Interviews

Interviews

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...

Pollsters say Biden gaining ground among seniors, 2016 third-party voters

Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by three points among likely Wisconsin voters aged 50 and over, according to a poll by AARP and the Benenson...

La Follette Institute panel examines top election issues

President Trump's coronavirus case is one reason healthcare will be the top issue for many voters this year, a UW-Madison professor told a WisPolitics.com...

Vos gives GOP 1-in-3 shot at veto-proof supermajority

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos gave his party a one-in-three shot at taking enough seats this November to form a veto-proof supermajority. But both Vos, R-Rochester,...

Wide gulf on key issues between Nygren, GOP primary opponent Rich

Rep. John Nygren and his 89th AD GOP primary opponent Andi Rich don't agree on much. Nygren, R-Marinette, insists that's because the challenger is really...

Saldivar faces incumbent Cabrera in 9th AD Dem primary

Christian Saldivar says he's running to have someone who is "active and hands-on" representing his community in the Assembly. In an interview with WisPolitics.com he...

14th AD GOP primary candidate Shevey backs Medicaid expansion if state not required to...

Republican 14th AD primary candidate Steven Shevey thinks “there’s no reason we shouldn’t be taking” federal dollars to expand Medicaid, so long as the...

Pope disagrees with primary challenger Smith that Dems complacent on social justice issues

Kim Smith doesn’t necessarily have deep policy disagreements with longtime state Rep. Sondy Pope, D-Mt. Horeb. But she believes there should be a more diverse...

Incumbent Subeck faces Slamka in 78th AD primary

Robert Slamka says a beef with his former union isn’t the only reason he decided to challenge Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, in the Democratic...

Asbury, Schroeder close on the issues in 55th AD GOP primary

Lauri Asbury and Jay Schroeder largely agree on the issues as they seek the Republican nomination for the Fox Valley’s 55th Assembly District. On the...
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