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DOT’s Thompson clears committee; Nass, Stroebel raise objections

A Senate panel has unanimously backed the confirmation of Craig Thompson to lead DOT despite Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, urging Republicans on the panel...

Bill would end civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse, require clergy to...

Wisconsin's civil statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases would be eliminated and clergy would be required to report allegations of sexual or...

Evers administration embraces Dane Co. interchange plan DOT secretary earlier criticized

Gov. Tony Evers' administration is embracing a scaled-back plan for the interchange of U.S. highways 12/18 and I-39/90 -- a cost-cutting move his DOT...

Evers calls for gun control measures following weekend mass shootings

Gov. Tony Evers is calling for the state to tighten gun control laws and knocked Republican lawmakers in the wake of mass shootings in...

‘UpFront’: DHS Secretary Palm cautions against use of vaping products after hospitalizations

Wisconsin Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm tells "UpFront" the department strongly cautions against the use of any vaping products. On Friday, DHS said it is...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 2

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss WILL’s lawsuit seeking to overturn several budget vetoes, sparring between Robin Vos and Jimmy Anderson, and Gov. Tony Evers’ latest efforts on clean drinking water.

GOP leaders ask Supreme Court to clarify law regarding Kaul’s handling of settlement funds

GOP legislative leaders are asking the state Supreme Court to force Dem AG Josh Kaul to abide by their interpretation of new restrictions they...

Vos rejects Anderson’s request to phone into Assembly committee hearings

Speaker Robin Vos has rejected a request from paralyzed Dem Rep. Jimmy Anderson to phone into Assembly committee hearings, writing in a letter he...

WILL files lawsuit challenging Evers’ use of partial veto authority

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn four of Gov. Tony Evers' partial vetoes in...

Kaul joins bipartisan group of AGs in calling on Congress to combat PFAS contamination

AG Josh Kaul has signed on to a letter pushing for Congress to combat the "public health threat" posed by chemical contamination of drinking...
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Evers signs executive order creating ‘lead czar’

Gov. Tony Evers has signed an executive order creating a "lead czar" to coordinate efforts by state agencies to address the risks of lead...

Ballweg on ‘UpFront’ calls for sustainable, comprehensive approach to addressing farmer mental health

The Republican lawmaker leading a task force on suicide prevention said struggling farmers will get the mental health help they need, but it has...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 26

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley discuss whether the Legislature will try to override any of Gov. Tony Evers’ vetoes, this week’s Joint Finance Committee actions and a bill to limit UW tuition hikes to inflation. The show also features an interview with DOT Secretary Craig Thompson.

Ballweg criticizes DATCP secretary for failing to provide statistics on farmer mental health program

Rep. Joan Ballweg accused Ag Secretary Brad Pfaff of playing "a political game of keep away" as Republican lawmakers continue to pile criticism on...
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Evers says Milwaukee streetcar won’t get portion of $75M in GPR for transportation projects

Gov. Tony Evers is ruling out the possibility that a portion of the $75 million in GPR set aside for transportation projects could fund...