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Wisconsin Gov. Walker’s Ban On Common Core Up For Vote

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal prohibiting the state superintendent from forcing local school districts to adopt Common Core academic standards is up for a vote in the Legislature’s budget committee.

05/19/2015

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Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Makes Unannounced Visit To Minn. Capitol

Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker spent Thursday in his neighboring state. The potential Republican presidential candidate had three private events, including an unannounced visit to the State Capitol for a meeting with Republican state lawmakers.

04/23/2015

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Wis. Gov. Heads To Minn. For Lawmaker Meet-Up

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is heading west to make connections in Minnesota. Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he and other Republican lawmakers will meet with the likely presidential candidate Thursday.

04/22/2015

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Walker Declares State Of Emergency Over Bird Flu

Gov. Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency following an outbreak of the deadly bird flu in Wisconsin.

04/20/2015

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Obama: Gov. Walker’s Approach On Iran Deal Would Embolden Enemies

President Barack Obama said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be taking a foolish approach if he follows through with vows to revoke a nuclear deal with Iran if elected president.

04/07/2015

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Republicans Says UW Autonomy Plan On ‘Life Support’

It doesn’t look like the Legislature will support Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to grant the University of Wisconsin System autonomy from state oversight and laws, including the setting of tuition rates, key lawmakers said Tuesday.

03/17/2015

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Walker Draws Scrutiny From GOP Rivals For Changing Positions

Scott Walker’s rivals see him as an up-and-comer in the Republican race for president, so they are focusing on the Wisconsin governor’s changing positions on a number of issues.

03/14/2015

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Wis. Business Owner Upset Over ‘Right-To-Work’ Expanding in Minn.

A Wisconsin business owner upset over enactment of a right-to-work law and other policies says he is expanding in Minnesota because the economic policies there are more conducive for his operation.

03/10/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a right-to-work bill into law, striking another blow against organized labor after four years ago effectively ending collective bargaining for public-sector workers.

03/09/2015

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Wisconsin Assembly Sends Right-To-Work Bill To Gov. Walker

Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday to make their state the 25th to enact right-to-work legislation, pushing a fast-tracked bill through the Assembly after an overnight debate and sending it on to Gov. Scott Walker for his promised signature.

03/06/2015

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Gov. Walker Accuses Obama Of Ignoring Alarm Bells On Israel

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sounding more notes of caution about U.S.-Israeli relations than even the country’s prime minister. Walker published an opinion piece Monday in the National Review Online that calls the bond with Israel at “perhaps the most serious crisis in our history.”

03/02/2015

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Gov. Walker Wants Treasurer To Be On UW Board

Gov. Scott Walker wants the treasurer of his new political committee to serve on the board that oversees the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics even though Democrats say the appointment is inappropriate.

02/17/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker ‘Punts’ On Question About Evolution

It ought to be the friendliest of soil for White House hopefuls looking to pad the resume with a little foreign policy experience: a trip to the United Kingdom. So far, however, the trips to England have been anything but merry for several prospective GOP candidates.

02/12/2015

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Walker Proposes Removing ‘Wisconsin Idea’ From UW Mission

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing eliminating the public service mission of the University of Wisconsin, known as the “Wisconsin Idea,” replacing it with the charge to meet the state’s workforce needs. The wording change was included in Walker’s budget released Tuesday.

02/04/2015

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Walker Proposes $300M In Cuts To University Of Wis. System

Gov. Scott Walker says faculty and staff in the University of Wisconsin System should be teaching more classes and doing more work. He made the comments Wednesday during an interview on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee.

01/28/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Forms Group To Boost Possible 2016 Bid

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek the GOP nomination.

01/27/2015

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Report: Plaintiffs In Wis. Gay Marriage Case Request $1.2M

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit that challenged Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage are requesting attorney fees in the amount of $1.2 million, according to a new report by the National Law Journal.

01/13/2015

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70,000 More Pages Of Walker Documents Coming

Nearly 70,000 pages of emails and attachments collected during the first John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive are being released.

11/25/2014

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Medical Supply Company To Bring Nearly 500 Jobs To Western Wis.

A Wisconsin medical supply company is growing. On Thursday they announced they’ll bring nearly 500 new jobs to people in the metro and in western Wisconsin.

11/13/2014

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Walker Sends Mixed Signals About 2016 Plans

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election secures his reputation as a conservative hero and possible presidential contender and will make it more difficult for opponents to reverse his restrictions on public sector unions, tax cuts and other business-friendly policies.

11/05/2014

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Man Brings Gun To Gov. Walker Rally, Didn’t See Sign

A Wisconsin man isn’t happy about being forced to leave his gun outside during a rally for Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Forty-six-year-old Jay Brendemuehl of Pardeeville showed up at the rally at a Sun Prairie equipment business on Monday with a pistol plainly strapped to his side.

11/03/2014

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Obama Goes To Wisconsin In Bid To Oust Gov. Walker

President Barack Obama is making a rare appearance on the campaign trail to help the Democratic challenger to Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin’s hotly contested race. Obama was scheduled to campaign Tuesday evening with Democrat Mary Burke, a former Trek Bicycles executive and state commerce secretary who is running close against Walker.

10/27/2014

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Walker, Burke Differ On Medicaid Expansion Money

Gov. Scott Walker proudly defends his decision to reject hundreds of millions of federal dollars to pay for expanding Medicaid coverage, even though polls show most Wisconsin residents believe he made the wrong choice. Mary Burke, his Democratic opponent in the gubernatorial race, decries it as irresponsible.

10/26/2014

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Burke Continues To Outspend Walker On TV

The latest estimates of television advertising spending in Wisconsin’s hotly contested governor’s race shows Democrat Mary Burke and her backers continue to outpace Gov. Scott Walker and his supporters.

10/24/2014

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Wis. Gov. Walker Outlines Abortion, Gay Marriage Positions

Republican Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t said much publicly about his positions on abortion or gay marriage, but he proudly trumpets his stances on both issues in a letter to a conservative group whose endorsement he wants. In the Sept. 5 letter to Wisconsin Family Action, Walker says he passed legislation that gives women seeking abortions more information and health protection and that he cut off state funding for abortion providers.

10/21/2014

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