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Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 3

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss a federal judge’s ruling to extend absentee balloting deadlines, the Dem National Convention’s postponement to mid-August; the state response to COVID-19, the latest Marquette Poll results and more.

Evers calls special session to make spring election mail-in only, set May 26 deadline...

Gov. Tony Evers this afternoon announced he is calling the Legislature into special session tomorrow to take up legislation that would allow an all-mail...

Republicans to appeal federal judge’s decision to extend absentee ballot deadlines

As the state and national Republican parties moved to appeal a federal judge's ruling pushing back the deadline for absentee ballots to be received...

Federal judge pushes back absentee ballot deadline to April 13

Wisconsin may not know until mid-April who won the presidential primary or a seat on the state Supreme Court after a federal judge pushed...

Marquette Poll: Evers gets high marks for coronavirus response; Biden leads Sanders in Wisconsin

Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly approve of the way Gov. Tony Evers has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, helping fuel higher overall job approval numbers, according to...

Evers recommends federal judge extend absentee ballot deadlines

Gov. Tony Evers is recommending a federal judge order Wisconsin to conduct the April 7 ballot largely by mail while moving back deadlines for...

Government finance experts say Wisconsin in better shape to weather economic turmoil than before...

While the state is much better prepared to handle economic turmoil than it was during the Great Recession, current reserves and coming federal aid...

‘UpFront’: State seeing flood of unemployment claims due to coronavirus shutdown

Tens of thousands of claims for unemployment benefits are being filed daily due to layoffs in the coronavirus shutdown, and the Department of Workforce...

Evers seeks more than $800 million to address COVID-19 pandemic

Gov. Tony Evers is asking for more than $800 million to address the COVID-19 pandemic in a sweeping bill that would also halt enforcement...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for March 27

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss developments over the past week in the COVID-19 pandemic and the retirement of state Sen. Fred Risser.

Evers calls for all voters to be mailed absentee ballots

After repeatedly urging voters to request absentee ballots for the April 7 election to avoid going to the polls amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov....

Green Bay files federal lawsuit to cancel in-person voting for April 7 election

Green Bay has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force the state to cancel in-person voting for the April 7 election and instead allow...

Evers stay-at-home order exempts host of businesses

Gov. Tony Evers today announced a sweeping stay-at-home order that limits personal contact between Wisconsinites, but will continue to allow essential businesses to remain...

Evers to announce order shutting down non-essential businesses and travel

Gov. Tony Evers announced via Twitter he will issue tomorrow what he’s calling a “Safer at Home” order shutting down all non-essential businesses and...

Evers halts utility disconnections for all customers; Supreme Court postpones jury trials, in-person proceedings...

Gov. Tony Evers took action to stop utility disconnections for all customers due to nonpayment and block late fees. He's also directed DPI to suspend...
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