Local Politics

Falk sends Walker request to explain himself

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk has sent Republican Gov. Scott Walker a letter asking him to explain why he signed a bill making it more difficult for discriminated workers to sue.

Walker reinstated bonuses despite shortfall

Gov. Scott Walker has quietly reinstated a program to give merit raises and bonuses to some state workers even as he preaches cost-cutting and pushed through a bill eliminating most public employees' collective bargaining rights.

Falk says insiders trying to 'mow us down'

Democrat Kathleen Falk is lashing out at so-called political insiders she says are trying to "mow us down" as she tries to win her party's nomination to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election.

Walker returns $170,000 in donations to PAC

Gov. Scott Walker's campaign has returned $170,000 in campaign donations it received from the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce political action committee in December after the PAC was fined $500 by election regulators for giving the money.