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Republican leaders say Walker’s budget could face major tweaks

Republican legislative leaders say they may make major tweaks to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget in the coming months, possibly shifting money to address...

Walker’s budget calls for boost in education, $592 million cut in taxes, fees

Gov. Scott Walker today called for a big boost in education funding, $592 million in tax and fee cuts, and a series of conservative...

State board approves self-insurance recommendation

The Group Insurance Board today voted to move forward with self-insuring state employees, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to deliver his...

State board approves self-insurance recommendation

The Group Insurance Board today voted to move forward with self-insuring state employees, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to deliver his...

Walker to deliver budget address, plans more than $900 million in new spending

Gov. Scott Walker will unveil details of his state budget this afternoon after rolling out proposals in recent days that include more than $900...

Walker unveils $140 million boost for UW, including tuition cut

Gov. Scott Walker today proposed a $140 million boost to the UW System, including a plan that would freeze tuition for in-state undergrads in the first year before cutting it 5 percent the next.

Walker looks to eliminate long-term care waitlist for children

Gov. Scott Walker today said his next budget will look to eliminate the waitlist for a long-term care program that helps children with developmental...

School advocates praise Walker’s plan to boost K-12 funding

School advocates are praising Gov. Scott Walker's boost to K-12 public education, even while some are uncertain about the guv's methods for allocating per-pupil aid.

UpFront: Kooyenga optimistic, Hintz skeptical about Walker’s budget proposal

Lawmakers in both parties have different expectations for the two-year budget Gov. Scott Walker will roll out Wednesday. "We know that there's going to be...

Walker wants $649 million boost to K-12 education

Rolling out a key plank of his budget, Gov. Scott Walker called for a $649 million boost to K-12 education as part of a...

NRSC targets Baldwin on Supreme Court in new TV ad

The National Republican Senatorial Committee today announced a new TV ad knocking U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her opposition to the nomination of Neil...

Democrats knock Republican move to hire outside counsel for redistricting lawsuit

Democratic lawmakers are slamming a move by GOP leadership to hire outside lawyers to represent them in an ongoing redistricting lawsuit, warning Republicans are setting up taxpayers to be fleeced.

Advocates largely praise Walker’s rural schools plan

Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to pump more money into rural schools as he begins to roll out key parts of the two-year state...

State political leaders divided over Trump immigration restrictions

State political reaction to President Trump's new immigration restrictions is generally falling along party lines. Republicans generally supported Trump's executive order...

‘UpFront’: Vukmir to seek audit of DOC’s offender supervision practices in Milwaukee Co.

Senate Assistant Majority Leader Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, said she would be seeking an audit of the Department of Corrections as part of a package...
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