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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Matt:

Key Wisconsin lawmakers briefed on bank collapse, weigh next moves

"We're navigating this in real time," Rep. Bryan Steil said in an interview Monday. → Read More

New bipartisan coalition will push lawmakers to approve $290 million for Brewers

A new coalition was announced to push lawmakers to back Gov. Tony Evers' proposal to allocate $290 million from the state surplus to the Brewers' stadium district. → Read More

Sen. Tammy Baldwin joins bipartisan group of senators backing bill that could ban TikTok

A group of bipartisan U.S. senators unveiled the legislation Tuesday. → Read More

Republican-led panel considers reversing new state vaccine requirements

After a day-long hearing in Madison, Republicans on a key rules committee are poised to reverse new vaccine requirements recently put in place by state health officials. The new rules put in effect in February mandate students be vaccinated twice against meningitis beginning in seventh grade including a booster in 12th grade. Previously, a meningitis vaccine was not required. State health… → Read More

Father of Parkland student killed in school shooting lobbying Wisconsin lawmakers for funding

The Wisconsin Justice Department is urging lawmakers to fund the Office of School Safety. → Read More

Protasiewicz declines WISN-TV Supreme Court debate

Ahead of the April 4 election, WISN-TV invited both Supreme Court candidates to participate in a primetime debate.Former Justice Daniel Kelly agreed. On Monday, Milwaukee County Judge Janet Protasiewicz officially declined the request. “We appreciate the invitation to participate in this debate," campaign spokesperson Sam Roecker said in a statement. "With only four weeks before the election, a… → Read More

'UPFRONT' recap: Mayor of MKE's Ukrainian sister city says urgent needs still exist

Oleksandr Markushin talks with UPFRONT from Ukraine → Read More

Mayor of Milwaukee's Ukrainian sister city says Irpin is rebuilding as war enters 2nd year

Irpin Mayor Oleksandr Markushin is a guest Sunday on "UPFRONT." → Read More

Rep. Gallagher debuts new China committee, lawmakers warn of imminent threat

Wisconsin congressman chairs new high-profile select committee. → Read More

GOP showdown set Tuesday to advance in 8th state Senate district special election

The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Jodi Habush Sinykin. → Read More

'UPFRONT' recap: Brewers budget battle puts $290 million in taxpayer money in play

Rick Schlesinger and Tim Sheehy are guests this week. → Read More

Wisconsin mayors, community leaders attending White House event

The series of events is meant to tout the Biden administration's economic agenda to local leaders → Read More

Evers proposes $290M from surplus to keep Brewers in Milwaukee

In return Brewers officials say the team will sign 20-year least at American Family Field → Read More

More details emerging after Madison-based F-16 shoot down unidentified object

Fighter jets shot down the object Sunday over Lake Huron at President Biden's order. → Read More

'UPFRONT' recap: Sens. Taylor, Wanggaard say support growing to increase funding for public safety

The pair shared latest on negotiations ahead of budget address, after Milwaukee officer killed → Read More

Rep. Gwen Moore brings Sterling Brown to State of the Union to call for police reform

Moore addressed Tuesday's shooting death of a Milwaukee police officer → Read More

President Biden makes Wisconsin first stop after State of the Union address

The president is expected to visit the Madison area Wednesday. → Read More

'UPFRONT' recap: RNC plans more 'election integrity' efforts in Wisconsin ahead of 2024

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and DNC Secretary Jason Rae are guests. → Read More

Milwaukee expected to host GOP primary debate ahead of 2024 convention

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel made the announcement Thursday in Milwaukee → Read More

Lawmakers again propose allowing Milwaukee to install red light cameras to target reckless driving

The proposal has failed to gain traction in previous legislative sessions. → Read More