WisPolitics News

Evers calls special session on police policies in wake of Kenosha shooting

Gov. Tony Evers announced today he is calling a special session on a package of proposals he released earlier this summer to overhaul police...

Republican National Convention to have ‘message of optimism,’ GOP consultant Reisinger tells ‘UpFront’

Republicans will stage a convention with a very different and more optimistic message than the Democratic National Convention, a GOP consultant said. "You're going to...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Aug. 21

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com's JR Ross discuss the Democratic National Convention, the Trump campaign’s stops in Wisconsin and the Election Commission voting to deny Kanye West ballot access.

As Dem National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee today, Trump slated for Oshkosh stop

Wisconsin is in the spotlight this week with the Dems kicking off their national convention and President Trump and Vice President Pence coming to...

‘UpFront’: Trump, Pence to make play for Wisconsin during DNC

President Trump's visit to Wisconsin on the day the Democratic National Convention begins in Milwaukee is an attempt to show voters that Trump is...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Aug. 14

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com's JR Ross discuss the latest horse race numbers in the presidential race, the results of Tuesday’s primary and races to watch in November.

Evers administration still reviewing Trump’s order on federal unemployment payments

Gov. Tony Evers says his administration is still reviewing the president’s executive actions allowing an additional $400 in weekly unemployment payments. Initially, Trump said the...

Neylon, Neubauer debate Evers’ mask mandate on ‘UpFront’

A Republican lawmaker said he doesn't believe there are enough votes yet in the GOP-controlled Assembly to overturn Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Aug. 8

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye's Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com's JR Ross discuss Joe Bidens's decision to not come to Milwaukee to accept the Dem nomination, Tuesday's primaries, Kanye West's presidential nomination papers and opposition to Gov., Tony Evers's mask mandate.

Initial review finds enough signatures for West to make prez ballot, but challenge deadline...

The Elections Commission's initial review of entertainer Kanye West's nomination papers puts him above the signature threshold needed to qualify for Wisconsin's presidential ballot. But...

Lobbying expenditures dip to $15.5M in first half of year amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic put a slight dent in efforts to lobby the state Capitol during the first half of the year. It’s also the first...

‘UpFront’: Johnson says Dems’ COVID-19 package contains ‘grotesque level of spending’

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said the Dems' plan for a new COVID-19 relief package contains a "grotesque level of spending." In an interview aired...

Rewind: “Your Week in Review” for July 25 – 31

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask order starting Saturday, Justice Jill Karofsky joining the state Supreme Court and federal Operation Legend agents coming to Milwaukee.

Evers declares new public health emergency, issues mask mandate

Citing a rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Tony Evers today issued a new public health emergency and along with a mandate that people wear...

Legal tab for GOP lawmakers’ private attorneys nears $4.8 million

The tab for private attorneys hired by GOP lawmakers has now hit nearly $4.8 million this session, fueled recently by fights over Gov. Tony...