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‘UpFront’ panel debates impact of increasing minimum wage

 A union leader says a higher minimum wage would help millions of working people, while a think tank scholar countered that the free market...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 14

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Assembly GOP’s tax cut plan, JFC action on youth prison funding, the Assembly’s package to help farmers, a look at Tuesday’s primary election and more.

Assembly panel cuts wedding barn regulations from DNC bar hours bill

The Assembly State Affairs Committee has amended a bill that would expand bar hours for the Democratic National Convention, removing provisions that would’ve established...

Assembly Republicans release package of bills to aid struggling ag industry

Assembly Republicans have rolled out a package of bills designed to boost the struggling ag industry. In a Capitol news conference yesterday, they also said...

‘UpFront’: Republican bill would stiffen penalties for reckless driving

State Sen. Chris Kapenga said a new bill to stiffen penalties for reckless driving would give law enforcement a "bigger stick" to use in...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 7

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the guv’s call for $252 million from the surplus to go to schools, the controversy over legislation to create a statutory framework to address sexual assault test kits and the fallout from the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee firing two execs.

GOP legislative leaders eyeing tax cut amid budget surplus

Republican legislative leaders say they are "in general" on the same page for passing a potential tax cut before the session wraps up. Assembly Speaker...

Assembly Republicans considering two tax breaks to aid farmers

Speaker Robin Vos says Assembly Republicans are considering two tax breaks for farmers as they look for a more "robust" boost for the ag...

‘UpFront’: Vos says redrawing electoral maps in 2021 will probably lead to court battle

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said he doesn't think drawing new electoral maps in 2021 has to be "a big argument" but acknowledged that...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Jan. 31

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the vice president’s visit to the state Capitol to tout school choice, the Supreme Court race and the push for medical marijuana.

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear challenge to two of Walker’s partial budget vetoes

With one challenge pending to some of Gov. Tony Evers' partial vetoes in the most recent budget, the state Supreme Court has agreed to...

Kelly accuses Karofsky of lying, slandering his judicial reputation during Milwaukee forum

Justice Daniel Kelly accused rival Jill Karofsky of lying, slandering his judicial reputation and insulting those who serve with him on the state Supreme...

Novak, Shankland confident water quality bills will pass Assembly

Two legislators who led a bipartisan water quality task force say their proposed legislation will pass the Assembly but stopped short of promising the...

Pence, DeVos extol school choice during rally at Wisconsin Capitol

Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos today extolled the virtues of school choice programs during a rally in the Wisconsin Capitol,...

Pence to visit state Capitol today for school choice event

Vice President Pence is set to speak today at the Capitol to promote private school choice. Dem Gov. Tony Evers yesterday said he wasn't scheduled...
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