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‘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...

Johnson, Ryan criticize Trump’s tariffs on imported steel, aluminum

GOP U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson criticized President Trump's decision to sign new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, saying it threatened to undermine the...

Walker to introduce school safety package by March 20

Gov. Scott Walker plans to introduce a comprehensive school safety package by March 20. The guv announced late last week he would seek to pass...

‘UpFront’: Lawmakers praise bipartisan cooperation on youth corrections overhaul

Rep. Evan Goyke, D-Milwaukee, called the Assembly's unanimous passage of the youth corrections overhaul "a really strong political moment for the state of Wisconsin." Goyke,...

‘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 call for new school safety measures; the appointment of new head for the Elections and Ethics commissions; and AG Brad Schimel’s lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act.

Foxconn considered at least 13 WI locations before choosing Mount Pleasant

Foxconn considered at least 13 sites across the state before settling on the Village of Mount Pleasant, WEDC records show. While the Taiwan-based company officially...

Elections Commission refutes report Russian hackers compromised state systems

The State Elections Commission is refuting an NBC News report claiming Wisconsin's websites or voter registration systems were compromised by Russian hackers prior to...

Haas plans to leave Elections Commission within two months

Mike Haas says he decided to drop his claim to the Elections Commission administrator's job to spare the agency a distraction during an election...

Group sues to force Walker to call special elections for two vacant seats

A group affiliated with former Obama administration AG Eric Holder Monday filed a lawsuit in Dane County Court seeking to force GOP Gov. Scott...

‘UpFront’: WASB official says school security bill ‘a step in the right direction’

An official with the Wisconsin Association of School Boards says an Assembly bill to provide grants to schools that wish to beef up their...

‘Rewind’: Your week in review

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the spring primary results, the mad dash to finish the legislative session and the fate of some of the bills hung up in the dispute between the Senate and Assembly.

Baldwin praises Trump’s call for bump stock ban, other gun safety measures

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin at a WisPolitics.com luncheon in Madison Thursday lauded President Trump for pushing gun safety measures, including a ban on...

Lawmakers to revise juvenile corrections plan

Corrections would no longer face a hard deadline of July 1, 2020, to close Lincoln Hills to provide flexibility for the opening of new...

‘UpFront’: Nicholson says he’s not taking political split with his parents personally

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson said his world view is different than his parents, who have contributed to Nicholson's potential opponent, U.S. Sen....
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