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Burke says win would mean rejection of extremism

Burke starts bus tour in Madison

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says if she defeats Republican Gov. Scott Walker it will mean that voters have rejected what she called his "extreme agenda."

Burke says she will cite when necessary

Candidate criticized over campaign wording

A spokesman for Democrat Mary Burke says no changes will be made to her campaign proposals, hours after Burke said at a news conference that she would cite any material that needs attribution.

Governor tours Boscobel flood damage

Hundreds of homes damaged by heavy rain

Gov. Scott Walker is touring flood damage in southwestern Wisconsin where hundreds of homes have been damaged by heavy rain.

Budget: Walker hush-hush on vetoes

Gov. will likely keep vouchers, tax cuts and tuition freeze and reject Medicaid funding

Gov. Scott Walker is staying mostly quiet about what he may veto in the state budget that cleared the Legislature early Friday morning.

Wis. Supreme Court to hear Act 10 lawsuit

Court chose to hear directly rather than send back to appellate court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit by tow unions challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers, known as Act 10. 

New budget memo explains school spending increase

Budget allows for $100 bump the first year

A new memo from the nonpartisan legislative Fiscal Bureau explains the $150 per-student spending increase that's part of the state budget would amount to a $100 bump in the first year.

New venture capital bill takes away WEDC authority

Original legislation would have invested $24 million

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have changed their original proposal for a venture capital fund for Wisconsin startups to remove oversight from Gov. Scott Walker's troubled job-creation agency.

State support of K-12 would drop under plan

Walker offers increase for school aids but not per-pupil funding

A new analysis of Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal shows that state support for public K-12 education would drop slightly as a percentage of the overall budget over the next two years.

Gov. Walker dismisses rent to own defeat

Walker wants new, specific laws

Republican Governor Scott Walker is shrugging off state lawmakers' decision to end his plan to exempt rent-to-own businesses from Wisconsin's consumer protection act.

Committee delays vote on ACT test requirement

Under proposal all 11th grade students would take the ACT

The plan by state superintendent Tony Evers and Gov. Scott Walker was before the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee for a vote Tuesday.

Budget committee approves sand mining plan

Money to be pulled from state's environmental management fund

Wisconsin's budget-writing committee has approved pulling money from the state's environmental management fund to cover sand mining inspections.

Cost of Walker's Medicaid plan increases

Cost of Walker's plan to reject federally funded Medicaid expansion has gone up

The cost of Gov. Scott Walker's plan to reject federally funded Medicaid expansion and instead tighten income eligibility for the program has gone up.

Walker signs work share bill and bill benefiting Wisconsin Ducks

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into a bill creating a program that gives employers layoff alternatives and another bill benefiting the Wisconsin Ducks.

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into a bill creating a program that gives employers layoff alternatives and another bill benefiting the Wisconsin Ducks.

WEDC funding may be held in reserve

Plan would require proof of improvement prior to spending

Gov. Scott Walker's beleaguered jobs-creation agency would have to meet several tough new requirements before it gets money to operate under provisions the Republican-controlled budget committee has approved.