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‘UpFront’: Barrett says proposed sales tax would fund property tax relief, police, lead abatement

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett expressed hope that Republican lawmakers might allow the city and county to hold a sales tax referendum if they “understand...

‘UpFront’: Fitzgerald eyeing tax cut before Legislature adjourns in spring

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said he would like to push one more tax cut through the Legislature. Fitzgerald said he thinks revenue estimates...

‘UpFront’: Moore calls Trump ‘threat to national security,’ backs impeachment

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, said President Trump is "a threat to national security" and she "absolutely" will vote to impeach him. "It's not because...

‘UpFront’: Walker says Biden likely to win Dem nomination

Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker said he thinks Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders "most likely" will win Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary, but former Vice President...

Baldwin, Johnson looking for new applicants after Giampietro nomination to federal bench runs into...

U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson are seeking new applicants to fill a vacancy on the federal court in Milwaukee after the president's...

Dems introduce bills aiming to provide financial stability for farmers

Dem lawmakers have introduced a package of measures aimed at providing financial stability to farmers in the state facing "an agricultural crisis." Reps. Dave Considine...

Evers calls for action on gun violence, Republicans accuse guv of wanting to seize...

Gov. Tony Evers again urged GOP lawmakers to address gun violence as he joined Dem lawmakers in unveiling "red-flag" legislation. The legislation would create a...

Evers casts doubt on Fitzgerald’s call for new tax cuts

Gov. Tony Evers cast doubt on a call from Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald for a new round of tax cuts, saying it was...

Evers knocks Republicans for pulling driver licensing, in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants from budget

Gov. Tony Evers knocked Republican lawmakers for striking the budget provisions he backed that would have granted driver's licenses and in-state college tuition to...
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Evers’ plan for new ADAs shifts more to Milwaukee, Rock counties than GOP proposed

Gov. Tony Evers' plan for new assistant district attorneys shifts some positions to Milwaukee and Rock counties -- at the expense of others --...

Kaul warns ‘hundreds of millions’ from settlements at stake in lame-duck law standoff

AG Josh Kaul is warning that an impasse between his office and GOP lawmakers over legislation passed during December's lame-duck session could endanger "hundreds...

Review finds Wisconsin voting equipment at times connected to internet, potentially vulnerable

By Patrick Poblete WisPolitics.com Vital election equipment in at least seven Wisconsin counties has been connected to the internet, in some cases for nearly a year...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Sept. 13

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times’ Jessie Opoien discuss the latest developments in the 5th and 7th CD races, the ongoing standoff between AG Josh Kaul and the GOP co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee and the focus on Wisconsin in 2020.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Sept. 20

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the race for the 5th CD, the guv’s decision to place some new assistant DA positions and the controversy over proposed changes with livestock siting rules.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Sept. 27

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the special election in the 7th CD, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald’s tax-cut idea, the recommendations of the Assembly's suicide prevention panel and what’s ahead in the fall legislative session.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Sept. 6

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and Scott Bauer of The Associated Press discuss the pending departures from Wisconsin’s congressional delegation, the latest Marquette University Law School Poll results and the ongoing dispute between the Joint Finance Committee and the Department of Justice over lawsuit settlements.

State party chairs say ground game, voter outreach key parts of 2020 strategy

Both state Dem party Chair Ben Wikler and state GOP Chair Andrew Hitt stressed a commitment to expanding their party's ground game and voter...

Suicide prevention task force urges release of hotline money

The Speakers Task Force on Suicide Prevention is now calling on the Joint Finance Committee to release $220,000 already budgeted for a suicide hotline. This...

Task force calls for grants to suicide prevention groups, training for firearms retailers, range...

The Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention is recommending legislation that would provide grants to groups that train staff at a firearm retailer or...

Trade groups looking forward to working with new WEDC CEO

Some of the state's top trade groups say they're looking forward to working with Missy Hughes when she takes over as CEO of the...

Trump campaign’s Guilfoyle tells UW-Madison College Republicans to speak out, mobilize

Trump campaign Senior Adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle called on UW-Madison students to speak out about conservative values and mobilize themselves and their peers on Election...

UpFront: Director of Milwaukee violence prevention effort says new programming helping drive down shootings

Homicides and non-fatal shootings in Milwaukee are down from last year, and the director of the city's violence prevention efforts said new programming is...
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