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‘UpFront’: Abele hopes to set national model for youth corrections

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said he hopes the county's plan to renovate its existing juvenile center into a newer residential care center for...

‘UpFront’: Group working to highlight UW-Madison’s economic impact

Prominent backers of UW-Madison have formed a group to educate the public about the economic value of the university. Amber Schroeder, executive director of Badgers...

‘UpFront’: Sanders says US-Mexico-Canada trade pact should be renegotiated to help farmers, workers

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says President Trump's USMCA is "not good enough." Adrienne Pedersen asked the Vermont senator on "UpFront" how he would help Wisconsin...

Ballweg criticizes DATCP secretary for failing to provide statistics on farmer mental health program

Rep. Joan Ballweg accused Ag Secretary Brad Pfaff of playing "a political game of keep away" as Republican lawmakers continue to pile criticism on...

Ballweg on ‘UpFront’ calls for sustainable, comprehensive approach to addressing farmer mental health

The Republican lawmaker leading a task force on suicide prevention said struggling farmers will get the mental health help they need, but it has...

Cole on ‘UpFront’: DNR ‘doubling down’ on efforts to improve drinking water quality

DNR Secretary Preston Cole said the agency is "doubling down" on efforts to improve the quality of drinking water all over the state. Water quality...

Evers has until Friday to act on budget

Gov. Tony Evers has until Friday to act on the state budget lawmakers sent him last week. Evers can allow it to become law without...

Evers pens letter to Hogan regarding possible changes to Foxconn contract

Gov. Tony Evers wrote departing WEDC Chair and CEO Mark Hogan he hopes they'll "work in unison" to meet the needs of taxpayers and...

Evers pumps more money into K-12 through partial vetoes as he signs budget

Gov. Tony Evers signed the two-year budget Wednesday, but only after using his partial veto authority to pump nearly $87 million more into per-pupil...

Evers says he vetoed Tesla budget provision because it was earmark, ‘payoff’ to win...

Gov. Tony Evers says he vetoed a provision that would've allowed electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell directly to consumers instead of through dealers...
Wisconsin State Capitol

Evers says Milwaukee streetcar won’t get portion of $75M in GPR for transportation projects

Gov. Tony Evers is ruling out the possibility that a portion of the $75 million in GPR set aside for transportation projects could fund...
Wisconsin State Capitol

Evers signs executive order creating ‘lead czar’

Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order creating a "lead czar" to coordinate efforts by state agencies to address the risks of lead...

Four counties apply to build youth detention facilities

Four counties have submitted applications to build detention facilities for less-serious juvenile offenders. The grant applications were due by noon Monday, and Brown, Dane, Milwaukee...

Kaul joins bipartisan group of AGs in calling on Congress to combat PFAS contamination

AG Josh Kaul has signed on to a letter pushing for Congress to combat the "public health threat" posed by chemical contamination of drinking...
Wisconsin State Capitol

Legislative Reference Bureau would draw district lines under bipartisan bill

Dem lawmakers and activists Tuesday touted a bill aimed at creating a nonpartisan redistricting process. The proposal from Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, and Rep....

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 12

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss a proposed constitutional amendment to block governors from increasing spending through vetoes, Gov. Tony Evers’ letter asking the WEDC to review the Foxconn deal and more.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 22

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss former Gov. Scott Walker's new job, DNR Secretary Preston Cole's call to test private wells annually, spending in the Supreme Court race, House fundraising and redistricting.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 26

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley discuss whether the Legislature will try to override any of Gov. Tony Evers’ vetoes, this week’s Joint Finance Committee actions and a bill to limit UW tuition hikes to inflation. The show also features an interview with DOT Secretary Craig Thompson.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 5

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov. Tony Evers' budget vetoes, legislation Evers signed to delay the closure of the state's youth prisons and the dismissal of the Wisconsin redistricting case.

Trump urges Congress to pass US-Mexico-Canada trade pact

President Donald Trump touted the nation's strong economy and urged Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement during a speech at Derco Aerospace...

Trump’s tweets draw criticism from Dem congressional delegation, GOP’s Gallagher

Rep. Mike Gallagher was the only GOP member of Wisconsin's congressional delegation to directly address President Donald Trump's tweets attacking four Dem congresswomen of...

Vos, Fitz talk override of Evers transpo veto over Milwaukee streetcar

The Legislature's top GOP leaders today talked up a possible override of a Gov. Tony Evers veto that left $75 million in GPR for...