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Walker uses veto pen to extend sales tax holiday, child tax rebate eligibility

Gov. Scott Walker used his veto pen to extend the August sales tax holiday from two to five days. In a partial veto message the...

Former Secretary of State Vel Phillips dies at 94

Vel Phillips, a civil rights leader and the first African-American woman elected to statewide office in Wisconsin, has died, according to Dem officials. She...

Walker says he would ‘never willingly leave’ guv post

Gov. Scott Walker on Monday was firm in squashing the idea he might join the Trump administration sometime this term or next, adding he...

‘UpFront’: Conservative commentator Sykes says Ryan’s retirement emboldens Democrats

Conservative commentator and author Charlie Sykes called House Speaker Paul Ryan a “decent man in an indecent era,” and said he wasn’t surprised by...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss House Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision to not seek re-election, Gov. SCOTT WALKER’s welfare overhaul package and the guv’s pledge to send Wisconsin troops to the nation’s southern border.

Walker says he’s willing to send Wisconsin troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Gov. Scott Walker says he welcomes "President Donald Trump's aggressive actions to secure our nation's southern border" and stands ready to commit Wisconsin National...
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‘UpFront’: Hovde won’t run for U.S. Senate, holding off on endorsement

Madison businessman Eric Hovde, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012, said he has decided against running for Senate this year. "After wrestling with...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the results of Tuesday’s Supreme Court election, a $30,000 settlement the state reached after Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga removed a sign in the Capitol rotunda and the impact on Wisconsin of a potential trade war with China.

Regents, chancellors praise, air concerns about UW System restructuring process

UW-Colleges and Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen told the Board of Regents Thursday it will need more than a year to phase out the 50-year-old...

Dallet elected to Supreme Court, Walker warns of blue wave

Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet called her victory a message from voters that the special interests can’t buy a seat on the state Supreme...

Voters to choose next Supreme Court justice, decide fate of treasurer’s office today

The Elections Commission isn't making any turnout predictions as voters today choose the next state Supreme Court justice and weigh in on a constitutional...

‘UpFront’: NextGen America plans large presence in WI to register, engage young voters

Tom Steyer, the California hedge fund billionaire who launched NextGen America, said the group will have a large presence in Wisconsin to engage and...

Lautenschlager, first woman to serve as Wisconsin AG, has died

Peg Lautenschlager, the first woman to serve as Wisconsin's attorney general, has passed away, according to Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh. She was...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the spring election, the legal fight over the special elections and what the field might look like for those races.

Vos, Fitzgerald drop plans to take up special elections legislation

GOP legislative leaders Thursday formally dropped their plans to come back next week to take up legislation that would have undercut a judge's order...
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