Gov. Walker

Politics & Government
11:46 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Report: Walker Says Capitol Protesters Should Get a Permit

Singers have been gathering at noon for nearly two years, to protest Republican policies. The singers say they don’t need a permit, because they’re exercising their right to free speech
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An expert on police procedure is criticizing Capitol police for arresting protesters, but Gov. Scott Walker says protesters should “follow the rules.”

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Surprise and Outrage over Walker Comments on First Responder Union Rights

Tens of thousands of public workers descended on the Capitol in 2011, when Gov. Walker proposed limiting their collective bargaining rights. This week, he hinted he might be willing to consider doing the same for first responders
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Gov. Walker raised eyebrows Monday, when he indicated he might consider curbing the power of police and firefighter unions.

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Politics & Government
5:58 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Walker Says Collective Bargaining Limits Could Solve Other States’ Problems

Gov. Walker summarized his major initiatives Monday in Milwaukee
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Gov. Scott Walker says other states should consider emulating Wisconsin in curbing the power of public unions. He also hinted he's open to doing the same to police and firefighter unions.

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Politics & Government
10:56 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Governor's Approval Rating Dips Below 50 Percent

Walker's approval rating has hovered around 50%, since winning his recall election in June, 2012
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Gov. Walker's approval rating in Wisconsin stands at 48 percent - a drop from 51 percent in May, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.

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Politics & Government
4:33 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Walker Rakes in $3.5 Million for Re-election Bid

Gov. Scott Walker
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Gov. Scott Walker has a healthy start, heading into what's expected to be his 2014 bid for re-election. According to the numbers he filed Monday, he's raised $3.5 million so far in 2013.

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Politics & Government
3:26 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Governors Group to Meet in Milwaukee Next Month

Governors from around the country plan to share best practices and talk about issues affecting states during their meeting in Milwaukee
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The National Governors Association will convene its summer meeting August 1-4 in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
3:27 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Panel to Vote Wednesday on Pay Raise for State Workers

The governor is recommending a 1 percent pay raise for state employees in each of the next two years.

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Politics & Government
8:29 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Walker Gets 'Somewhat Subdued' Greeting From Iowa Republicans

Scott Walker promoted his administration's achievements including stripping public workers of most bargaining rights before an audience of Iowa Republicans last night.

Des Moines Register reporter Jennifer Jacobs listened in as Scott Walker spoke to Iowa Republicans.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered a keynote address at an Iowa Republican Party gathering last night in West Des Moines.

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Politics & Government
2:56 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Journalist: Lawmakers Getting Along - But Tensions Persist in Post-Act 10 Legislature

Marley and Stein with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Journal Sentinel reporters Jason Stein and Patrick Marley.

A new book gives a behind-the-scenes look at Governor Walker's administration during the collective bargaining fight.

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Politics & Government
1:01 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Walker's Busy Travel Week Fuels Speculation About His Political Ambitions

Gov. Walker's speaking engagement schedule is jam packed this week.
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Gov. Scott Walker embarks on a speaking frenzy this week. He’s set to keynote huge Republican gatherings in Connecticut and New York City, then head to Iowa, to be the star of a GOP gathering. Iowa is home to the nation's first presidential caucuses.

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