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  • Republicans propose removing lawmakers from WEDC board 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 6:18 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Two Republican legislators introduced a bill Friday that would remove all lawmakers from the board that oversees Gov. Scott Walker's job creation agency, saying members from the private sector can do a better job on economic development.

  • Wisconsin justice defends participation in Walker case 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:08 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said Thursday he didn't have to recuse himself from a ruling that ended a secret investigation into coordination between Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and outside groups. Prosser acknowledged spending by some of those same groups helped him win re-election in 2011 but argued that was years ago.

  • Kasich is 5th candidate who plans to attend Michigan event 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:07 am

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scheduled to speak at a Republican gathering in Michigan in September.

  • City, county votes on Bucks arena expected in coming weeks 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 8:50 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena now shifts to the local level.

  • Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:37 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city.

  • Walker calls Bucks arena 'good deal all the way around' 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:34 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker says the bill passed by the state Assembly committing $250 million in taxpayer money toward paying for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena a "good deal all the way around."

  • Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:51 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss.

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:55 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

  • With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 2:49 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour.

  • Tim Scott rolls out town hall schedule with GOP hopefuls 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:14 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's junior senator is offering voters a chance to get to know some of the Republican presidential candidates.

  • Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP to join Walker campaign 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:32 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness is leaving his position to join Scott Walker's presidential campaign.

  • Wisconsin nonpartisan elections board targeted for overhaul story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:52 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Stung by a corruption scandal that led to the convictions of five lawmakers, a longtime Republican state senator met with the head of a government watchdog agency at a bar down the street from the Capitol to talk about how to improve ethics oversight.

  • Walker announces senior presidential campaign team 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 3:04 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker announced the leaders of his presidential campaign team on Friday, a mixture of longtime, close advisers from Wisconsin, employees of the Republican National Committee and veterans of previous national races.

  • Walker cancels campaigning to attend funeral 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 11:17 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has canceled presidential campaign stops in North Carolina and New Hampshire so he can attend the funeral of a Wisconsin native who was one of four Marines killed in last week's shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • Assembly speaker asked for open records changes 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:19 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was the state lawmaker who drafted a proposal that would have gutted Wisconsin's open records law and protected legislators from having to release documents currently available, documents released to The Associated Press on Thursday show.

  • GOP's Walker hits Obama on Iran, strikes combative tone story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:48 pm

    SAN DIEGO - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a sympathetic crowd of state lawmakers from around the country Thursday that he would trash the nuclear deal with Iran on his first day as president, striking a combative tone on how he would govern on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.

  • Republican Governors Association taps Baker for key panel 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:21 am

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has been elected to the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association.

  • Gov. Walker shuns Trump's presidential primary attention 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 2:21 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he's not worried about the attention Donald Trump is getting in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

  • Ducey joins Republican governors group's executive committee 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 12:28 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is among three governors newly elected to serve on the Republican Governors Association's executive committee.

  • Michigan Guard boosts security, won't require armed staff 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 9:29 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The commander of Michigan's National Guard said Tuesday that additional security measures have been adopted after last week's fatal attack at two Tennessee military facilities, but he stopped short of a lawmaker's call for arming all on-duty personnel.

  • Top adviser says Walker running as a 'uniter' 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:58 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Scott Walker's top adviser said Tuesday that the Republican governor who survived an attempt to recall him from office is running for president as someone who can bring together a polarized electorate.

  • Wisconsin governor orders Guard members to arm themselves 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 10:12 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard's adjutant general to arm his troops in the wake of an attack on a pair of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • GOP presidential hopeful Walker signs abortion ban bill story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:04 pm

    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one week after launching his bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, signed a bill Monday that outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy.

  • Fierce fight looms on Ex-Im Bank as outside groups weigh in 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress is about to decide the fate of an obscure federal agency that has become improbably tangled in presidential politics and Republican Party infighting, and the billionaire Koch Brothers may end up on the losing side.

  • Wisconsin economic agency's board OKs operational review 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:23 pm

    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - The leaders of Wisconsin's beleaguered job creation agency voted Monday to hire a consultant to review its operations and named a new chairman even as they insisted the agency's problems are in the past. Meanwhile, Gov. Scott Walker said the state should use "every effort" to recover money from any company that misrepresented itself in dealing with the agency.