Wisconsin State Politics

Politics & Government
10:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Milwaukee Magazine Feature on "A Different Kind of Democrat"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will face Governor Scott Walker in the upcoming November election.
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The start of July means we are roughly four months away from Election Day, the first Tuesday in November.  Wisconsin’s race for Governor will be among the most closely watched in the country, with Scott Walker facing his second challenge since he was elected four years ago.

Walker, who dispatched a recall challenge in defeating Tom Barrett two years ago, will likely face businesswoman and former state Commerce Secretary Mary Burke.

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Politics & Government
1:28 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Three Takeaways from Gov. Walker's State of the State

Governor Scott Walker after a ceremonial bill signing on March 11, 2011.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews political science professor Mordecai Lee.

In the final State of the State address of his first term, Governor Scott Walker focused heavily on economic themes Wednesday night.

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Politics & Government
3:29 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Budget Bill Goes to Governor

The state's proposed biennial budget could soon be signed - or vetoed by Governor Scott Walker.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Journal Sentinel's Patrick Marley.

After hours of debate, following weeks of debate, the Wisconsin State Senate yesterday passed a proposed biennial budget for the state. 

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Wisconsin Republicans Celebrate Recall Anniversary

State GOP remembers recall victory

It was one year ago, that Gov. Walker survived the historic recall against him. Republicans gathered Wednesday evening in Pewaukee to celebrate the anniversary of his victory.

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