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UW System plans $500,000 vaccine incentive program

Vaccinated UW System students can win one of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000 each if their university reaches a 70 percent COVID-19 vaccination threshold...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 23

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and guest host Jessica VanEgeren discuss Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joining the Dem primary for U.S. Senate, the latest in the state Department of Justice’s clergy abuse investigation, Wisconsin’s likely share of a $26 billion settlement with opioid manufacturers and the Milwaukee Bucks clinching the NBA championship title.

State Dem Party reports nearly 6-1 cash-on-hand advantage over state GOP

The state Dem Party had a nearly 6-to-1 advantage for cash on hand over the Republican Party of Wisconsin at the end of June,...

Natural Resources Board appointments remain in limbo after referral to committee that rarely meets...

Senate GOP leaders have taken the unusual step of referring to its organization committee two of Gov. Tony Evers' appointments to the Natural Resources...

Kaul on ‘UpFront’ says he’ll run on his record as a prosecutor

Dem AG Josh Kaul said he will run on his record as a prosecutor in his bid for reelection in 2022. Kaul already has two...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 16

On this week’s episode, WisPolitics.com’s JR Ross and guest host Jessica VanEgeren discuss the latest political fundraising numbers, Gov. Tony Evers’ move to direct $130 million in federal COVID-19 aid into workforce development, legislation to provide loans to reopen two Wisconsin paper mills and more.

Split Supreme Court restores GOP redistricting contracts

GOP legislative leaders can restart legal contracts they signed in anticipation of a redistricting lawsuit after a split state Supreme Court put on hold...

Evers to direct $130M in COVID-19 relief funds to workforce development

Gov. Tony Evers announced $130 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds will be awarded to workforce development efforts. But the state's largest business group...

Vos on ‘UpFront’ says election investigation not meant to overturn 2020 results

GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said the investigation he has launched is aimed at giving citizens and candidates confidence in the 2022 election. Vos has...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 9

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley discuss Tony Evers signing the budget, the guv vetoing a bill to repeal the personal property tax and the upcoming 37th AD special election.

Evers vetoes personal property tax repeal, bill to finance loans to purchase 2 shuttered...

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed legislation that would repeal the personal property tax for businesses, though $202.4 million to replace the lost revenue if the...

Second school funding benchmark could jeopardize federal COVID-19 aid

Some new guidance from the U.S. Education Department added a wrinkle in the debate over education funding ahead of Gov. Tony Evers’ final deliberations...

UW System proposing no tuition increase for resident undergrads

The UW System is proposing that regents keep resident undergrad tuition rates flat for the upcoming school year, essentially keeping in place a freeze...

Youth prisons’ staff vacancy rate exceeds systemwide rate

Since mid-February, staff vacancy rates at the state’s juvenile correctional facilities have climbed twice as fast as those at Wisconsin’s adult institutions, according to...

Milwaukee task force studying alternatives to police for mental health calls

A new task force in Milwaukee will study ways to send unarmed responders to some calls now handled by police. “Instead of having an officer...
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