Interviews

Interviews

Panelists debate future of transportation funding in Wisconsin

DOT Secretary Craig Thompson says the transportation budget recently approved by the Joint Finance Committee is “far more responsible” than the past five, despite...

Godlewski says BCPL can be part of solution to student debt problem

Treasurer Sarah Godlewski is looking for solutions to Wisconsin’s student loan debt problem. And she’s thinking the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands that she...

CNN’S Raju says despite Senate GOP opposition, Trump’s Mexico tariffs could move forward

Manu Raju, senior congressional correspondent at CNN, says he can foresee a scenario in which President Donald Trump’s proposed wide-ranging tariffs on Mexico could...

Dem Party chair candidates say party has to do more to compete with Republicans

The two candidates to become the next Dem state chair -- Rep. David Bowen and former MoveOn.org senior adviser Ben Wikler -- both say...

Outgoing Chair Laning says Dems need to be more active in Supreme Court races

Outgoing Dem Chair Martha Laning has nothing but respect for judicial candidates who turn down help from political parties because they want to keep politics out...

Johnson says he hopes Trump’s Mexico tariff threat just a leverage tactic

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he hopes President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods over illegal immigration is a just tactic to...
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Profile: Public Service Commission Chair Rebecca Cameron Valcq

WisPolitics.com is profiling some of the newly announced state agency heads. This installment features Public Service Commission Chair Rebecca Cameron Valcq. The Wisconsin native...

Hitt leading GOP through postmortem on road to 2020

New state GOP Chair Andrew Hitt says the road to the White House in 2020 runs right through Wisconsin. It’s his job to make sure...
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Profile: Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim

WisPolitics.com is profiling some of the newly announced state agency heads. The latest installment features Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim. Crim,...

Nygren, Darling defend Foxconn deal amid conflicting reports over company’s future

After conflicting reports about the future of Foxconn resurfaced, Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren backed the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer as “a very good investment” for the state.
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Profile: Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan

WisPolitics.com is profiling some of the newly announced state agency heads. Our latest installment features Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan. Brennan most recently served...

GOP’s Stalker says he wants to offer alternative message in heavily Dem 64th AD

Republican Mark Stalker says he’s running for the heavily Dem 64th AD in the Kenosha area to give voters “another message” and add some...
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Profile: Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm

WisPolitics.com is profiling some of the newly announced state agency heads. This installment features Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm. Palm most recently served...
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Profile: Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson

WisPolitics.com is profiling some of the newly announced state agency heads. The latest installment features Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson. Amundson previously...

Foxconn diversion proposal the latest Great Lakes water controversy

A decade has passed since the Great Lakes Compact was adopted, and its effectiveness has gone under the microscope more recently as Foxconn's controversial...