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Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 20

On this week’s episode of “Rewind,” WisPolitics.com’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon interview state GOP Chair Paul Farrow to preview this weekend’s state convention and discuss calls from Republican guv candidates to tackle crime as well as blowback over the selection of a new UW-Madison chancellor.

Dane County judge says Vos needs to get answers from Gableman to avoid contempt...

A Dane County judge has given Assembly Speaker Robin Vos until June to ask Michael Gableman to answer questions about records in the former...

Mnookin calls self ‘strong supporter’ of free speech on campus; Vos calls appointment as...

Incoming UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin told reporters universities should "create spaces for ideas of all different kinds," including critical race theory. GOP Assembly Speaker Robin...

Vos urges UW regents to reconsider pick for Madison chancellor; Mnookin says she’s never...

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos called the choice of UCLA Law School Dean Dr. Jennifer Mnookin as UW-Madison chancellor a "blatant partisan selection" and urged...

State tourism seeing rebound, industry leaders tell ‘UpFront’

The J-1 visa program is rebounding after essentially shutting down because of the pandemic, boosting a major employment lifeline for summer tourism hot spots...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 13

On this week’s episode of “Rewind,” WisPolitics.com’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon discuss the arson attack against Wisconsin Family Action's headquarters, former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman's election investigation being put on pause, a judge ruling against a GOP bill providing legislative oversight of state Department of Justice settlements and more.

Strategists debate impact of looming abortion ruling on fall elections

Political strategists during a WisPolitics.com event argued discussions on overturning Roe v. Wade could drive more voters to the polls from both sides of...

Gableman will be paid $5,500 a month under new deal with Vos

Michael Gableman -- who last month offered to reduce his salary to $1 annually to keep his probe of the 2020 election going --...

Dane County judge overturns GOP lame-duck law giving lawmakers oversight of DOJ settlements

A Dane County judge has ruled unconstitutional a law Republicans approved in the 2018 lame-duck session that gave lawmakers final review over settlements reached...

State nursing board president resigns to protest Evers’ veto of advanced practice nurse legislation

The president of the Wisconsin Board of Nursing resigned to protest Gov. Tony Evers' veto of legislation to allow registered nurses to be licensed...

Mayor of Milwaukee’s sister city in Ukraine pleads for help on ‘UpFront’

Oleksandr Markushin, mayor of Milwaukee's sister city in Irpin, Ukraine, is pleading for assistance after Russian forces destroyed his city just outside the capital...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 6

On this week’s episode of “Rewind,” WisPolitics.com’s JR Ross and CBS 58’s Emilee Fannon discuss the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the state GOP including a "no-endorsement" option for the party's endorsement votes at its state convention, the latest developments in the governor's race, Gov. Tony Evers' new appointments to the UW System Board of Regents and more.

State GOP creates second option for candidates to qualify for endorsement process

Statewide candidates who failed to meet viability thresholds the Wisconsin GOP established will have a second option to become eligible for the party's endorsement...

Evers joins Dem guvs in calling on Congress to protect abortion rights

Tony Evers joined 16 other Dem guvs in calling on congressional leaders to approve federal protections for abortion access with the U.S. Supreme Court...

Wisconsin politicians react to draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade

Wisconsin politicians reacted swiftly to Politico's report of a draft U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would overturn the 1973 decision that established the right...
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