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  • Christie writes piece praising Wisconsin's Walker 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:26 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - One possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, sings the praises of potential GOP rival Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of 2014 released Thursday.

  • GOP's Leibham, Democrat Harris join Wisconsin race 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:03 pm
  • SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin - Republican state Sen. Joe Leibham and Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris, a Democrat, announced their runs for Congress on Tuesday, with both saying that their ability to work with others made them a good choice to replace Republican Rep. Tom Petri.

  • Ted Cruz endorses Ricketts for Nebraska governor 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:43 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Republican Pete Ricketts has won the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a conservative leader embraced by the tea party.

  • Governor announces plan to expand Family Care 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:58 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin health officials are ready to begin expanding the Family Care program that provides in-home care to seven additional counties, but it could take as long as three years to get things ramped up.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:09 pm
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 18

  • Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:34 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, dealing another loss to unions trying to overturn the Republican governor's signature legislation that led to massive protests at the Wisconsin Capitol three years ago.

  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • Mellencamp unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:20 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail.

  • Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:19 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million.

  • Walker refuses to back down on jobs promise 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:42 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker isn't expected to fulfill his 2010 campaign promise to add 250,000 private sector jobs by next year in Wisconsin, but he said Wednesday that he doesn't think voters will hold it against him.

  • Walker signs bill legalizing pot byproduct 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:02 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that legalizes the use of a marijuana byproduct to help treat children's seizures.

  • Walker kicks off re-election campaign with rallies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:07 pm
  • DANE, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker, touting nearly $2 billion in tax cuts over the past three years and the addition of more than 100,000 jobs, officially launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a series of rallies across Wisconsin.

  • Videographer vows more oversight on politicians 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:50 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - The cameraman behind the video that led Republican state Senate President Mike Ellis to announce that he would not seek re-election has a message for politicians across the country: You could be next.

  • Group asks Supreme Court to stay out of John Doe 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:19 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court should stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative organizations and recent recall campaigns, a liberal group said Monday.

  • Stroebel becomes 2nd GOP candidate for Petri seat 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:31 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - State Rep. Duey Stroebel ended a week of speculation Saturday by announcing he'll run for Congress, becoming the second Republican to enter the race for the seat being vacated by longtime GOP congressman Tom Petri.

  • Wis. schools turn more often to voters for money 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:13 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - A growing number of Wisconsin school districts are asking to raise taxes to cover salaries, utilities and other basic costs, and voters are approving their requests at record rates.

  • Longtime Wisconsin GOP Rep. Tom Petri to retire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:12 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - U.S. Rep. Tom Petri announced Friday that he plans to retire, ending a 35-year career as a moderate Republican from east-central Wisconsin.

  • Walker calls for additional UW tuition freeze 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:32 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker on Friday called for another two-year tuition freeze throughout the University of Wisconsin System, citing concern over a projected year-end surplus topping $1 billion.

  • Walker signs bill expanding ShotSpotter program 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:32 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill into law Friday that expands Milwaukee's ShotSpotter program, the system of audio sensors that helps police detect gunshots and figure out precisely where they came from.

  • Ellis won't seek re-election after secret video 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:19 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican state Senate President Mike Ellis abruptly announced Friday that he would no longer seek re-election, saying the release of a secret video recording of him discussing an illegal campaign scheme was the "tipping point."

  • Tesla questions lemon law king's motivations 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:23 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee-area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting someone may have tampered with it.

  • Wisconsin candidate defends abusive parents policy 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:32 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - A Democratic candidate for state attorney general on Wednesday defended a Dane County program in which parents accused of disciplining their children too harshly could avoid abuse charges by taking parenting classes, a policy that drew skeptical reactions from his campaign rivals.

  • Walker dodges question about lack of degree 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:13 pm
  • MIDDLETON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican candidate for president who lacks a college degree, said Wednesday he would like to complete his course work to get his diploma, but he dodged a question about whether it was necessary to run for higher office.

  • Former Medicaid director takes WPS job 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:53 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Former Wisconsin state Medicaid director Brett Davis, who left his state job in the middle of open enrollment to the federal health insurance exchange, is now working for nonprofit health insurer WPS Health Insurance.