WisPolitics News

Co-chairs: Finance will not meet Thursday

The Joint Finance Committee will not meet tomorrow, according to the offices of the co-chairs. It’s the second planned meeting this week the committee has...

JFC action on budget stalls amid GOP division over K-12 funding

Speaker Robin Vos vowed Tuesday his caucus would not rubber stamp Scott Walker's budget, while the guv and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald dismissed...

With JFC at impasse, Fitzgerald says Senate may create its own budget

Republican divisions over the state budget took a Monday today as Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald raised the prospect of his house doing its...

JFC drops plans to meet Tuesday as Republicans hit impasse on K-12, transpo, taxes

The Joint Finance Committee is dropping plans to meet tomorrow with Assembly and Senate Republicans hitting an impasse on major pieces remaining in the...

WisPolitics.com: Dem conventioneers prefer Vinehout for governor

MIDDLETON -- More than a third of Democratic Party of Wisconsin conventioneers voting in a WisPolitics.com straw poll favored state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout for...

Laning credits win to activists seeing ‘real change’ in party’s direction

Dem Chair Martha Laning, fresh off her re-election, said party activists gave her another two years at the helm because they’re “seeing real change...

Duckworth, Baldwin rally state Dems; party chair election today

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth called on state Dem party activists at their state convention Friday to “unify behind a new vision for the future.” Duckworth,...

Nelson not ruling out ’18 bid, but says happy to be county exec

Outagamie County Exec Tom Nelson, coming off a 25-point loss for the 8th CD last year, isn’t ruling out anything for 2018. Nelson has been...

‘Rewind’: Walker’s property tax pledge in trouble?; Sup. Ct. race; state Dem convo

WisconsinEyeSenior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross discussed the big stories of the week as they relate to state government.

State Democratic Party chair hopefuls differ on organizing approach, view of party’s shortcomings

The four candidates for state Democratic Party chair all have different views on how the party should be organized coming off of a crushing...

Lawmakers debate ‘constitutional carry’ bill

Democrats and school advocates in a public hearing Wednesday blasted a "constitutional carry" bill, saying repeal of the state's school gun-free zone law would...

GOP campus speech bill passes Assembly committee

A GOP-backed campus free speech bill passed the Assembly higher ed committee Tuesday, after a few heated debates and over Dem objections it would...

‘UpFront’: Vos confident agreement can be reached on transportation

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he's confident an agreement can be reached on the transportation budget, but the end result may be neither side...

Potential guv candidates won’t address convention, but two will have hospitality suites

Two potential Dem guv candidates will have hospitality suites at next weekend's state convention, but none of them will have a speaking spot. State Dem...

‘Rewind’: JFC backs Medicaid, food stamp reforms; Walker’s budget wins and losses

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross looked back on the week in politics in Wisconsin.
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