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Lautenschlager, first woman to serve as Wisconsin AG, has died

Peg Lautenschlager, the first woman to serve as Wisconsin's attorney general, has passed away, according to Assembly Minority Leader Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh. She was...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the spring election, the legal fight over the special elections and what the field might look like for those races.

Vos, Fitzgerald drop plans to take up special elections legislation

GOP legislative leaders Thursday formally dropped their plans to come back next week to take up legislation that would have undercut a judge's order...

‘UpFront’: Vos says lawmakers will change law on special election timing

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said lawmakers will "correct" the law on special elections in response to a judge's ruling that went against Republicans. Dane...

Walker backs Vos, Fitzgerald effort to change special election requirements

Gov. Scott Walker Friday said he would sign into law legislation on special elections following GOP legislative leaders' call to hold an extraordinary session...

Fitzgerald says Senate near deals on juvenile justice, school safety

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said this morning his caucus has agreed to do the guv's $100 per-child tax credit with the sales tax...

Democratic gubernatorial candidates slam Foxconn deal at Madison forum

Several Democratic candidates for governor at a Madison forum Monday slammed the deal Scott Walker inked with Foxconn as they pitched their ideas to...

‘UpFront’: Holder says his group working to elect those who will redistrict in ‘fair...

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his political group, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, is getting involved in races in Wisconsin and other...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov. Scott Walker’s $100 million school safety package; the fate of the Assembly juvenile corrections bill and more.

Assembly, Senate GOP leaders at odds over procedure to take up school safety bills

The top Republicans in the Assembly and Senate have staked out different procedural plans for the guv's school safety proposals, leaving their fate up...

Schutt to return as Walker’s chief of staff; Zipperer to move to PSC

Gov. Scott Walker's chief of staff Rich Zipperer will start his new role at the Public Service Commission March 26. Meanwhile, the guv's office announced Tuesday...

Walker spent at least 28 hours discussing Foxconn with officials

Gov. Scott Walker continued to talk with top Trump administration officials about Foxconn after announcing the state's deal with the Taiwanese tech company, records...

‘UpFront’: Johnson says Trump tariffs risky for economy

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson called President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs risky and said Congress may hold hearings on them. "Maybe this is a negotiating...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the reaction to the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs and the Marquette Law School Poll results.

Vinehout backs universal background checks for firearm sales, knocks Foxconn subsidies

Dem guv candidate Kathleen Vinehout says she'd support universal background checks for all gun sales. These checks, she added, would be applicable to federally-licensed dealers...
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