Scott Walker

Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Walker's Wisconsin: How Does He Want the Nation to View the State?

Analysts say Gov. Walker needs Wisconsin to look good to a national audience, if he seeks the GOP presidential nomination in 2016
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Wisconsin’s governor has been comparing the state to the federal government, saying Wisconsin is more efficient and innovative.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Why Walker Hopes the GOP-Controlled Legislature Approves a Budget Quickly

Gov. Walker says he wants legislators to work with his staff, as he prepares his proposal for the next biennial budget
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It appears Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is facing resistance from fellow Republicans in accomplishing a big item on his “to do” list: the state budget.

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Politics & Government
9:31 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Mary Burke Easily Advances to Nov. 4 General Election

Mary Burke faced minimal opposition in the Democratic partisan primary

Democrat Mary Burke is officially her party’s nominee for governor.

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Politics & Government
10:57 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Messages Shine Light on County Executive Walker Private Email System

Governor Scott Walker
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Emails released Wednesday are giving the public a rare look inside a politician’s office.

The 27,000 electronic communications between former County Executive Scott Walker’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Kelly Rindfleish, and a host of personnel describe how Walker cabinet members and others addressed campaign, constituent and other issues.

The messages were part of a John Doe investigation.

It ended with no charges filed against Walker, but six aides and associates were charged with crimes.

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Economy & Business
8:47 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Walker Postpones Casino Decision

Gov. Scott Walker will not make an announcement today regarding a plan to build a new casino on the site of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park.

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Politics & Government
4:13 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Walker Headed to Japan for Trade Conference

Gov. Walker says about 25 firms in Wisconsin are affiliated with Japan. Most have operations in the advanced manufacturing sector.

Gov. Walker’s office announced Thursday that he’ll attend the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo.

It begins Sunday and runs through Tuesday.

Walker says the goal of the trip is to build trade ties between Wisconsin and investors and businesses in Japan. Walker says the country is “very important” to the state’s global business, as Wisconsin’s fifth largest destination for exports.

The governor says Japan is the number one buyer of Wisconsin products in the medical and scientific instruments category.

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Politics & Government
10:53 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Walker, Jindal and Perry Raise Money for S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley

Gov. Walker's latest trip takes him to South Carolina
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Three well-known GOP governors are helping one of their colleagues.

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Politics & Government
2:24 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Walker Addresses Mass Shootings at Governors Meeting

Gov. Walker (at podium) addresses reporters at the opening news conference of the National Governors Association meeting this weekend in Milwaukee
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Gov. Walker says if the U.S. hopes to prevent mass tragedies, it must treat mental health issues.

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Politics & Government
9:42 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Walker Raises $3.5 Million

Scott Walker's trips outside the state have likely helped his fund raising during the first half of the year.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker raised $3.5 million during the first half of 2013, far more than the last six months of 2012 when he collected $474,000.

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Politics & Government
10:36 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Experts Weigh In on Possible State Income Tax Cut

As President Barack Obama begins his second term on Monday, taxes and the economy are sure to be key issues. At the end of the year the country dodged the so-called “fiscal cliff.” But another round debt ceiling talks looms in the near future.

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