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Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 16

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss GOP lawmakers' move to direct AG Josh Kaul to join a lawsuit challenging the federal government's ban on states using COVID-19 aid for tax cuts. They also discuss Gov. Tony Evers' deal to preserve $70 million per month in federal food assistance, the state's pause on using Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and the state Supreme Court striking down the state's October capacity limits on indoor public gatherings.

LeMahieu says medical marijuana legalization should wait for FDA approval

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu said today he doesn’t back legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin without FDA approval. During a WisPolitics.com luncheon, LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, said...

Ziegler pledges fair, efficient Supreme Court as she preps for chief justice role

Incoming Chief Justice Annette Ziegler pledged she will do “all I can to ensure the Wisconsin Supreme Court operates fairly and efficiently with a...

Supreme Court rules Evers administration didn’t have authority to limit public, indoor gatherings through...

A split state Supreme Court today ruled Gov. Tony Evers’ administration didn’t have the power to limit public gatherings last fall in an effort...

Evers has deal with feds to save $70M a month in food stamp aid

Gov. Tony Evers says his administration has reached a deal with the federal government to ensure Wisconsin won't lose out on some $70 million...

Each school district should make mask decision, Underly says on ‘UpFront’

Newly elected state Superintendent Jill Underly said comments by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos about her election made her "really sad," but she looks forward...

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs state power to protect water from farm pollutants

The outcome of a nearly decade-long dispute in Kewaunee County could shape regulatory power across state government.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 9

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the Supreme Court ruling on purging voter rolls, Jill Underly’s state superintendent race victory, GOP proposals for spending federal COVID-19 stimulus money and more.

Supreme Court rules Ozaukee County judge erred in ordering Elections Commission to purge voter...

The state Supreme Court ruled today the Elections Commission has no power to remove from the rolls thousands of voters who may have moved,...

Kaul rebuffs call from GOP leaders to join lawsuit challenging federal COVID-19 package tax...

AG Josh Kaul is rebuffing a call from the Legislature's top two Republicans to join a lawsuit challenging a provision in the latest federal...

Buttigieg touts Biden’s infrastructure plan on ‘UpFront’

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touted the Biden administration's $2 trillion infrastructure plan as a means to keep the country globally competitive in the...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 2

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturning Gov. Tony Evers’ emergency orders, Evers' plan for spending federal COVID-19 dollars, the April 6 election and more.
Budget BLOG

Evers’ budget includes several dozen recommendations from Climate Change Task Force

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget includes some three dozen recommendations from his Climate Change Task Force, including tens of millions of new investments in green...

Evers seeks reimbursement for legal costs in federal election lawsuits

Gov. Tony Evers has asked federal courts to force Donald Trump, his attorneys and the parties in a second lawsuit seeking to overturn Wisconsin's...

School spending, large farms, nonpartisan redistricting among subjects of spring election referendums

Wisconsinites will decide on 139 different local referendums in this spring’s election. A WisPolitics.com review found many school spending issues totaling nearly $1 billion. But...
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