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GOP bills would impose new ID requirements for absentee ballots, make other absentee voting...

GOP lawmakers have begun circulating a half-dozen bills that would impose new ID requirements on absentee ballots, create new restrictions on collecting those ballots...

Lasry says he won’t self-fund U.S. Senate campaign; Kooyenga, Johnson talk budget on ‘UpFront’

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry said he will invest in his race, but will not self-fund. Lasry, the son of Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 19

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss Gov. Tony Evers’ budget and GOP reaction, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination progress and results of Tuesday’s primaries.

JFC co-chairs: Republicans will nix Evers’ budget proposals on marijuana, Medicaid expansion, minimum wage

The Joint Finance Committee co-chairs told a WisPolitics.com luncheon about a number of items in Evers' budget that they oppose: raising the minimum wage,...

Evers’ budget would revamp plans to close state’s youth prisons as part of juvenile...

Gov. Tony Evers is proposing an overhaul of how Wisconsin treats juvenile offenders, including moving almost all minors out of the adult criminal justice...

Biden defends $15 minimum wage plan, says teachers should be higher priority for COVID-19...

By Ashley Obuljen for WisPolitics.com President Joe Biden tonight suggested getting to a $15 per-hour minimum wage over time would still stimulate the economy while...

Half of Evers’ proposed $3.2B budget increase slated for K-12 education

Gov. Tony Evers today proposed a budget that would boost state spending by $3.2 billion with half of that going to K-12 education as...

In wake of court decision, DNR board signs off on wolf hunt this month

After an adverse court ruling, the state's Natural Resources Board Monday unanimously signed off on a February wolf hunt. The board had originally rejected establishing...

Evers says plan to legalize, tax recreational marijuana could pass

Gov. Tony Evers said he's "not a pessimist" and thinks his plan to legalize and tax recreational marijuana could pass, even with a Republican-controlled...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 12

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the governor's budget, the JFC's decision to reward districts holding in-person classes, the state's vaccine rollout and the ten year anniversary of Act 10.

Kerr leads in January fundraising, spending for DPI race

Former Brown Deer Superintendent Deb Kerr raised and spent more than her rivals for state schools superintendent over the first month of the year,...

Johnson on ‘UpFront’ says there’s no reason to impeach Trump

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said there is "no reason" to impeach President Trump and maintained it's unconstitutional to impeach a former president. Trump's second...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 5

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the battle between Gov. Tony Evers and the GOP-controlled Legislature over the Dem governor’s emergency orders and facemask mandate, the state’s COVID-19 vaccination progress, early budget themes Evers and Republicans are advancing, and more.

Evers issues new health emergency as Republicans decry ‘go-it-alone approach’

Declaring he is putting the public before politics, Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a new public health declaration and mask mandate before Republicans...

Election officials account for all but a third of voters identified as possibly having...

Wisconsin election officials have been able to account for all but a third of the voters who were originally identified in 2019 as possibly...
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