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Newsmakers: DEI and Academic Freedom on Campus with Rep. Murphy

Republican Representative Dave Murphy of Greenville has, for several years now, been leading the debate on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and academic freedom on the Universities of Wisconsin campuses. Early in 2024, he continues to challenge the system in his role as chair of the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities. On February 5, 2024, WisconsinEye’s […]

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Newsmakers: Update on the Speaker's Task Force on Artificial Intelligence

Members of the Speaker’s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence have introduced their report and legislation that they hope strikes a balance between protecting consumers and allowing the AI economy to thrive in Wisconsin. Sometimes referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the explosion of Artificial Intelligence has state legislatures across the country rushing to regulate. […]

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Newsmakers: Speaker's Task Force on Human Trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Wisconsin is making progress to protect victims. Eleven bills are making their way through the legislature following last week’s announcement by the Speaker’s Task Force on Human Trafficking that their work has completed. Leaders of the committee admit, this is just a first step; there is still much […]

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Newsmakers: 2023 Year End Review and Goals for 2024 with Minority Leader Neubauer

Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer is leading her democratic caucus during a time of uncertainty, particularly as the State Supreme Court may upend state legislative maps, putting all 99 Assembly districts into question. Her job not only entails pushing for state policy change, but recruiting new candidates. On January 9, 2024, Rep. Neubauer joined WisconsinEye’s […]

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Newsmakers: School Voucher System Lawsuit

School choice and public education advocates across the country are anxiously awaiting a decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on whether they will take a case that could change the state’s school voucher program. On December 11, 2023, WisconsinEye’s Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Julie Underwood, former Dean of UW–Madison School of Education and […]

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Newsmakers: A Conversation with Senate Majority Leader LeMahieu

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu closed out this year’s final floor period with a few significant wins under his belt, including bi-partisan support for repairs to the Brewers stadium and an overhaul of the state’s liquor laws. On December 4, 2023, Senator LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) joined WisconsinEye’s Newsmakers host Lisa Pugh to reflect on what he […]

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Newsmakers: A Preview of Clarke v. WEC

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21st in a case that has the potential to upend the entire State Legislature. Interested parties will be weighing in on if the state’s current legislative map is constitutional – and if not, what should be done about it. On November 20, 2023, WisconsinEye’s […]

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Newsmakers: Reflections on the Past and Future with MMAC Leaders Sheehy and Kooyenga

On November 13, 2023, WisconsinEye’s Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce President Tim Sheehy and President-Elect Dale Kooyenga. Mr. Kooyenga joined MMAC in January in the newly created role of senior vice president as the regional economic development and their board began planning for the retirement of his predecessor, Tim Sheehy, who has […]

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Newsmakers: Preview of the Deer Hunting Season

Wisconsin’s gun deer hunting season opens on November 18th, and for a number of reasons, harvest numbers are expected to be down this year. But, beyond those harvest estimates is perhaps the biggest question in Wisconsin: What is the health of the state’s deer population? On November 6, 2023, WisconsinEye’s Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down […]

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