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Rewind: Your Week in Review for Sept. 25

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com's JR Ross discuss a federal judge's decision to set a Nov. 9 deadline to county absentee ballots, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's address in the state Senate chamber, U.S. Sen Ron Johnson on filling the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman's resignation and more.

Pence touts pre-COVID economy, says Trump will appoint ‘principled, conservative woman’ to Supreme Court

Vice President Mike Pence in his ninth Wisconsin visit this year touted the strength of the U.S. economy during Donald Trump's first three years...

Agencies asked to lapse more than $301M to address COVID-19 revenue shortfalls

DOA Secretary Joel Brennan announced the Evers administration has upped to $301.5 million how much it expects agencies to lapse back to the state...

Evers issues new public health emergency, extends mask mandate

Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency, citing a surge in COVID-19 cases among young people, and extended his mask mandate. Both...

Dallet, Karofsky remember Ginsburg as trailblazer for women in law

Two female Wisconsin Supreme Court justices remembered Ginsburg as a fighter for gender equality and a trailblazer for women in the law. "She leaves a...

Johnson favors filling Supreme Court vacancy, even in lame-duck session

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, who four years ago called Supreme Court nominations in an election year “problematic,” said Saturday he favors filling the vacancy...

Frostman resigns as DWD secretary amid ongoing unemployment backlog

In asking for Caleb Frostman’s resignation as DWD secretary, Gov. Tony Evers says it was clear “that we must have change” if his administration...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Sept. 18

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com's JR Ross discuss COVID-19 in Wisconsin, court decisions keeping the Green Party and Kanye West off Wisconsin's presidential ballot and President Trump's campaign stop in Mosinee.

Vos gives GOP 1-in-3 shot at veto-proof supermajority

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos gave his party a one-in-three shot at taking enough seats this November to form a veto-proof supermajority. But both Vos, R-Rochester,...

‘UpFront’: Parisi says UW-Madison COVID-19 measures a good start, more action needed

Dane County Exec Joe Parisi said moving to online instruction and other measures UW-Madison is taking to fight COVID-19 are a good start, but...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Sept. 11

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com's JR Ross discuss lawsuits seeking access to Wisconsin’s presidential ballot, the Marquette University Law School Poll and this week’s campaign stops.

Supreme Court orders temporary halt to mailing absentee ballots as it considers Green Party...

The Elections Commission made “every possible effort” Thursday afternoon to gather the information the Wisconsin Supreme Court wanted on absentee ballots that may have...

Transportation revenue dips amid drop in fuel taxes, registration fees

The state's transportation fund took in almost 5 percent less in 2019-20 than was expected, driven largely by people driving less amid the COVID-19...

UpFront: Police group wants to play active role in conversation on reforms

A Wisconsin police group wants to play an assertive role in driving the conversation about policing reforms following the shooting of Jacob Blake in...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Sept. 4

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com's JR Ross discuss visits from President Trump and Joe Biden to Kenosha following unrest there, Republicans declining to take action during Gov. Tony Evers’ special session on police policies, an increase in state tax collections and more.