect Tony Evers, who during the campaign said he wanted to scrap the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., says in a new interview he won’t...

Kaul asks JFC to ‘promptly’ vote on request to withdraw from ACA lawsuit

AG Josh Kaul wants the Joint Finance Committee to "promptly" hold a vote on his request for authorization to withdraw from the multi-state lawsuit...

Kaul tells ‘UpFront’ red flag law would help keep schools safer

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says a “red flag” law would help keep schools safer and give law enforcement a means to temporarily disarm...

Lame-duck laws draw two new lawsuits

Dem Rep. Jimmy Anderson is arguing the lame-duck laws should be nullified after he says GOP lawmakers violated the state's open meetings law during...

Record cold forces closures of state offices

State offices will be closed today for the first time since 2012 after Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency last night due...

Report: Foxconn considering shifting away from LCD manufacturing in WI

The Foxconn Technology Group says it remains committed to its Wisconsin project as a top company executive told Reuters the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking...

Report: Youth prisons continue pepper spray use, lengthy solitary confinement

Wisconsin youth prisons are still relying on pepper spray and are keeping inmates in solitary confinement for weeks at a time, according to a...

Revenue nominee Barca resigns Assembly seat

State Rep. Peter Barca, who is in line to lead the Department of Revenue under Gov. Tony Evers, has resigned his seat in the...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Jan. 25

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov. Tony Evers' State of the State speech, the back and forth over the withdrawing from the state’s involvement in the Affordable Care Act lawsuit and the Marquette University Law School poll results.

Walker plans to stay in Wisconsin, give speeches on conservative causes

Gov. Scott Walker will remain in Wisconsin after leaving office next week and plans to give speeches on conservative causes such as reforming the...

WisPolitics Midday: Jan. 4, 2019

In today's WisPolitics Midday update: Gov-Elect Tony Evers announces three deputy chiefs of staff. A breakdown in how the Wisconsin delegation voted on a proposal...

WisPolitics Midday: Jan. 7, 2019

In today's WisPolitics Midday update, at the Capitol in Madison, the latest from the swearing-in ceremony for Gov. Tony Evers.

WisPolitics Midday: Jan. 8, 2019

In today's WisPolitics Midday Update, new Gov Tony Evers issues first two executive orders and makes his first outstate stop this afternoon.

WisPolitics Midday: Jan. 9, 2019

  In today's WisPolitics Midday update, Gov. Tony Evers and AG Josh Kaul plan to "change our stance" in the lawsuit seeming to overturn Obamacare.

WisPolitics.com year-end Stock Report

POLITICAL STOCK REPORT –A collection of insider opinion–  (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2018) Rising Tammy Baldwin: The Madison Dem’s convincing re-election bid proves ticket splitting is alive and well...
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