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Gov. Scott Walker Downplays Presidential Talk

Gov. Scott Walker is distancing himself from talk of running for president after word surfaced he’s working on a memoir.

03/27/2013

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Working On Memoir

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a possible contender for the presidency in 2016, is writing a memoir detailing the reforms he has introduced during his two years in office.

03/26/2013

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Gov. Walker Says He’s Not Going To Raise Sales Tax

Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t be proposing eliminating the income tax in favor of a steep sales tax hike.

02/06/2013

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Wis. Discusses Eliminating Same-Day Registration

Wisconsin’s elections board heard Tuesday from both supporters and opponents of allowing voters to register at the polls on election day, an issue that’s gotten new attention after Gov. Scott Walker talked recently about his desire to see the law overturned.

12/18/2012

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Walker Says He Wouldn’t End Same-Day Registration In Wis.

Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that the cost of eliminating same-day voter registration convinced him to oppose repealing the law, even though he previously said he would sign a bill to do that.

12/12/2012

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Governors Ask Obama For Flexibility In Fiscal Cliff Deal

A bipartisan group of governors says they sought assurances from President Barack Obama that any cuts in spending to address the looming “fiscal cliff” would not shift the financial burden onto states.

12/04/2012

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Wis. Gov’s Former Aide Pleads In Theft Case

One of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s close associates pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing thousands of dollars from a nonprofit group he ran.

11/29/2012

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Walker Says He’s Not Ruling Out Toll Roads In Wis.

Gov. Scott Walker says he’s reluctant to implement toll roads to help pay for the state’s transportation projects but he’s not ruling them out as he crafts the next state budget.

11/28/2012

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Walker Says He Wants To End Same-Day Registration In Wis.

Gov. Scott Walker says he would sign a bill that ends same-day voter registration in Wisconsin, but he won’t make doing away with it a priority.

11/26/2012

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Obama’s Win Forces Walker’s Hand On Health Care

President Barack Obama’s re-election is forcing the hand of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who had stopped all efforts to implement the federal health care reform law in the hopes that Republicans would take over in Washington.

11/07/2012

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Wisconsin Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.3 Percent

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has dropped to 7.3 percent for September.

10/18/2012

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Confusion In Wake Of Wisconsin Union Ruling

Wisconsin school and government employee unions on Monday were considering whether to seek new contract talks after a state court threw out a new law that restricts public workers’ collective bargaining rights.

09/17/2012

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Wis. Gov. Walker Vs. Union: What’s Next?

Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker was in St. Paul Sunday night for a midwest governor’s conference to promote foreign investment, and couldn’t hide from questions about a judge’s decision striking down his law that took away collective bargaining rights of unions.

09/16/2012

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Wis. Gov. Ends 4-Day October Hunt In CWD Zone

Gov. Scott Walker has ended the four-day October gun antlerless deer hunt in Wisconsin’s chronic wasting disease zone.

08/24/2012

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Scott Walker Angers Temperance Union By Serving Beer

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker can’t avoid union troubles, even when he’s trying to be bipartisan.

06/12/2012

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Wis. Governor Uses Brats, Beer To Bridge Divide

Nothing brings people together in Wisconsin like the promise of beer and brats.

06/11/2012

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Total Spending On Recall Races Tops $125 Million

Total spending on 15 recall races, including the one targeting Gov. Scott Walker, will easily top $125 million.

06/07/2012

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Romney: Voters Backed Conservative Values In Wis.

Mitt Romney says the failed attempt to recall Wisconsin’s Republican governor should embolden conservatives. He also says it could offer his presidential campaign a dose of hope come November.

06/06/2012

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Analysts See Broad Implications In Walker’s Win

After more than a year of fighting, Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker survived Tuesday’s recall vote, winning 53 to 46 percent over his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

06/06/2012

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Wis. Lt. Gov. Kleefisch Survives Recall Election

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch survived a recall attempt Tuesday, defeating her Democratic challenger and avoiding becoming the first lieutenant governor in the nation to be recalled.

06/05/2012

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Gov. Scott Walker Defeats Recall Effort

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending, which included the explosive measure that eliminated union rights for most public workers.

06/05/2012

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Division Reigns On Wisconsin Recall’s Eve

At the Norske Nook in Osseo, they talk about the pie. But bring up politics, and you get trouble. Mark Olsen of Mount Horeb is well aware of this situation.

06/04/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Stakes in The Wisconsin Recall

Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin is being referred to as an indicator of what might happen in the Presidential race in November. Some pundits see it as organized labor’s ultimate stand.

06/02/2012

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More Than $61 Million Spent On Wis. Recall

Federal officials have designated three Minnesota trails national recreation trails.

05/31/2012

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Wisconsin’s Walker Raises $30M In Face Of Recall

Republican Gov. Scott Walker has raised more than $30 million since he took office, including a remarkable $5.8 million in the last five weeks reported to Wisconsin regulators Tuesday.

05/29/2012

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