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Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 10

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters interview State Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt ahead of the GOP state convention. The two also discuss this week’s state Supreme Court rulings on lame-duck laws and Gov. Tony Evers’ budget vetoes, a federal appeals court ruling upholding limits on early voting and more.

Supreme Court rules three of Evers’ partial budget vetoes were unconstitutional

The state Supreme Court today ruled three of Gov. Tony Evers' partial vetoes in the 2019-21 budget were unconstitutional. Meanwhile, the court upheld one...

Supreme Court upholds lame-duck laws giving Legislature power to intervene in DOJ cases

The state Supreme Court today upheld lame-duck laws Republicans approved in December 2018 giving GOP legislators the power to intervene in court actions involving...

Evers administration moving ahead with I-94 East-West expansion plan

DOT Secretary Craig Thompson said it will likely be a year to 18 months before the state could get federal approval to put the...

Evers considering statewide mask requirement, but says Supreme Court would likely overturn it

Gov. Tony Evers urged the public to embrace wearing masks as the Madison and Dane County health department announced one will be required when...

Vos’ popcorn company received PPP loan of at least $150K

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' popcorn company received a loan of at least $150,000, one of thousands that went to Wisconsin businesses as part of...

MCW’s Raymond urges young people to take coronavirus seriously

COVID-19 cases are rising across the country and in Wisconsin, and more young people are getting sick from it, one of the region's top...

State Supreme Court unlikely to issue decision on voter list lawsuit before November election

The state Supreme Court has declined to fast track a case seeking to force from the rolls thousands of voters who may have moved,...

DNC member Penebaker says on ‘UpFront’ Milwaukee should get second chance to host Dem...

A Wisconsin member of the Democratic National Committee said Milwaukee should get another chance to host the Democratic National Convention in 2024. Democrats last week...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 26

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and the AP’s Scott Bauer discuss DPI’s school reopening guidance, violent protests in Madison, results of the latest Marquette poll, visits by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and more.

Sen. Carpenter assaulted, Capitol statues toppled as protests turn violent

Protesters last night tore down the statues of Lady Forward and Union Civil War Col. Hans Christian Heg at the state Capitol and assaulted...

Senate Education Committee chair says he prefers districts have final say in K-12 reopening...

State Sen. Luther Olsen tells WisPolitics.com he hopes the Department of Public Instruction's COVID-19 safety guidelines remain recommendations and the department leaves the final...
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Steil says most police reform measures in competing Senate, House bills ‘broadly supported’

U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil says at least 85 percent of the police reform measures in competing Senate and House bills are "broadly supported" by...

Report: Wisconsin one of 23 states in which police are largest municipal spending category

A new report examining police funding trends finds Wisconsin is one of 23 states in which police departments and law enforcement agencies are the...

State Reps. Myers, Spiros discuss police reform on ‘UpFront’

State Rep. LaKeshia Myers says police reform legislation Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes announced is a “great start.” Myers, D-Milwaukee and chair...
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