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‘UpFront’: DOA Secretary Brennan says courts validated Evers’ appointment authority

Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan said Dem Gov. Tony Evers has been "validated" by the courts over his authority to make appointments Brennan also...

‘UpFront’: Johnson calls for changes to asylum process to address migrant influx

Just back from a trip to the southern U.S. border, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said the influx of migrants is "out of control"...

‘UpFront’: Palm ‘more optimistic’ Wisconsin will take federal dollars for Medicaid expansion

Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm says she is “more optimistic” Wisconsin will end up taking federal dollars to expand health care coverage...

‘UpFront’: Steineke says Evers’ actions in battle over lame-duck laws creating chaos

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, said the state is "absolutely" in a constitutional crisis as the legal battles over December extraordinary session laws...

Bipartisan bill aims to prevent backlog of untested sexual assault kits

Attorney General Josh Kaul and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers are seeking to pass legislation that would take "a significant step" to prevent a...

DOT reviews personalized plate requests forward, backward, upside down to catch sex, drug references

One Wisconsin driver sought to brand his vehicle with a personalized "H8WI" license plate last April. And countless others wanted to flash "4TWENY" -- or...

Evers considering renegotiating Foxconn contract

Gov. Tony Evers says it's "unrealistic" to think Foxconn will create the 13,000 jobs it had pledged given the company's plans to scale back...

Evers letter: Foxconn was first to suggest changes to contract with state

Gov. Tony Evers sent Foxconn exec Louis Woo a letter today asking him to clarify the Taiwanese company was the first to suggest changes...

Evers tells ‘UpFront’ GOP to blame for ‘constitutional crisis’

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers agreed Wisconsin is in a “constitutional crisis” but said it was “created by the Republicans in the lame-duck session.” “Yes, there...

Feds close Lincoln Hills probe with no charges

The federal investigation into alleged civil rights violations at Wisconsin’s troubled youth prison has been closed after insufficient evidence was found to support charges...

Fitzgerald vows appeal after judge refuses to reinstate lame-duck appointments

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald vowed to appeal a court’s decision today rejecting the GOP Legislature’s request to restore former Gov. Scott Walker’s 82...

Fitzgerald, Vos deny Foxconn exec mentioned contract renegotiation in meeting

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos are denying a Foxconn exec indicated in a meeting last month that the Taiwanese...

Foxconn reported spending nearly $100M last year on Racine Co. project

Foxconn spent nearly $100 million on its Racine County development last year with the lion's share going to land acquisition. And about half the Taiwanese...

Foxconn says it ‘remains committed’ to contract as Evers looks to change deal

While Gov. Tony Evers has raised the prospect of renegotiating the Foxconn contract, the company says it “remains committed” to its deal with the...

GOP bill would add electric vehicle charging stations, encourage renewable energy use

Assembly Republicans are looking to add electric vehicle charging stations along freeways and help cover the cost of homeowners' bills if they buy renewable...

GOP lawmakers ask Supreme Court to restore 15 appointments

After an appeals court earlier this week shot down their request, GOP lawmakers asked the state Supreme Court to restore 15 appointments Gov. Tony...

GOP leaders OK hiring private attorneys to represent them in two environmental suits

GOP legislative leaders have approved hiring private attorneys to represent them with Dem Josh Kaul in the AG's office -- this time in two...

Marquette poll: Evers approval, disapproval up; voters also more likely to see him trying...

More Wisconsin voters both approve and disapprove of the job Gov. Tony Evers is doing three months into his term, according to a new...

Neubauer concedes in Supreme Court race

Lisa Neubauer on Wednesday conceded to Brian Hagedorn, dropping the possibility of seeking a recount in their razor-close race to become the state’s next...

Oneida Nation Chair Hill calls on state to address global warming, CWD, health care...

Oneida Nation Chair Tehassi Hill pushed officials in the annual State of the Tribes address to do more to respond to global warming, curb...

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The 2018 fall elections brought a lot of change to state government, starting with the election of four new statewide officials: Tony Evers as...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 12

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer conceding in the Supreme Court race, the continuing fight over Gov. Tony Evers rescinding appointments and the Marquette University Law School Poll.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 19

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Foxconn, the Supreme Court taking up a lawsuit over extraordinary session laws, Lincoln Hills and more.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 26

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the state budget, the latest Foxconn developments and the upcoming special election in the 64th AD.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 5

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss a potential recount in the state Supreme Court race, the JFC hearings on Gov. Tony Evers' budget and Wisconsin being withdrawn from a lawsuit to void the Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court orders restoration of 82 lame-duck appointments Evers sought to rescind

A split state Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate restoration of 82 appointments that Gov. Tony Evers sought to rescind after a Dane...

Supreme Court takes over appeal in lame-duck suit

A divided state Supreme Court today decided to take over an appeal that had been filed in one of two lame-duck lawsuits originating out...

Supreme Court to hear lame-duck suit

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a Dane County judge's ruling that invalidated all of the Legislature's actions in...

Vos rounds out office staff with 14 now under his direction

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos added two new staffers last month, filling the last of the 14 positions he put under his authority for the...

Wisconsin National Guard’s sexual misconduct procedures to undergo federal review

The feds are planning to conduct a review of the Wisconsin National Guard's sexual misconduct procedures, Gov. Tony Evers announced today. Evers and U.S. Sen....