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Vos on ‘UpFront’ says he’s confident JFC’s budget will pass Assembly

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he's confident the budget that came out of Joint Finance last week will pass his chamber, but he didn't...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 14

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Joint Finance Committee’s final actions on the budget, the guv bringing back the pardon process and the state Supreme Court’s latest rulings in the lame-duck lawsuits.

Assembly Transportation Committee approves three bills aiming to save money within DOT

The Assembly Transportation Committee has approved three bills designed to ensure spending by the Department of Transportation is "efficient and effective." The panel Thursday approved...

Supreme Court lifts Dane Co. judge’s injunction on several lame-duck laws

A trial is now off in one of the two lame-duck cases out of Dane County after the state Supreme Court stayed part of...

Nygren says JFC not looking to add wedding barn regulations to state budget

Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren is strongly denying a charge that the state's budget panel is looking to "(smuggle) into the budget"...

‘UpFront’: LeMahieu, Johnson debate transportation funding, Medicaid expansion

With the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee preparing to wrap up work on the state budget, Sens. LaTonya Johnson and Devin LeMahieu on Sunday's episode...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 7

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest from the Joint Finance Committee, Senate votes on abortion bills and Ben Wikler’s election as state Dem chair.

First responders call for road repair, maintenance funding increase

A coalition of first responders is calling on Wisconsin lawmakers to increase funding for road repair and maintenance. In a Capitol news conference Tuesday, first...

Evers announces partnership to boost Medicaid enrollment

With Republicans rejecting his call to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, Gov. Tony Evers announced a new partnership aimed at boosting the number of state...

‘UpFront’: Baldwin urges continued investigation of Trump

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said Congress should exert its oversight role over the executive branch and continue to investigate President Trump. But in a weekend...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 31

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest on Joint Finance Committee actions and Justice Daniel Kelly announcing plans to run for a full 10-year term, as well as a look ahead to the Dem state convention.

Committees back two bills to boost OWI penalties

The Assembly Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a pair of bills Thursday that stiffen penalties for impaired drivers. AB 15 and 17...

DOJ report: Effort to clear sexual assault kit backlog delayed testing in nearly 350...

Efforts by the state crime lab to trim a backlog of untested sexual assault kits led to delays in testing DNA in nearly 350...

Despite U.S. Supreme Court action, Fitzgerald plans to proceed with bill barring selective abortions

The state Senate still plans to move forward with a bill that would ban abortions on the basis of race, sex or disability despite...

‘UpFront’: Cross says UW will do ‘best we can’ with 2 percent raises, Hitt...

UW System President Ray Cross, who sought 3 percent raises for faculty, said “we’ll do the best we can” with expected 2 percent pay...