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JS OnPolitics, 12/21/17

12/21/2017
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With the end of 2017 nearly here, our JS OnPolitics panel looks back at the year in national, state and local politics — and makes some predictions for 2018.

Duration:00:30:06

JS OnPolitics, 12/7/17

12/7/2017
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In this episode, Washington Bureau Chief Craig on the tax debates and how the Republican tax plan will affect Wisconsin. Jason Stein and Dan Bice on allegations against Spencer Coggs and Josh Zepnick and other sexual harassment updates. James Causey on the controversial social media posting of gun-toting subcontractors in the city.

Duration:00:27:45

JS OnPolitics, 11/30/17

11/30/2017
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Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert on what he found during his recent reporting trip to Paul Ryan's home district. Also, Jason Stein on the Legislature's moves to update its sexual harassment policies. We also discuss prospects for Ald. Tony Zielinski who said he'd take on Mayor Tom Barrett in the next mayoral race.

Duration:00:31:18

JS OnPolitics, 11/16/17

11/16/2017
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In this episode, Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert talks about the GOP tax plan, and Sen. Ron Johnson being the 1st to come out against it. Madison reporter Jason Stein discusses the flurry of Democrats interested in running for governor and about GOP criticism facing Tony Evers. Dan Bice talks about the tab for security at Clarke's house. Also, what has our long lost sheriff been up to?

Duration:00:28:12

JS OnPolitics, 11/9/17

11/9/2017
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In this episode, Wisconsin: Still polarized. Craig Gilbert on what's he's finding so far as he revisits his polarization project that investigates the political landscape of Wisconsin. Jason Stein reports on how the Foxconn contract played out; what's in it, what's not. The governor makes it official but strangely says less than expected about a deal that could bring up to 13,000 jobs to the state. Why? And what else can we say about the governor's campaign? and the mayor gets some of what...

Duration:00:33:07

JS OnPolitics, 11/9/17

11/9/2017
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In this episode, Wisconsin: Still polarized. Craig Gilbert on what's he's finding so far as he revisits his polarization project that investigates the political landscape of Wisconsin. Jason Stein reports on how the Foxconn contract played out; what's in it, what's not. The governor makes it official but strangely says less than expected about a deal that could bring up to 13,000 jobs to the state. Why? And what else can we say about the governor's campaign? and the mayor gets some of what...

Duration:00:33:07

JS OnPolitics, 10/26/17

10/26/2017
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In this edition, Police settlements are costing the city millions, tight budgets in Milwaukee are raising questions about police misconduct. There’s more trouble at Lincoln Hills but this time it’s staff members, raising concerns about safety. A new poll shows that not everyone is on board with the streetcar, or Foxconn. All that plus winners and losers and your questions.

Duration:00:24:33

JS OnPolitics, 10/12/17

10/12/2017
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The Democratic field in the race for Governor is getting awfully crowded, and one candidate is facing a lot of questions about his role representing the Catholic church in the priest sex abuse scandal. We look at how the race is shaping up. Are investigators being punished for doing too good of a job exposing problems at Lincoln Hills? We’ll get the latest. We also take a look at the U.S. Senate race. All that plus winners and losers and your viewer questions.

Duration:00:26:29

JS OnPolitics, 10/5/17

10/6/2017
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In this episode, lessons from Vegas: we discuss how best to regulate (or not) guns after the horrors of the Las Vegas murders. Also, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a potentially momentous case involving the drawing of legislative boundaries in Wisconsin. And a city budget update: Why should city residents care what's happening with the city budget? One word: firehouses.

Duration:00:27:59

JS OnPolitics, 9/28/17

9/28/2017
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The 2018 city budget is out and it includes a familiar battle --- police and fire spending vs. everything else. We'll take a look at what is at stake. The Journal Sentinel sponsored a community discussion on where things stand on housing and segregation ... 50 years after the open housing marches. The fight over redistricting in Wisconsin goes before the US Supreme Court and the news in recent days of the attempted elections hack that wasn't. Meanwhile, with a Packers-Bears rivalry game,...

Duration:00:29:51

JS OnPolitics, 9/21/17

9/22/2017
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The long-overdue budget process is finally wrapping up, but Governor Walker is already undoing some significant additions to the bill. Also, new questions are emerging over the Foxconn deal. Do the Legislature's attorneys think Walker and GOP lawmakers went too far? We also run recent Foxconn statements through the PolitiFact Truth-o-Meter. Plus we look at an upcoming story on the costs of renting in Milwaukee. All that plus winners and losers and your questions.

Duration:00:21:22

JS OnPolitics, 9/14/17

9/15/2017
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The deal for the massive Foxconn plant is set for its final legislative approval today … what comes next for the $3 billion deal? The state budget is close as well. We’ll look at what issues remain and what may draw Scott Walker’s veto pen. Also, we’ll talk about what’s at stake when a Milwaukee Common Council committee discusses a report from the DOJ on the Milwaukee Police Department. Meanwhile, the Republican race for the US Senate started to come into focus this week. So did the...

Duration:00:29:43

JS OnPolitics, 9/7/17

9/7/2017
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Donald Trump breaks with his party to side with the Democrats in a plan to fund the government. We take a look at Trump's week and Ryan's full plate as Congress comes back into session. Also, after apparently being shut out of a White House job, Sheriff Clarke moves on to a Trump Super PAC.Plus, Foxconn moves ahead. The Legislature's budget-writing committee gave its blessing this week; now it's on to the state budget.

Duration:00:29:40

JS OnPolitics, 8/31/17

9/1/2017
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Paul Ryan's long, hot summer. We chat with Craig about how Ryan has tried to focus on the GOP agenda, including tax reform, but kept getting distracted by Trump's dramas. We're closer to a state budget. Patrick Marley on the latest on the state budget talks in Madison and Foxconn. The Department of Justice slams MPS. Ashley Luthern on a draft DOJ report that says trust is damaged between the community and its police department. All that plus winners and losers and your viewer questions.

Duration:00:28:11

JS OnPolitics, 8/17/17

8/17/2017
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In this episode, Foxconn: What's next? Madison reporter Jason Stein fills us in on the latest. Also, Politifact reporter Tom Kertscher tells us how politicians have fared on the Truth-O-Meter with Foxconn. Washington Bureau chief Craig Gilbert discusses Trump’s handling of Charlottesville and how GOP reacted to it. Raquel Rutledge gives us an update on her investigation on tainted alcohol at Mexican resorts. All that plus winners and losers and your questions.

Duration:00:33:04

JS OnPolitics, 8/10/17

8/10/2017
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In this episode, Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert gives an update on the recent President Trump approval ratings (Hint: They're low.) He also talks about Trump's decision to appoint Milwaukee attorney Michael Brennan to the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Also, the 2018 race for Tammy Baldwin's seat is already underway. We look at who is hoping to take her on. State taxpayers would need about 25 years to recoup the nearly $3 billion in proposed payments to bring Foxconn to...

Duration:00:30:18

JS OnPolitics, 8/3/17

8/3/2017
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In this episode, the Wisconsin legislature is about to debate a massive deal try to lure Foxconn to the state. Madison reporter Jason Stein has the latest. Also, Washington Bureau Chief Craig Gilbert talks about the departure of Reince Priebus, why he’s gone and what he might do now. Locally, we discuss the civil rights marches that happened in Milwaukee 50 years ago.

Duration:00:23:56

JS OnPolitics, 7/27/17

7/27/2017
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In this episode, Foxconn wants to build a massive plant in Wisconsin … and taxpayers are being asked for massive incentives to bring it here. We’ll take a look at what the announcement means from an economic and political perspective. Meanwhile, in Washington, Republican have been tied up in knots over what to do about Obamacare … we’ll untangle it for you. We’ll also update you where the state budget stands in Madison , and take a look at Police Chief Edward Flynn and his battles with...

Duration:00:29:57

JS OnPolitics, 7/20/17

7/24/2017
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In this episode, Wisconsin still doesn't have a budget and Republicans who control the state Capitol still can't agree on a plan. Patrick Marley provides an update from Madison. Also, some aldermen are pushing to hire outside counsel in an effort to force the Milwaukee Police Department to release a draft of a DOJ report. It's just the latest criticism facing Milwaukee's police chief. Ashley Luthern has the latest. Plus, Democrats are starting to line up to take on Gov. Walker. Daniel Bice...

Duration:00:22:33

JS On Politics 7/13/17

7/14/2017
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We explore the impact of the latest revelations about Donald Trump Jr.'s emails on Reince Priebus and Paul Ryan. Also, the Milwaukee Common Council tries to take control of the MPD chief; Ashley Luthern and Mary Spicuzza explore what this means. Plus Jason Stein on the latest maneuvering on how to pay for Wisconsin's roads and other state budget matters. All that plus winners and losers and your viewer questions.

Duration:00:28:15