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‘UpFront’: DHS Secretary Palm cautions against use of vaping products after hospitalizations

Wisconsin Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm tells "UpFront" the department strongly cautions against the use of any vaping products. On Friday, DHS said it is...

‘UpFront’: Elections Commission Administrator Wolfe concerned about efforts to mislead voters in 2020

Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe said one of her biggest worries heading into the 2020 elections will be organized efforts to confuse or...

Bill would end civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, require clergy to...

Wisconsin's civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases would be eliminated and clergy would be required to report allegations of sexual or...

Book excerpt: Almanac of American Politics highlights Wisconsin’s political history, Evers’ 2018 victory

The following excerpts are copyright @ 2019 The Almanac of American Politics. This feature was provided by and is included in The Almanac of...

Democrats introduce bill to expand background checks for firearms

Gov. Tony Evers joined Dem lawmakers and AG Josh Kaul to introduce a bill to expand background checks covering a vast majority of firearms...

DHS says cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping devices containing THC

Most of the people in the state who recently developed severe lung diseases after vaping say they used e-cigarettes or other vaping devices containing...

Documents: JFC co-chairs were open to confidentiality agreement with DOJ before dismissing as ‘nonstarter’

While the GOP JFC co-chairs called Dem AG Josh Kaul's request to sign a confidentiality agreement a "nonstarter" after yesterday's hearing, they wrote in...
Wisconsin State Capitol

DOJ says decision no longer needed today on settlement Kaul tried to take before...

DOJ now says a decision is no longer needed by today on a proposed multi-state settlement AG Josh Kaul tried to take before the...
Wisconsin State Capitol

DOT’s Thompson clears committee; Nass, Stroebel raise objections

A Senate panel has unanimously backed the confirmation of Craig Thompson to lead DOT despite Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, urging Republicans on the panel...
Wisconsin State Capitol

Elections Commission approves scaled-back proposal to provide loaner computers to some clerks

A divided Wisconsin Elections Commission has settled on a scaled-back proposal to provide temporary replacement computers to clerks to tighten security of the state's...

Evers administration embraces Dane Co. interchange plan DOT secretary earlier criticized

Gov. Tony Evers' administration is embracing a scaled-back plan for the interchange of U.S. highways 12/18 and I-39/90 -- a cost-cutting move his DOT...

Evers calls for gun control measures following weekend mass shootings

Gov. Tony Evers is calling for the state to tighten gun control laws and knocked Republican lawmakers in the wake of mass shootings in...

Federal panel rejects GOP lawmakers’ request for reimbursement of legal fees in redistricting case

A federal three-judge panel has rejected a request from GOP lawmakers to reimburse some of the tab they charged to taxpayers for outside counsel...

GOP lawmakers push bill to allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills

A trio of Republican lawmakers pushed a GOP backed-bill Wednesday that would expand access to contraception by allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills. Reps....

GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to clarify law regarding Kaul’s handling of settlement funds

GOP legislative leaders are asking the state Supreme Court to force Dem AG Josh Kaul to abide by their interpretation of new restrictions they...

Hogan to leave WEDC Sept. 3

WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan will formally step down from the job Sept. 3, telling Gov. Tony Evers in a letter serving in...

PAC formed to help working-class candidates pays thousands to Bryce, consultants

The PAC Randy Bryce rolled out in March to back working-class congressional candidates has yet to make a single donation to someone running for...

Pocan questions Dems’ chances of winning 7th CD seat

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan questioned Dems' chances of winning the 7th CD in an upcoming special election, saying the northern Wisconsin district has been...

PSC gives preliminary OK for Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line project

All three PSC commissioners gave preliminary OK Tuesday for a high-voltage transmission line from near Dubuque to Middleton for wind-generated electricity. A coalition of clean...

Records: Evers using state planes less than Walker

Gov. Tony Evers has dramatically cut the use of state planes compared to Scott Walker and instead is much more likely to use a...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 16

On this week's episode of Rewind, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest gun control debate in the Capitol, concerns over election security and state Sen. Lena Taylor considering a run for Milwaukee mayor.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 2

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss WILL’s lawsuit seeking to overturn several budget vetoes, sparring between Robin Vos and Jimmy Anderson, and Gov. Tony Evers’ latest efforts on clean drinking water.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 23

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the status of Gov. Tony Evers' cabinet appointments, the state's energy future, a bill to regulate the hemp industry and former House Speaker Paul Ryan's move to Maryland.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 9

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss a committee vote on Craig Thompson’s nomination to be DOT secretary, the state response to recent mass shootings and the Dems’ continued push to expand Medicaid.

Sen. Taylor hints at run for Milwaukee mayor on ‘UpFront’

Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, hinted at a run for Milwaukee mayor in a weekend television interview. "I've got on my Converse. Normally you wear tennis...
Wisconsin State Capitol

Senate committee backs Palm’s appointment to lead DHS

Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm won bipartisan backing from a Senate committee Wednesday despite concerns from Sen. Andre Jacque about "conflicts of interest" within...

Steil on ‘UpFront’ says U.S. needs to strike trade agreements with allies

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil says President Trump is bringing countries to the table to negotiate better trade deals. UpFront host Adrienne Pedersen asked Steil about...

Testin, included in NRCC poll, passing on race against Kind

State Sen. Pat Testin was the "named Republican candidate" who was neck-and-neck with Dem U.S. Rep. Ron Kind in an NRCC poll released last...

Vos rejects Anderson’s request to phone into Assembly committee hearings

Speaker Robin Vos has rejected a request from paralyzed Dem Rep. Jimmy Anderson to phone into Assembly committee hearings, writing in a letter he...

WILL files lawsuit challenging Evers’ use of partial veto authority

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn four of Gov. Tony Evers' partial vetoes in...
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