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  • Koch warns conservatives must demand smaller government story has photos
    Updated: Aug-02-15 6:58 pm

    DANA POINT, California - Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is "done for" if the conservative donors and politicians he gathered at a retreat this weekend don't rally others to their cause of demanding a smaller, less-intrusive 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.

  • Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism' 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 9:31 pm

    DANA POINT, California - Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - even if those policies help their businesses.

  • 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.

  • Wisconsin justice defends participation in Walker case 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:08 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser said Thursday he didn't have to recuse himself from a ruling that ended a secret investigation into coordination between Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and outside groups. Prosser acknowledged spending by some of those same groups helped him win re-election in 2011 but argued that was years ago.

  • Kasich is 5th candidate who plans to attend Michigan event 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:07 am

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scheduled to speak at a Republican gathering in Michigan in September.

  • City, county votes on Bucks arena expected in coming weeks 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 8:50 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena now shifts to the local level.

  • 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.

  • Walker calls Bucks arena 'good deal all the way around' 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:34 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker says the bill passed by the state Assembly committing $250 million in taxpayer money toward paying for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena a "good deal all the way around."

  • Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:51 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss.

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:55 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

  • With new bump, Minnesota ushers in region's top minimum wage 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 2:49 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour.

  • Tim Scott rolls out town hall schedule with GOP hopefuls 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 11:14 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's junior senator is offering voters a chance to get to know some of the Republican presidential candidates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Walker announces senior presidential campaign team 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 3:04 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker announced the leaders of his presidential campaign team on Friday, a mixture of longtime, close advisers from Wisconsin, employees of the Republican National Committee and veterans of previous national races.

  • Walker cancels campaigning to attend funeral 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 11:17 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has canceled presidential campaign stops in North Carolina and New Hampshire so he can attend the funeral of a Wisconsin native who was one of four Marines killed in last week's shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • 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.

  • Republican Governors Association taps Baker for key panel 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:21 am

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has been elected to the executive committee of the Republican Governors Association.

  • Gov. Walker shuns Trump's presidential primary attention 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 2:21 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he's not worried about the attention Donald Trump is getting in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

  • Ducey joins Republican governors group's executive committee 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 12:28 pm

    PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is among three governors newly elected to serve on the Republican Governors Association's executive committee.

  • Michigan Guard boosts security, won't require armed staff 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 9:29 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The commander of Michigan's National Guard said Tuesday that additional security measures have been adopted after last week's fatal attack at two Tennessee military facilities, but he stopped short of a lawmaker's call for arming all on-duty personnel.

  • 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.