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Evers pens letter to Hogan regarding possible changes to Foxconn contract

Gov. Tony Evers wrote departing WEDC Chair and CEO Mark Hogan he hopes they'll "work in unison" to meet the needs of taxpayers and...

Evers says he vetoed Tesla budget provision because it was earmark, ‘payoff’ to win...

Gov. Tony Evers says he vetoed a provision that would've allowed electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell directly to consumers instead of through dealers...

‘UpFront’: Abele hopes to set national model for youth corrections

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said he hopes the county's plan to renovate its existing juvenile center into a newer residential care center for...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for July 5

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss Gov. Tony Evers' budget vetoes, legislation Evers signed to delay the closure of the state's youth prisons and the dismissal of the Wisconsin redistricting case.

Evers pumps more money into K-12 through partial vetoes as he signs budget

Gov. Tony Evers signed the two-year budget Wednesday, but only after using his partial veto authority to pump nearly $87 million more into per-pupil...

Four counties apply to build youth detention facilities

Four counties have submitted applications to build detention facilities for less-serious juvenile offenders. The grant applications were due by noon Monday, and Brown, Dane, Milwaukee...

Evers has until Friday to act on budget

Gov. Tony Evers has until Friday to act on the state budget lawmakers sent him last week. Evers can allow it to become law without...

‘UpFront’: Group working to highlight UW-Madison’s economic impact

Prominent backers of UW-Madison have formed a group to educate the public about the economic value of the university. Amber Schroeder, executive director of Badgers...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for June 28

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the state budget, the state Supreme Court ruling DPI must clear rules with the governor, Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of four abortion-related bills and WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan’s plan to leave the agency in fall.

Vos: Medical marijuana could return as Assembly bill

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos today said he wants the Assembly to look at legislation that would legalize medical marijuana when the body returns from...

A comparison of Evers’ and the GOP-controlled Legislature’s budgets

Here is a brief summary comparing major themes of Gov. Tony Evers' proposed budget to the two-year spending plan OK'd by majority Republicans in...

U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely closes door on Wisconsin redistricting case

GOP legislative leaders are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court decision that appears to shut the door on a Wisconsin suit challenging Assembly district lines. They...
Budget BLOG

Evers calls for lawmakers to send him budget; Republicans warn against full veto

An hour after Tony Evers called for lawmakers to send him the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the "worst thing, I think,...

Hogan planning to leave WEDC in fall

WEDC CEO Mark Hogan today said he will step down from his role in the coming months. Hogan confirmed his plans at the Milwaukee Rotary...

Supreme Court reverses course, finds DPI subject to GOP laws on administrative rules

Three years after ruling the Department of Public Instruction doesn’t have to submit proposed administrative rules to the guv for review, the state Supreme...