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Insurers in state signing up same-sex couples

Several Wisconsin insurance companies are holding special sign-ups so same-sex couples can add spouses to their health plans.

Parties compete for turnout in 'purple' counties

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

In the season of changing colors, campaigns are out on the ground, trying to take so-called "purple" counties in the state, and turn them red or blue.

Marquette Law School poll director: 'Real close race right now' between Burke, Walker

The director of the Marquette Law School poll Charles Franklin joined Live at Five Friday for his final visit before Election Day.

Parties compete for turnout in 'purple' counties

In the season of changing colors, campaigns are out on the ground, trying to take so-called "purple" counties in the state, and turn them red or blue.

Janesville judge to announce Supreme Court run

Rock County Circuit Judge Jim Daley plans to announce his candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday.

Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Bill Clinton old racehorse

Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin "should not be a hard choice."

Happ launches first TV ad in attorney general race

Susan Happ

Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ's first television ad in the race against Republican Brad Schimel features her sitting atop a Harley-Davidson…

Burke continues to outspend Walker on TV

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

The latest estimates of television advertising spending in Wisconsin's hotly contested governor's race shows Democrat Mary Burke and her backers continue to…

Waunakee schools asking voters for $47 million in improvements

Waunakee school leaders say overcrowding mixed with a huge population boom, means they need $47 million to build a new school and more classrooms.

AG candidates set to debate on public television

Brad Schimel and Susan Happ

Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to engage in their second debate.

Tickets available Friday for Obama, Burke campaign event

Obama

President Barack Obama will be in Milwaukee Tuesday for a grassroots campaign event Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke, according to a Burke…

State representative cuts plea deal, remains in office

A state lawmaker has cut a plea deal on sexual assault charges, but is still in office.

Court won't reconsider voter ID case

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has refused to reconsider whether the state's voter photo identification law is unconstitutional.

Races for governor, including Wisconsin's, carry 2016 implications

White House at night

Republicans looking for early clues to the 2016 elections might find some in this year's governor races.

Appeals court rejects John Doe rehearing request

A federal appeals court has unanimously rejected a conservative group's request to reconsider a ruling last month tossing a lawsuit challenging an…

6th District candidates spar over entitlements

US Capitol

The candidates for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat have sharply different views on the programs some Americans rely on for food, medical care and…

Lawmaker reaches plea deal on sex assault charges

bill kramer

State Rep. Bill Kramer has reached a plea deal with Waukesha County prosecutors on sexual assault charges.

Hulsey launches write-in candidacy for governor

Brett Hulsey

Just 12 days before the election, state Rep. Brett Hulsey says he is running for governor as an independent write-in candidate.

Reality Check: Group makes questionable claims against Schimel

Brad Schimel

A third-party group did some deep digging in case files to run an attack ad against Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel.

Dems fault Walker for not seeking preschool grant

Gov. Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker's administration has not applied for up to $60 million in preschool development grants from the federal government, a move Democrats decried…

Judge extends blocking campaign law

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A federal judge has extended until Nov. 12 his order blocking a Wisconsin election law that's at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012…

Obama heading to Wisconsin in rare stumping trip

Obama on wedding on anniversary

President Barack Obama is stopping in Wisconsin next week to help Democrat Mary Burke in her tight race to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker, marking a rare…

Wisconsin US Rep. Tom Petri won't endorse Grothman

Rep Tom Petri

Longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Petri says he will not be endorsing the Wisconsin GOP candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat he will soon leave.

Democrats file lawsuit seeking Schimel videos

Brad Schimel

Wisconsin Democrats have filed a lawsuit seeking videos of prosecutor training sessions involving Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel.

Burke won't indicate decision on school budget vote

The Madison Metropolitan School District has proposed to double a tax increase in its next budget.

Walker questions timing of latest email release

Gov. Scott Walker

Thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's former aides and associates when he was county…

Burke: Former Pres. Clinton will campaign in Wis.

Bill Clinton old racehorse

Mary Burke's campaign says former President Bill Clinton will be in Milwaukee Friday to rally support in her bid for governor.

Assembly GOP unveils legislative priorities

Assembly Republicans are outlining their priorities for the next legislative session, saying they plan to focus on regulatory reform, combatting public…

6th Congressional District candidates talk taxes

Grothman

In the race for the only open House seat in Wisconsin this year, both 6th Congressional District candidates agree that the federal government needs to work on…

Walker outlines abortion, gay marriage positions

Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn't said much publicly about his positions on abortion or gay marriage but he's proudly trumpeting his stances on both issues…

Burke votes early in state governor's race

Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful Mary Burke is voting early.

Reality Check: Debate statements on budget figures differ

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

The final gubernatorial debate of the 2014 election saw the two candidates for governor offering competing views of recent state budget figures.

Early voting begins statewide

Voters headed to clerk's offices to vote Monday, just two weeks before Election Day.

Milwaukee County to release John Doe emails

Court generic

Milwaukee County officials are planning to release thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's…

Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.

At least 69,000 absentee ballots issued so far

At least 69,000 absentee ballots have been issued to voters in Wisconsin in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

Burke to vote early in Madison on Tuesday

Walker, Burke gubernatorial debate 2

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke plans to cast her ballot early on Tuesday in Madison.

GOP accuses Happ of going easy on bomb builder

Brad Schimel and Susan Happ

Republicans are accusing Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ of letting a pipe bomb builder get off scot-free even though she stepped aside to let…

Burke, Walker pushing early voting

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are trying to capitalize on a two-week early voting period, holding rallies and…

Schimel seeks more oversight of secret investigations

Brad Schimel and Susan Happ

Republican attorney general candidate Brad Schimel wants lawmakers to give the attorney general’s office more power surrounding secret John Doe investigations.

Early voting begins in Wisconsin

Voting

Voters hoping to avoid lines at the polls Election Day can cast their ballots early.

Voters head to polls early this week

Wisconsin residents can start heading to their local clerks' offices this week to cast early ballots for the Nov. 4 election.

Town meeting focuses on closing achievement gap

The Madison Metropolitan School District is finding ways to close the achievement gap in the city. District officials and Dane County leaders held a special…

John Doe legal fees approach $900K

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Taxpayers have paid nearly $900,000 in legal fees related to the John Doe investigation of coordinated efforts between the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker and…

Walker, Burke spar over Wisconsin's economy

Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke faced off in their second and final debate in Milwaukee Friday night.

Walker, Burke spar over Wisconsin's economy

Walker, Burke gubernatorial debate 2

Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke faced off in their second and final debate in Milwaukee Friday night.

Walker asks federal government for travel ban

As concern over the possibility of an Ebola outbreak grows, Gov. Scott Walker called on the federal government to institute a commercial travel ban for West…

Ribble urges Boehner to schedule session on Ebola

Ebola virus pink

Wisconsin 8th Congressional District Rep. Reed Ribble is urging House Speaker John Boehner to schedule a special session on the Ebola virus threat.

Walker warns cities Burke will restore unions

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is warning city officials that Democrat Mary Burke would tie their hands by restoring public-sector collective bargaining.

US to recognize same-sex marriages in 7 new states

Same-sex marriage, gay marriage

The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states.

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