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Senate committee advances four police reform bills

The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee recommended passage of a series of bills that would change police use of chokeholds and other policies. During...

Manydeeds considering bid to lead Board of Regents

UW System Regent Edmund Manydeeds told WisPolitics.com he's considering a run for board president this June. Manydeeds, an appointee of Dem Gov. Tony Evers, said...

Harris pitches Biden’s infrastructure plan during Milwaukee roundtable

MILWAUKEE -- Vice President Kamala Harris pitched the administration’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package as an opportunity to invest in America and realize its...

GOP leaders seek stay of decision voiding redistricting lawsuit contracts, file notice of appeal

The private attorneys for GOP legislative leaders have indicated plans to appeal a ruling the lawmakers illegally contracted with two law firms in anticipation...

Pocan on ‘UpFront’ says Biden’s economic policies have broad support

President Biden's ideas for getting the economy going after the pandemic have broad public support, and Dems will put those ideas like infrastructure into...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 30

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the Joint Finance Committee wrapping up budget hearings and preparing for the first votes, new census data showing Wisconsin will keep eight House seats, AG Josh Kaul's statewide probe into clergy abuse and the upcoming special election for the 37th AD.
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GOP to appeal decision voiding legal contracts for redistricting

A Dane County judge voided two contracts GOP legislative leaders signed that put taxpayers on the hook for more than $1 million in legal...

Kaul announces DOJ effort to gather info on cases of clergy abuse

Dem AG Josh Kaul announced a review of clergy sexual abuse that will focus initially on five Catholic dioceses around the state. During a Capitol...

Trade experts support R&D investments, deals to bolster ag industry

Endless Frontier Act investments could help U.S. beat China in tech, and existing tariffs could give U.S. negotiating power in China trade deals. That’s according...

Evers tells ‘UpFront’ he’s not concerned about possible GOP lawsuit over federal COVID-19 aid...

Gov. Tony Evers says he's not concerned Republican lawmakers could take him to court over the distribution of $3.2 billion in federal Covid-19 relief...

Rewind: Your Week in Review for April 23

On this week's episode of "Rewind," WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and the Capital Times' Briana Reilly discuss the new Foxconn deal, recommendations from a task force on racial disparities and the 2022 field for U.S. Senate, governor and attorney general.

Evers vetoes 11 GOP bills directing federal COVID-19 aid spending

Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed 11 GOP-authored bills directing how to spend federal money from the latest COVID-19 relief package and announced how he...

Foxconn could get $80 million if it creates 1,454 jobs, invests $672 million under...

Gov. Tony Evers today hailed a new contract with Foxconn as a “better deal for our state” as it slashes the maximum tax credits...

As legalization stalls at state level, local governments tackle marijuana policy

Nearly a decade after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, the debate has spiked in Wisconsin as more states join the pro-marijuana ranks.

Marijuana legalization can present law enforcement challenges

As Wisconsin debates the legalization of marijuana, law enforcement officials in Michigan — Wisconsin’s first neighbor to legalize recreational use — note challenges in enforcing marijuana-related DUIs and addressing break-ins linked to homes with grow operations.
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