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Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 11

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the state's $4.4 billion budget windfall, the Joint Finance Committee's progress on the state budget, Gov. Tony Evers' reelection announcement and a state Supreme Court ruling that local health officials don't have the power to close schools.

Marquette to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students

Marquette University will require all students to be fully vaccinated by August for the upcoming school year. In an open letter to current and incoming...

Rodriguez, Goyke debate education funding, vaccine requirements on ‘UpFront’

A Republican lawmaker on the Legislature's powerful budget-writing committee said the state would stay in compliance with federal guidelines, so as not to miss...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 4

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the state budget, the La Crosse County district attorney’s decision not to press charges over potential voter fraud cases, and the latest action in legislative committees.

Johnson still deciding whether to seek third term

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says his decision to delay announcing whether he will seek reelection is saving Wisconsinites from a long campaign. The Oshkosh Republican...

WEDC CEO Hughes says several factors at play in state’s worker shortage

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes acknowledged that some businesses are having a hard time finding help, but said data doesn't...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 28

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the Joint Finance Committee's action on budgets for K-12 and the UW System, the push for Medicaid expansion, legislative hearings on abortion and transgender athletes, and the growing Dem U.S. Senate field.

‘UpFront’: Travel up at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport is seeing travel bounce back after the pandemic year. Airport traffic is up year to year, and leisure travelers are leading...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 21

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss GOP efforts to end enhanced unemployment payments and reinstate work-search requirements, the Joint Finance committee delaying action on broadband funding in the state budget, Gov. Tony Evers’ call for a special session on Medicaid expansion and more.

GOP bill would end enhanced federal unemployment benefits in Wisconsin

Joint Finance Co-chair Sen. Howard Marklein and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos are circulating legislation that would terminate enhanced federal unemployment benefits in Wisconsin. Laid-off workers...

50 Wisconsin chambers of commerce, GOP congressional delegation call for ending 300 federal unemployment...

Fifty chambers of commerce statewide are urging lawmakers to end the $300 federal unemployment benefit, arguing it contributes to the state's workforce shortage. This comes...

Federal broadband money would come with higher service standards

Using federal money from the latest COVID-19 stimulus package to expand broadband would require a higher level of service for the projects than putting...

‘UpFront’: Former Wisconsin GOP congressmen want Republican party without Trump

Two former Wisconsin Republican congressmen have joined an effort to build a new coalition within the GOP built around truth-telling. Former Green Bay-area Rep. Reid...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 14

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss Wisconsin's shrinking share of federal COVID-19 funds, legislative action on police reform and elections bills, the Joint Finance Committee's approval of a $10 million emergency fund for the state's veterans homes and more.

Four members of state’s congressional delegation request earmarks totaling nearly $150M

Four members of Wisconsin's House delegation are requesting nearly $150 million in earmarks since both national party caucuses agreed to bring back community project...
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