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Former Gov. Thompson appointed interim UW president

Former GOP Gov. Tommy Thompson was appointed interim president of the UW System today, one week after the only finalist to replace the retiring...

Cross to seek funding for campuses for COVID-19 testing, PPE

UW System President Ray Cross told regents he will be petitioning Gov. Tony Evers today for additional emergency funding to cover COVID-19 tests and...

Ross slams GOP leaders during first meeting as ethics commissioner

Ethics Commissioner Scot Ross opened his term on the panel by addressing structural racism before slamming the state's Republican leaders. "Black people are treated unequally...

DPI to provide guidance Monday on reopening schools

The Department of Public Instruction expects schools to reopen in the fall and will provide guidance next week on best practices. In a message to...

Fitzgerald demands Evers identify staffer who recorded call with GOP leaders

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald demanded Gov. Tony Evers identify the staffer who secretly recorded their May 14 conversation with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos,...

‘UpFront’: Moore, Grothman debate police reform

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, said a de-escalation training provision she has added to a bill on police brutality could help prevent officer-involved deaths....

UW System open for fall semester

UW System campuses will open to students for the fall semester, but will move large classes online and reserve space in the dorms to...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 12

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters interview state Dem Chair Ben Wikler and discuss the fallout from the guv’s staff taping a phone call with GOP legislative leaders.

Johnsen withdraws from UW president search

Jim Johnsen today suddenly withdrew his name from consideration for president of the UW System, saying Wisconsin university officials “have important process issues to...

Evers urged to fire staffer who recorded call without GOP leaders’ knowledge

Amid a bipartisan call to fire the staffer who authorized taping a phone call with GOP leaders, Gov. Tony Evers has declined to name...

Evers says he wasn’t aware call with GOP leaders on COVID-19 rules was being...

Gov. Tony Evers' wasn't aware a May phone call he and his aides had with the Legislature's top two Republicans was being recorded and...

UW System president finalist Johnsen pledges to share leadership and repair legislative relationships

Shared governance advocates remain skeptical of UW System presidential finalist Jim Johnsen's promises to share leadership with campuses and work with lawmakers. Johnsen, University of...

Conservative group petitions Elections Commission to ban ballot harvesting

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is pushing the state Elections Commission to ban ballot harvesting. State law already requires voters to request...

Milwaukee County sheriff tells ‘UpFront’ he hears protesters’ message

Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas called for the community to come together and start to address the disparities that have helped fuel mass protests...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 5

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss proposed changes to police use-of-force policies, the controversy over the finalist to lead the UW System, the voter list case now in the hands of the state Supreme Court and more.
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