AmFam Field funding plan passes Assembly committee

A Brewers ballpark deal has cleared a key state Assembly vote. An amended version of the bill (AB 438) to fund American Family Field repairs passed the Assembly Committee on State Affairs Thursday. The measure now offers substantially better financial terms for...

Republicans take no action on Evers’ special session

An expected outcome at the Capitol. Republican legislative leaders in the state Senate and Assembly gaveled in and out of session on Wednesday, after signaling they’d take no action on a special session from Democratic Governor Tony Evers almost as soon as he called...

Republicans propose American Family Field funding plan

Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly have proposed a $614-million plan to keep the Brewers in Milwaukee and upgrade American Family Field. The new plan would raise income taxes on MLB Players and staff, including the Brewers. “Unfortunately, the amount of money...

Evers signs historic shared revenue deal

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has signed an historic shared revenue deal. At a Wausau fire station Tuesday, the governor explained stagnant state funding has put local governments in a bind. “So with shared revenue being held stagnant for the last decade local...

Vos ’embarrassed’ by DEI efforts at UW System

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos continued to hammer on the UW System’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts during the weekend’s state Republican Party convention in La Crosse. The Republican leader made his comments during a panel discussion on Saturday. “For the past...

Shared revenue deal approved by Wisconsin Legislature

Both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature on Wednesday approved an historic compromise to overhaul state funding for local governments. The shared revenue bill will provide an additional $275 million to counties and municipalities. It’s now ready for Governor...

Evers says he won’t sign budget with massive cut to UW System

Governor Tony Evers said Wednesday that he won’t sign a state budget that includes a big cut to the UW System. The $32 million cut from Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature is equivalent to what the UW had projected for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Assembly...

Gun safety bills from Democrats are unlikely to advance

Democrats at the Capitol are proposing gun safety measures. Lawmakers unveiled the measures during a Capitol press conference on Monday, along with Attorney General Josh Kaul and gun violence prevention advocates. “Listen to me. How many more times do we need the same...

Dems say some cities left behind in shared revenue deal

Democrats in the legislature say some medium sized Wisconsin cities are getting short-charged in the shared revenue sales tax bill. “The deal that has been negotiated certainly moves us in a better direction. The 20% minimum increase certainly is helpful to many...

Shared revenue bill passes Assembly but remains in doubt

At the Capitol, Assembly Republicans have passed their shared revenue bill on Wednesday. But Democrats say the measure falls short, and it’s unclear whether Governor Tony Evers and the state Senate are on board. At a press conference prior to Wednesday’s floor...