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WisconsinEye Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sits down with the newsmakers from around the state to talk in-depth about the issues impacting Wisconsinites.

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WisconsinEye Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sits down with the newsmakers from around the state to talk in-depth about the issues impacting Wisconsinites.

All published episodes are available on-demand on wiseye.org

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    Newsmakers: A Preview of the Spring General Election Ballot

    Newsmakers: A Preview of the Spring General Election Ballot

    You wouldn’t know it by watching the news, but there is more than a race for State Supreme Court on the ballot this coming April 4th. Wisconsinites will be asked several questions, including two which would change the state’s constitution. Voters in the 8th Senate District will also weigh in on a race that could […]

    Newsmakers: Budget Priorities with Democratic JFC Members Sen. Johnson and Rep. Goyke

    Newsmakers: Budget Priorities with Democratic JFC Members Sen. Johnson and Rep. Goyke

    The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee will be traveling across the state in just a few weeks, hearing directly from Wisconsinites about their budget priorities. The 16-member committee has historically voted mostly along party lines on key fiscal issues and even with a record surplus, there are few areas of agreement thus far. Two of the […]

    Newsmakers: State Party Chairs Brian Schimming and Ben Wikler

    Newsmakers: State Party Chairs Brian Schimming and Ben Wikler

    Only weeks away from what some are saying is the most influential spring election in the nation, Republican Party of Wisconsin Chair Brian Schimming and Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler sit down with Newsmakers guest host and CBS 58 Capitol Reporter Emilee Fannon on March 13, 2023 to discuss the race for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court and […]

    Newsmakers: A Check-In with JFC Co-Chairs Rep. Born and Sen. Marklein

    Newsmakers: A Check-In with JFC Co-Chairs Rep. Born and Sen. Marklein

    Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs Representative Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam and Sen. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green are taking the reins of the biennial budget process now that the Governor has shared his vision. Although they say there are areas of agreement, solutions to some of the state’s biggest challenges will look quite different in a Republican […]

    Newsmakers: Gov. Tony Evers on 2023-25 Budget Proposal

    Newsmakers: Gov. Tony Evers on 2023-25 Budget Proposal

    Governor Tony Evers has introduced his third biennial budget proposal, requesting record spending and highlighting priority areas like K-12 education, tax cuts and shared revenue. There are signs of bi-partisan agreement with some of his ideas, but final amounts and details are months from being settled. Governor Evers joins Newsmakers on March 3, 2023 to […]

    Newsmakers: Shared Revenue and Funding for Local Governments with Mike Koles and Jerry Deschane

    Newsmakers: Shared Revenue and Funding for Local Governments with Mike Koles and Jerry Deschane

    Increasing funding to local governments – sometimes referred to as shared revenue – is shaping up to be a featured cornerstone of bipartisan agreement in the next biennial budget – but agreement is not expected without significant compromise. Shared revenue has remained flat for the past decade – and local officials say stagnant funding, combined […]

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