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‘UpFront’: Fitzgerald says small chance Evers signs ‘born alive’ bill

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, said he thinks there is a small chance Tony Evers could sign the GOP’s so-called “born alive” abortion...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 17

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the oral arguments in the lame-duck lawsuit, new revenue projections, abortion legislation and this weekend's GOP state convention.

State sues Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

Flanked by lawmakers, law enforcement officials and advocates, AG Josh Kaul and Gov. Tony Evers announced the state has filed a lawsuit alleging subsidiaries...

WisPolitics.com review: State Patrol hours to protect Barnes skyrocket compared to Kleefisch

On one day in February, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes drove to Kenosha, attended a Black History Month event at a school and had lunch...

‘UpFront’: Former DOA Secretary Neitzel says Bucks’ arena will net ‘tremendous’ payback for taxpayers

Fiserv Forum, the new home of the Milwaukee Bucks, will return a tremendous amount of money to state taxpayers who helped fund it, said...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 10

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Joint Finance Committee’s first actions, the GOP abortion-related bills making their way through the Legislature and the Department of Corrections’ new program to provide raises for some correctional staff.

Assembly plans to take up three abortion-related bills next week

The Assembly is planning to take up three abortion-related bills when it convenes next week, according to a proposed calendar from Majority Leader Jim...

DOC’s Juvenile Grant Committee hears concerns about youth justice system

During a fractious meeting that spanned the better part of three-and-a-half hours, several counties that had previously submitted proposals to operate youth lockups expressed concerns about the viability of the projects to the Department of Correction's Juvenile Grant Committee. 

Hintz, Thiesfeldt debate vaccine waiver bill on ‘UpFront’

Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, said his bill to repeal the personal conviction waiver on vaccines is about public health and safety. But state...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 3

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Medicaid expansion, the state budget and recent developments with Foxconn.

Evers says he’s not giving up on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Tony Evers says he's not giving up on his proposal to expand Medicaid despite JFC Republicans' plan to pull it from the budget,...

Supreme Court orders restoration of 82 lame-duck appointments Evers sought to rescind

A split state Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate restoration of 82 appointments that Gov. Tony Evers sought to rescind after a Dane...

Vos rounds out office staff with 14 now under his direction

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos added two new staffers last month, filling the last of the 14 positions he put under his authority for the...

‘UpFront’: Palm ‘more optimistic’ Wisconsin will take federal dollars for Medicaid expansion

Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm says she is “more optimistic” Wisconsin will end up taking federal dollars to expand health care coverage...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 26

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the state budget, the latest Foxconn developments and the upcoming special election in the 64th AD.