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4 hrs ago | Daily Kos

WI-Gov: New Marquette Poll Shows Mary Burke (D) & Scott Walker (R) Tied

The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied among registered voters. Walker and Burke both had 46 percent support.


Related Topix: US Governors, US News, Marquette University, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | The Capitol Fax Blog

AFSCME goes with Quinn

The endorsement can be viewed less about support of Quinn, and more about fear, rejection, and even loathing of Rauner. A statement issued by AFSCME, quoting its director, Roberta Lynch, is telling.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Mitch Daniels, Illinois

12 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Ballot fight is brewing as state scrambled on voter ID

The Government Accountability Board, which oversees state elections, redesigned ballots this year and Republicans are contending they are confusing. Joe Fadness, executive director of the state Republican Party, said they should be tweaked before the Nov. 4 election.


Related Topix: US Governors

16 hrs ago | WSAW

Wisconsin Needs $760M More for Medicaid

The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program. The new estimate was included in the agency's budget request submitted to Gov. Scott Walker's administration made public Tuesday.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Hoof Beats

On Track: October 2014

Editors Note: The views contained in this newsletter are that of the author alone, and do not necessarily represent the opinions or views of the United States Trotting Association. Welcome back On Track! In this month's newsletter, covering the October issue of Hoof Beats , we visit Walsh Harness Company, which just turned 100; bring you a special Little Brown Jug supplement; call for horse memories; and wrap up the Hoof Beats Photo Contest.


Related Topix: US Governors

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Wisconsin DNR under Scott Walker gets mixed reviews

In March 2013, Gov. Scott Walker celebrated passage of a new iron mining law on the factory floor of Milwaukee's P&H Mining Equipment. The bill was the most significant environmental legislation in Walker's term in office and one of many victories in which business interests have prevailed.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, US Governors, Milwaukee, WI, Jim Doyle


Wisconsin DOJ never launched GPS program

Wisconsin Department of Justice officials have refused to launch a pilot program that would have paid for GPS tracking for people under restraining orders, saying the technical language enacting the plan didn't actually give judges the authority to order such monitoring. Republican Gov. Scott Walker 's 2013-15 state budget proposal called for providing $3 million for DOJ-issued grants to local police and government units to cover GPS tracking for people subject to domestic abuse and harassment restraining orders.


Related Topix: US News, Science / Technology, GPS, US Governors, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Media Research Center

$6.4 Million from Soros Behind Legal Battles for 3 Conservative 2016 Contenders

Legal battles against state governor's with higher political aspirations keep cropping up. But looking deeper into attacks on Republican governors from Texas, Wisconsin and Louisiana reveals George Soros' checkbook was behind it all - but the news media aren't about to point that out.


Related Topix: Texas, US Politics, Texas Government, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rick Perry, US Governors

News Max

Christie, Walker Reject Food Aid Giving $54 for Each $1 State Pays

Three states are ending a program that qualified residents for extra food paid for by the federal government - including two, New Jersey and Wisconsin, led by potential Republican presidential candidates. Congress in February passed a law to raise the costs of so- called heat-and-eat programs.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama, Life, Food, Nutrition

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Governor's race by the numbers: Walker responds to...

If you listen to the commercials for the Wisconsin Governor's race, you will hear numbers. Lot's of numbers.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, US Governors, Jim Doyle, Wausau, WI

Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable

MY FELLOW Floridian and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz sure has a knack for undercutting her own arguments.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, US Governors, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Representative Bruce Braley, Opinion

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Door Reminder

Schreiber Foods celebrates new downtown homeSchreiber Foods...

Schreiber Foods celebrates new downtown home Building improves Schreiber's operations but also is a catalyst for downtown development Check out this story on Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble and other officials were on hand as Schreiber Foods held a ribbon-cutting on its new headquarters in downtown Green Bay. Schreiber president and CEO Mike Haddad raises his arms Monday afternoon as he is introduced at the dedication of the new corporate headquarters in Green Bay.


Related Topix: US Governors, US Politics, US News, Representative Reid Ribble, Republican, US House of Representatives, Green Bay, WI, Life, Food, Cheese


Kashkari's model on business climate: Scott Walker

One of Neel Kashkari's foremost criticisms of Gov. Jerry Brown is that the Democrat has made California an unfriendly place for business. Too much taxing, too many regulations, and the latest evidence is Tesla's decision to locate its electronic car battery factory in Nevada.


Related Topix: US Governors, Jerry Brown, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Swing State Project

Scott Walker looks to gain votes by attacking jobless aid and food stamp applicants

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in trouble in his re-election campaign, so he's going back to a strategy that's served him well: divide and conquer. Walker's new plan involves targeting some of Wisconsin's most vulnerable by requiring drug tests for unemployment insurance and food stamp applicants , while using the fact that that's illegal to pick a fight with the federal government: Few details were included on the new proposals, but advocates for the needy said the drug testing proposal for jobless and food stamp benefits would violate federal law - a complication that killed a similar proposal promoted by Republican lawmakers in 2011.


Related Topix: US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

The Great Republican Hope: Scott Walker's Re-Election Push Includes Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker , in a tight race for re-election , released a 62 page plan for "Greater Prosperity for All." Among the proposals, as the Milwaukee Journal-Sentimental reported, is the tired old canard of drug testing recipients of food stamps and unemployment.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Marijuana

The Progressive

US Chamber Attack on Wife of Walker Prosecutor Falls Apart

The investigation into Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is led by a Republican special prosecutor, was unanimously approved by Wisconsin's nonpartisan Government Accountability Board, and includes the participation of elected county District Attorneys from both political parties. But according to an outlet bankrolled by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the motivation for the "John Doe" probe can be traced back to a "weeping" teacher's union member married to Milwaukee County's District Attorney, John Chisholm.


Related Topix: US Governors, Milwaukee County, WI, Milwaukee, WI, US News, Liberal Political News


Marshfield celebrates seasons turning with Maple Fall Fest

An early-morning explosion has leveled a Genoa-area home, spraying debris onto a highway and damaging a former fish market. DURAND, Wis.


Related Topix: Marshfield, WI, Explosion, Durand, WI, Pepin County, WI, US Governors


Voter ID: No Birth Certificate Needed to Apply for Wisconsin ID at DMV Office

Jim Miller of the Department of Motor Vehicles talks about how the new procedure for obtaining state IDs will work. Last week, Gov. Scott Walker announced that, beginning Monday, residents can go to a DMV branch and show proof of residency and proof of identity.


Related Topix: US Governors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.


Related Topix: US News, US Governors, France, World News, Francois Hollande, Religion, Islam

Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats

Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a "jayvee" team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I'm not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I'm somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we've put in place worked better than people might think.


Related Topix: US News, Rush Limbaugh, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, US Governors, Tea Party