WisPolitics News

2020 DNC host committee announces new leadership

The Milwaukee committee hosting the Democratic National Convention has hired two new leaders after firing its top executives earlier this month over allegations they...

Keynote speech at health policy forum to highlight equity agenda

Mia Keeys, director of health equity policy and advocacy with the American Medical Association, is promising a fun and interactive keynote for next week’s...

Evers pans GOP tax cut package, calls for K-12 funding boost in letter to...

In a letter asking lawmakers to send him the GOP tax cut package, Dem Gov. Tony Evers urged legislative leaders to "do the right...

Concerns over local control sink livestock siting bill

The demise of legislation to overhaul siting rules for large livestock operations came down to a matter of using an “or” rather than an...

Evers appoints Knapp to lead Wisconsin National Guard

Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Brig. Gen. Paul Knapp to lead the Wisconsin National Guard. Knapp is a Wisconsin native and current Whitefish Bay resident...

‘UpFront’: Student panel discusses increasing support for socialism among young people

Young people see socialism as a way to help the working class and aren’t afraid of it, a group of students said in a...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 21

On this week's episode, WisconsinEye senior producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross discuss Tuesday's primary results, the state Supreme Court race, the GOP's tax cut and "Tougher on Crime" bills headed to the governor, along with other actions from the Legislature this week.

‘UpFront’ panel debates impact of increasing minimum wage

 A union leader says a higher minimum wage would help millions of working people, while a think tank scholar countered that the free market...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 14

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Assembly GOP’s tax cut plan, JFC action on youth prison funding, the Assembly’s package to help farmers, a look at Tuesday’s primary election and more.

Assembly panel cuts wedding barn regulations from DNC bar hours bill

The Assembly State Affairs Committee has amended a bill that would expand bar hours for the Democratic National Convention, removing provisions that would’ve established...

Assembly Republicans release package of bills to aid struggling ag industry

Assembly Republicans have rolled out a package of bills designed to boost the struggling ag industry. In a Capitol news conference yesterday, they also said...

‘UpFront’: Republican bill would stiffen penalties for reckless driving

State Sen. Chris Kapenga said a new bill to stiffen penalties for reckless driving would give law enforcement a "bigger stick" to use in...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for Feb. 7

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the guv’s call for $252 million from the surplus to go to schools, the controversy over legislation to create a statutory framework to address sexual assault test kits and the fallout from the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee firing two execs.

GOP legislative leaders eyeing tax cut amid budget surplus

Republican legislative leaders say they are "in general" on the same page for passing a potential tax cut before the session wraps up. Assembly Speaker...

Assembly Republicans considering two tax breaks to aid farmers

Speaker Robin Vos says Assembly Republicans are considering two tax breaks for farmers as they look for a more "robust" boost for the ag...
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