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Republicans reach deal to end budget impasse

Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal on a new state budget that removes the Milwaukee Bucks and prevailing wage changes to be taken up later as…

Obama's Wisconsin visit comes as Walker prepares campaign

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Gov. Scott Walker will greet President Barack Obama when he comes to La Crosse on Thursday to talk about the economy.

Democrats, public school advocates call for budget changes

Democrats and public education advocates say they want to remove budget provisions that would provide special education vouchers and additional private school…

Wisconsin justice withdraws request in ex-Walker aide case

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A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice has withdrawn his unusual request asking his colleagues to reconsider their decision not to hear an appeal of a felony…

Sanders says 9,500 expected at Madison rally

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says 9,500 people have said they plan to attend his rally on Wednesday night in Madison.

Obama to present overtime pay proposal in La Crosse

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President Obama will propose extending overtime pay to nearly 5 million workers during a visit to La Crosse on Thursday.

Lawmakers say budget deadline will be missed

State lawmakers say they're going to miss Tuesday's deadline to pass a two-year state budget.

Postcards mailed to 100,000 inactive voters in Wisconsin

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The state elections board has mailed postcards to nearly 100,000 registered voters in Wisconsin who have not cast ballots in the past four years.

Vos says he has votes to pass Bucks deal in Assembly

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he has enough votes to pass a financing plan for a $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena that relies on $250 million…

Democrats want to remove marriage definition in constitution

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Wisconsin Democrats say they want to eliminate nullified language in the state's constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

President Obama to travel to La Crosse for economic event

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President Barack Obama is coming to Wisconsin this week.

Walker calls gay marriage ruling 'grave mistake'

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The U.S. Supreme Court's legalizing of same-sex marriages nationwide comes as longtime opponent Scott Walker prepares to officially launch his campaign for…

Marriage talk dominates conservative gathering in Denver

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is talking about the landmark gay marriage ruling as he tries to woo conservative voters in Denver.

Bishop says marriage is always 1 man, 1 woman

The latest reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage.

Wisconsin gay marriage plaintiff praises ruling

A gay woman who successfully sued to overturn Wisconsin's ban on gay marriage is praising the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that same-sex couples have a right…

State budget battle could impact Verona Road construction

Verona Road construction from County Road PD to Raymond Road, planned for 2016 to 2019, remains uncertain as lawmakers battle with Gov. Scott Walker to…

UW political scientist on SCOTUS' Affordable Care Act decision

The United States Supreme Court saved President Obama's controversial health care law Thursday. Ryan Owens, an assistant professor of political science at…

Justice wants to reconsider ex-Walker aide case

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A Wisconsin Supreme Court justice is asking his colleagues to reconsider their decision not to hear an appeal from a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker when he…

Advocates for health care law relieved with ruling

Advocates for the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are expressing relief that they've been upheld by the U.S.…

Walker says Obama, federal government must fix subsidies

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Gov. Scott Walker says if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down health care subsidies, it's up to President Barack Obama and Congress to fix it and not the…

Walker: Federal government, not states, should fix Obamacare subsidies

Gov. Scott Walker said if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down health care subsidies, it's up to President Barack Obama and Congress to fix it, not the states.…

Zoo Interchange project disagreement holding up budget talks

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Gov. Scott Walker took advantage of a downtown Milwaukee bill signing to make the case that a budget deadlock over money for roads, specifically the Zoo…

Walker: Federal government, not states, should fix Obamacare subsidies

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Gov. Scott Walker said if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down health care subsidies, it's up to President Barack Obama and Congress to fix it, not the states.

Governor defends timing of gun bill signings

Gov. Scott Walker is defending the timing of a ceremony to sign two bills loosening Wisconsin's gun laws, saying they were scheduled before nine people were…

Walker says Haley asked that he not talk about flag

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he didn't initially offer his opinion on whether the Confederate flag should be taken down from the Capitol grounds in South…

Walker says framework of budget deal coming soon

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Gov. Scott Walker says the framework of a budget deal to break a nearly monthlong impasse is likely in the next few days.

Democrats call for WEDC head to resign

Two Democratic members of the board that runs Gov. Scott Walker's troubled economic development agency are calling for the CEO of the organization to resign.

Fitzgerald says he still doesn't have votes for budget

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he still does not have the votes to pass the state budget.

Dispute over union fees could return to Supreme Court

Powerful public-sector unions are facing another high-profile legal challenge that they say could wipe away millions from their bank accounts and make it…

Committee: No raises for state workers

The legislative committee that handles state workers' contracts has agreed to give them no pay raises over the next two fiscal years.

Committee OKs new state trooper contract

The legislative committee that handles state workers' contracts has approved a new plan for state troopers.

GOP senator says goal remains to finish budget by July

Republican state Sen. Luther Olsen says lawmakers are "moving closer" toward a deal to end a nearly monthlong budget stalemate, and the goal remains to have a…

Federal judge rules ban on overpass signs legal

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A federal judge has ruled that a ban on signs on a western Wisconsin interstate overpass is constitutional.

Walker to donate $3,500 received from white supremacist

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to donate to charity money he received in campaign donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by the…

Walker supports taking Confederate flag down

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Gov. Scott Walker says he supports South Carolina's governor's call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of that state's capitol.

Republicans meeting again in search of Wisconsin budget deal

Republican legislative leaders planned to meet again Monday afternoon as they continue to search for a way to wrap up work on the two-year state budget.

New trooper contract calls for 3 percent raises

Gov. Scott Walker's administration and the state troopers' union have negotiated a new contract that calls for 3 percent raises.

Kloppenburg, Donald plan runs for Wisconsin Supreme Court

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State Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg is running for the state Supreme Court and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge M. Joseph Donald says he also plans to…

Walker hedging on timing of presidential announcement

For months, Gov. Scott Walker has said he would not make an announcement about whether he's running for president until the state budget was passed and signed…

Walker tells donors he's still praying over presidential run

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Gov. Scott Walker is telling donors that he's still praying over whether to run for president in 2016, but he believes he is "uniquely qualified to lead this…

Republicans squabble over transportation funding talks

Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling is standing by comments she made that two Republican leaders of the state Assembly called disingenuous.

Scott Walker takes another step toward presidential run

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Stepping closer to an all-but-inevitable White House bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has created a "testing the waters" committee that allows him to raise…

State budget delay raises questions over June 30 deadline

Lawmakers have announced they will not hold public meetings on the state budget this week as a stalemate continues.

Lawmakers consider which road projects to delay in state budget

State lawmakers are trying to figure out which road projects may get delayed in the next two-year budget.

Longtime state employee union leader retiring

Marty Beil, who has served as the executive director of the state employee union, says he's retiring at the end of June.

Lawmaker says Bucks arena deal may not be in budget

The co-chair of the Legislature's budget committee says a $500 million financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks stadium may be pulled from the state budget and…

State Legislature's budget panel won't meet this week

The Wisconsin Legislature's budget committee won't meet this week as lawmakers continue wrestling over which roads projects would be affected by an $800…

Walker says he won't discuss meetings with foreign leaders

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he will no longer discuss what he talks about in private with leaders in other countries.

Wisconsin private-sector job growth 38th in 2014

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Wisconsin's private-sector job growth ranked 38th in the country last year, trailing the national average.

Bill to criminalize first-offense OWI circulates in Legislature

A bill has re-emerged to criminalize first-offense drunk driving in Wisconsin.

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