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Mellencamp unhappy with Gov. Walker

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Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before…

Walker signs ban on advertising kids online

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that prohibits people from advertising their children for adoption online.

Governor signs bill expanding strip searches

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County jailors will have more power to conduct strip searchers under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed.

Walker signs bill legalizing pot byproduct

Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures.

Walker refuses to back down on jobs promise

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Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't think voters will penalize him if he doesn't meet his 2010 campaign promise to create 250,000 private sector jobs by the end…

Governor signs rubber duck race bill

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Rubber duck races will be legal in Wisconsin under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed.

Couple asks Supreme Court to nix marriage ban

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A same-sex couple has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban.

Governor OKs classified UW research

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that will allow University of Wisconsin institutions to perform classified national security research.

Walker refuses to commit to serving full term

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Gov. Scott Walker is once again refusing to commit to serving a full four-year term if he is re-elected this fall.

Gov. Walker to sign 3 domestic-violence bills

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Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to sign into law three bills aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws.

Walker kicks off re-election campaign with rallies

Gov. Scott Walker says he deserves a second term because he turned Wisconsin around by cutting taxes, making sure everyone in poverty has access to health…

Petri makes formal retirement announcement

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Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri said no one factor led to his decision to retire after representing the 6th District for more than three decades.

Former state Majority Leader in court on sex-assault charges

Former State Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer made his first appearance in court Monday.

Scott Fitzgerald won't run for open US House seat

Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for the congressional seat vacated by longtime Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri.

Group asks Supreme Court to stay out of John Doe

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A liberal-leaning group has asked the state Supreme Court to stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination…

Wisconsin representative won't seek re-election

Another member of the Wisconsin Assembly says he won't seek re-election this fall.

UW flex offerings don't fit a Walker return

Gov. Scott Walker may want to finish his college course work using a new flexible degree option through the University of Wisconsin System, but there are no…

Stroebel becomes 2nd GOP candidate for Petri seat

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The race to replace retiring Republican congressman Rep. Tom Petri just got a little more crowded.

Schools seek, receive voter approval for tax increases at historic rates


A growing number of Wisconsin school districts are asking to raise taxes to cover salaries, utilities and other basic costs, and voters are approving their…

Ellis won't seek re-election following video

Republican Senate President Mike Ellis says the release of a secret recording of him discussing an illegal campaign scheme was the "tipping point" that made…

Walker signs bill creating Silver Alert

A new system to send alerts when an at-risk adult has gone missing will be created under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law.

Walker calls for additional UW tuition freeze

Gov. Scott Walker is calling for an additional two-year tuition freeze at the University of Wisconsin System.

Walker to sign bill expanding Milwaukee program

Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill into law designed to help the Milwaukee Police Department quickly detect gunshots.

Ellis proposes illegal fundraising on hidden camera video

State Sen. Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, is apologizing after he was caught on video proposing illegal fundraising.

Indiana Gov. Pence to address Wisconsin GOP

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will deliver the keynote address at the Wisconsin Republican Party state convention next month.

Walker to launch campaign Tuesday

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Gov. Scott Walker plans to officially launch his re-election campaign with a series of events across the state on Tuesday.

Officer-involved death bill awaiting governor’s signature

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Seventeen months ago Paul Heenan was shot and killed by a Madison police officer. When an investigation conducted internally by the department cleared the…

Walker might use new program to complete college degree

The governor is considering using a newly launched educational program to complete his college degree.

Ellis says he's done nothing illegal

Republican Sen. Mike Ellis says he has done nothing illegal and a video taken without his knowledge is misleading.

Assembly Democrats demand special session

Assembly Democrats are demanding Republican Gov. Scott Walker call a special legislative session to resurrect dead bills they say would help the middle class.

Wis. candidate defends program for abusive parents

District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is defending a Dane County diversion program for certain parents accused of child abuse, saying it keeps children safe and…

Republican Pridemore announces retirement

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Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore is retiring from the state Assembly.

Federal judge refuses to toss John Doe lawsuit

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A federal judge in Milwaukee says a lawsuit seeking to stop a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent…

Walker likely to sign police deaths bill

Gov. Scott Walker is signaling that he will sign into law a bill requiring investigations by outside police forces when people die in custody and another…

Court: Legislator must turn over email records

A Wisconsin appeals court says a state senator must turn over the names of people who sent him emails during the bitter debate over Republican Gov. Scott…

Walker dodges question of whether he needs degree

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Gov. Scott Walker is dodging the question of whether he needs a college degree in order to run for president.

Names for elections board slot sent to Walker

 Gov. Scott Walker will decide between four former Wisconsin circuit court judges to fill an opening spot on the Government Accountability Board.

Dane County child abuse program now campaign issue

A program quietly started in the Dane County District Attorney's Office last fall is now an issue in the race for attorney general.

Governor signs web privacy, DNA collection, medical apology bills

Gov. Scott Walker signed 62 bills into law Tuesday, with a ceremonial bill signing of an Assembly bill that creates an emergency heating assistance loan…

Walker signs bill targeting repeat drunken drivers

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Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that requires drunken drivers who injure someone to spend at least 30 days in jail.

Walker signs school report card bill

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Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a limited school accountability measure that passed the Legislature only after a more sweeping measure failed.

Walker signs bill creating new crime for revenge porn

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill creating a new crime for disseminating sexually explicit images without the consent of the person depicted.

Governor signs bill restricting drones

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A group of legislators says Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would restrict the use of unmanned drones in Wisconsin.

Walker signs Milwaukee mental health bill

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that takes control of the troubled Milwaukee mental health complex away from the county board.

Wisconsin ranks 3rd in election administration

A new report ranks Wisconsin among the best in the nation in administering the 2012 elections.

Senator says EU trade initiatives would limit labels on brats, cheese, beer

According to a release from Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office, a trade initiative of the European Union would change the names for certain meats, cheeses and beers…

Governor signs heroin bills, local EMS to get Narcan

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a package of bills aimed at curbing heroin addiction in Wisconsin.

Walker signs package of anti-heroin bills


Wisconsin law enforcement groups are applauding the governor's signing of seven bills that target the state's heroin epidemic.

Democrats ask Kramer to resign, ask GOP to form ethics committee

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Assembly Democrats are demanding former Majority Leader Bill Kramer resign in the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations.

Dane County Board chair won't seek re-election

Dane County Board Chair John Hendrick announced Monday he will not be seeking re-election as chair, according to a release.

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