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Rewind: Your Week in Review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the standoff over the middle class tax cut, the controversy over the Black History Month resolution and new budget initiatives announced by Gov. Tony Evers on water.

Staffer for GOP rep retires after ‘unauthorized’ Kaepernick tweet

A staffer for Republican Barbara Dittrich has retired after a tweet from the lawmaker's account slammed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick while the Assembly...

Evers expects transpo task force to recommend gas tax increase

Gov. Tony Evers says he expects his Transportation Stakeholder Task Force to recommend an increase to the gas tax. Evers said Tuesday "there seems to...

Groups react cautiously to Evers’ plan to boost water quality, dental access in budget

Some are reacting cautiously to Gov. Tony Evers' announcement that he plans to include provisions in his budget to borrow $70 million to address...

‘UpFront’: Johnson hopeful second government shutdown can be averted

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said the most recent government shutdown "accomplished nothing," and expressed hope a second shutdown could be averted. In an interview that...

GOP lawmakers paying attorney in lame-duck suits at almost twice the rate Evers paying

Republican lawmakers have agreed to pay the former solicitor general $500 per hour to represent them in two suits challenging the lame-duck laws, nearly...

Rewind: Your Week in Review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the competing version of the tax-cut plan; the timeline for the state budget; and possible revenue options for road funding.

Vos says he’s open to negotiations with Evers on funding middle-class tax cut

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he "would definitely be open to" negotiating with Gov. Tony Evers about how to fund a middle-class tax cut. But...

Evers, GOP leaders at odds over middle-class tax cut

Gov. Tony Evers says he doesn’t think he could sign the GOP's version of a middle-class income tax cut because Republicans had failed to...

GOP leggies hire former solicitor general in lame-duck suit, Elections Commission gets private attorneys

The GOP-controlled state Legislature has retained former Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin to represent it in one of several lawsuits filed over the lame-duck session...

‘UpFront’: MMAC president says Foxconn confronting ‘market forces in a Twitter world’

Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn is confronting "market forces in a Twitter world," and while plans for its massive Racine County campus are evolving, a...

Rewind: Your Week in Review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest developments from Foxconn, revenue estimates and Gov. Tony Evers’ plan to delay closing Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile prisons by two years.

Barnes, Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus tout goals to kick off Black History Month

MILWAUKEE -- Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and members of the Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus today kicked off Black History Month by touting their commitment...

Foxconn says it’s moving forward with plans to manufacture screens at Racine County site

Gov. Tony Evers today warned the state will need to “continually monitor the progress” of the Foxconn Technology Group after the Taiwanese tech company...

WEDC, Evers admin deny report Evers sought to renegotiate Foxconn contract

Foxconn and WEDC both pushed back on a report by Nikkei that the Taiwanese manufacturer was suspending and scaling back its Wisconsin plant following...