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Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 23

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the status of Gov. Tony Evers' cabinet appointments, the state's energy future, a bill to regulate the hemp industry and former House Speaker Paul Ryan's move to Maryland.

Book excerpt: Almanac of American Politics highlights Wisconsin’s political history, Evers’ 2018 victory

The following excerpts are copyright @ 2019 The Almanac of American Politics. This feature was provided by and is included in The Almanac of...

Federal panel rejects GOP lawmakers’ request for reimbursement of legal fees in redistricting case

A federal three-judge panel has rejected a request from GOP lawmakers to reimburse some of the tab they charged to taxpayers for outside counsel...
Wisconsin State Capitol

Senate committee backs Palm’s appointment to lead DHS

Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm won bipartisan backing from a Senate committee Wednesday despite concerns from Sen. Andre Jacque about "conflicts of interest" within...

PSC gives preliminary OK for Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line project

All three PSC commissioners gave preliminary OK Tuesday for a high-voltage transmission line from near Dubuque to Middleton for wind-generated electricity. A coalition of clean...

PAC formed to help working-class candidates pays thousands to Bryce, consultants

The PAC Randy Bryce rolled out in March to back working-class congressional candidates has yet to make a single donation to someone running for...

Testin, included in NRCC poll, passing on race against Kind

State Sen. Pat Testin was the "named Republican candidate" who was neck-and-neck with Dem U.S. Rep. Ron Kind in an NRCC poll released last...

‘UpFront’: Elections Commission Administrator Wolfe concerned about efforts to mislead voters in 2020

Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe said one of her biggest worries heading into the 2020 elections will be organized efforts to confuse or...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 16

On this week's episode of Rewind, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest gun control debate in the Capitol, concerns over election security and state Sen. Lena Taylor considering a run for Milwaukee mayor.

Democrats introduce bill to expand background checks for firearms

Gov. Tony Evers joined Dem lawmakers and AG Josh Kaul to introduce a bill to expand background checks covering a vast majority of firearms...

GOP lawmakers push bill to allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills

A trio of Republican lawmakers pushed a GOP backed-bill Wednesday that would expand access to contraception by allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control pills. Reps....
Wisconsin State Capitol

Elections Commission approves scaled-back proposal to provide loaner computers to some clerks

A divided Wisconsin Elections Commission has settled on a scaled-back proposal to provide temporary replacement computers to clerks to tighten security of the state's...

Records: Evers using state planes less than Walker

Gov. Tony Evers has dramatically cut the use of state planes compared to Scott Walker and instead is much more likely to use a...

Sen. Taylor hints at run for Milwaukee mayor on ‘UpFront’

Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, hinted at a run for Milwaukee mayor in a weekend television interview. "I've got on my Converse. Normally you wear tennis...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 9

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss a committee vote on Craig Thompson’s nomination to be DOT secretary, the state response to recent mass shootings and the Dems’ continued push to expand Medicaid.