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‘UpFront’: Vukmir says GAB kept her personal emails for political reasons

State Sen. Leah Vukmir says the now-defunct Government Accountability Board's keeping of some of her personal emails was politically motivated. The Brookfield Republican said that...

Ethics Commission chair: Will provide clarifications on DOJ Doe report

The state Ethics Commission will provide “clarifications” to the DOJ report on how agency staff handled John Doe records and will seek the release...

Rewind: John Doe leak report; guv’s race; Capitol sexual harassment cases

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the John Doe leak report, the governor’s race and sexual harassment allegations at the Capitol.

Nass says four Elections, Ethics commission employees named in DOJ John Doe leak report...

GOP state Sen. Steve Nass is calling on four Elections or Ethics commission employees to quit following a DOJ report that accused the old...

DOJ recommends contempt proceedings over John Doe leak, mishandling of evidence

At least one person illegally removed documents from the old GAB and leaked them to The Guardian, but the needed proof does not exist...

Baldwin joins growing list of Senate Dems calling on Franken to resign

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin today called on U.S. Sen. Al Franken to resign, joining a growing list of Senate Dems calling on the Minnesota...

Schimel backs shielding sexual harassment complaints from public view

Like legislative leaders, AG Brad Schimel says it's important to shield sexual harassment complaints filed with his agency, saying making them public would discourage...

Zepnick says his removal from committees over sexual misconduct allegations ‘unfair’

Dem state Rep. Josh Zepnick says he is “disappointed and disturbed” by Minority Leader Gordon Hintz pulling him off five legislative committees following allegations...

Heifetz to resign as state Medicaid director

Michael Heifetz, the state’s Medicaid director and administrator of the Division of Medicaid Services, is resigning from his post to join the private sector. His...

Four sexual harassment complaints filed in Legislature over past 15 years

Four sexual harassment complaints have been filed in the state Legislature over the past 15 years, including one in the Assembly this year and...

Shilling says Dem Party will be competitive in 10th SD special election

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, said Democrats will be competitive in the special election in the 10th Senate District next month. The seat...

‘Rewind’: Legislature keeps sexual harassment complaints secret; REINS Act lawsuit; foster care reform

This week on 'Rewind,' WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discuss the Legislature keeping sexual harassment complaints secret, Evers seeking to 'fire' DOJ lawyers in the REINS Act lawsuit, the Assembly's task force on foster care reform and more.

Evers seeks to use DPI attorney in lawsuit over REINS Act compliance

State Superintendent Tony Evers is seeking to dump the Wisconsin Department of Justice as his attorney in a lawsuit aiming to force him to...

‘UpFront’: Northwestern Mutual CEO discusses company’s new venture capital fund

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske said his company is dedicating millions to a venture capital fund to help build new local businesses and attract...

Elections Commission to ask lawmakers to restore three staff positions

The Elections Commission unanimously voted to ask lawmakers to add back three staffers to handle core agency functions, including election security. The state budget had...
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