Interviews

Interviews

WisPolitics luncheon: Focus on Uplift MKE: Jobs and inner-city Milwaukee

http://www.wiseye.org/mp4stream/EVT/EVT_170518_WISPOL_LUNCH.mp4

WisPolitics.com luncheon: State Medicaid director says drug testing enrollees would help people get treatment

Wisconsin Medicaid Director Michael Heifetz says the Walker administration's push to drug test childless adults on the health care program isn't about kicking people off the program. Rather, its aim is to help people get the treatment they need and "move back into productive lives."

State GOP Chair Courtney: Republicans focused on beating Baldwin in 2018

Since becoming state GOP chair in 2011, Brad Courtney has seen Scott Walker become the first governor in U.S. history to fend off a...

Gutierrez looking forward to review of state’s licensing requirements

Laura Gutierrez, the new secretary of DSPS, tells WisPolitics.com the agency's "very excited" to work with lawmakers on a comprehensive overview of the state's...

Analysts: Dems face challenges for 2018, House could be in reach

Dems hoping for major electoral victories in 2018 will likely only get them if President Trump's base begins to pull away from him, according...

Johnson warns against protectionism, trade wars

Pointing to the billions of people around the world that are all "markets for our products," U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson this week stressed the...

Dem leaders look to 2018, optimistic for a favorable redistricting ruling

http://www.wiseye.org/mp4stream/EVT/EVT_170316_WISPOL_LUNCH.mp4 The Dems’ top legislative leaders expressed optimism about their party’s 2018 chances, even as no clear gubernatorial candidate has emerged to challenge Gov. Scott...

Evers, Holtz differ on Act 10, Walker’s budget at WisPolitics.com forum

http://www.wiseye.org/mp4stream/EVT/EVT_170227_EVERS_HOLTZ.mp4 Candidates for state superintendent at a WisPolitics.com forum in Milwaukee disagreed about Gov. Scott Walker's plan to make a proposed boost in per-pupil school...

Fitzgerald waiting on Duffy as he weighs U.S. Senate bid

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says while he’s considering a U.S. Senate bid in 2018, his final decision may rest on U.S. Rep. Sean...

Evers calls for prioritizing children’s emotional and social well-being over test scores

State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers says while he's not approaching his second re-election bid any differently, he could pivot on his approach to the...

Thompson says major Medicare changes unlikely to come soon

House Speaker Paul Ryan has long been eying a chance to make dramatic changes to Medicare. But former Gov. Tommy Thompson says that’s not likely...

Panel: Hints of Act 10 battle in first week of Trump’s presidency

If some of the immediate counter-reaction to President Trump looked familiar, it's because Wisconsin has "seen this movie before," says Dem pollster Paul Maslin. Tens...

Humphries aims for conservatives’ support as he targets Evers

State superintendent candidate John Humphries says his turn-around on Act 10 could help him with conservatives as he heads into a primary next month. Humphries,...

Vos: Ryan in better position than Priebus to advocate for Wisconsin

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos took a measured approach toward what two Wisconsin political figures in key national roles, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President...

Heifetz says Walker administration plans changes to long-term care programs

The state's new Medicaid director says the Walker administration is considering significant changes to its long-term care programs, even if they're not the controversial...