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Wisconsin State Senate Delivers Blow To Early Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state Senate voted Wednesday to end weekend voting before statewide elections and allow lobbyists to make politica...

Walker Will Push Wisconsin State Legislature To Modify Voter ID Requirements

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told reporters Tuesday that he considers voter identification laws the most "pressing" election-related issue in the s...

Wisconsin Republicans Look To Oust Leader After Harassment Charges

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, March 2 (Reuters) - Wisconsin Republican lawmakers will attempt to remove Assembly Majority Leader Bill ...

Walker Continues To Dodge Questions On Emails

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is remaining mum on the trove of emails released to the public last week. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Walker re...

Scott Walker, the Pride(?) of Wisconsin

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He's my governor. He wants to be your president. And 27,000 pages of secret documents later, he's in a bit of trouble. Don't say you weren't warned......

Republican Governors Association Hurls Hit At Scott Walker Challenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

The Republican Governors Association is stepping in to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) early in the election cycle, launching its first attack ad...

Dem Voices Frustrations During 'Full Of Sh*t' Walker Speech

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

A Wisconsin lawmaker took to Facebook to voice her frustrations during Gov. Scott Walker's (R) State of the State address on Wednesday evening. St...

Scandal? Or Normal?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Maybe the real scandal is what's not considered scandalous! ...

Scott Walker Still Down With Chris Christie After 'Bridgegate'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) expressed his support for fellow Republican Chris Christie on Tuesday, saying he still has confidence in the New Jerse...

Scott Walker's Dem Opponent Brought In Huge Haul In 3 Months

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Mary Burke, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor, raised nearly $1.8 million in the first three months of her run, according to a campaign re...

Scott Walker Dismissed From Jury Duty

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he enjoyed his experience sitting on the jury of a personal injury case, even though he didn't get...

Hispanics Will Play Key Role In Wisconsin Governor's Race

GazetteXtra | Steven Walters | Posted 11.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Candidates for governor next year will do all they can to win the votes of Wisconsin Hispanics. Item: Republican Gov. Scott Walker surprised more t...

Wisconsin Assembly Approves Measure Limiting Recall Elections

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers took the first step on Thursday to limit recall elections of stat...

Walker Vows Action On Major State Problem

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Raquel Rutledge | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker acknowledged problems with the state's oversight of $9 billion worth of public assistance programs and said the Department of Health...

Who Decided Milwaukee Would Be Known as the 'Rust Belt'?

Tom Barrett | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Tom Barrett

Just as city forefathers took purposeful steps to connect Milwaukee's first settlements, protect our lakefront, and build world-leading manufacturing companies, so too must our current generation take ownership of our challenges and future.

Wisconsin's Anti-Abortion Law Smacked Down Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday to extend a stay placed on a newly passed law that cuts the number of abortion clinics in the state. E...

GOP, Pro-Life Groups Push Contentious Personhood Measure

Greenfield Patch | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

State Rep. André Jacque (R-De Pere) is seeking legislative sponsors for a proposed amendment that would give fetuses the same constitutional rights a...

GOP-Backed Anti-Abortion Measure Heads To Walker's Desk

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin June 13 (Reuters) - Wisconsin's Republican-led state Assembly passed a measure on Thursday to ...

GOP 'Way Too Extreme' For Own Member

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Wisconsin slammed his own party as “extreme” and compared its decision-making to that of Russian President Vladimir ...

Obama, Walker Share Unlikely Link

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

No one would mistake Scott Walker and Barack Obama for political twins....

Walker Group Under Fire In Blistering Report

Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

A blistering audit released Wednesday, May 1, said Gov. Scott Walker's premiere job creation agency repeatedly broke state law in its first year of op...

Walker Casts Shadow On Contentious Races

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker wasn't on any ballots Tuesday, but he still cast a shadow on the nonpartisan elections for four of his judicial appointees, who batt...

Contentious Race Puts Walker Efforts On The Line

stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Walker Draws Criticism Over Big Refusal

Associated Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

Gov. Scott Walker has refused to consider any of at least 1,400 pardon applications since he's taken office, an Associated Press review has found....

Recapping a Badger Game of Thrones

Josh Burstein | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
Josh Burstein

The year was 2010, and the loss of Senator Russ Feingold signaled the ringing in of a dark winter in Wisconsin.