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Walker Invites Fellow Governors for Harley Ride

Posted: 03/05/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he challenged his fellow governors to join him for a motorcycle ride when the National Governors Association meets in Milwaukee this summer.

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Democrat Baldwin a Liberal Skeptic on Weapons Ban

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a supporter of gun control for a decade in the House, has shied away from talk of a proposed ban on assault weapons, disappointing some gun control advocates.

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Wis. Awaiting Budget Cuts Details

Posted: 03/01/2013 - Even with massive federal spending cuts impending, Wisconsin officials say they need to know more before deciding how to deal with it.

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Republicans Offer School Spending Plan Increase

Posted: 03/01/2013 - The Republican president of the state Senate is proposing an alternative plan to Gov. Scott Walker's budget that would allow public school spending to increase $150 more per student in each of the next two years.

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Walker Open to Other Tax Cuts

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he's open to other tax cuts beyond the $343 million income tax reduction he is proposing in his state budget.

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Walker to Push for Vouchers on Report Cards

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says he will support legislation requiring that private voucher schools be included in the same accountability system that applied to public schools, including annual report cards rating performance.

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Opponents Say Open Records Bill Would Hurt Access

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Opponents of a Republican-backed proposal that could make it more expensive to obtain records from government entities say the measure would hinder public access and make it easier to hide information.

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HHS Official Touts Medicaid, Mum on Walker Choice

Posted: 02/25/2013 - The regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is touting the value of states expanding Medicaid coverage as allowed under the federal health care overhaul law.

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Wis. Budget Panel Approves $9.3m for Prisons

Posted: 02/25/2013 - The Legislature's budget committee has approved an additional $9.3 million for the Department of Corrections because prison populations haven't declined as expected.

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Walker's Income Tax Cut Helps Rich More

Posted: 02/22/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker's proposed income tax cut would give more money back to the rich than it would the poor, despite his billing it as targeting the middle class.

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Walker Aims to Remove Residency Law in State

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker is calling for a removal of state residency laws, saying municipal officials should not tell where their employees should live.

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Gov. Walker Releases Budget

Updated: 02/20/2013 - Wednesday night, Gov. Scott Walker delivered an address on his budget proposal.

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UPDATE: Wis. Senate Passes Transportation Amendment

Posted: 02/20/2013 - UPDATE: The Wisconsin Senate has approved a constitutional amendment that prevents lawmakers from diverting money from the state transportation fund to pay for other expenses.

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