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Wisconsin Gov. Walker First To Open Iowa Office

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has opened an office in Iowa, the first of the potential 2016 presidential candidates to take such a step. Walker spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski confirmed Tuesday that Walker’s tax-exempt fundraising group, Our American Revival, has leased the space in a suburb of Des Moines.

02/10/2015

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Scott Walker In London This Week For Trade Mission

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is headed to London for a trade mission that comes on the heels of a similar trip last week by another potential Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

02/09/2015

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Walker’s Cuts To SeniorCare Could Leave Some Struggling

Wisconsin’s older residents say Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to cut funding for the SeniorCare drug program could leave them struggling to make ends meet.

02/08/2015

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Walker Says He Sees Gaps In Potential 2016 GOP Field

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he sees gaps in the potential field of Republican presidential candidates in 2016.

01/28/2015

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Punk Band Tells Gov. Walker: ‘We Literally Hate You’

The punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop playing one of their songs, saying on Twitter that “We literally hate you.”

01/26/2015

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Democrats Say Walker Distracted By Presidential Ambitions

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is distracted by his exploration of a presidential run, top Wisconsin Democrats complained Monday, noting that he’s speaking at political events in Iowa and California this month when they say he should be focused on solving the state’s $2.2 billion budget shortfall.

01/12/2015

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Walker Says He’s Praying Over Whether To Run For President

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’s praying over whether to run for president in 2016 as he hires a senior adviser, plans a trip to Iowa in a couple weeks and expects to form an organization to raise and spend money on the exploratory effort.

01/08/2015

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Looking Up Skirts Could Become A Felony In Wisconsin

Looking up a woman’s skirt would be a felony under a Republican-sponsored bill that’s one of the first introduced this year in the Wisconsin Legislature.

01/08/2015

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Year In Review: Top Stories From Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s top story in 2014 was a historic one, as the state joined the ranks of those that allow gay marriage. But plenty of other headlines are worth remembering from the year that was, including Gov. Scott Walker demonstrating his resilience by winning his third election in four years, the theft of a 300-year-old violin and the disturbing case of the Slender Man stabbing.

12/21/2014

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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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Wisconsin Would Join Electric Car Tax Trend

Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on electric and hybrid vehicles if the proposed $50 annual charge put forward by the Department of Transportation becomes law.

11/17/2014

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Walker, Republicans Can Move Quickly On Agenda

Gov. Scott Walker wants to move quickly in passing his second term agenda through a Legislature controlled by Republicans who tightened their grip on the majority with wins in the midterm election.

11/05/2014

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Wisconsin’s GOP Gov. Walker Wins Re-Election

Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker won a hard fought election over Democratic challenger Mary Burke Tuesday, overcoming fierce opposition from unions and other liberal groups for his third victory in four years and cementing his position as a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

11/04/2014

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Race Too Close To Call

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hoped to win his third election in four years Tuesday after a hard-fought campaign with Democratic businesswoman Mary Burke — a victory that could lead him to set his sights even higher by running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

11/04/2014

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Gov. Walker’s ‘Go Packers’ Removed From Stadium Beam

Fears that a Packers-tainted beam would end up in the new Vikings stadium have been alleviated, according to the construction firm working on the project. Over the weekend, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker reportedly wrote “Go Packers” on a steel beam at a Wisconsin shop that’s helping build the new $1 billion stadium.

11/04/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-4-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to listen back to some of Dave’s ELECTION DAY coverage.

11/04/2014

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Report: Scott Walker Wrote ‘Go Packers’ On Beam For Vikings Stadium

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker might have committed a political version of football’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a piece of material that will be part of the Minnesota Vikings new $1 billion stadium. Walker says he wrote a little message on one of the beams to be used in the new stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

11/03/2014

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Things To Know About Wisconsin Governor’s Debate

Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke meet Friday in Eau Claire for the first of two debates before the Nov. 4 election. Some things to know:

10/09/2014

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Wisconsin Shortfall Projected At $1.8 Billion

Wisconsin’s state budget will be nearly $1.8 billion in the red by mid-2017 based on a new estimate Monday, providing Democrats with more fodder to argue that Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in control of the Legislature have mismanaged the state’s finances.

09/08/2014

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Burke Says Nothing Changes With Wis. Primary Win

Former Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke says nothing will change in her campaign for governor even though she is now officially the Democratic Party’s nominee.

08/12/2014

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Prosecutors: Gov. Walker Part Of Criminal Scheme

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, took part in a nationwide criminal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff.

06/19/2014

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‘That’s A Placebo’: Medical Pot Advocates On Wis. Cannabidiol Bill

As a medical marijuana bill remains a controversial issue in Minnesota, Wisconsin has approved a bill for a marijuana component.

04/18/2014

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Same-Sex Couples Challenge Wis. Gay Marriage Ban

A group of same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage, arguing the prohibition is unconstitutional and has denied them civil rights married couples enjoy.

02/03/2014

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Propane Shortages Prompting State Officials To Act

Supply problems in several states where propane is a crucial heating source have prompted governors and other officials to take action against vendors, investigate claims of price gouging and increase aid to low-income customers.

01/29/2014

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