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‘UpFront’: Johnson hopeful second government shutdown can be averted

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said the most recent government shutdown "accomplished nothing," and expressed hope a second shutdown could be averted. In an interview that...

‘UpFront’: Katsma, Riemer debate dueling middle-class tax cut plans

GOP state Rep. Terry Katsma said the state should return a budget surplus to taxpayers, while Dem Rep. Daniel Riemer said a tax cut...

‘UpFront’: Thompson predicts ‘pushing and shoving’ ahead in budget process

Former GOP Gov. Tommy Thompson predicted some "pushing and shoving" in the budget process ahead for Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled Legislature...

‘UpFront’: MMAC president says Foxconn confronting ‘market forces in a Twitter world’

Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn is confronting "market forces in a Twitter world," and while plans for its massive Racine County campus are evolving, a...

Barnes, Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus tout goals to kick off Black History Month

MILWAUKEE -- Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and members of the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus today kicked off Black History Month by touting their commitment...

Evers expects transpo task force to recommend gas tax increase

Gov. Tony Evers says he expects his Transportation Stakeholder Task Force to recommend an increase to the gas tax. Evers said Tuesday "there seems to...
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Evers proposes 8-cent gas tax hike as budget checks off string of Dem priorities

Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a blueprint for reshaping state government after eight years of GOP control, proposing a boost in the minimum...

Evers pushes marijuana proposal as Republicans raise doubts

Gov. Tony Evers says his plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana would help address "racial disparities, economic inequity, and cycles of...

Evers unveils $28 million budget plan to boost funding for women’s and infants’ health...

Gov. Tony Evers says his nearly $28 million budget plan to increase funding for women's and infants' health care will ensure "our state is...

Evers, GOP leaders at odds over middle-class tax cut

Gov. Tony Evers says he doesn’t think he could sign the GOP's version of a middle-class income tax cut because Republicans had failed to...

Evers’ budget to push for more accountability, transparency in WEDC

Gov. Tony Evers’ new budget will include a proposal to prevent businesses from getting loans, grants or tax credits from the state jobs board...

Foxconn says it’s moving forward with plans to manufacture screens at Racine County site

Gov. Tony Evers today warned the state will need to “continually monitor the progress” of the Foxconn Technology Group after the Taiwanese tech company...

GOP lawmakers paying attorney in lame-duck suits at almost twice the rate Evers paying

Republican lawmakers have agreed to pay the former solicitor general $500 per hour to represent them in two suits challenging the lame-duck laws, nearly...

GOP leggies hire former solicitor general in lame-duck suit, Elections Commission gets private attorneys

The GOP-controlled state Legislature has retained former Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin to represent it in one of several lawsuits filed over the lame-duck session...

Groups react cautiously to Evers’ plan to boost water quality, dental access in budget

Some are reacting cautiously to Gov. Tony Evers' announcement that he plans to include provisions in his budget to borrow $70 million to address...

Lawmakers reintroduce bill to close ‘dark store loophole’

Lawmakers have re-introduced their plan to close the so-called “dark store loophole.’’ The bill, which began circulating for co-sponsors yesterday, comes a couple of weeks...

Republicans slam Evers’ decision to withdraw Wisconsin troops from southern border

Republicans slammed Gov. Tony Evers' decision to withdraw Wisconsin troops from the southern border, accusing him of putting politics ahead of the nation's safety. The...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 1

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest developments from Foxconn, revenue estimates and Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to delay closing Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile prisons by two years.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 15

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the standoff over the middle class tax cut, the controversy over the Black History Month resolution and new budget initiatives announced by Gov. Tony Evers on water.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 22

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times’ Jessie Opoien discuss the upcoming budget announcement, Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of the GOP middle-class tax cut plan and the state Supreme Court race.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 8

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the competing version of the tax-cut plan; the timeline for the state budget; and possible revenue options for road funding.

Staffer for GOP rep retires after ‘unauthorized’ Kaepernick tweet

A staffer for Republican Barbara Dittrich has retired after a tweet from the lawmaker's account slammed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick while the Assembly...

Vos says he’s open to negotiations with Evers on funding middle-class tax cut

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he "would definitely be open to" negotiating with Gov. Tony Evers about how to fund a middle-class tax cut. But...

WEDC, Evers admin deny report Evers sought to renegotiate Foxconn contract

Foxconn and WEDC both pushed back on a report by Nikkei that the Taiwanese manufacturer was suspending and scaling back its Wisconsin plant following...
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