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Walker says he’s an ‘education governor’

Gov. Scott Walker is calling himself an "education governor" as he draws a "great contrast" between his own educational policies and those of the...

U.S. Supreme Court sends Wisconsin redistricting case back to district court

Dems are continuing to call for nonpartisan redistricting legislation following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to send back a challenge to the state's Republican-drawn...

‘UpFront’: Johnson pressing Trump admin to seal trade deals, end tariffs

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he is trying to pressure the Trump administration to conclude negotiations on trade deals so that the president's tariffs...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the special election results in the 42nd AD and 1st SD; the Joint Finance Committee’s budgeting of $67 million in federal transportation funding; and the removal of four Assembly candidates from the ballots this week.

Shilling appoints Packard to the state Ethics Commission

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling has appointed Madison attorney Tamara Packard to the state Ethics Commission. Packard replaces Dem appointee Jeralyn Wendelberger, who resigned from...

Finance Committee tweaks Walker’s plan to spend greater-than-expected federal transpo funds

The Joint Finance Committee tweaked Gov. Scott Walker's plan for a boost in federal highway aids, putting more of the money toward fixing Wisconsin's...

Elections Commission denies ballot access to four Assembly candidates

The Elections Commission has unanimously voted to deny four Assembly candidates ballot access after challenges to their signatures were brought forward to the agency. One...

‘UpFront’: Vukmir says she’s gaining traction in GOP U.S. Senate primary

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir said she is gaining traction in the race for the nomination and her message “is resonating with the...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the WisPolitics.com straw poll results, the speeches from Dem candidates at last week’s state party convention and ensuing challenges to nomination papers.

WBA Foundation to limit GOP U.S. Senate, Dem guv debates to 4 candidates each

The WBA Foundation announced it will limit its debates this summer of GOP U.S. Senate candidates and Dem guv hopefuls to four participants each,...

‘UpFront’: Schimel says nationwide capacity problem behind sexual assault kit backlog

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said a backlog of sexual assault kits - all of which have now been submitted for testing - is...

WisPolitics.com: Dem conventioneers prefer Roys for governor

June 2, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross, 608-669-8418 Activists back Barnes for lt. guv, La Follette for secretary of state, Godlewski for treasurer OSHKOSH...

WisPolitics.com to conduct straw poll at Dem convo on guv, lt. guv, secretary of...

WisPolitics.com will conduct a straw poll this weekend of activists at the Dem state convention on four races: guv, lt. guv, secretary of state...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the state Dem convention, Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s announcement she won’t seek re-election and AG Brad Schimel’s efforts to eliminate the state’s rape kit backlog.

Nicholson, Vukmir take different approaches to handling U.S. Dept. of Education

U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir on Thursday called for handing the U.S. Department of Education’s responsibilities back to the states, while GOP rival Kevin...
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