Book excerpt: Almanac of American Politics highlights Wisconsin’s political history, Evers’ 2018 victory

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Federal panel rejects GOP lawmakers’ request for reimbursement of legal fees in redistricting case

A federal three-judge panel has rejected a request from GOP lawmakers to reimburse some of the tab they charged to taxpayers for outside counsel...
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Senate committee backs Palm’s appointment to lead DHS

Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm won bipartisan backing from a Senate committee Wednesday despite concerns from Sen. Andre Jacque about "conflicts of interest" within...

PSC gives preliminary OK for Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line project

All three PSC commissioners gave preliminary OK Tuesday for a high-voltage transmission line from near Dubuque to Middleton for wind-generated electricity. A coalition of clean...

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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ grade the GOP majority’s performance so far this year

With the Legislature gearing up for a return to Madison in the fall, the WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen & Chvala, grade the efforts of the GOP majority in the first half of 2019. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

Paul Fanlund: Here’s how Cap Times Idea Fest fits you

Are you a political junkie? A social justice devotee? A futurist? A fun seeker? Cap Times Idea Fest has got you covered.

Joe Sanfelippo: The hypocrisy of gun control

Those proposing stricter gun laws that would primarily burden law-abiding citizens are the same people advocating for summarily reducing our prison population and releasing violent criminals back onto our streets.

Lena Taylor: Housing navigators could help homelessness

The concept of “housing navigators” would be funded in new legislation to assist the homeless to accurately identify resources, locate compatible housing and help individuals complete the applications process.

Dave Zweifel: Evers needs to rethink ban on right-wing media group

It shouldn't require a lawsuit to get Gov. Tony Evers to withdraw his edict to exclude the right-wing MacIver Institute from media events, including press conferences and briefings.
  • Bill tweaking investment tax credit program could attract out-of-state investors

    Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still says a bill to alter the state’s investment tax credit program could bring more out-of-state investors to Wisconsin.  “Wisconsin still has a long way to go in terms of attracting venture capital especially, but we do have the right […]

  • Hemp bill amendment addresses concerns of law enforcement groups

    A bill to expand the state’s hemp industry faces dwindling opposition from law enforcement groups after a Senate amendment addressed their concerns.  The amendment alters a section of the bill that would have eliminated THC — the main psychoactive substance in marijuana — […]

  • WEDC ‘will always disagree’ with LAB on loan revocations, Hogan says

    WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan says the agency “will always disagree” with the Legislative Audit Bureau on how the state should manage loan revocations when companies don’t follow through.  “Our guidelines are clear; there’s just a difference in interpretation […]

  • Life expectancy down in Wisconsin, report shows

    Life expectancy in the state has declined for the second year in a row as drug and alcohol deaths continue to climb, though Wisconsin residents have a better outlook than the national average.  A recent report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum finds life expectancy for babies born in 2015-17 was […]

  • Milwaukee Host Committee focusing on city’s story ahead of DNC 2020

    The Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee is enlisting the aid of local businesses in telling the city’s story as it prepares for next summer’s Democratic National Convention.  “If Tom Perez, our national party chairman, wanted to pick a city that was the most logistically convenient […]

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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ grade the GOP majority’s performance so far this year

With the Legislature gearing up for a return to Madison in the fall, the WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen & Chvala, grade the efforts of the GOP majority in the first half of 2019. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ consider the chances Wisconsin will approve medical marijuana

With neighboring states wrestling with siting marijuana dispensaries, the WisOpinion Insiders, Chvala and Jensen, consider the chances the Wisconsin Legislature will approve medical marijuana. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.
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WisOpinion.com: ‘The Insiders’ debate partisanship and the state Supreme Court

With a new conservative justice in place, the WisOpinion Insiders, Jensen & Chvala, debate partisanship and the state Supreme Court. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association and Michael Best Strategies.

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Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 23

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the status of Gov. Tony Evers' cabinet appointments, the state's energy future, a bill to regulate the hemp industry and former House Speaker Paul Ryan's move to Maryland.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 16

On this week's episode of Rewind, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss the latest gun control debate in the Capitol, concerns over election security and state Sen. Lena Taylor considering a run for Milwaukee mayor.

Rewind: Your Week in Review for August 9

On this week's episode, WisPolitics.com's JR Ross and WisconsinEye's Steve Walters discuss a committee vote on Craig Thompson’s nomination to be DOT secretary, the state response to recent mass shootings and the Dems’ continued push to expand Medicaid.

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WisBusiness: The Show – Tim Donohue of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show” features an interview with Tim Donohue, director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, which is creating...
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WisBusiness: The Show – Sean Roberts of code.org

This episode of WisBusiness.com "The Show" features an interview with Sean Roberts, director of state government affairs for code.org, a national group working in...
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WisBusiness: The Show – Renee Bemis of Driftless Glen Distillery

This episode of "WisBusiness.com: The Show" features an interview with Renee Bemis of Driftless Glen Distillery, who talks about Wisconsin's emerging trend of small...

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New Neubauer TV ad says state needs court ‘there for the people’

In her closing ad of the race, Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer says the state needs a court “that is there for the people.” The...
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Greater Wisconsin hits Hagedorn in two new TV ads

The Greater Wisconsin Committee is hitting conservative Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn with two TV ads that accuse him of trying to “turn back...
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Greater Wisconsin hits Hagedorn on abortion in new TV ad

The Greater Wisconsin Political Fund targets Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn on abortion in its latest TV ad, calling him “extreme” in his position. The...

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