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Baldwin joins growing list of Senate Dems calling on Franken to resign

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin today called on U.S. Sen. Al Franken to resign, joining a growing list of Senate Dems calling on the Minnesota...

Schimel backs shielding sexual harassment complaints from public view

Like legislative leaders, AG Brad Schimel says it's important to shield sexual harassment complaints filed with his agency, saying making them public would discourage...

Zepnick says his removal from committees over sexual misconduct allegations ‘unfair’

Dem state Rep. Josh Zepnick says he is “disappointed and disturbed” by Minority Leader Gordon Hintz pulling him off five legislative committees following allegations...

Heifetz to resign as state Medicaid director

Michael Heifetz, the state’s Medicaid director and administrator of the Division of Medicaid Services, is resigning from his post to join the private sector. His...

Four sexual harassment complaints filed in Legislature over past 15 years

Four sexual harassment complaints have been filed in the state Legislature over the past 15 years, including one in the Assembly this year and...

Shilling says Dem Party will be competitive in 10th SD special election

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, said Democrats will be competitive in the special election in the 10th Senate District next month. The seat...

‘Rewind’: Legislature keeps sexual harassment complaints secret; REINS Act lawsuit; foster care reform

This week on 'Rewind,' WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discuss the Legislature keeping sexual harassment complaints secret, Evers seeking to 'fire' DOJ lawyers in the REINS Act lawsuit, the Assembly's task force on foster care reform and more.

Evers seeks to use DPI attorney in lawsuit over REINS Act compliance

State Superintendent Tony Evers is seeking to dump the Wisconsin Department of Justice as his attorney in a lawsuit aiming to force him to...

‘UpFront’: Northwestern Mutual CEO discusses company’s new venture capital fund

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske said his company is dedicating millions to a venture capital fund to help build new local businesses and attract...

Elections Commission to ask lawmakers to restore three staff positions

The Elections Commission unanimously voted to ask lawmakers to add back three staffers to handle core agency functions, including election security. The state budget had...

‘UpFront’: Johnson hopeful Senate tax bill will be changed to win his support

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he’s encouraged changes will be made to the Senate tax bill to win his support for the measure. The Oshkosh...

Rewind: WI’s drinking age; Mitchell joins Dem guv field; Johnson opposes tax overhaul bill

This week on "Rewind" Wisconsin Eye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross discuss lowering the state's drinking age to 19, Mahlon Mitchell joining the Dem guv field, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's opposition to the tax overhaul bills in Congress and more.

State’s break-even point under Foxconn deal one of four ‘weaknesses’ WEDC staff identified in...

The state jobs agency pointed to the state's break-even point under the Foxconn deal as one of the agreement's "weaknesses," according to the staff...
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‘UpFront’: Walker says outside money his biggest concern in re-election bid

The governor says his many Democratic challengers are "all the same," and his biggest concern about his 2018 re-election bid is "outside money." "They're all...

Walker, signing Foxconn contract, says state will ‘take the world over’ in technology

Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn CEO and Chairman Terry Gou signed off on the Foxconn contract today, with Walker saying the company’s planned $10...
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