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Dec 1, 2020

One of Wisconsin’s most powerful GOP lawmakers resigning

A powerful Republican lawmaker in the Wisconsin Legislature known for his efforts to combat the opioid abuse crisis announced on Tuesday that he was resigning to pursue unspecified opportunities in the private sector, causing a surprising shakeup to the leadership of the panel that writes the state budget.

May 4, 2020

Evers will turn over 10,000 pages of records to lawmaker

Gov. Tony Evers is turning over more than 10,000 pages in documents to Republican state Rep. John Nygren, and paying the lawmaker's $40,000 in legal fees, in order to settle an open-records lawsuit.

Mar 3, 2020

Legislators press Trump to push $1.8B frigate deal to Marinette

A bipartisan coalition of Wisconsin legislators sent a letter Monday to President Donald Trump pressing him to direct a lucrative U.S. Navy frigate construction contract to a Marinette shipyard.

Feb 11, 2020

Finance committee, Kaul to discuss 3 possible settlements

Republican lawmakers and Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul are scheduled to meet Wednesday to discuss settling three lawsuits after the defendants in those cases agreed to make the terms of the deals public.

Feb 3, 2020

Bill would set rules for highway design-build after Gov. Evers’ veto

A bill introduced last week in the Legislature would set requirements for the use of design-build on Wisconsin road projects roughly half a year the state budget began permitting the use of the delivery method in this state.

Jan 31, 2020

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce sweeping PFAS pollution bill

Two northeastern Wisconsin lawmakers introduced sweeping legislation Thursday meant to curb water and air pollution from man-made chemicals known as PFAS.

Jan 9, 2020

Longtime Democratic Wisconsin state senator to retire

The longtime Democratic state Sen. Dave Hansen said Thursday that he'll retire rather than seek re-election this fall, creating an open seat in a Republican-leaning region and making it that much harder for his party to win the majority in the chamber.

Nov 20, 2019

Republican lawmaker files lawsuit against Evers over records

The Republican co-chair of the Legislature's budget committee filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to force Gov. Tony Evers to release records related to the funding of mental-health programs for farmers, the latest salvo in an ongoing battle that has already caused Evers' choice for agriculture secretary to lose his job.

Jun 5, 2019

Republicans stand by rejection of federal Medicaid money

The Wisconsin Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee voted Tuesday to stand by its decision to reject Gov. Tony Evers' plan to accept federal money for Medicaid, turning down more than $1 billion from the federal government and $324 million wort of state savings.

May 17, 2019

Wisconsin budget panel approves technical college increase (UPDATE)

Republicans on the Legislature's budget-writing committee planned on Thursday to set aside more money than Gov. Tony Evers had initially proposed for workforce development and Wisconsin technical colleges.

May 14, 2019

Budget panel OKs Evers’ plan for clean-water borrowing (UPDATE)

The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to consider Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to authorize more borrowing for clean-water projects.

Jan 29, 2019

Republican suggests income tax cut could offset gas tax increase (UPDATE)

A Republican chairman of the Legislature's budget committee says a $340 million reduction in income taxes could be used to offset any increase in gas taxes or other transportation-related fees to help pay for roads.


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