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Donald Trump Says He’s Running For President In 2016

With a presidential field approaching 20 high-profile Republicans, the GOP’s 2016 class offers voters a little bit of everything.

06/16/2015

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Walker’s Record As Governor Is Taking Some Hits This Year

While Scott Walker’s fellow Republicans were grousing about his budget plan and part of his proposal to overhaul higher education, the governor was more than 1,000 miles away, gripping the wheel of the Mt. Washington cruise boat on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee.

06/16/2015

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70 Mph Speed Limit Signs Going Up In Wisconsin

New 70 mph speed limit signs are being posted this week on interstates and highways in Wisconsin this week.

06/15/2015

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Walker Takes On Higher Education In Wisconsin

Four years after taking union rights away from teachers and other public workers in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker now wants to strip job protections for University of Wisconsin professors in a move he likens to the 2011 law that made him a national figure and set up his expected presidential run.

06/11/2015

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Walker Makes Case For Education Reforms Nationwide

Scott Walker touted changes he’s made to K-12 education as governor in Wisconsin in a newspaper column published Wednesday, saying there’s “no reason” what he’s done in the state can’t be matched nationwide.

06/10/2015

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Wisconsin Senate Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

After three hours of debate, the Wisconsin state Senate approved a bill Tuesday night that would ban non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

06/10/2015

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Wis. Scientists Targeted For Cuts Studied GOP Issues

The group of state Department of Natural Resources scientists that Republican lawmakers targeted for cuts has been working on a number of politically charged issues in recent years, including climate change, pollution and mining.

06/07/2015

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Gov. Scott Walker Signs 70 MPH Speed Limit Bill

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that allows state transportation officials to raise the speed limit to 70 mph on some Wisconsin roads

05/20/2015

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Records Suggest Walker Copied In On Letter About Donor Loan

Records suggest that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker received a letter acknowledging that his flagship job creation agency would give a $500,000 loan to a campaign donor’s construction company, raising questions about his statements that he wasn’t aware of the deal.

05/19/2015

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Flags Ordered Lowered For Wis. EMT Who Died Trying To Save Mom

Gov. Scott Walker ordered flags to be flown at half-staff for an emergency medical technician who died while trying to save his mother from a northwestern Wisconsin fire. Sixty-two-year-old Dennis Swenson went into a Town of Bell home to try to save his 95-year-old mother, Dorothy Swenson, from a fire May 1, but both ended up dying.

05/09/2015

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Bad Budget News For Wisconsin: No New Money

There will be no additional tax revenue over the next two years to help reduce Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed cuts to K-12 schools and the University of Wisconsin System, state lawmakers learned Wednesday.

05/06/2015

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Walker Critical Of Romney In 2012, Bush In 2000

Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney’s last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.

05/04/2015

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Talking Points: Author Says Only 10 States Matter In A Presidential Race

It may seem a little early, but this past week has seen an awful lot of activity in presidential politics.

04/19/2015

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Walker’s ‘Big Announcement’ Turns Out To Be Badger Backing

Gov. Scott Walker’s promise of a “big announcement” on April Fool’s Day turned out to have nothing to do with presidential politics.

04/01/2015

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Hundreds Expected At Memorial For Slain Wisconsin Trooper

A 21-year-old Wisconsin state trooper killed in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect is being remembered in his hometown.

03/29/2015

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Cruz Kicks Off Presidential Campaign At Christian College

Lest there be any doubts that Sen. Ted Cruz will be aggressively courting cultural conservatives, look at where the Republican chose to begin his 2016 presidential campaign Monday: the flagship campus of the nation’s largest Christian university.

03/23/2015

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Walker Aide Quits After Questioning Iowa’s Role In Campaign

An aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s national political operation resigned late Tuesday after drawing heated criticism from the head of the Iowa Republican Party for questioning the state’s early role in the presidential nominating process.

03/18/2015

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Pawlenty Appraises 2016 GOP Contest As Between Bush, Walker

One-time presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sees the contest for the GOP’s nomination coming down to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.

03/13/2015

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Walker Becomes More Involved In Wake Of Police Shooting

A representative for the family of a 19-year-old biracial man shot and killed by a white Madison police officer says Gov. Scott Walker promised to call the man’s mother to help console her.

03/11/2015

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Wisconsin Residents Sound Off On ‘Right-To-Vote’ Bill

On Friday, Wisconsin became the 25th state to pass a right-to-work bill. Lawmakers in the state assembly fiercely debated the bill for more than 20 hours into the early morning. The bill finally passed around 9 a.m.

03/06/2015

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MN Lawmaker Lures WI Businesses Over ‘Right-To-Work’ Bill

A Minnesota Republican lawmaker is getting in the middle of Wisconsin’s “right-to-work” debate. Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll sign the bill when it reaches his desk, which would make union membership voluntary.

03/03/2015

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Walker Says He’d ‘Rather Be Ahead Than Behind’ In Race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially announced that he’s running for president, but he continues to send strong signals that a candidacy is inevitable.

02/26/2015

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Wisconsin Senate To Consider Right-To-Work Legislation

The Wisconsin Senate is set to dive into what could be a fierce debate on a Republican right-to-work bill after an evening of bitter protests over the legislation at the state Capitol.

02/25/2015

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Walker Administration Reports 27,500 Job Growth Over Year

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration says nearly 27,500 private-sector jobs have been added in Wisconsin over the 12-month period that ended in September.

02/24/2015

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Second Fight Over Union Rights Comes To Wisconsin

The fight over union rights returns to Wisconsin this week, four years after a debate that sparked massive protests and catapulted Gov. Scott Walker onto the national political stage, setting up his likely presidential run.

02/22/2015

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