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MADISON,Wis. | Liberals eye 2020 takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin liberals hope to take a key step this spring toward breaking a long conservative stranglehold on the state’s Supreme Court, in an election that could also serve as a barometer of the political mood in a key presidential swing state. If the liberal-backed candidate wins the April 2 state Supreme … Continue reading MADISON,Wis. | Liberals eye 2020 takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court

MADISON, Wis. | Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker executed a $28 million deal Thursday to save nearly 400 jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Corp. plant, using powers that his Democratic successor would no longer have under legislation approved last week during a lame-duck session. The deal means that the consumer-products giant will close a plant in Conway, … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal

MADISON, Wis. | Appeals to Scott Walker: Don’t stain legacy, veto bills

MADISON, Wis. — A bipartisan group of political figures appealed to Gov. Scott Walker to avoid staining his legacy and behaving like a sore loser by signing legislation that would weaken the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. Rather than notching another partisan victory in his final weeks in office, they said, Walker should … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Appeals to Scott Walker: Don’t stain legacy, veto bills

MADISON, Wis. | Next governor will ask Walker to veto lame-duck legislation

MADISON, Wis. — The incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin said Wednesday that he plans to make a personal appeal to his defeated rival, Gov. Scott Walker, to veto far-reaching GOP legislation that would restrict the new administration’s powers. Wisconsin Republicans pushed through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to pass the bills after an all-night … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Next governor will ask Walker to veto lame-duck legislation

MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin Republicans work overnight on lame-duck bills

MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin Republicans are working through the night to bring together enough votes to pass a sweeping package of lame-duck proposals designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the incoming Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on Tuesday night into Wednesday through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition. The measures are … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin Republicans work overnight on lame-duck bills

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin’s Walker defies protesters on lame-duck session

MADISON, Wis.  — Demonstrators booed outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday at a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, drowning out a high school choir with their own songs in protest of a Republican effort to gut the powers of Walker’s Democratic successor. The governor, wearing a Santa tie, appeared unfazed as he flipped the switch while … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin’s Walker defies protesters on lame-duck session

MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Republicans mull limiting governor-elect’s power

MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin’s Democratic governor-elect on Tuesday accused the Republicans who control the Legislature of making a “desperate attempt to cling to power” by considering placing new limits on the governor’s office before he takes over in January. Tony Evers, who narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker, said GOP legislative leaders should “stop any and … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Wisconsin Republicans mull limiting governor-elect’s power

MADISON, Wis. | Trump turns focus to Wisconsin’s races for Senate, governor

MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump makes a campaign visit to Wisconsin with Republicans growing increasingly nervous about the prospects of holding onto the governor’s office, let alone picking up a Senate seat held by a well-positioned Democratic incumbent. Trump on Wednesday will return to a rural part of the state he easily won by … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Trump turns focus to Wisconsin’s races for Senate, governor