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WisPolitics Midday provides what you need to know about Wisconsin politics in under two minutes. Quality content brought to you each weekday by the reporting team at WisPolitics.com.

WisPolitics Midday provides what you need to know about Wisconsin politics in under two minutes. Quality content brought to you each weekday by the reporting team at WisPolitics.com.

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WisPolitics Midday provides what you need to know about Wisconsin politics in under two minutes. Quality content brought to you each weekday by the reporting team at WisPolitics.com.

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English


Episodes

Pocan says Baldwin as VP would make Wisconsin an “absolute win” for Biden

5/22/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan saying if Joe Biden picks U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin as his running mate, it would lock in Wisconsin as an “absolute win” for the presumptive Dem presidential nominee.

Duration:00:03:49

Elections Commission holds off on deciding whether to mail absentee ballot requests to some registered voters

5/21/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers the Elections Commission's decision to wait a week before taking up a proposal to mail some voters absentee ballot request forms.

Duration:00:04:03

Sen. Dave Craig announces he won't seek reelection

5/20/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers Sen. Dave Craig's announcement that he won't seek reelection. Stephanie Hoff and Pat Poblete also discuss the other members of the state Legislature who have opted against running again this fall.

Duration:00:03:25

Elections Commission still searching for answers on tubs of absentee ballots from April 7 election

5/19/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers a report that shows state officials are still unsure why some 1,600 absentee ballots from voters in the Fox Valley ended up in a Milwaukee postal sorting facility or why some Oshkosh voters never received the ballots they'd requested for the April 7 election.

Duration:00:04:33

Evers doesn’t envision ‘grand bargain’ with GOP on new restrictions to stem COVID-19

5/18/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers Gov. Tony Evers saying on the "UpFront" program he doesn't envision a "grand bargain" with Republican legislative leaders after they won a lawsuit striking down his administration's extended COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

Duration:00:03:46

DWD beefs up staffing, call centers to handle unemployment crush

5/15/2020
In today's Midday podcast, WisPolitics.com President Jeff Mayers joins Pat Poblete to discuss the Department of Workforce Development adding new call centers and expanding staff and hours to deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:04:24

After "Safer at Home" dismissed, Wisconsin will see a patchwork approach to reopening

5/14/2020
The state Supreme Court struck down Governor Evers’ “Safer at Home” order, ruling that lawmakers should have had oversight of the process. Evers slammed the court for overturning the order and undercutting progress made in managing COVID-19. WisPolitics.com President Jeff Mayers and Stephanie Hoff discuss what comes next for Wisconsin including local regulations, safety guidelines and the governor's public health emergency order.

Duration:00:04:18

Tiffany pledges to work with Trump after winning 7th CD special election

5/13/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers state Sen. Tom Tiffany's victory in the 7th CD and the future of his seat in the state Legislature.

Duration:00:03:26

Evers clears small retailers to reopen

5/12/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers Gov. Tony Evers announcing small retailers can now reopen as Wisconsin for the first time showed a downward trajectory over a 14-day period for the percentage of daily positive COVID-19 tests.

Duration:00:03:08

7th CD special election preview

5/11/2020
Today's Midday podcast previews tomorrow's special election for a House seat in Wisconsin's 7th CD.

Duration:00:03:34

DWD says Wisconsin missed out on about $25 million in federal funding due to legislative inaction

5/8/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers the Department of Workforce Development report that the state missed out on federal funding to cover unemployment claims because the GOP-led Legislature took too long to approve a COVID-19 bill suspending a one-week waiting period before those who lose their jobs can receive a check.

Duration:00:03:50

Cross proposes campus cuts, consolidation of administrative services to deal with COVID-19 challenges

5/7/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers UW System President Ray Cross recommending campuses cut programs and consolidate administration to survive the "unprecedented challenges" of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:03:27

MMAC calls for phased reopening beginning Monday

5/6/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce asking Gov. Tony Evers to start a phased reopening of the state economy by Monday, arguing that hospitals and businesses are ready.

Duration:00:04:07

Evers and legislative leaders discuss regional approach to reopening

5/5/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers Gov. Tony Evers' meeting with legislative leaders, the latest legal challenge to the guv's stay-at-home order and the first set of oral arguments about the legality of order before the state Supreme Court.

Duration:00:04:39

Evers agrees to settle Nygren’s open records lawsuit

5/4/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers a proposed settlement in Rep. John Nygren's open records suit against Gov. Tony Evers that would turn over the documents and pay the lawmaker's attorneys $40,000.

Duration:00:03:33

Public officials respond to Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce's “Back to Business” plan

5/1/2020
Today’s Midday podcast covers public officials' responses Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce's “Back to Business” plan. WMC members testified on "Back to Business" before legislators in a public hearing. Stephanie Hoff and Pat Poblete discuss Gov. Tony Evers', WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes' and GOP lawmakers' responses to the economic recovery plan put out by the largest business group in the state.

Duration:00:03:36

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly reinstates himself in voter purge case

4/30/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers conservative Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly's announcement that he will participate in the rest of the proceedings in a suit seeking to remove from the voter rolls those who may have moved.

Duration:00:02:53

Evers cutting agency budgets to deal with revenue loss from COVID-19

4/29/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers the Evers administration's decision to immediately cut executive branch agency budgets 5 percent in the current fiscal year to help deal with the looming state revenue loss due to COVID-19.

Duration:00:03:51

Evers relaxes restrictions on some non-essential businesses, orders reopening of some state parks, forests

4/28/2020
Today's Midday podcast covers the Evers administration's move to allow some non-essential businesses and state parks to reopen.

Duration:00:03:55

Fitzgerald says Republicans turned to Supreme Court after Evers 'completely circumvented' the rule-making process

4/27/2020
Today's Midday podcast features reaction from both sides of the aisle to the GOP decision file a lawsuit after the Evers administration extended the safer-at-home order until May 26.

Duration:00:03:55