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Lt. Gov. Kleefisch headed to Japan, Taiwan on trade mission

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch is headed to Japan and Taiwan on a seven-day trade mission this month.

Republicans tweak fetal tissue bill to allow some research

Rep. Joel Kleefisch

Republicans pushing a bill that would make it a felony to perform research using tissue from aborted fetuses have amended the measure to allow some work.

Democrats target health insurance rates with bill

Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are pushing a bill that is designed to prevent large increases in health insurance rates.

Milwaukee County exec Abele says he won't run for governor

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Democratic Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says he "definitely" will not be running for governor in 2018.

Governor taps bank executive to lead job creation agency

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a bank executive who has contributed thousands of dollars to his campaign to lead the state's troubled economic development…

Walker says anti-police rhetoric rose under Obama

Gov. Scott Walker is connecting an increase in anti-police rhetoric to the tenure of the Obama administration in a guest column on

First television ad backing Walker touts fight with unions

The first television ad backing Republican Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign to begin airing in Iowa next week highlights his 2011 battle with public…

Walker, other candidates seeking boost by touring all 99 counties in Iowa

Gov. Scott Walker and other potential presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa see a path to success by visiting all 99 counties in the leadoff caucus state.

Super PAC backing Scott Walker announces $9 million ad buy

A super PAC backing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's run for the Republican presidential nomination has announced a $9.25 million ad buy for three early voting…

Supreme Court to hear arguments in record redaction case

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments this month on whether police can redact information gleaned from driver data from reports released to the public.

Bills targeting Planned Parenthood funding up for hearing

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About $7.5 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would be cut off under a pair of Republican-backed bills being considered by a state…

Duchow wins primary for vacant Wisconsin Assembly seat

The race to fill an open Wisconsin Assembly seat is all but over. Town of Delafield Supervisor Cindi Duchow defeated three Republican challengers in Tuesday’s…

Soglin’s 2016 budget delays public market, midtown police station

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Madison Mayor Paul Soglin introduced his 2016 capital budget Tuesday afternoon.

Board sends lobbyist contribution question to Legislature

Wisconsin election officials are asking lawmakers to address whether lobbyists can make contributions to presidential candidates.

Elections head: Staff has opinions but don't make decisions

The director of the state elections board says it's unrealistic to think his staffers don't have personal political views but they don't make decisions.

Walker, in office since 25, denies he's a career politician

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker denies he's a career politician -- even though he's been in elected office since he was 25 years old.

Walker says media misinterpreted border comments

Gov. Scott Walker says the media misinterpreted his comments about border security, and he is not advocating for building a wall separating Canada and the…

New rules make it illegal for homeless to live outside CCB

Reversing course on two previous votes, the committee in charge of the City-County Building’s rules said public safety concerns had become so evident they now…

4 Republicans face off for vacant Assembly seat


Four Republicans are facing off to fill a vacancy representing conservative Waukesha County in the Wisconsin state Assembly.

Mayor says cuts in capital budget will delay public market

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin told News 3 Monday night that the public market on the east side will be delayed until 2021 because of “significant cuts.”

Soglin: Council should delay Judge Doyle Square vote

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin told News 3 he will be recommending that the city council delay a vote on the Judge Doyle Square project.

Walker spokeswoman says he's not calling for Canadian wall

Scott Walker's presidential campaign spokeswoman says the Wisconsin governor is not advocating for building a wall separating Canada and the United States.

Walker's Canadian wall idea derided by others as 'crazy,' 'dumb'

Scott Walker's entertaining the idea of building a wall separating the United States and Canada is drawing bipartisan derision.

Board to discuss lobbyist contributions to Walker campaign

The state elections board is expected to consider whether lobbyists can contribute to Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign.

Gov. Walker looks to Iowa to regain momentum

Scott Walker wowed Iowa Republicans in January at one of the first events of the 2016 campaign, a moment that shot the Wisconsin governor into the top-tier of…

Walker says wall on Canadian border worth reviewing

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says that building a wall along the country's norther border with Canada is a legitimate issue that merits…

Report: Retroactive OT ordered for Walker security detail

A television station reports federal authorities are ordering retroactive overtime for Wisconsin State Patrol officers who serve as bodyguards for Gov. Scott…

New bill would ban minors from using tanning beds

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All children would be barred from using tanning beds in Wisconsin under a bill moving through the state Legislature.

Judge Doyle Square project could close downtown parking garage

If Madison’s Common Council approves the Judge Doyle Square project in September, the massive renovation will include a 17-month closure of the Government…

Dairy farmers concerned about immigration discussion

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As the Republican candidates for president continue to spar over immigration reform, dairy farmers in the state are watching the issue closely.

Walker: Clinton is wrong on gun control after TV shooting

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called Thursday for better mental health treatment in the wake of the Virginia shootings and dismissed Hillary…

Lawmaker says flu shots should not be mandatory

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A state lawmaker has proposed a bill that will not let employers make getting the flu shot mandatory.

Report: State tax collections exceeded projections by $71M

A new report shows the state collected about $71 million more in taxes during the last fiscal year than anticipated.

Walker talks tough on China while campaigning in Iowa

GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker is renewing his call for President Barack Obama to cancel an official state visit with the president of China in…

Trump cites state division in Walker poll drop

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said he "really likes" Gov. Scott Walker, but that "there's a lot of division in the state" that is turning voters off his…

Janesville council members hope to close door on churches as polling locations

Janesville residents have been coming to First Lutheran Church to cast their ballot for decades, but after recent city council discussion, voting in churches…

WEDC CEO to retire in September

The CEO for state's economic development agency announced Wednesday that he will retire next month.

Court upholds judgment against co. that received WEDC funds


A state appeals court has upheld an $813,700 judgment against a Green Bay company that accepted more than a million dollars from Gov. Scott Walker's troubled…

Board of Estimates approves Judge Doyle Square proposal

Plans for the downtown Judge Doyle Square passed one of its last major hurdles Monday night.

In SC, Cruz, Carson, Walker try to distinguish themselves

Ted Cruz tells South Carolina Republicans that none of the many GOP candidates for president would admit to being a "squishy establishment moderate."

Reality Check: Walker's position shifts on birthright citizenship

Gov. Scott Walker is defending claims that his positions have shifted in the last week on immigration.

Walker calls for cancellation of Chinese president's visit

Republican Scott Walker said President Barack Obama needs to have some "backbone" and cancel a planned official state visit next month by the president of…

Moore says Walker 'tightening the noose' on black people

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says that Republican Gov. Scott Walker's policies are "tightening the noose, literally, around African Americans."

Walker's health plan hinges on subsidy rollback

Republican Scott Walker's plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law hinges on what many see as a nearly insurmountable obstacle…

Franklin: Elections getting tighter

Channel 3's Live at Five talks with the Director of the Marquette Law School Poll Charles Franklin about the election cycle's latest numbers.

Walker says he's not taking stand on birthright citizenship

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is not taking a position on whether children of immigrants here illegally should automatically be citizens.

Republican legislative leaders push back against Walker

Republican leaders in the Wisconsin Legislature are pushing back against Gov. Scott Walker's description of how he had to convince them to pass his signature…

Walker stumbles on Black Lives Matter question

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stumbled through a question Friday about whether he would meet with representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Wisconsin Assembly committee to vote on fetal tissue ban

Rep. Joel Kleefisch

The chairman of the Wisconsin State Assembly criminal justice committee says the panel plans to vote Sept. 9 on a bill that would make it a felony to perform…

Milwaukee Bucks spent most on lobbying through June

The Milwaukee Bucks spent more money lobbying the Wisconsin Legislature than any other organization during the first half of the year, as the NBA team was…

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