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Government

Wed
20
Jan

DPI candidates call for more equality across school system

By WisPolitics.com

Wisconsin state schools superintendent candidates are arguing for a more equitable school system, more funding and less focus on standardized testing. But the seven candidates vying for the state’s top education job differ on how to achieve those goals.

Wed
13
Jan

Evers: Medicaid expansion will again be included in budget proposal

By WisPolitics.com

Gov. Tony Evers says his two-year budget plan due to be delivered in mid-February will again propose accepting federal money to expand the Medicaid program.

Thu
31
Dec

Gallagher makes statement on end-of-year omnibus

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) released the following statement last week after Congressional leadership forced members to vote on a nearly 5,600 page bill less than seven hours after posting bill text last week.

President Donald J. Trump signed the bill into law on Sunday.

Wed
23
Dec

Get to know Wisconsin’s newest lawmakers

By WisPolitics.com

With lawmakers retiring, resigning or losing reelection, the Wisconsin State Assembly will see 16 new members while eight new members will serve in the state Senate in the coming two-year session that starts in January.

Wed
16
Dec

District-level look at presidential results highlights Wisconsin’s political shifts

By WisPolitics.com

Despite winning a narrow plurality in Wisconsin a month ago, Joe Biden won just 37 Assembly districts and 11 in the Senate, according to a WisPolitics.com analysis of certified returns.

Wed
09
Dec

Paul Ryan speaks out against Trump election lawsuits

By WisPolitics.com

Paul Ryan left the U.S. House and the powerful speaker’s post two years ago. Then the Janesville Republican went silent, avoiding commentary on President Trump.

Wed
02
Dec

Swing counties back Trump, despite Wisconsin’s blue flip

By WisPolitics.com

Sawyer County, a Wisconsin bellwether since 1964, got the presidential election wrong this year.

Wed
25
Nov

Legislators elect their leaders for next year’s session

By WisPolitics.com

A new two-year legislative session begins in January, and for the first time in years, majority Republicans have a new majority leader and a new co-chair of the budget committee.

Wed
18
Nov

Election 2020 sets records, gives mixed results

By WisPolitics.com

The dust hasn’t quite settled on Election Day 2020. As of Nov.  9, President Trump had not conceded, even though Joe Biden was projected to win the popular vote by millions and the Electoral College vote by a safe margin.

Thu
12
Nov

Foxconn objects to WEDC denial of tax incentives

By WisPolitics.com

The tug of war between Gov. Tony Evers’ administration and Foxconn over billions in tax incentives has moved to a new stage.

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