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‘UpFront’: Cross says UW will do ‘best we can’ with 2 percent raises, Hitt...

UW System President Ray Cross, who sought 3 percent raises for faculty, said “we’ll do the best we can” with expected 2 percent pay...

‘UpFront’: Fitzgerald says small chance Evers signs ‘born alive’ bill

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said he thinks there is a small chance Tony Evers could sign the GOP’s so-called “born alive” abortion...

‘UpFront’: Former DOA Secretary Neitzel says Bucks’ arena will net ‘tremendous’ payback for taxpayers

Fiserv Forum, the new home of the Milwaukee Bucks, will return a tremendous amount of money to state taxpayers who helped fund it, said...

Assembly plans to take up three abortion-related bills next week

The Assembly is planning to take up three abortion-related bills when it convenes next week, according to a proposed calendar from Majority Leader Jim...

Committees back two bills to boost OWI penalties

The Assembly Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a pair of bills Thursday that stiffen penalties for impaired drivers. AB 15 and 17...

Despite U.S. Supreme Court action, Fitzgerald plans to proceed with bill barring selective abortions

The state Senate still plans to move forward with a bill that would ban abortions on the basis of race, sex or disability despite...

DOC’s Juvenile Grant Committee hears concerns about youth justice system

During a fractious meeting that spanned the better part of three-and-a-half hours, several counties that had previously submitted proposals to operate youth lockups expressed concerns about the viability of the projects to the Department of Correction's Juvenile Grant Committee. 

DOJ report: Effort to clear sexual assault kit backlog delayed testing in nearly 350...

Efforts by the state crime lab to trim a backlog of untested sexual assault kits led to delays in testing DNA in nearly 350...

Evers says he’s not giving up on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Tony Evers says he's not giving up on his proposal to expand Medicaid despite JFC Republicans' plan to pull it from the budget,...

Hintz, Thiesfeldt debate vaccine waiver bill on ‘UpFront’

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, said his bill to repeal the personal conviction waiver on vaccines is about public health and safety. But state...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 10

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Joint Finance Committee’s first actions, the GOP abortion-related bills making their way through the Legislature and the Department of Corrections’ new program to provide raises for some correctional staff.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 17

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the oral arguments in the lame-duck lawsuit, new revenue projections, abortion legislation and this weekend's GOP state convention.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 24

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest on budget deliberations, Gov. Tony Evers vowing to veto four abortion bills and a roundup on the state GOP convention.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 3

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Medicaid expansion, the state budget and recent developments with Foxconn.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 31

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest on Joint Finance Committee actions and Justice Daniel Kelly announcing plans to run for a full 10-year term, as well as a look ahead to the Dem state convention.

State sues Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

Flanked by lawmakers, law enforcement officials and advocates, AG Josh Kaul and Gov. Tony Evers announced the state has filed a lawsuit alleging subsidiaries...

WisPolitics.com review: State Patrol hours to protect Barnes skyrocket compared to Kleefisch

On one day in February, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes drove to Kenosha, attended a Black History Month event at a school and had lunch...