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‘Rewind’: Transportation funding, campus speech, Canadian trade dispute

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss transportation funding, campus speech, the Canadian trade dispute and more.

UW System students who interfere with others’ free speech rights would face sanctions under...

A new Republican bill would require the UW System to adopt a policy on freedom of expression and sanction students who "interfere with the...

Walker: Trump caught Canada’s attention with NAFTA withdrawal threat

Gov. Scott Walker says President Trump has "really gotten Canada's attention" on a crisis facing some Wisconsin dairy farmers, partly due to his threats...

State to give dairy farmers, processors better terms on loan guarantees

Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday the state will give better terms on loan guarantees for eligible dairy farmers and milk processors as the trade dispute with Canada continues. Walker also said he spoke with President Trump by phone Tuesday and Monday.

GOP seeks savings through prevailing wage repeal; Dems, unions warn of wage cuts

The co-authors of a bill repealing the state's prevailing wage laws said at a hearing Monday the requirements artificially increase the costs of construction...

‘UpFront’: Brancel urges feds to pressure Canada over dairy trade dispute

Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel is urging the federal government to put pressure on Canada to in order to resolve a trade dispute that...

State Supreme Court rejects petition to change recusal rules

The state Supreme Court has rejected a petition from 54 retired judges and justices to change its recusal rules, with the conservative majority voting to keep the current standards in place.

Bill would bar state health plans from covering abortions, with some exceptions

The bill, authored by Sen. David Craig and Reps. André Jacque, Ron Tusler and Janel Brandtjen, would allow for exceptions for rape, incest and to protect the mother's life.

Trump vows to ‘protect our jobs’ and manufacturing in Kenosha speech

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday following a speech at Kenosha-based manufacturer Snap-on Inc. that he said is aimed at boosting the federal government's use of American made goods and ensuring companies hire American workers.

Protesters, supporters line up by Snap-on ahead of Trump visit

Protesters, supporters and spectators lined both sides of the street in front of the Kenosha-based tool manufacturer Snap-on in anticipation of President Trump's visit.

Proposed Medicaid changes include drug testing, monthly premiums for some recipients

Most childless adults in Medicaid would have to pay monthly premiums and some would get drug tested under changes for which the Department of...

‘UpFront’: Nygren says Assembly GOP transportation plan will aim for long-term funding solution

Rep. John Nygren, who co-chairs the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, says Assembly Republicans are working on developing their own transportation plan aimed at finding...

DOT frees up $100 million for projects, but Vos says long-term solution still needed

State officials announced today that more than $100 million has been freed up for transportation projects across the state. But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said the money doesn’t “come anywhere near to solving the long-term transportation funding crisis.”

Policy provisions pulled from Walker’s budget resurfacing as separate legislation

A co-author of a bill eliminating required hours of instruction in some public schools said his legislation had "accountability," while a budget provision from...
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