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Oct 15, 2019

GOP starts push to curb Wisconsin governor’s veto powers

Wisconsin Republicans continued their push on Tuesday to weaken Gov. Tony Evers' powers, holding a hearing on a constitutional amendment prohibiting him from using his veto pen to increase spending.

Jan 24, 2019

Poll shows strong support for Evers’ priorities

In a sign of how difficult it will to reach a deal on road funding, 52 percent of the respondents to the latest Marquette University Law School pool said they don't support raising gas taxes or fees for that purpose.

Jan 23, 2019

Wisconsin Assembly approves pre-existing coverage bill

The Wisconsin Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday that would force health insurers to cover pre-existing conditions should Republicans succeed in achieving their long-held goal to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, heading off likely criticism of GOP legislators on the 2020 campaign trail.

Jan 23, 2019

Trades respond to Evers’ first State of the State address (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers, in his first State of the State speech Tuesday, called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to scale back a corporate-tax credit to pay for reducing income taxes, make sacrifices to find a bipartisan transportation plan and work together to bolster spending for schools.

Jan 17, 2019

Republicans offer Evers deal on income tax cut (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans plan to release a proposal on Thursday they say would help middle-class families, as they and Gov. Tony Evers squabble over a bill designed to protect people with pre-existing health conditions.

Dec 18, 2018

Wisconsin senator: GOP won’t eliminate coverage guarantee

The federal guarantee of health-insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions is too politically popular to be eliminated, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson said on Tuesday.

Oct 23, 2018

GOP lawmaker: Support ‘unanimous’ for pre-existing coverage

A Republican leader in the Wisconsin Senate says support is "unanimous" among GOP senators for guaranteeing that people with pre-existing health conditions have access to health insurance.

Oct 16, 2018

Baldwin raises twice as much as Vukmir over quarter

The Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin outraised her Republican opponent, state Sen. Leah Vukmir, more than 2-to-1 in the most recent reporting period.

Sep 20, 2018

Baldwin urges early voting, says health care on ballot

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is urging Democrats to vote early, saying health care is on the ballot.

Sep 12, 2018

Wisconsin GOP Senate hopes rely on underdog Leah Vukmir

Leah Vukmir is used to being the underdog. Few gave the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Wisconsin much of a chance of defeating her better-funded primary challenger last month, but she prevailed thanks largely to support from the party establishment.

Sep 11, 2018

Walker touts college credit, Democrats hit him on insurance (UPDATE)

Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday touted his new plan to give college graduates $5,000 over five years if they promise to stay in Wisconsin, while a Democratic group launched an attack ad featuring a woman with breast cancer who says Walker doesn't care about families like hers.

Aug 31, 2018

Vice President Pence in Wisconsin stumping for Vukmir

Vice President Mike Pence is raising money in Wisconsin for the Republican Senate candidate Leah Vukmir.


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