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Better data would not have changed nursing home strategy, Evers says

Gov. Tony Evers says better data on COVID-19 infections and deaths in nursing homes would not have changed precautions or vaccine rollout plans. The Evers...

‘UpFront’: Milwaukee County seeks to boost COVID-19 vaccinations among vulnerable residents

Milwaukee County is trying to identify its most vulnerable citizens and connect them with COVID-19 vaccine. The new effort uses census data in 10 county...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for March 19

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the building Commission again deadlocking over Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed building projects, lawmakers’ work to revitalize bills that didn’t pass last session, a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election practices and more.
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State says it could have enough shots for herd immunity early this summer

DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk says she expects enough COVID-19 vaccine supply to achieve herd immunity by the end of June, but...
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Building Commission deadlocks on Evers’ capital budget

The State Building Commission deadlocked along partisan lines on all motions relating to Gov. Tony Evers' $2.4 billion capital budget before it goes to...

GOP Building Commission members signal they may send capital budget to JFC without recommendation

The GOP members of the Building Commission are signaling they'll move at today's meeting to send Gov. Tony Evers' capital budget to the Joint...

Mass vaccination site in Milwaukee gets a federal boost

Wisconsin is getting federal support for a mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Gov. Tony Evers says. FEMA will coordinate staffing...

Milwaukee teachers’ union president on ‘UpFront’ says more safety measures may be needed to...

One year after the pandemic started, students in Milwaukee still haven't returned to classrooms. And a teachers' union leader is signaling that educators may...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for March 12

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss private election grants drawing fire from GOP lawmakers; Republicans seeking to curb the guv’s COVID-19 authority; and Health Services outlining the next group in line for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Evers’ plan to shrink prison population faces uphill battle in GOP-controlled Legislature

Note: This item first appeared in WisPolitics.com's FRI REPORT, available to Gold and Platinum subscribers. Visit here to subscribe.  Gov. Tony Evers would like to...

In Wisconsin, nearly 200,000 who qualified for previous relief checks not eligible for latest...

New language in the pandemic relief bill would likely mean about 195,000 fewer Wisconsin filers getting $1,400 relief checks, according to figures from the...

GOP bill would place new limits on government powers during a pandemic

Two GOP lawmakers are circulating legislation that would rein in government powers during a pandemic, including a provision that would ban sweeping stay-at-home orders. Among...

Agard, Stroebel debate GOP election bills on ‘UpFront’

A Republican senator sponsoring legislation to change state election laws says he's trying to preserve integrity in elections, while a Dem lawmaker calls it...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for March 5

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss GOP leaders’ reaction to Gov. Tony Evers’ sales tax plan and their pledge to start from scratch on the state budget. They also cover a bill seeking to bar transgender athletes from women’s sports, guidance on special voting deputies and Assembly Republicans’ call for Evers to spend funds on in-person schools, along with providing an update on COVID-19 vaccination and legislation.

Evers presses for two-thirds funding for K-12, aims to close at least one state...

Gov. Tony Evers says he will continue to push for two-thirds funding for public schools despite GOP opposition and that he’ll work to close...
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