Wisconsin Republicans to vote on weakening governor’s power

Politics 12/04/18, 02:36

Wisconsin Republicans, just weeks away from losing control of both the governor and attorney general's offices, planned dramatic lame-duck votes Tuesday on a sweeping attempt to limit the powers of incoming Democrats, a move that opponents decried as a last-gasp power grab and attempt to invalidate the election.Another Republican proposal ...

Wisconsin Republicans forge ahead with power-stripping bills

U.S. 12/03/18, 14:32

Wisconsin Republicans were moving quickly Monday with a rare lame-duck session that would move the 2020 presidential primary date and make sweeping changes to the duties of the governor and attorney general's offices.The changes being sought would shift power to the GOP-controlled Legislature and allow outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker ...

Meet the truly new faces on the national political stage

Politics 11/07/18, 17:10

The 2018 midterm elections introduced the nation to some electrifying candidates. Beto O'Rourke, the skateboarding liberal, charmed voters in Texas, while Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida had the chance to make history.But as of Wednesday, none of those rock stars had won. Instead, some less flashy ...

Trump turns focus to Wisconsin’s races for Senate, governor

Politics 10/24/18, 00:16

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 ...

Sanders rallies Wisconsin voters before Trump, Obama visits

Politics 10/22/18, 22:20

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged college students and other supporters Monday at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.The event comes at the start of a week during which President Donald Trump ...

Candidates present clear-cut choices on environmental issues

Enviroment 10/22/18, 08:17

Candidates for Wisconsin governor and attorney general are offering voters clear-cut choices about the state’s role in protecting natural resources and reducing the threat of climate change.Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been at the center of an ambitious eight-year culling of environmental regulations long disparaged by businesses, while Republican Attorney ...

Wisconsin National Guard sending troops, helicopters to Florida

U.S. 10/12/18, 02:36

The Wisconsin National Guard is sending a team of 12 soldiers and two medical evacuation helicopters to Florida to help in relief operations after Hurricane Michael tore through the state's panhandle region on Wednesday. Gov. Scott Walker authorized the Army National Guard's response after getting a request from Florida for help. The ...

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