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Evers activates National Guard after Milwaukee protests turn violent, police officer sustains minor gunshot...

Gov. Tony Evers today activated 125 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in the wake of Milwaukee protests that turned violent overnight. 

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 29

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the Elections Commission’s plan to send absentee ballot application to 2.7 million voters, a highway funding gap that could reach 'hundreds of millions" of dollars, the state’s backlog of jobless benefits claims and more. 
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State shares more details about agency moves to save nearly $70M

State agencies plan to save millions by lapsing money that otherwise would've gone to cover the costs of student assessments and services for drunken...

Concerns raised over Cross’ proposal to reshape UW System

Some members of the UW System's shared governance communities throughout the state expressed concern over President Ray Cross' blueprint to specialize campuses and consolidate...

State Supreme Court allowing in-person hearings, jury trials to resume

The state Supreme Court is allowing in-person hearings and jury trials to resume, but only after circuit courts prepare a safety plan on how...

UpFront: Meaney says Wisconsin lost $1.7B in tourism dollars since mid-March

State tourism campaigns are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Secretary Sara Meaney said. "We are not currently advertising outside the state, or inside...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 22

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov. Tony Evers' plans to spend CARES Act money, absentee ballots and the state crime lab.

More than 385K private-sector jobs lost in Wisconsin as unemployment rate soars to 14.1%

The state's unemployment rate soared to 14.1 percent in April, reaching a level not seen since the Great Depression. According to a release from the...

Records: 43 may have voted in Wisconsin as well as Illinois, Iowa, western states...

Of the 43 people the Elections Commission referred to local DAs for prosecution on possible double voting in November 2018, 26 were suspected of...

Elections Commission still searching for answers on tubs of absentee ballots from April 7...

State officials are still unsure why some 1,600 absentee ballots from voters in the Fox Valley ended up in a Milwaukee postal sorting facility...

Fitzgerald open to rules on schools, mass gatherings as Evers drops COVID-19 emergency rule...

Gov. Tony Evers says GOP lawmakers aren't interested in any kind of administrative rule to deal with COVID-19, but a spokesman for Senate Majority...

Evers on ‘UpFront’ says he doesn’t envision ‘grand bargain’ with GOP on new restrictions...

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said he doesn't envision a "grand bargain" with Republican legislative leaders after they won a lawsuit striking down his administration's...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for May 15

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the state Supreme Court's ruling against the Evers administration's stay-at-home order, results from the Marquette Law School Poll and GOP Sen. Tom Tiffany's win in the 7th CD special election.
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Evers administration lays out framework for emergency rule as guv knocks Republicans over ‘confusion’

Gov. Tony Evers' administration signaled its upcoming emergency rule to deal with COVID-19 will share some similarities with its previous order that was struck...
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