WisPolitics News

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.

Joint Finance Committee approves drug testing for some Medicaid recipients

The Joint Finance Committee Thursday green-lighted Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to drug test Medicaid recipients, adopting a GOP motion that also left intact many...

Bill to eliminate personal property tax sees support at public hearing

A bill that would eliminate the state's personal property tax starting next year was largely supported Wednesday in a public hearing, where backers touted...

New UW-Madison public policy center to be named after Thompson

Wisconsin Republicans Tuesday announced plans for a center at UW-Madison named after former Gov. Tommy Thompson, whose tenure was highlighted at an all-day symposium...

Prevailing wage repeal supporters dispute study on impact of partial repeal

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca and state Dems are seizing on a new study showing a jump in public works contracts to out-of-state companies...

‘UpFront’: Kind knocks Trump over sharing classified information

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, says Congress needs assurances that President Trump will not again share classified information with people who aren't supposed...

‘Rewind’: Plans for ageing state prisons; sex offender placement; WEDC audit

WisconsinEye Senior Producer Steve Walters and WisPolitics.com editor JR Ross talk about the biggest stories of the week as they relate to Wisconsin state government.

Nass warns against using state funds to ‘bail out’ UW-Oshkosh Foundation

Sen. Steve Nass clashed with the UW System Thursday on whether it's trying to use public funds to "bail out" the UW-Oshkosh Foundation. The UW...

Clarke says he’s headed to DHS, Walker to pick replacement

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who announced in a radio interview today he's leaving his post to join the Trump administration, said he has several...

Bill would require periodic reviews of administrative rules

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke says his new bill aimed at setting up periodic reviews of administrative rules would help lawmakers avoid the "logistical...
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