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 heads into its state convention that starts Friday with a ...

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 the public to call Republicans and tell them to approve ...

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 White House. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou met with Trump on Wednesday ...

Wisconsin governor says 13,000 Foxconn jobs is ‘unrealistic’

Asia & Pacific 04/17/19, 15:59

Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that it's "unrealistic" to think that Foxconn Technology Group will employ 13,000 people in Wisconsin as originally promised and that he wants to renegotiate the contract with the global electronics leader. Evers told reporters that the state was working with Taiwan-based Foxconn to look at revising ...

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 makes a decision. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess issued an ...

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 Democrats chose to hold its national convention there. Walker was an ...

Greg Abbott, Texas governor, stockpiles cash but not for the usual reason

U.S. 02/24/19, 13:26

As governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott doesn't flash the White House ambitions of his predecessors or their big personalities. But in just five years he has quietly built his own distinction: Taking in more cash from donors than any governor in U.S. history. Few others even come close. Since first ...

Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

Politics 02/20/19, 17:14

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a GOP income tax cut bill Wednesday in an early showdown with legislative Republicans who had moved to weaken the Democrat's powers just weeks before he took office. Republicans rushed to pass the bill, the first they introduced this year, before Evers could introduce his own ...

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 by President Donald Trump and former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ...

Wisconsin’s ousted Gov. Scott Walker says he may run again

Politics 01/04/19, 14:04

Ousted Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that he would be interested in running for public office again, maybe even for governor in four years. Walker spoke to The Associated Press from the vacated governor's mansion as he prepares to be replaced Monday by Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers. Walker, a ...

Evers win, missing girl, soggy summer top Wisconsin news

Football 12/22/18, 10:47

Wisconsin saw the defeat of Gov. Scott Walker, a teenage girl mysteriously missing and a summer of storms in 2018.A look at the top stories of the year:WALKER DEFEATEDDemocrat Tony Evers narrowly beat Walker in November as the divisive Republican and onetime presidential candidate sought a third term in Wisconsin's ...

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 grabs, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Michigan Gov. Rick ...

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 the bills Friday in Green Bay. Evers issued a statement ...

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 means that the consumer-products giant will close a plant in ...

Walker says Wisconsin governor’s powers will remain strong

Politics 12/11/18, 12:03

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that the powers of his Democratic replacement will remain among the strongest of any governor in the country, even if he signs bills fellow Republicans approved in a lame-duck legislative session.The lengthy Facebook post , where Walker praised the measures without saying whether he ...

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 reins on an agency he created, which has marred by ...

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 with Walker and appealed to him to veto the legislation, ...

Democrat says he’ll appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play

U.S. 12/06/18, 00:10

The incoming Democratic governor of Wisconsin says he plans to make a personal appeal to his defeated rival, Gov. Scott Walker, to veto far-reaching GOP legislation that would strip the new administration of some powers. If that doesn't work, he might sue.Wisconsin Republicans pushed through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic ...

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 and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to reduce the ...

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