Suddenly starless Wisconsin GOP plots rebuild for 2020

Politics 05/12/19, 09:36

Republicans determined to deliver Wisconsin for President Donald Trump next year will be doing it with a party working to rebuild after the departure of its two biggest stars and a rough midterm election that sent it reeling. The Wisconsin GOP ...

Evers vows to ‘fight like hell’ for Medicaid expansion

Health 05/02/19, 13:51

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers pledged Thursday to "fight like hell" to expand Medicaid in Wisconsin, a day after Republican legislative leaders said they would kill his proposal next week. A defiant Evers held a news conference with Democratic lawmakers to urge ...

Foxconn CEO meets with Trump, Wisconsin governor

U.S. 05/02/19, 12:12

Foxconn Technology Group is moving forward with its plan to build a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin and President Donald Trump has promised to visit when production starts next year, the Taiwanese company's leader told reporters following a meeting at the ...

Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws

U.S. 03/22/19, 19:35

Wisconsin Republicans asked an appeals court Friday to immediately reinstate GOP-backed laws limiting the powers of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, sparking a flurry of legal maneuvering as both sides jockeyed for position before the court ...

Update: Republican Walker praises Milwaukee choice

Politics 03/11/19, 11:30

The Latest on Democratic National Convention coming to Milwaukee (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Former Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says "who would have known" that his push to build a new arena in Milwaukee would be one of the key reasons ...

Foxconn changes focus of massive Wisconsin project

U.S. 01/30/19, 11:19

Foxconn Technology Group said Wednesday it is shifting the focus of its planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus away from blue-collar manufacturing to a research hub, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised. The much-ballyhooed facility was heralded ...

Wisconsin, Michigan Republicans enact lame-duck limits

Politics 12/14/18, 17:08

Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan enacted last-minute limits on Democratic power Friday, with outgoing GOP governors in both Upper Midwest states signing measures protecting their priorities before leaving office in less than a month. Democrats derided the moves as desperate power ...

Update: Evers: Wisconsin deserves better than lame-duck

U.S. 12/14/18, 13:47

The Latest on lame duck legislation signed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (all times local):12:50 p.m.Democratic Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers is ripping Republican incumbent Scott Walker for signing lame-duck legislation that weakens the governor's office and restricts early voting.Walker signed ...

Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal deal

U.S. 12/13/18, 16:21

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 ...

Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules

U.S. 12/10/18, 17:55

Companies seeking tax credits from Wisconsin's troubled job-creation agency would face less scrutiny under a provision Republicans included in a package of lame-duck legislation designed to weaken newly elected Democrats.The measure awaiting GOP Gov. Scott Walker's signature would loosen the ...

Evers not optimistic Wisconsin Gov. Walker will veto bills

Politics 12/09/18, 13:14

Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he's not optimistic that outgoing governor Scott Walker will veto bills approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature that would limit the new governor's power. Evers (EE'-vers) told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that he spoke by telephone ...

Wisconsin Republicans work overnight on lame-duck bills

U.S. 12/05/18, 06:10

Wisconsin Republicans worked through the night Tuesday to muster enough votes to pass a sweeping package of lame-duck proposals designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker.Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement ...

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