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‘UpFront’: Baldwin urges continued investigation of Trump

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Congress should exert its oversight role over the executive branch and continue to investigate President Trump. But in a weekend...

‘UpFront’: LeMahieu, Johnson debate transportation funding, Medicaid expansion

With the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee preparing to wrap up work on the state budget, Sens. LaTonya Johnson and Devin LeMahieu on Sunday's episode...

‘UpFront’: Ott proposes prison reserved for incarcerating drunken drivers

A minimum-security prison especially for convicted drunken drivers could get them off the road, and give them the treatment they need, said state Rep....

A comparison of Evers’ and the GOP-controlled Legislature’s budgets

Here is a brief summary comparing major themes of Gov. Tony Evers' proposed budget to the two-year spending plan OK'd by majority Republicans in...

Assembly Transportation Committee approves three bills aiming to save money within DOT

The Assembly Transportation Committee has approved three bills designed to ensure spending by the Department of Transportation is "efficient and effective." The panel Thursday approved...

Divided Supreme Court sides with GOP lawmakers in lame-duck lawsuit

A split state Supreme Court today upheld the Legislature's power to meet in extraordinary session and rejected a challenge to the actions Republicans took...

Evers announces partnership to boost Medicaid enrollment

With Republicans rejecting his call to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, Gov. Tony Evers announced a new partnership aimed at boosting the number of state...
Budget BLOG

Evers calls for lawmakers to send him budget; Republicans warn against full veto

An hour after Tony Evers called for lawmakers to send him the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the "worst thing, I think,...

Evers says he’s waiting for final version of budget before determining potential vetoes

Gov. Tony Evers says he will not make a decision on how to use his partial or full veto authority on the state budget...

First responders call for road repair, maintenance funding increase

A coalition of first responders is calling on Wisconsin lawmakers to increase funding for road repair and maintenance. In a Capitol news conference Tuesday, first...

Ginsburg, colleagues praise Abrahamson during farewell ceremony

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised retiring Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson as "the very best, the most courageous and sage,...

GOP legislators rack up $1.5M in legal bills in first five months of 2019

GOP legislators racked up $1.5 million in legal bills over the first five months of the year as they relied on outside counsel to...

Hogan planning to leave WEDC in fall

WEDC CEO Mark Hogan today said he will step down from his role in the coming months. Hogan confirmed his plans at the Milwaukee Rotary...

Nygren says JFC not looking to add wedding barn regulations to state budget

Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren is strongly denying a charge that the state's budget panel is looking to "(smuggle) into the budget"...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 14

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Joint Finance Committee’s final actions on the budget, the guv bringing back the pardon process and the state Supreme Court’s latest rulings in the lame-duck lawsuits.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 21

On this week's episode, Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley discuss the Supreme Court's decision to uphold lame-duck laws, the state budget, the Assembly’s passage of bills on homelessness and Lincoln Hills deadline, and more.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 28

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the state budget, the state Supreme Court ruling DPI must clear rules with the governor, Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of four abortion-related bills and WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan’s plan to leave the agency in fall.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 7

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest from the Joint Finance Committee, Senate votes on abortion bills and Ben Wikler’s election as state Dem chair.

Supreme Court lifts Dane Co. judge’s injunction on several lame-duck laws

A trial is now off in one of the two lame-duck cases out of Dane County after the state Supreme Court stayed part of...

Supreme Court reverses course, finds DPI subject to GOP laws on administrative rules

Three years after ruling the Department of Public Instruction doesn’t have to submit proposed administrative rules to the guv for review, the state Supreme...

U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely closes door on Wisconsin redistricting case

GOP legislative leaders are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court decision that appears to shut the door on a Wisconsin suit challenging Assembly district lines. They...

Vos on ‘UpFront’ says he’s confident JFC’s budget will pass Assembly

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he's confident the budget that came out of Joint Finance last week will pass his chamber, but he didn't...

Vos: Medical marijuana could return as Assembly bill

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today said he wants the Assembly to look at legislation that would legalize medical marijuana when the body returns from...