Interviews

Interviews

Dem U.S. Senate candidates talk health care, student loan debt during virtual forum

Dem U.S. Senate candidates agreed on expanding healthcare coverage for Americans but offered different views on how to achieve that. The six candidates, during a...

Johnson still deciding whether to seek third term

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says his decision to delay announcing whether he will seek reelection is saving Wisconsinites from a long campaign. The Oshkosh Republican...

Virtual luncheon with Baldwin, local leaders addresses infrastructure

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said she wouldn't rule out using reconciliation to get parts of President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure package passed through Congress. Baldwin,...

Moore says police reform bill will get attention in Senate but sees tough road...

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says the House police reform bill named after George Floyd will have a hard time making it through the Senate,...

Dem leaders back sales tax options for locals, minimum wage hike

The Legislature's top Dem leaders in a WisPolitics.com luncheon voiced support for Gov. Tony Evers' budget proposals to raise the minimum wage and allow...

Evers presses for two-thirds funding for K-12, aims to close some state prisons in...

Gov. Tony Evers says he will continue to push for two-thirds funding for public schools despite GOP opposition and that he'll work to close...

JFC co-chairs: Republicans will nix Evers’ budget proposals on marijuana, Medicaid expansion, minimum wage

The Joint Finance Committee co-chairs told a WisPolitics.com luncheon about a number of items in Evers' budget that they oppose: raising the minimum wage,...

Vos says Evers ‘acting like a dictator’ in issuing health emergencies without Legislature’s support

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos slammed Gov. Tony Evers for "acting like a dictator" by declaring health emergencies to address COVID-19 without support from the...

Sykes ‘certainly not proud’ of past contributions to Wisconsin’s ‘hyperpartisanship’

Charlie Sykes admits he was wrong. And it took Donald Trump to make him realize it. Sykes has been Wisconsin’s most prominent “never Trumper” and...

Fitzgerald calls for ‘absolute top-to-bottom’ investigation of U.S. Capitol riot

Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Fitzgerald, the newest member of Wisconsin's congressional delegation, says he doesn't know who is responsible for last week's riot at...

Regents President Petersen praises Thompson’s approach to leading UW System

Board of Regents President Andrew Petersen doesn't expect the UW System to rekindle its presidential search process until next summer at the earliest. In an...

Interview: LeMahieu sees Senate backing a slimmer COVID-19 package than Assembly GOP

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu says Senate Republicans have created an outline for COVID-19 bill that includes some provisions similar to those in...

Interview: Bewley hopes for action over optics on both sides of the aisle

Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley says it’s time for the Capitol to move beyond picking fights and trying to score political points. And it’s a...

Experts say even if Supreme Court keeps ACA intact, health care challenges remain

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court keeps the Affordable Care Act largely intact, health care will be plagued by high costs, complexity and inequities,...

Experts see disappearing middle, ‘squished down’ third-party vote in 2020

Pollsters say the difference between the upcoming presidential election and the race in 2016 is a shrinking middle ground of undecided voters caused by...
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