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State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, voter ID, domestic partnership registry

The State Supreme Court upheld a state voter ID law, Act 10, and the state's domestic partnership registry Thursday.

Court upholds Wisconsin domestic partner registry

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld as constitutional a 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples.

Audit questions state pension fund bonuses

Auditors are questioning the $13.3 million in bonuses given to managers of the state's pension fund last year.

State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, voter ID, domestic partnership registry

The State Supreme Court upheld a state voter ID law, Act 10, and the state's domestic partnership registry Thursday.

Vos doesn't intend to pursue right to work

Republican state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he does not intend to pursue making Wisconsin a right to work state next session.

State Supreme Court upholds Walker's 2011 union law

The State Supreme Court upheld Governor Scott Walker's signature piece of legislation Thursday in a 5-2 decision.

State Supreme Court upholds voter ID law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld a requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked in federal court.

GOP chairman to address black journalists

Reince Priebus

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus  will address black journalists in Boston.

Reality Check: Burke ad focuses on job numbers

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While outsourcing has been the focus of recent ads for governor, Democratic candidate Mary Burke is switching gears. Her latest ad tries to use Gov. Scott…

Reality Check: Burke ad focuses on job numbers

While outsourcing has been the focus of recent ads for governor, Democratic candidate Mary Burke is switching gears. Her latest ad tries to use Gov. Scott…

WMC weighs in on outsourcing debate in race for governor

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

The state’s biggest business lobby is weighing in on outsourcing in the race for governor.

Justice Department: Photo ID law unfairly affects minority voters

The U.S. Justice department has filed a brief in a federal case involving Wisconsin's voter ID law.

State chamber issues statement on outsourcing

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

The Wisconsin state chamber of commerce is wading into the ongoing debate in the governor's race over outsourcing.

Oral arguments set in John Doe appeal

Oral arguments are set for Sept. 9 in the appeal of a federal judge's ruling halting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and other…

Crandon voters recall mayor

Residents of a northeastern Wisconsin community have recalled their mayor.

Reality Check: Walker overestimates cost of vacant lot deal

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Gov. Scott Walker is renewing a line of attack on his Democratic challenger Mary Burke about a vacant lot in Kenosha County.

Burke attacks Walker over jobs promise

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke's latest television ad returns the focus of the campaign to Gov. Scott Walker's 2010 promise to add 250,000…

Schools want to stick with Common Core

Wisconsin school districts have spoken out against Gov. Scott Walker's recent call for a change in the state's curriculum standards.

Act 10, voter ID, domestic registry decisions near

The Wisconsin Supreme Court plans to rule Thursday in three major cases.

Election voting under way in Wisconsin

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Early election voting is underway at city clerks' offices across Wisconsin.

Governor supports Democrat's proposal on outsourcing

Gov. Scott Walker said he will support a Democrat's efforts to change state policy on supporting companies that outsource.

Walker claims taxpayers could lose $25 million due to Burke decision

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker claims in his latest television ad in the governor's race that taxpayers could be out $25 million thanks to his Democratic challenger Mary…

Walker says he would back anti-outsourcing rules

Gov. Scott Walker says he would support a measure to ensure that tax credits and other economic development incentives do not go to companies that outsource…

Trial date set for Rep. Bill Kramer

State Rep. Bill Kramer, former majority leader of the Wisconsin Assembly, is due to stand trial in October on sexual assault charges.

Poll: Prisons struggling with inmate rehab

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Wisconsin's criminal justice system is doing an average job, at best, at rehabilitating prisoners, according to most voters who responded to a recent…

Janesville dump faces budget shortfall

The city of Janesville has provided the community with a space to drop unwanted items at the city's only landfill since the 1950s. But with the landfill's…

Activist brings AK-47 to Tonette Walker's event

Tonette Walker

A gun rights activist showed up at First Lady Tonette Walker's visit to Sheboygan with an AK-47 strapped to his back -- to make a point that it's legal to…

Rock County group receptive to Ryan's poverty plan

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said he has a plan to reduce poverty across the country. He's calling for major changes to how the government helps low-income families,…

Planned Parenthood asks governor to enforce birth control law

Planned Parenthood is asking Gov. Scott Walker to enforce a law he said he will no longer enforce in the state.

Burke says claims about jobs, outsourcing not true

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

Mary Burke is trying to make her case that the claims made about her in recent campaign ads over jobs and outsourcing are not true.

AG candidate Ozanne finds spending records

Attorney general hopeful Ismael Ozanne initially failed to account for spending $33,000 in campaign cash before producing records that fill in the gaps.

Baldwin introduces bill to create more VA doctors

Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin

Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation aimed at increasing the number of doctors at Veterans Affairs medical centers and reducing wait times.

Briefs piling up in gay marriage rulings appeals

Arkansas gay marriage

At least 20 friend of the court briefs have been filed in appeals of rulings overturning gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, including one by a group…

Wisconsin makes Minnesota offer on tax reciprocity

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Wisconsin has made a new income tax reciprocity offer to Minnesota.

Elections board can't intervene in John Doe

A federal appeals court has rejected the Wisconsin elections board's request to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's…

Reality Check: Ad continues attacks on Trek outsourcing

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In his second attack ad on the subject, Gov. Scott Walker once again slams Mary Burke's work at her family's company.

Walker, Burke still tied in new Marquette poll

Mary Burke and Scott Walker

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Mary Burke.

State to stop enforcing birth control law

Birth Control - Generic

Gov. Scott Walker's administration will no longer enforce the state's contraception coverage law for employers with religious objections following a U.S.…

Attorney general hopeful proposes senior advocate

Attorney general hopeful Jon Richards wants to create a new position with the state Justice Department to protect senior citizens.

Poll shows majority support for gay marriage

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows a majority of public support repealing Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban.

Appeals court asks unnamed parties for information

A federal appeals court is asking two unnamed parties related to an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and other conservative groups…

New poll shows Obama approval rating dips

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President Barack Obama's approval rating is almost unchanged in Wisconsin, with 46 percent of registered voters saying they approve of the job he's doing.

Walker's favorability drops in new poll

After weeks of negative attack ads against Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, a new poll shows that roughly the same percentage of voters have a…

Van Hollen: Gay marriage isn't a fundamental right

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause doesn't cover sexual orientation the same way it does gender…

Walker got $68,500 from companies that outsourced

A recent campaign finance report shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has received money from at least 11 corporations that outsource jobs to other countries.

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.

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