- Wisconsin lawmakers tell committee to repeal prevailing wage Updated: May-05-15 4:10 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Lawmakers, construction companies and local government leaders sparred Tuesday over a Republican bill that would repeal Wisconsin's prevailing wage law, with supporters saying the measure would save money and opponents arguing the law guarantees quality construction and wage equality.
- Walker's UW proposal dead in Legislature; cuts debated Updated: May-05-15 3:20 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to give the University of Wisconsin System more independence from state law and oversight won't pass this year, while other flexibilities and the level of funding for higher education remain up for debate, co-chairs of the Legislature's powerful Joint Finance Committee said Tuesday.
- Walker to speak at GOP convention, Kaine at Democrats Updated: May-05-15 11:35 am
- Snyder rules out Cabinet position in reaction to speculation Updated: May-04-15 5:18 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he is not angling for a Cabinet position, despite speculation that could be the case as he travels around the country promoting Michigan's rebound.
- Walker promotes tax cuts before Michigan vote Updated: May-04-15 4:46 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican presidential contender Scott Walker on Monday touted tax cuts to boost the U.S. economy, a day before Michigan voters decide the fate of tax hikes to improve deteriorating road and bridge infrastructure.
- GOP field grows: Longshots Fiorina, Carson launch their bids Updated: May-04-15 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson joined the rapidly expanding 2016 Republican presidential class on Monday, casting themselves as political outsiders in underdog campaigns, eager to challenge the elite of both parties.
- With Walker a 2016 GOP force, Kasich and Snyder ponder runs Updated: May-04-15 3:36 am
WASHINGTON - Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.
- AP-GfK Poll: Favorable views of Clinton top her GOP rivals Updated: May-02-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - Americans are more likely to have a favorable view of Hillary Rodham Clinton than any of her potential Republican rivals in 2016's race for the presidency, even though few see the former secretary of state as honest, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
- Department of Tourism says visitor spending up across state Updated: May-01-15 12:11 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - For the first time in four years, every county in Wisconsin reported an increase in visitor spending in 2014, the state's Department of Tourism announced Friday.
- Jeb Bush to appear at NC GOP headquarters Updated: May-01-15 9:47 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is appearing at the North Carolina Republican Party headquarters.
- Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers Updated: Apr-27-15 10:04 am
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- Iowans hear from GOP field on social issues Updated: Apr-26-15 8:10 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - For conservative Christian voters, the 2016 presidential race has almost too many options to take in.
- Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner Updated: Apr-26-15 5:06 am
WASHINGTON - A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.
- As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles Updated: Apr-25-15 11:29 am
DENVER - When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control.
- Cost to protect Walker more than tripled since predecessor Updated: Apr-24-15 6:16 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Security costs for Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch last year were more than three times what it cost to protect Walker's Democratic predecessor in 2010, records released Friday to The Associated Press show.
- In visit, Walker discounts idea Wisconsin lagging Minnesota Updated: Apr-23-15 5:00 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Likely GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker hopped across the border Thursday to mingle with Minnesota Republicans and while there discounted suggestions that Wisconsin's economy has performed worse in his time as governor than its Democratic-led neighbor.
- Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls Updated: Apr-23-15 11:41 am
NEW YORK - For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.
- College board urges Wisconsin lawmakers to save agency Updated: Apr-22-15 5:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - State officials who regulate for-profit colleges urged Republican legislators Wednesday to drop plans to eliminate their board, warning that without it the industry will become a free-for-all in Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin Gov. Walker to address NC GOP convention dinner Updated: Apr-21-15 2:55 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Likely presidential candidate Scott Walker will attend the North Carolina Republican Party's convention in Raleigh in June.
- New Hampshire's voters relish wide-open 2016 GOP field Updated: Apr-20-15 3:14 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.
- Analysts: Wisconsin road fund balance should grow Updated: Apr-17-15 4:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Analysts say Wisconsin's roads fund should end the 2015-2017 budget in better shape than Gov. Scott Walker anticipated.
- Lawmakers put off discussion on erasing education board Updated: Apr-17-15 1:50 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The leaders of the Legislature's budget committee decided Friday not to consider approving language in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would eliminate a 71-year-old state board that regulates for-profit colleges and investigates student complaints.
- Walker brushes off negative numbers in new poll Updated: Apr-16-15 4:50 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker brushed off new poll numbers Thursday that put his approval rating at just 41 percent and showed there was strong opposition to some of his most significant budget proposals, including cuts to the University of Wisconsin and K-12 schools.
- Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals Updated: Apr-16-15 3:15 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination.
- Super PAC formed to help Wisconsin's Walker in '16 campaign Updated: Apr-16-15 10:52 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Scott Walker's expected campaign for the White House got a boost Thursday as his former campaign managers formed a political group able to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money.