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What to Watch: Walker’s battle tops busy ballot

Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger Tony Evers in the general election in November. Walker and Evers are using proposals for the next state budget to score political points in their hotly contested race for governor. (Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Gov. Scott Walker faces the toughest battle of his political career. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is trying to fend off a no-holds-barred Republican challenger. And Democrats are trying to seize the congressional seat now held by House Speaker Paul Ryan, which has been under Republican control for 23 years, as well as reclaim the majority in the state Senate and retake the attorney general's office after more than a decade of GOP control.

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UW BUDGET BONANZA: Latest building request more than twice as large as previous one

In seeking more than twice as much for building projects than they had asked for in 2017, the UW Regents are coming for criticism from a top lawmaker for letting a $256 million science building for UW-Eau Claire leapfrog other long-standing priorities.

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