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Finance Committee backs bills to combat opioid abuse

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously backed a series of bills Monday designed to combat opioid addiction after shooting down several Dem amendments. That included one...

Evers outraises Holtz 2-to-1 in run-up to April 4 election

State Superintendent Tony Evers' campaign says he raised $217,616 in the run-up to the April 4 election, 2.5 times the amount challenger Lowell Holtz...

‘UpFront’: Ott hopes tougher penalties will deter drunken driving

State Rep. Jim Ott, R-Mequon, said he is proposing a mandatory minimum sentence for homicide OWI because he hears of too many drunken drivers...

Assembly bills would toughen OWI penalties

Legislation aimed to toughen penalties for drunken drivers received strong support in an Assembly hearing Thursday. Rep. Jim Ott, co-author of the three bills, said...

DC Wrap: March 17-23

This is the fifth sample of a weekly DC Wrap product from WisPolitics.com. Let us know your feedback: info@wispolitics.com Quotes of the week That’s not a...

Wisconsin Republicans warm to Trump in latest Marquette Law School poll

Wisconsin voters had a more positive view of President Trump this spring than last fall, largely because Republicans have warmed to him since the...

Walker: House GOP ‘moving in the right direction’ with proposed health care bill changes

Gov. Scott Walker encouraged the U.S. House to move forward on a GOP health care plan that he expects will be continually improved as...

‘UpFront’: Evers, Holtz clash over Common Core, Act 10

Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers, and his challenger Lowell Holtz clashed over the Common Core in a joint appearance on "UpFront with Mike Gousha," produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com.

‘Rewind’: High-capacity wells, House health care bill, voting problems

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics Editor JR Ross discuss the latest news relating to state government.

‘Rewind Milwaukee’: Mayor Barrett on the state budget, Sheriff Clarke

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross look back at the week in politics in Milwaukee.

Senate committee approves Walker’s appointments to head DOT, DVA

A Senate committee Thursday sent Gov. Scott Walker's appointments to head the Department of Transportation and the Department of Veterans Affairs to the full...

Elections commissioners blame social media posts, Sanders campaign for 17-year-olds illegally voting

Elections Commission Chairman Mark Thomsen Tuesday blamed Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign for the spike in 17-year-olds voting illegally in the April 2016 primaries. But he later softened his criticism during Tuesday's commission meeting after agency staff said it didn't fully investigate whether it was social media posts from Sanders or others that contributed to the issue.

Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally in 2016 presidential primaries

The state saw at least 60 cases of 17-year-olds voting illegally during the 2016 spring primaries, according to a report the Elections Commission will submit to the Legislature. Elections Commission spokesman Reid Magney said that was a significant increase from prior elections.

‘UpFront’: Racine Mayor Dickert says possible 97% cut to Great Lakes restoration funding would...

Racine Mayor John Dickert says a possible 97 percent cut to Great Lakes restoration funding would be devastating to the lakes and the communities that depend upon them.