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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...

Neylon presses ahead with bill to overhaul rulemaking process

The Assembly author of what backers call the REINS Act said the decision by the Joint Finance Committee to pull the guv's version of...

Privacy provision in rural broadband bill could be in jeopardy in Assembly

An amendment the Senate added to a rural broadband bill that would ban providers from collecting their customers' information without permission appears to be in trouble in the Assembly.

‘UpFront’: Schimel aims to amend state constitution to strengthen crime victims’ rights

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said amending the state constitution to strengthen the rights of crime victims would even the playing field between victims...

‘Rewind’: Spring elections, high-capacity wells bill, JFC public hearings

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the spring general election, the high-capacity wells bill and the JFC's public hearings.

‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill gets mixed response at Assembly hearing

An Assembly committee Thursday heard mixed testimony on what some have dubbed a "Blue Lives Matter" bill, with a series of opponents speaking against...

Evers optimistic about state after easy win over Holtz

State Superintendent Tony Evers chalked up his easy win over challenger Lowell Holtz to his role as "the chief advocate" of public school kids. Evers...
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‘UpFront’: Craig touts ‘right-to-carry’ legislation

State Sen. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, said his right-to-carry bill would remove barriers for law-abiding citizens who want to carry a concealed weapon...

Fitzgerald, Vos at odds over potential of overriding Walker on gas tax

Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Thursday his Senate GOP caucus doesn't have the votes right now to pass a gas tax hike and downplayed...

Cullen says he won’t run for guv in 2018

Former Dem state Sen. Tim Cullen announced Wednesday he will not run for guv in 2018, saying the chase for contributions to fuel a bid...

GOP bill would allow concealed weapons without permit

The Legislature's top two Republicans say they'll talk over with their caucuses a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without a...

Finance Committee backs bills to combat opioid abuse

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously backed a series of bills Monday designed to combat opioid addiction after shooting down several Dem amendments. That included one...

Evers outraises Holtz 2-to-1 in run-up to April 4 election

State Superintendent Tony Evers' campaign says he raised $217,616 in the run-up to the April 4 election, 2.5 times the amount challenger Lowell Holtz...
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