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JFC to work off base for transportation, removes 83 non-fiscal items from budget

Joint Finance will work off the guv’s budget as it begins making changes except for the Department of Transportation, where the committee will use...

‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill receives mixed testimony

An Assembly committee today heard mixed testimony on what some have dubbed a “Blue Lives Matter” bill, with a series of opponents speaking against...

Baldwin, Johnson under fire for votes on Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch

U.S. Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson are taking fire from their opposing parties over their votes on President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination. The two...

WED PM Update: Ryan says House in ‘concepts stage’ of new health care bill

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, acknowledged today that Republicans' efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act...

Nearly $700 million in school referendum questions approved

Voters across the state approved some $699.7 million in school referendum questions and rejected $265.1 million in asks on the April ballots. The highest asks...

Amid lower turnout, Evers dominates Holtz in 9 of state’s 10 biggest counties

State Superintendent Tony Evers dominated challenger Lowell Holtz in nine of the state’s 10 biggest counties, even as turnout across those counties dipped overall...

Former Supreme Court justices against proposal to overhaul recusal rules

Two former conservative justices are among 11 retired members of the judiciary urging the Supreme Court to reject a proposal to overhaul recusal rules. Fifty-four...

TUE PM Update: Senate, Assembly meet; State of the Tribes address

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The owners of high-capacity wells would face fewer state regulations under legislation the Senate began debating...

State of the Tribes Address stresses education, conservation

The annual State of the Tribes Address this afternoon stressed united approaches to conservation initiatives and support for health care and education. Shannon Holsey, president...

Proposed amendment would give crime victims more rights

Two GOP lawmakers introduced an amendment today that would increase the constitutional rights of crime victims under the law. Versions of the proposal, called Marsy’s...

New UW System audit finds shortcomings in IT security

A new audit of the UW System identified significant weaknesses in IT security at several campuses, though it doesn’t detail what they are due...

Elections Commission experts turnout between 13 and 18 percent in DPI race

The Elections Commission expects turnout tomorrow to be between 13 percent and 18 percent, based on recent spring elections that featured a contested DPI...

Kooyenga says he’s still working on transportation package that could ‘sail through’ Legislature

Rep. Dale Kooyenga says he's taking the next couple of weeks to hammer out specifics of an Assembly GOP transportation plan that could "sail...

JFC co-chairs: Still no decision on whether to work off agencies’ base budgets

The Joint Finance Committee co-chairs said today lawmakers haven't yet decided whether they'll work off agencies' base budgets or instead make changes to Gov....

MON PM Update: Lawmakers consider working off agencies’ base budgets instead of Walker’s plan

Exclusively for WisPolitics Subscribers From WisPolitics.com ... -- The Joint Finance Committee co-chairs said today lawmakers haven't yet decided whether they'll work off agencies'...
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