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‘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.

Rewind: Kind passes on guv bid, Walker’s budget, ACA replacement

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s decision not to run for governor, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s analysis of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget and several bills that cleared the Legislature this week.

Assembly passes project labor agreements bill, treasurer elimination amendment

A bill that would ban local governments from requiring that companies bidding on public projects enter into project labor agreements is heading to Gov. Scott Walker after a 64-35 party-line vote in the Assembly Thursday. The Assembly also signed off 68-31 on a constitutional amendment that would eliminate the state treasurer's office, putting the question before voters in an April 2018 referendum.
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Wis. congressional Republicans not fully on board with health care bill

Republican members of the state congressional delegation aren’t fully backing the House GOP health care bill, though U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy predicted skeptics will “get on board and be supportive.’’

Fiscal Bureau details impact of Walker’s budget plan

The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau’s analysis of the guv’s budget is adding details on the impact of the two-year plan in advance of legislative...

‘UpFront’: Johnson says Sessions right to recuse himself from Russia investigation

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he's "highly concerned" about Russia and its interference in the election, but wants to let congressional committees handle the...

Pence: Trump ‘best friend Wisconsin businesses will ever have’

JANESVILLE -- Vice President Mike Pence today promised the Trump administration will grow the economy “faster than ever before,” calling the president “the best...

Assembly to take up experimental treatment bill

A bill that would help those with terminal illnesses access treatments that haven't received FDA approval will be taken up Tuesday, under calendars OK’d by...

Evers, Holtz differ on Act 10, Walker’s budget at WisPolitics.com forum

Candidates for state superintendent at a WisPolitics.com forum in Milwaukee disagreed about Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to make a proposed boost in per-pupil school...

Grothman on ‘UpFront’: Trump should take the lead on federal budget

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Glenbeulah, says he wants to see President Trump take the lead on the federal budget in his address to Congress...
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