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Walker heads to GOP debate, faces questions of personal finances

Gov. Scott Walker will be standing next to businessman Donald Trump in Thursday night's GOP presidential debate, but he says he won't engage Trump in debate.

State health care leaders say Medicaid expansion not dead

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Taking federal money to pay for expanding Medicaid coverage in Wisconsin isn't dead yet, even though Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans who control the…

Vos creates task forces on Alzheimer's, urban education

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has created three bipartisan task forces to issue recommendations for law changes in the coming months.

Walker personal finances: more liabilities than assets

Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker often talks about shopping at discount stores. Now we know why.

Audio contradicts Walker aide's description of raid

Newly unsealed audio made by law enforcement officers as they raided the home of a former longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker contradicts her description of…

Schimel says Wisconsin still mulling power plant options

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Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says he is still considering what steps to take next in reaction to new Obama administration rules designed to cut…

City hopes to increase access to quality food in certain neighborhoods

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The city of Madison is funding a new program focused on providing increased access to quality food in underserved neighborhoods.

GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview

The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for…

Walker calls on Wisconsin attorney general to take action

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Gov. Scott Walker has asked Wisconsin's attorney general to take "immediate action" to protect ratepayers and workers from what the Republican presidential…

Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism'

Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is challenging a group of roughly 450 like-minded conservative political donors to advocate for ending "corporate…

Legislation seeks to limit lobbying in city government

As new development rapidly changes the city's physical environment, alders in Madison are trying to curb what they see as undue influence in the city…

Federal judge dismisses former chief justice's lawsuit

A federal judge has dismissed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's lawsuit alleging her colleagues improperly stripped her of her…

Missouri residents boycott barbecue restaurant after Scott Walker ate there

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Scott Walker stopped by famous barbecue restaurant Sugarfire Smokehouse in St. Louis for dinner Sunday, shaking a few hands and talking to other customers in…

Walker names his chief attorney to appellate court

Gov. Scott Walker has tapped his chief attorney to serve as a state appeals court judge.

Walker super PAC raised $20 million

New federal filings show a super PAC supporting Gov. Scott Walker's bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination has raised a little more than $20…

Report: Polling places pose problems for disabled

A new report has uncovered hundreds of accessibility problems for the disabled at Wisconsin voting sites.

Bill would ban private ownership of exotic animals

A bill, proposed by Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, would prohibit private possession, sale and propagation of a number of exotic animals.

Wisconsin justice defends decision to sit on John Doe case

A conservative-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court justice is defending his decision not to recuse himself from playing a role in a ruling that ended a secret…

Records tie Walker's office to bill gutting open records law

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Newly released documents show Gov. Scott Walker's office was involved in drafting legislation to overhaul Wisconsin's open records law and keep some…

Charles Franklin previews first Republican presidential debate

The director of the Marquette Law School Poll, Charles Franklin, talks about the candidates who will participate in the first Republican presidential debate…

Governor sets special election to fill open Assembly seat

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Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in September to fill a vacant southeastern Wisconsin state Assembly seat.

Media advocates: Law doesn't need changes for body cameras

Media advocates are arguing that Wisconsin's open records law doesn't need a substantial rewrite to address police body camera videos.

Ex-secretary criticizes state DNR's reorganization

A former leader of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says the agency's new reorganization plan won't fix its problems.

Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe

The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state has finished up a presidential campaign stop in the capital of cheesesteaks without committing any…

Assembly approves $500 million Bucks arena deal

The Wisconsin state Assembly voted 52-34 to approve a $500 million financing plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

Walker says EPA should be limited 'umbrella organization'

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should become an "umbrella organization," with most of its powers…

Assembly leader says Bucks arena bill has votes to pass

A Republican leader in the Wisconsin state Assembly says the votes will be there to pass a bill approving a $500 million financing plan for a new Milwaukee…

Property taxes to drop $3 under new state budget

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Property taxes on the typical Wisconsin home are projected to decrease $1 on bills mailed this December and $2 next year.

Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP to join Walker campaign

Wisconsin Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness is leaving his position to join Scott Walker's presidential campaign.

Schimel to host open government summit following uproar

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Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is hosting an open government summit this week, just weeks after he spoke out against proposed changes to the open…

Nonpartisan elections board targeted for overhaul

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Stung by a corruption scandal that led to the convictions of five lawmakers, a longtime Republican state senator met with the head of a government watchdog…

Walker announces senior presidential campaign team

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has finalized his senior presidential campaign team.

Republicans seek to ban sale of fetal parts in Wisconsin

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A pair of Republican state representatives is proposing a ban on the sale of fetal body parts in Wisconsin.

GOP's Walker hits Obama on Iran, strikes combative tone

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has told a crowd of conservative state lawmakers from across the nation that if he's elected president, he would trash President…

Walker's jobs agency gave loan despite 'earmarks of fraud'

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Gov. Scott Walker's jobs agency gave a Wisconsin businessman a $1 million loan nine months after a federal judge wrote that other deals involving the person…

Walker to headline California Republican fall meeting

The California Republican Party says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will headline its fall convention in Anaheim.

Assembly Speaker Vos asked for open records changes

Documents show state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was the legislator who drafted a bill that would have made it more difficult for the public to monitor its…

Menominee Indian Tribe to hold marijuana referendum

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Menominee Indian Tribe members will have a chance to weigh in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational and medicinal use on the reservation in…

Council rewrites law protecting historic Madison buildings

The Madison City Council unanimously made it more difficult Tuesday night for historic landmark owners and operators to let their buildings fall to pieces.

Back home, Walker's economic development agency in disarray

The economic development agency Gov. Scott Walker created to entice a quarter-million jobs to come to Wisconsin ended up with lots of unwanted baggage:…

Republican Kapenga wins special election to Senate

Republican state Rep. Chris Kapenga has won a special election for the Wisconsin state Senate to fill a seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Paul Farrow.

Wis. National Guard recruiting facilities arm personnel after executive order

Wisconsin National Guard recruiting centers now have armed personnel after an executive order issued by Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday.

Head of public lands agency to step down

Tia Nelson, daughter of the late U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, will resign her post as the Executive Secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands…

UW two-year colleges to cut 83 positions, consolidate

The 13 two-year colleges in the University of Wisconsin System will cut 83 full-time positions and consolidate leadership into four regions to deal with budget…

Top adviser says Walker running as a 'uniter'

Gov. Scott Walker's top adviser says the Republican is running for president as someone who can cross political lines and bring together a polarized electorate.

More trouble than jobs at economic agency Walker championed

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Scott Walker is facing potentially embarrassing revelations from an agency once billed as the centerpiece of his plan as Wisconsin's governor to bring 250,000…

Groups raise $32M to support Gov. Walker's presidential run

Groups supporting Scott Walker's run for president have raised $32 million to help the Republican Wisconsin governor's campaign.

Walker reports raising nearly $5.9 million

Gov. Scott Walker raised nearly $5.9 million in the first six months of the year through a state committee used to finance his races for governor.

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Donald raises $109,000

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Joe Donald has raised $109,000 in the opening weeks of his campaign for the race to be determined next spring, while…

Walker sits in on controversial loan discussion with WEDC board

Gov. Scott Walker sat in Monday on a meeting of the board of his job creation agency, which is reviewing recent controversy over unpaid loans it issued over…

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