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Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

The three Democratic candidates for Wisconsin attorney general know they agree on most issues, so they're trying to differentiate themselves by touting their…

Obamacare ruling could affect Wisconsin families

Affordable Care Act website

Dueling decisions by two federal appeals courts Tuesday leave subsidies for Wisconsin families who purchased health care through federal exchange plans in…

Democratic attorney general candidates at forum

The three Democratic candidates for Wisconsin attorney general know they agree on most issues, so they're trying to differentiate themselves by touting their…

Wisconsin GOP files complaint over Trek ad

The Wisconsin Republican Party has filed a complaint with the state elections board over a full-page newspaper ad by Trek Bicycle Corp., saying it amounts to…

Kleefisch leads Democrats in fundraising

Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch says she has raised $520,000 through June and has $689,000 cash on hand.

Madison alder announces run for mayor

Scott Resnick

Madison alder Scott Resnick held a press conference Monday to announce he plans to run for mayor next year.

Republican Schimel has more money than Democrats

Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel has about $400,000 cash on hand, more than twice as much as two Democratic opponents.

Elections board rejects allowing cameras in polls

Election observers in Wisconsin still won't be allowed to use cameras at the polls.

ACLU objects to full court hearing gay marriage

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Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in…

Burke: Walker ad reveals lack of global knowledge

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says an ad in which Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Trek Bicycle Corp. shows he doesn't understand how the global…

Walker, Burke, Hulsey to report fundraising totals

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Candidates for governor were to report how much money they raised through the first half of the year.

Walker takes risk with attack on respected Trek

Trek Bicycle Corp. is known for its bikes made for everyone from kids on training wheels to competitors at the Tour de France.

Republican says replacing standards difficult

The Republican leader of the state Senate says replacing Common Core education standards as Gov. Scott Walker wants will be "difficult."

Democrat Burke defends Trek in new TV ad

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke is defending her family company Trek Bicycles with a new television ad that also takes Republican Gov. Scott…

Trek CEO blasts Walker over campaign ad

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

John Burke, the president of Trek Bicycle Corp. and the brother of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, is blasting Republican Gov. Scott Walker over…

Referendum asks about Badger Care funding

County boards in Dane and La Crosse counties are the latest to add an advisory measure to the November ballot regarding the funding of BadgerCare.

Media group files appeal to get probe records

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A coalition of five media groups is appealing a federal judge's order refusing to unseal the entire record in a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Club for Growth…

Richards, Happ report fundraising totals

Democratic state attorney general candidate Jon Richards has nearly $170,000 cash on hand, while challenger Susan Happ has nearly $121,000 as they vie for the…

Petri pays nearly $140K in defense of ethics probe

Rep Tom Petri

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri has paid nearly $140,000 for legal representation stemming from an ethics investigation he himself requested into his own stock portfolio.

State takes steps toward purchasing 70-mile rail line

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation signed an acquisition agreement to purchase a 70-mile segment of rail line from Madison to Reedsburg and Cottage…

Judge gives group more time on probe records

A federal judge has given the Wisconsin Club for Growth three more weeks to work on an agreement over making public documents related to an investigation into…

Grothman raises nearly $138,000 for US House race


State Sen. Glenn Grothman has raised nearly $138,000 for his campaign for the Wisconsin congressional seat now held by retiring Republican Rep. Tom Petri.

Democrats ask Walker to drop gay marriage lawsuit

Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin Democrats are asking Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to drop their defense of the state's gay marriage ban,…

State says 166,000 gained insurance coverage

Health insurance forms

Newly released numbers by the state Insurance Commissioner's office shows that nearly 166,000 Wisconsin residents purchased health insurance by June 1.

Walker launches ad attacking Burke on outsourcing

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker's latest campaign ad attacks Democrat Mary Burke over Trek Bicycle Corp. outsourcing jobs to China.

Group asks for more time to review probe's records

The Wisconsin Club for Growth is asking for three more weeks to work on agreement over making public documents related to an investigation into whether Gov.…

State's bid for full gay marriage hearing nixed

A federal appeals court has rejected Wisconsin's initial bid to join Indiana in seeking a full-court hearing on the two states' bans on gay marriage.

Leibham raises $300,000 for US House campaign

State Sen. Joe Leibham has raised $300,000 for his run for the Wisconsin congressional seat now held by retiring Republican Rep. Tom Petri.

Senator concerned about state child abuse reporting

A state senator is raising concerns for a second time about state compliance with reporting on child abuse cases.

Zerban raises $100K, well behind Rep. Paul Ryan

Rob Zerban

Democratic challenger Rob Zerban raised just over $100,000 last quarter as he tries to defeat Rep. Paul Ryan for the seat representing southeastern Wisconsin.

Court to hear gay marriage arguments Aug. 13

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A federal appeals court in Chicago will hear arguments in challenges of gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana's on Aug. 13.

Historic tax credit program partially restored

A moratorium on a historic tax credit program in Wisconsin announced three weeks ago over concerns about how expensive it had become is being partially lifted.

Ryan sets personal fundraising record with $1.6M

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan has set a new personal record for fundraising.

Ground game could determine governor's race

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Wisconsin Republicans believe advances they've made in their efforts to identify voters and get them to the polls this fall will lead Gov. Scott Walker to a…

Records detail hiring of former Walker aide

Newly released records show a longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker helped interview the two finalists for the $113,000 job at the state public defender's office…

Judge says motion to lift gay marriage stay moot

Judge Barbara Crabb

A federal judge says civil rights advocates' request to lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin is moot.

Republicans attack Burke's stand on outside money

The state Republican Party is accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke of being a hypocrite for saying she wants to outlaw campaign donations…

State appeals ruling allowing gay marriages

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Wisconsin has appealed a federal judge's ruling from last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional.

Elections board can keep records secret

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the state elections board does not have to turn over its investigative records to auditors.

Business pushes for immigration reform

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Manufacturing and agriculture industry leaders in Wisconsin say immigration reform is essential to their business.

Religious coalition calls for change at Department of Corrections

Religious groups in Wisconsin are calling for change in the Department of Corrections.

Documents released related to Walker probe

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Newly unsealed documents in the ongoing lawsuit challenging an investigation into possible illegal campaign activity by conservative groups and Gov. Scott…

Walker requests disaster declaration

Gov. Scott Walker is asking for a disaster declaration for Grant County due to storm and tornado damage from last month.

Walker raises $8.2 million; Burke $3.6 million

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker has raised more than twice as much as Democratic opponent Mary Burke over the first six months of the year.

Judge won't speed up gay marriage stay decision

Judge Barbara Crabb

A federal judge will not speed up the briefing schedule in the American Civil Liberties Union request that she lift a stay on gay marriages in Wisconsin.

Reality Check: Vacant lot deal in dispute in governor's race


A vacant lot in Kenosha County is at the center of the 2014 race for governor.

Judge orders probe documents unsealed

A federal appellate judge has ordered the unsealing of two sets of documents filed in a lawsuit challenging a secret investigation into possible coordination…

Catholic hospital asked to cut ties with doctor

A La Crosse couple says they want a local Catholic hospital to sever ties with a doctor who they say performs abortions.

Walker calls Hulsey's candidacy 'entertaining'

Brett Hulsey

Republican Gov. Scott Walker calls the bid by state Rep. Brett Hulsey to win the Democratic nomination for governor "entertaining."

Walker ad attacks Burke over Abbott land deal

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker is accusing Democratic challenger Mary Burke of wasting $12.5 million in taxpayer money on a development deal with Abbott Labs that has yet…

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