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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...

‘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....

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.

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...
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DC Wrap: WI congressmen call for farming extension; Kind pushes for upping Medicare reimbursement...

Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly. Quotes of the week “He’s...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...
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DC Wrap: Baldwin battles Trump’s closure of job corps; Gallagher introduces trauma-informed care proposal

Welcome to our weekly DC Wrap, where we write about Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. Sign up here to receive the newsletter directly. NOTE: DC Wrap will...

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...

‘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...
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DC Wrap: Johnson, Gallagher slam POTUS’ proposed Mexico tariffs;  Baldwin reintroduces Maternal CARE Act

Quotes of the week Tariffs make life more difficult for Wisconsin farmers and could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on USMCA. ... We...

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...