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Walker urges CPAC attendees to ‘keep moving forward’ amid protests

Gov. Scott Walker urged attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington, D.C., to keep pressing forward with reforms in the face of...

Walker appoints Lon Roberts to PSC, Jay Risch will be new DFI secretary

Gov. Scott Walker today announced DFI Secretary Lon Roberts will replace Phil Montgomery on the PSC after the former GOP state lawmaker’s term ends...

Evers chalks up primary victory to his focus on kids, not ‘weird politics’

State Superintendent Tony Evers says his primary victory can be chalked up to his focus on the state's public school kids -- and not on...
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‘UpFront’: Baldwin calls for investigation into Trump team Russia contacts

U. S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says many “unanswered questions” remain about contacts between Russia and President Trump, his campaign, his transition team, and his...

Humphries alleges Holtz offered deal to clear field with $150K DPI job promise

John Humphries charged fellow state schools superintendent challenger Lowell Holtz promised him a six-figure job at DPI if he dropped out of the primary...

Walker defends plan to self-insure state employees

Gov. Scott Walker downplayed concerns from lawmakers who've been skeptical of his proposal to self-insure state employees, calling the expected savings an "incredible amount" that would be re-invested in public schools. Walker told reporters Tuesday that lawmakers would have to replace the expected two-year savings of $60 million if they nixed the plan.

Walker’s budget would re-establish WEDC loan program, bar forgivable loans

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing to let the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. give out business loans again after the current budget phases out WEDC’s main loan program.

Wis. Syrian refugee sues Trump administration

An unnamed Syrian refugee currently living in Wisconsin is suing the Trump administration over its immigration executive order, saying his wife and 3-year-old daughter “remain trapped in Syria” and their lives are in danger.

‘UpFront’: Thompson gives Trump ‘strong “A”‘ on first weeks, urges more finesse

Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson says he would give President Donald Trump a “strong ‘A'” grade for his first few weeks in the White...

Fitzgerald highlights areas of concern in Walker’s budget plan

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says lawmakers may split with the governor on several areas in his budget, including funding for K-12, tax cuts,...

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