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THU News Summary: Walker’s veto threat; JFC agency briefings; Cullen passes on 2018 guv...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** April 5: A WisPolitics.com Conversation with Speaker Paul Ryan in DC --EARLY, ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED (DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY 3/31)-- When:...

THU AM Update: Walker warns he’d veto gas tax hike as JFC agency briefings...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee is back at it today after a late...

Ross fields intense questioning as he defends the guv’s transpo budget

JFC members grilled Transportation Secretary Dave Ross on what many of them see as a budget that lacks the funding to meet the state’s...

Lawmakers question WEDC’s Hogan on historic rehabilitation tax credit

Lawmakers peppered WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan with concerns about funding for a tax credit used to boost retail and develop opportunities in...

Dems highlight bill on independent investigations for inmates’ deaths

A bill that would require that an inmate's death in the custody of a correctional officer receives an independent investigation would increase transparency in...

Nicole Schneider says Baldwin is ‘part of the problem’

Nicole Schneider, who's weighing a bid for the U.S. Senate, says Dem Tammy Baldwin is "part of the problem" with career politicians who are...
Budget BLOG

Chandler defends manufacturing and ag credit

Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler on Wednesday challenged the contention the manufacturing and ag credit has become a giveaway to the wealthy, saying the top...

DCF’s Anderson: No ‘short-term fixes’ to poverty

Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson said today there aren’t any quick fixes to poverty and that lawmakers need to trust evidence-based...

Seemeyer says DHS will seek Medicaid flexibilities under Trump administration

Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer said today the Trump administration will give states more flexibility on Medicaid "even though health care reform...

WED PM Update: Cullen says he’ll pass on 2018 guv bid; JFC agency briefings...

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- Former Dem state Sen. Tim Cullen announced today he will not run for guv in 2018,...

Zimmerman pushes back against claims of low morale at King vets home

Veterans Affairs Secretary Dan Zimmerman today disputed claims that staff morale is low at the King Veterans Home, saying staff feels they’re portrayed as...
Budget BLOG

AG Schimel disputes there’s a rape kit ‘backlog’ even though 6,000 untested

AG Brad Schimel today disputed his agency has a backlog of untested rape kits, even though earlier this year there were some 6,000 stored...

WED News Summary: JFC hears from agency heads on Walker’s budget plan

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers **************************************** April 5: A WisPolitics.com Conversation with Speaker Paul Ryan in DC --EARLY, ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED (DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY...

WED AM Update: JFC agency briefings; Holtz launches radio ad

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers Advertisement The Madison Club From WisPolitics.com ... -- JFC Dems hammered the Department of Corrections during agency briefings, though they...

Holtz releases radio ad with appeal to Wisconsin moms

State schools superintendent challenger Lowell Holtz is going up on radio around the state with an appeal to Wisconsin moms. The 60-second ad also features...
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