Politics is about our lives and things we hold dear: our families, our schools, our communities, our state, our world; it’s also about our worries, hopes and dreams. I will be looking for you to help me tell these stories, from city hall deciding how to pay for fixing our roads, to the statehouse debating how best to keep our drinking water safe, to you choosing who should lead the country. I want to show the personal stories of how political debates impact real lives. I also feel honored to ask lawmakers your questions. Politics is about you, so, please shoot me an e-mail and let me know what’s happening in your town: Jason.Calvi@fox6now.com.

My journey to FOX6 is a homecoming, of sorts, back to the Midwest. I grew up on Lake Michigan’s southern border. OK, way south of it, in Chicago’s southwest suburbs. My wonderful wife grew up in Michigan. I graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa (go Duhawks!), where I anchored and reported for the campus television station. I also interned at Chicago’s former 24/7 cable channel.

My twelve years serving as a broadcast journalist includes stops in Northwest Indiana, Connecticut, and most recently Washington, D.C., where I worked as Capitol Hill Correspondent. Some highlights of my reporting include covering the 2015 visit of Pope Francis, as well as the 2016 Presidential race, debates, election and the following confirmation battle of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the impeachment of President Trump.

My family and I are excited to explore our new state. Please say “hi” when you see us chasing our kids at the park, checking out books from the library, or enjoying local food and brews.

Recent Articles
  • Wisconsin lawmakers debate how to use projected $620 million budget surplus

    MADISON — The Wisconsin State Assembly and Senate both passed a bill that could cut income taxes. The bill would give the average tax filer an extra hundred dollars. But it heads to a governor who has criticized the proposal. Gov. Tony Evers tweeted that the Republican tax plan is “unsustainable.” He said it shortchanges the state’s rainy-day fund. Wisconsin projects a big surplus, and Republicans say that money should go to tax cuts. “It’s not your money. It’s not […]

  • Assembly passes bill that would mandate 𝓬𝓾𝓻𝓼𝓲𝓿𝓮 be taught in Wisconsin schools

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Assembly passed on Thursday, Feb. 20 a bill that would mandate the state superintendent to include cursive writing in the state’s model academic standards. Assembly Bill 459 would require schools to include cursive in its curricula. The goal is for students to write legibly in cursive by 5th grade. The bill still needs Senate approval. CLICK HERE to view an estimate of what it would cost to implement the bill.

  • Later bar hours for Democratic National Convention in doubt: ‘There are concerns’

    MADISON — The bill to keep bars open late for the 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) hit some hiccups on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The Wisconsin Senate held off on a vote — and now, there are big questions if it will pass the chamber. The bill would allow bars across the state to stay open until 4 a.m. during the four nights of the convention in July. Right now, bars must close at 2 a.m. on weekdays and 2:30 a.m. […]

  • Chris Larson, David Crowley advance to spring election in race for Milwaukee County executive

    MILWAUKEE — Chris Larson and David Crowley are the top two vote-getters in the primary election for Milwaukee County executive — and earn the right to advance to the April general election with 93% of precincts reporting. Larson and Crowley beat out Theodore Lipscomb and Purnima Nath — who finished third and fourth respectively. CLICK HERE for the complete election results Current Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced in October 2019 that he would not be seeking reelection. Abele told […]

  • Souls to the Polls

    ‘God wants us to get involved:’ Milwaukee pastors urge turnout at the polls for primary Tuesday

    MADISON — During the primary election in Wisconsin Tuesday, Feb. 18, voters will make their picks in the Wisconsin Supreme Court and local races — but not the presidential primary. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Three people are vying for seats on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, while there are also races for Milwaukee county executive, Milwaukee mayor, and aldermen, as well as races in towns across the state. The two candidates with the most votes […]

  • Wisconsin Republicans propose $250 million income tax cut

    MADISON — Assembly Republicans say they want to give you a $100 tax cut with the state’s projected budget surplus. But Governor Tony Evers says some of the money should go to our schools. Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature unveiled a nearly $250 million income tax cut plan on Friday that they plan to vote on next week and quickly send to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. Republicans also want to cut the personal property tax paid by businesses by […]

  • Bill allowing 4 a.m. bar closing during Democratic National Convention advances

    MADISON — Wisconsin bars could remain open until 4 a.m. during the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer under a bill approved by a state Assembly Committee on Thursday, making it one step closer to passage in the state Legislature. There’s a bipartisan push to allow for expanded bar hours during the July 13-16 convention, as has been done in other states, to capitalize on the estimated 50,000 people who will be in and around Milwaukee for the event. […]

  • Wisconsin Elections Commission votes not to send 2 ballots to absentee voters

    MADISON — The Wisconsin Elections Commission decided Wednesday not to require local clerks to send two ballots to 81,000 people who wanted to vote absentee in the April 7 presidential primary, a move made to avoid what commissioners worried would create “insanity” and “chaos” when voters received two ballots. The commission earlier this month told local clerks they had to send two ballots in order to comply with different deadlines under state and federal laws. That resulted in a backlash […]

  • Mayor touts lower crime, stronger economy in State of the City: ‘Milwaukee is moving forward’

    MILWAUKEE —  Mayor Tom Barrett says Milwaukee is safe and its economy is better. That is the thrust of his annual State of the City address which Barrett delivered on Monday morning, Feb. 10. “Milwaukee is safer, our economy is stronger, and the city is more inclusive. We are working to increase economic opportunity, an opportunity that’s fully and fairly shared,” said Mayor Barrett. 2020 is a big year for Milwaukee. “We have the opportunity to tell the world our […]

  • Not guilty: Split Senate acquits President Trump of impeachment

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. A majority of senators expressed unease with President Trump’s pressure campaign on Ukraine that resulted in the two articles of impeachment. But the final tallies — 52-48 favoring acquittal of abuse of power, 53-47 of obstruction of Congress’ investigation — […]

  • Senate so far split neatly along party lines on impeachment

    WASHINGTON — The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday’s virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges, with just two or three undecided members even considering breaking with their party. A leading GOP moderate, Susan Collins of Maine, announced she will vote to acquit President Trump, leaving Utah Sen. Mitt Romney as the only potential GOP vote to convict President Trump of abusing his office and stonewalling Congress. Collins […]

  • President Trump trial closing arguments aim at voters, history

    WASHINGTON — Closing arguments Monday in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial were directed more toward history than to sway the outcome, one final chance to influence public opinion and set the record ahead of his expected acquittal in the Republican-led Senate. The House Democratic prosecutors drew on the Founding Fathers and common sense to urge senators — and Americans — to see that President Trump’s actions are not isolated but a pattern of behavior that, left unchecked, will allow him […]

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