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Stories with organization: Wisconsin state government
  • Legislator proposes exotic animal ban in wake of lion hunt 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 5:13 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Lions and tigers and bears - maybe in Oz, but not in Wisconsin if one Republican legislator gets his way.

  • Correction: Economic Agency story 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:58 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - In a story July 31 about the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation board, The Associated Press reported erroneously that one unsecured loan the board gave out was worth $50,000. The unsecured loan was worth $500,000.

  • Federal judge dismisses former chief justice's lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 11:22 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal judge has dismissed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's lawsuit alleging her colleagues improperly stripped her of her title, ruling the justices were within their authority under a newly adopted constitutional amendment.

  • Governor sets special election to fill open Assembly seat 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:28 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in September to fill a vacant southeastern Wisconsin state Assembly seat.

  • Wisconsin Assembly approves Milwaukee Bucks arena deal story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:37 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin state Assembly voted Tuesday to spend $250 million in public funds on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, a deal that both Republicans and Democrats lauded as good for the state and city.

  • Wisconsin asks US Supreme Court to take Ho Chunk casino case 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 10:56 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a federal court ruling that allows the Ho-Chunk Nation to offer video poker at its Madison casino.

  • Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP to join Walker campaign 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:32 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness is leaving his position to join Scott Walker's presidential campaign.

  • Law agencies seek better communication after trooper killing 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 4:55 pm

    MARINETTE, Wisconsin - Officials from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to improve their communication after a rookie Wisconsin state trooper was killed in a shootout with a heavily armed bank robbery suspect from Michigan earlier this year.

  • Wisconsin nonpartisan elections board targeted for overhaul story has photos
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:52 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Stung by a corruption scandal that led to the convictions of five lawmakers, a longtime Republican state senator met with the head of a government watchdog agency at a bar down the street from the Capitol to talk about how to improve ethics oversight.

  • Wisconsin Republicans seek to ban sale of fetal body parts 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:37 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The sale of fetal body parts would be banned in Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood could lose millions of dollars in federal funding under bills being circulated by a pair of Republican state representatives.

  • Assembly speaker asked for open records changes 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:19 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was the state lawmaker who drafted a proposal that would have gutted Wisconsin's open records law and protected legislators from having to release documents currently available, documents released to The Associated Press on Thursday show.

  • GOP's Walker hits Obama on Iran, strikes combative tone story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:48 pm

    SAN DIEGO - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told a sympathetic crowd of state lawmakers from around the country Thursday that he would trash the nuclear deal with Iran on his first day as president, striking a combative tone on how he would govern on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.

  • Top adviser says Walker running as a 'uniter' 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:58 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Scott Walker's top adviser said Tuesday that the Republican governor who survived an attempt to recall him from office is running for president as someone who can bring together a polarized electorate.

  • Wisconsin governor orders Guard members to arm themselves 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 10:12 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has issued an executive order allowing Wisconsin National Guard's adjutant general to arm his troops in the wake of an attack on a pair of military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • Walker reports raising nearly $5.9 million 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:20 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker raised nearly $5.9 million in the first six months of the year through a state committee used to finance his races for governor.

  • Wisconsin Assembly to vote next week on Bucks arena bill 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 2:32 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin state Assembly plans to vote next week on a public financing deal to pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

  • Governor OKs raises for state troopers 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 10:11 am

    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that gives state troopers a 6 percent raise.

  • The Latest: Conservative group reacts to Walker ruling story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:19 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The latest on the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday in a case involving Republican Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign (all times local):

  • A primer on Wisconsin court ending Walker campaign probe 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:13 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to end a so-called John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign clears a potential obstacle in his Republican presidential bid and has far-reaching implications for the state's campaign finance laws.

  • Wisconsin court ends probe of presidential hopeful Walker story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 11:37 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin's Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican's gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kicks off Nevada campaign 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 6:15 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made his first stop in Nevada as a presidential candidate on Tuesday, arguing his success implementing conservative policies in Wisconsin can be taken nationwide.

  • Wisconsin court to rule on John Doe probe's validity 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 11:09 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule Thursday on whether a secret probe into whether Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups.

  • Walker releases presidential campaign video 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 7:20 am

    WAUKESHA, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has released a campaign video just ahead of his official announcement about his presidential run.

  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs state budget with changes story has photos
    Updated: Jul-12-15 10:25 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the next Wisconsin state budget into law on Sunday, brushing aside complaints from his own party about the $73 billion spending plan and fulfilling his promise to get it done before he announces he is running for the Republican nomination for president.

  • Highlights of Wisconsin budget signed by governor 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 10:22 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker signed the $73 billion state budget into law Sunday, a day ahead of announcing his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.