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Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 5

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss proposed changes to police use-of-force policies, the controversy over the finalist to lead the UW System, the voter list case now in the hands of the state Supreme Court and more.
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Evers says Medicaid expansion would help fight racial disparities

Declaring racism a public health crisis, Gov. Tony Evers renewed his call to accept federal money to expand the Medicaid program, arguing it would...

Cross seeks special legislative session to address UW System COVID-19 challenges

UW System President Ray Cross is calling for a special legislative session seeking "immediate flexibility and regulatory relief" to address budget challenges brought on...

Evers calls for legislative action on bill overhauling police policies on deadly force

Amid a wave of protests around Wisconsin sparked by the death of George Floyd, Gov. Tony Evers today is calling on state lawmakers to...

Registrations of 129K at risk as Supreme Court takes appeal in voter list case

Over 129,000 voters could be removed from the rolls after the state Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a case challenging the Wisconsin Elections...

Palm on ‘UpFront’ says COVID-19 cases will rise as people interact more

People getting out more and having increasing interactions with others will lead to more COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, the state's health secretary said. Wisconsin has...

Evers activates National Guard after Milwaukee protests turn violent, police officer sustains minor gunshot...

Gov. Tony Evers today activated 125 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in the wake of Milwaukee protests that turned violent overnight. 

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 29

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Elections Commission’s plan to send absentee ballot application to 2.7 million voters, a highway funding gap that could reach 'hundreds of millions" of dollars, the state’s backlog of jobless benefits claims and more. 
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State shares more details about agency moves to save nearly $70M

State agencies plan to save millions by lapsing money that otherwise would've gone to cover the costs of student assessments and services for drunken...

Concerns raised over Cross’ proposal to reshape UW System

Some members of the UW System's shared governance communities throughout the state expressed concern over President Ray Cross' blueprint to specialize campuses and consolidate...

State Supreme Court allowing in-person hearings, jury trials to resume

The state Supreme Court is allowing in-person hearings and jury trials to resume, but only after circuit courts prepare a safety plan on how...

UpFront: Meaney says Wisconsin lost $1.7B in tourism dollars since mid-March

State tourism campaigns are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Secretary Sara Meaney said. "We are not currently advertising outside the state, or inside...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 22

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov. Tony Evers' plans to spend CARES Act money, absentee ballots and the state crime lab.

More than 385K private-sector jobs lost in Wisconsin as unemployment rate soars to 14.1%

The state's unemployment rate soared to 14.1 percent in April, reaching a level not seen since the Great Depression. According to a release from the...
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