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Walker touts property tax cut around state

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Gov. Scott Walker says he remains committed to cutting property taxes despite a looming $2.2 billion state budget shortfall.

Baldwin hails thaw in US-Cuba relations

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is hailing the move to restore diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

Walker tells Republican senators to avoid right to work

Gov. Scott Walker is telling Republican state senators he wants them focused on his agenda, not passing right-to-work legislation.

Walker looking at 6 to 7 agencies for changes

Gov. Scott Walker says he's looking at consolidating or making "major changes" at six or seven state agencies.

Walker calls normalization with Cuba 'bad idea'

Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks normalization of relations with Cuba is a "bad idea."

Coalition of business owners forms to oppose right to work

A coalition of more than 300 construction-related private businesses in Wisconsin has formed to oppose a right-to-work proposal being discussed by Republican…

Special election set for Grothman Senate seat

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Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election to fill the Wisconsin Senate seat being vacated by Congressman-elect Glenn Grothman.

GAB director defends agency; Walker says he's open to change

The head of the board that oversees elections and ethics in Wisconsin says changes are in progress.

State high court to take up some Doe cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases stemming from a John Doe investigation of fundraising and spending by Gov. Scott Walker's campaign…

Walker says he wants schools to have Common Core choice

Gov. Scott Walker is backing off his call for the Legislature to repeal Common Core academic standards, saying he simply wants to insure there is no mandate…

Walker to review using hunting fees for mine costs

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Gov. Scott Walker says he wants to review whether hunting and fishing fees collected by the state should be used to pay for costs related to sighting an open…

Walker says he's open to ideas on changing elections board

Gov. Scott Walker says he's open to making changes to the nonpartisan board that oversees elections, campaign finance, ethics and lobbying laws in Wisconsin.

Walker says he joked with rabbis about 'molotov' error

Gov. Scott Walker says rabbis joked with him about a letter drafted in his name related to lighting a menorah for Hanukah that ends with him saying "molotov"…

Walker says Bush decision on 2016 doesn't affect him

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's decision to "actively explore" running for president doesn't affect his own consideration of…

Head of elections board defends work

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The state board that oversees elections in Wisconsin plans to discuss a new audit that found problems with its operations that is fueling calls for Republicans…

Elections board looks at ballot design

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Wisconsin's elections board is considering changes to its model ballot design following a lawsuit earlier this year that argued the ballot was confusing and…

Wis. anti-abortion groups set 2015-17 agenda

Wisconsin's anti-abortion groups have drawn up their wish list for the next legislative session.

Lawyers who fought same-sex marriage ban seek $1.2M

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The lawyers who successfully fought to undo Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage are seeking to recoup $1.2 million in legal costs from the case.

Audit details problems with Wisconsin elections board

An audit of the Wisconsin Government Accountability board has identified a number of problems with its operations.

Audit details problems with Wisconsin elections board

An audit of the Wisconsin Government Accountability board has identified a number of problems with its operations, including not conducting required reviews…

24 hours after trespassing citation, homeless man cited again

About 24 hours after a homeless man was cited for trespassing in a downtown Madison building, he was cited again for the same offense at the same municipal…

Republicans say elections audit shows changes needed

Republican critics of the board that oversees elections and ethics law in Wisconsin say a new audit shows that an overhaul is needed.

Ethics panel raps 2 lawmakers, clears Wis. representative

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Retiring Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri (PEE'-try) says he's glad the House Ethics Committee has closed the case against him.

Added security for City-County Building could be days away

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Following a second break-in at the City-County Building in two days, some members of the City-County Liaison Committee are calling for the hiring of a private…

Woman plans to challenge fetal protection law

A Wisconsin woman says she plans to file a lawsuit challenging the state's fetal protection law.

Walker not saying much about voucher school expansion

Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker isn't giving any details about how quickly Wisconsin's private voucher school program may expand or in what form.

Former Progressive magazine editor to lead watchdog group

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The former editor of The Progressive magazine is taking over as leader of a campaign finance watchdog group that maintains a frequently visited database of…

Walker says 'bold' consolidation coming

Gov. Scott Walker says he will be offering some "bold" proposal to consolidate departments in state government and eliminate positions.

Former Dane County supervisor announces run for mayor

Madison’s race for mayor got a little more crowded Wednesday after a former Dane County supervisor filed papers to run.

Group calls for prison changes; State to begin new discipline policies

A faith-based group is calling for change in Wisconsin prisons, and some change may be happening as soon as early next year.

Walker says 'molotov' in Hanukkah letter was typo

Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't remember sending a letter about a menorah when he was Milwaukee County executive that is signed, "Thank you and Molotov."

Walker says he didn't ask Adelson for support

Gov. Scott Walker says he didn't ask billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson for his support as the Republican mulls a potential 2016 presidential run.

DNR board approves hearings on new deer rules

The state Department of Natural Resources' board has approved public hearings on permanent rules implementing recommendations from Gov. Scott Walker's deer…

Protest prompts committee to include jail funding in agenda

Under a protester shutdown threat, the Dane County Public Protection & Judiciary Committee decided Tuesday night to add discussing county jail funding…

Businesses react to potential freeze on downtown liquor licenses

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is proposing to freeze the issuance of any new liquor licenses for the downtown area in the name of keeping the area "uniquely…

City hopes public restrooms will resolve public urination issue

The renaissance of downtown Madison can be seen in the skyline and on the sidewalks. If you look up, you’ll see construction cranes working to create downtown…

Railroad attorney makes case for compensation

A Canadian Pacific Railway attorney is trying to persuade the state Claims Board to hand the railroad more than half-a-million dollars for work on a high-speed…

Tax report to Walker offers no recommendations

Gov. Scott Walker

A report from Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler offers no specific recommendations for changes.

Walker meeting with Sheldon Adelson in Vegas

Gov. Scott Walker is in Las Vegas to meet with billionaire casino mogul and Republican super donor Sheldon Adelson, as Walker continues to consider running for…

State voucher programs see rapid growth

The number of students receiving private-school tuition vouchers in Wisconsin is nearing 30,000, making the state a leader when it comes to taxpayer-funded…

WMC says right-to-work, tax cut are priorities

Wisconsin's most powerful business lobbying group is calling on the Legislature to pass a right-to-work law, something Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he…

Wisconsin part of recent 'right to work' push

State lawmakers are likely to consider a right-to-work bill after the first of the year. Similar laws affecting private union membership have been passed in…

Burke to seek 2nd term on school board

Former Democratic candidate for governor, Mary Burke, confirmed Monday that she will be running for the school board again.

GOP lawmakers consider 'John Doe' law changes

Republican lawmakers are considering changes to Wisconsin's "John Doe" law after two lengthy investigations into Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.

Republicans mull DNR stewardship's budget future

Republicans who control the Wisconsin Assembly say they want to spare the state's land stewardship program from another round of cuts, but their Senate…

Soglin: Body-worn police cameras to come, but not only solution

Slow and steady -- that's Mayor Paul Soglin's game plan for bringing body cameras to Madison's police force.

Governor won't say if he'll veto right-to-work bill

Gov. Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker is refusing to say he would veto a right-to-work bill should it pass the Wisconsin Legislature, but he says he'd prefer lawmakers not take…

Right-to-work advocates launch radio ad

A newly formed group pushing for a right-to-work law in Wisconsin has launched a statewide radio ad a day after the Republican Senate leader said he wants…

Milwaukee judge Bradley won't run for high court

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Bradley says she is not going to run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Senate Republican committee members named

Republican Sen. Alberta Darling, of River Hills, will return as co-chair of the Legislature's powerful budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.

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