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Gov. Walker Calls Marriage Decision A ‘Grave Mistake’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a “grave mistake” and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.

06/26/2015

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Gov. Walker Says Haley Asked That He Not Talk About Confederate Flag

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he didn’t initially offer his opinion on whether the Confederate flag should be taken down from the Capitol grounds in South Carolina because Gov. Nikki Haley asked him to hold off speaking about it.

06/24/2015

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Gov. Walker To End Decades-Old Waiting Period For Handguns

Gov. Scott Walker planned to sign a pair of bills that would loosen Wisconsin’s guns laws Wednesday, legislation that had passed the Republican-controlled Legislature before last week’s fatal shootings at a South Carolina church.

06/24/2015

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Walker Tells Donors He’s Still Praying Over Presidential Run

Scott Walker told donors on Friday that he’s still praying over whether to run for president in 2016, but the Wisconsin governor said he believes he is “uniquely qualified to lead this country.”

06/19/2015

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Gov. Walker Backs 20-Week Abortion Ban With Or Without Exemption

Gov. Scott Walker says he will sign a 20-week abortion ban whether or not it includes an exemption for cases of rape or incest. Walker was asked Monday about the bill following a speech at a Boys and Girls Club event in Delavan.

06/01/2015

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Public Hearing Tuesday On 20-Week Abortion Ban In Wis.

A public hearing has been set on a fast-tracked Republican proposal in the Wisconsin Legislature that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

05/27/2015

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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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