Interviews

Interviews

LeMahieu says Senate Republicans plan to pursue new elections bills ahead of Gableman review...

Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, says Senate Republicans already have “a pretty clear path” on how to proceed with new legislation related to election...

Evers talks COVID-19 vaccines, bail in year-end interview

Gov. Tony Evers told WisPolitics.com he would consider offering new incentives to get Wisconsinites vaccinated against COVID-19. But he said ultimately it will be more...

Bewley says she’s still deciding whether to seek reelection

Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley says she’s not ready to make a decision about running for reelection next fall. Part of that is to shield...

Kaul calls for Legislative action on his $115M public safety plan

AG Josh Kaul in a new WisPolitics.com interview called on the Legislature to pass at least some portions of his $115 million public safety...

Vos to seek another term, says next session will focus on addressing crime, education,...

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, the longest serving speaker in state history, said he will run for reelection in 2022. Vos, 53, was first elected to the...

Hintz addresses challenges facing next minority leader

Rep. Gordon Hintz, who's stepping down as Assembly minority leader Jan. 10, says the challenge for the next leader will be to address several...

Experts say concerted effort is needed to get past current COVID-19 surge

While some data points suggest the state might be turning the corner on the current COVID-19 surge, health experts say a concerted effort is...

Thompson says GOP lawmaker ‘making a big mistake’ in seeking to sue UW System...

UW System interim President Tommy Thompson says a key Republican lawmaker is "making a big mistake" in seeking legal action against universities. JCRAR co-chair Sen....

Dem U.S. Senate candidates talk health care, student loan debt during virtual forum

Dem U.S. Senate candidates agreed on expanding healthcare coverage for Americans but offered different views on how to achieve that. The six candidates, during a...

Johnson still deciding whether to seek third term

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says his decision to delay announcing whether he will seek reelection is saving Wisconsinites from a long campaign. The Oshkosh Republican...

Virtual luncheon with Baldwin, local leaders addresses infrastructure

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin said she wouldn't rule out using reconciliation to get parts of President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure package passed through Congress. Baldwin,...

Moore says police reform bill will get attention in Senate but sees tough road...

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says the House police reform bill named after George Floyd will have a hard time making it through the Senate,...

Dem leaders back sales tax options for locals, minimum wage hike

The Legislature's top Dem leaders in a WisPolitics.com luncheon voiced support for Gov. Tony Evers' budget proposals to raise the minimum wage and allow...

Evers presses for two-thirds funding for K-12, aims to close some state prisons in...

Gov. Tony Evers says he will continue to push for two-thirds funding for public schools despite GOP opposition and that he'll work to close...

JFC co-chairs: Republicans will nix Evers’ budget proposals on marijuana, Medicaid expansion, minimum wage

The Joint Finance Committee co-chairs told a WisPolitics.com luncheon about a number of items in Evers' budget that they oppose: raising the minimum wage,...
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