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Since shortly after Republican Scott Walker became governor in 2011, Democrats have claimed that he cut $1 billion or more in state funding for public schools. Now, with Walker seeking a third term, the billion-dollar attacks are back. One was made by Tony Evers, who, as state schools superintendent, ...
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker fought a cynical battle against democracy during the first several months of 2018, until one judge, another judge, and still another judge ordered the hyper-partisan Republican to call special elections to fill a pair of state legislative seats that went vacant late in 2017.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has confirmed that he's considering another run for governor. It would be Barrett's fourth governor's race, and his third time trying to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker. "I think that it's pretty clear to anybody who looks at the political landscape — whether it's nationally or at ...
... to attend two Wisconsin events Wednesday. During the afternoon, Pence will discuss the Republican tax plan at the Wisconsin Center in an event staged by the pro-Donald Trump group America First Policies. Wednesday night, Pence will headline a previously scheduled fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker ...
BOSCOBEL - This is Scott Walker's 15th campaign in 28 years, and he can see which way the wind is blowing. “The wind's not at our back. It's not at our side. It is firmly in our face,” the governor said at a Lincoln Day Republican dinner last Saturday. “This election is going to be tougher than any one I have ...
Scott Walker. State taxpayers would contribute $34 million — down from an expected $50 million — under the proposal submitted by the Walker ... The governor said it should promote more competition among insurers in less populated parts of Wisconsin by keeping their health plans in the marketplace.

Two favorite boasts of Republican Scott Walker in his bid for a third term as governor are about unemployment and the number of people working in Wisconsin. He doubled down in this April 4, 2018 tweet, declaring: Our bold reforms have Wisconsin's unemployment rate down to an all-time LOW of 2.9 ...
MADISON - Starting next month, parents will be able to sign up online for a one-time $100-per-child tax rebate, under legislation signed Tuesday by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as he rolls into his re-election bid. In signing the nearly $137 million measure, the GOP governor also used his powerful veto pen ...
Scott Walker is the keynote speaker for the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce's Government Update Luncheon Tuesday, March 27, at the Milwaukee ... MADISON - Wisconsin Gov. ... The Republican governor on Tuesday signed nine pieces of legislation at stops in Wausau, River Falls and Milwaukee.
We froze University of Wisconsin tuition for six years in a row to make college more affordable for students and working families. And our ... Wisconsin has a larger-than-expected surplus this year, and we want to send it back to the hardworking taxpayers. One of ... Scott Walker is the governor of Wisconsin.
When a Dane County Circuit Court judge who was appointed by Walker ordered the governor to call the elections, Walker rejected the verdict and had his lawyers seek a delay in the judgement so that the governor's legislative henchmen could radically rewrite the state election law so that vacancies could ...
When a judge ordered Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to stop messing with democracy and arrange for special elections to be held for a pair of vacant state legislative seats, that should have been the end of the governor's lawless scheme to leave 229,904 people living in those districts unrepresented for ...
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has, since late last year, refused to call special elections to fill vacant state legislative seats. Despite calls from public-interest watchdog groups and Democratic legislative leaders who charged that the Republican governor was playing politics with the process because he ...
A part-time Menomonee Falls firefighter is facing criminal charges for a Facebook post threatening Gov. Scott Walker. Wisconsin State Capitol Police got the call March 8 reporting an alarming post on Facebook that read, "I suggest we take all our firearms to the governor's mansion and execute the parasite.
Scott Walker a $133 million package that he had been counting on for his re-election campaign. ... Kathleen Vinehout of Alma, one of more than a dozen Democrats running for governor, called unsuccessfully for delaying the tax rebate until after the November ... These are Wisconsin issues," he said.
The Senate vote also came five weeks after a gunman used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled the school safety package last week to broad approval from his fellow Republicans who control ...
Ann LaForce, right, of Manitowoc stands with her sign as Governor Scott Walker makes his way to the Manitowoc County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner at the Lighthouse Inn Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018, in Two Rivers, Wis. Josh Clark/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin (Photo: Josh Clark/USA TODAY ...

“In trying to win a third term, Scott Walker is campaigning as if his first two terms did not exist,” said Scot Ross, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now. For instance, Walker refused to implement Obama's 2010 health care law. He turned down $200 million of federal money for Medicaid expansion, ...
SHEBOYGAN – Leaders of cities along Lake Michigan said Thursday they were in “disbelief” after Wisconsin Gov. ... the cities of Port Washington, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Two Rivers have reacted with disbelief and disappointment to Governor Walker's action rescinding his 2014 nomination of the area ...
His agency instead released a brief statement to USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, saying that NOAA officials had “reviewed the letter from Governor Walker regarding the proposed Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary and are considering next steps.” “It's definitely a step backward in the ...
APPLETON, Wis. - While some Republicans nationally have called for arming teachers in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, here in Wisconsin, many state leaders are calling for other measures. Governor Scott Walker says he wants to have a school safety package in place by the time state ...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be the featured speaker at the Manitowoc County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner March 18 at Lighthouse Inn in Two Rivers. Numerous other state and local politicians have also been invited. Reservations for the dinner are due March 9. Tickets are $35 each.
Scott Walker in the November 2018 election. Mahlon Mitchell, who is also president of the state firefighters union, boasted of his group's response to Walker's signature legislation in a Jan. 17, 2018 tweet: "When @ScottWalker told firefighters we didn't need to worry about Act 10, we said hell no, we stand ...
Scott Walker traveled to a pair of companies on Tuesday, March 6, to campaign against President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on imported steel and ... The company has 5,000 Wisconsin workers, the governor said. ... Walker wasn't the only Wisconsin Republican to criticize the president's plan. House ...
New Marquette poll: Scott Walker job approval back to even. The Marquette Law School Poll also asked about withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and NATO support. Poll: President Donald Trump's job approval in Wisconsin at 41 percent · Poll finds Democrats unsure whom to support for governor ...
“I don't agree with the premise that the answer is putting more teachers into training to have them armed in the classroom,” Walker told reporters after addressing the state's largest business lobbying group, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. “Most teachers aren't interested in that. We want something ...
Wisconsin's Scott Walker, one of the nation's most militantly anti-Obamacare governors, is making strengthening the health care law a key plank of his ... infuriates Democrats who blame the two-term governor and Trump for undermining Obamacare markets and driving up premiums with their calls to scrap ...
Scott Walker on Monday signed a $100 million plan that would tighten school security but not put new limits on guns. ... The governor signed the measure two days after marchers nationally — including thousands in Madison and Milwaukee — demonstrated to demand gun control, but Walker argued that ...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Thursday announced a $100 million plan for the state to improve school safety in the wake of last month's shooting at a Florida high school. ... The governor said state GOP representatives support the legislation, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker's ...
MADISON - Scott Walker's plan to hold down Obamacare premiums is poised to pass the Senate and Assembly this week — a potential victory for the Wisconsin governor in passing his re-election agenda. The so-called "reinsurance" bill charts Walker's arc from fierce opposition to the Affordable Care Act ...
If you listen carefully, you'll hear a whirring sound in Wisconsin. That faint hum is the OppositionTron 3000 machine working overtime to manufacture opposition for the state's Democrats to some of Gov. Scott Walker's election-year initiatives. These are proposals that, if introduced by a Democratic governor, ...
Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) held a news conference about the legislation being considered in the Wisconsin State Assembly, which includes the special session bills ... Scott Walker's proposed welfare limits and sought federal help to cover more of the nearly $90 million in costs from the proposals.
MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker's $200 million plan to reduce health care costs for people purchasing insurance through the private marketplace won support from Wisconsin's health insurance providers, doctors and medical community at a public hearing Monday, even as Democrats raised concerns about ...
Under the bill, the state would be authorized to seek a federal waiver to offer a reinsurance program to lower premium costs and pay for at least 50 percent of medical claims costing between $50,000 and $200,000. Horizon Government Affairs estimates that rates in Wisconsin would drop 13 percent in 2019 ...
MADISON - President Donald Trump touted bringing Foxconn Technology Group to Wisconsin as he rolled out his infrastructure plan Monday, but his proposal may leave state Republicans as split as ever when it comes to road funding. The plan Trump unveiled Monday would put $1.5 trillion toward ...
Gov. Scott Walker outlined plans to sell the state office building downtown and construct a new building in a move he predicted will have a "catalytic impact" in the surrounding city neighborhoods. The plans would consolidate five different locations into a single office building, meaning, for example, that the ...
Scott Walker from interfering with the how state schools Superintendent Tony Evers writes state rules. Dane County ... The dispute has taken on more of a political dimension recently because Evers is one of more than a dozen Democrats now running against the GOP governor this fall. The legal tussle ...
24, 2018, State of the State speech, something of a launching pad for his run for a third term as governor, Republican Scott Walker drew contrasts ... We ran into a similar issue when Walker said in February 2017 the state is "investing more money into education than ever before in the history of Wisconsin.
Scott Walker's administration estimates that implementing his proposed limits on welfare could cost state and federal taxpayers nearly $90 milliona year, ... on an election-year gimmick, Governor Walker and Republicans ought to finally start addressing the real struggles of hardworking Wisconsin families.”.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his Republican allies have never been enthusiastic about democracy. After grabbing power in the “Republican-wave” election of 2010—with a massive boost from heavy spending by the Koch brothers and other out-of-state donors—they redrew legislative district lines ...
MADISON - Heading into the most challenging re-election race of his 25-year political career, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sought to win working voters Wednesday by proposing a $100 per child tax credit and investments in schools and health care. In his eighth "state of the state" address in the Assembly ...
Wisconsin ranked first in the shrinkage of the size of its middle class when comparing 2000 to 2016 -- but 14th during Walker's tenure as governor. Wages: Matt Flynn attacked Walker by saying that average wages in Wisconsin, when adjusted for inflation, "are lower today than they were under" Doyle.
A nonprofit group that has received financial support from a major contributor of Gov. Scott Walker will donate $1.15 million to the Department of Natural Resources this week for a controversial bike trail in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest. The DNR suspended plans for the trail and a ...
Don't take it from Wisconsin Democrats when they say last week's surprise win in a special election for the state Senate signals that Republican Gov. Scott Walker is in political trouble. Take it from Walker, the political careerist who crashed and burned as a 2016 presidential contender but has indicated that ...
MADISON - With unemployment low and a tough election looming, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker called Thursday for a special legislative session to overhaul the state's welfare programs. The GOP governor is pushing for a series of welfare bills, including requiring able-bodied parents of children on food ...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) warned Republicans to "wake up" after Democrats flipped a state Senate seat in a GOP-leaning district. "Senate District 10 special election win by a Democrat is a wake up call for Republicans in Wisconsin," Walker tweeted. "WAKE UP CALL: Can't presume that voters know ...
Scott Walker amasses $4 million campaign war chest, dwarfing Dem rivals in Wisconsin governor's race ... Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor (clockwise from top left) Tony Evers, Dana Wachs, Andy Gronik, Paul Soglin, Kathleen Vinehout, Matt Flynn, Mahlon Mitchell, Mike McCabe and Kelda ...
Scott Walker's job-creation agency has commissioned a marketing campaign with promotional videos that are much kinder to Madison than ... The week before, he tweeted: "Look how far Democrats have drifted to the left when one of their leading candidates for Governor in Wisconsin is a mayor who gave ...
Dear Editor: The raid on the waters of Wisconsin under Gov. Walker and Republican legislators continues. A recently proposed bill would allow approximately 1 million acres of wetlands regulated by Wisconsin law to be developed without a permit. Wetlands are valuable because they prevent flooding, ...
MADISON - Tens of thousands of needy but able-bodied adults in Wisconsin could have to work to qualify for state health coverage under a plan from Gov. Scott Walker that has won support from President Donald Trump's administration. Walker immediately praised the move, which he said would spur ...


 

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