October 15, 2014 - 2:55pm
Gov. Scott Walker. Photo: Ray Cross (CC-BY-NC)
Gov. Scott Walker has promised to abide by an old Boy Scout motto when it comes to environmental issues: leave a campsite cleaner than how you found it. Throughout his first four years in office, however, many critics have alleged that he's compromised on that promise for the sake of job creation.
October 15, 2014 - 1:55pm
Gov. Scott Walker said on Tuesday that the state minimum wage “serves no purpose,” though he said he won't repeal it as governor.
October 14, 2014 - 10:10pm
Former Republican vice presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is pushing away questions about whether he'll run for the White House in 2016. For now, he says, he's focused on his bid for re-election against Democrat Rob Zerban in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District.
October 14, 2014 - 9:30pm
Just three weeks before the election, Gov. Scott Walker is floating the idea of creating a new sales tax on gas in order to eliminate the state's fuel tax.
October 14, 2014 - 12:40pm
Gov. Scott Walker speaking to reporters about job creation in a Menards warehouse in Eau Claire this summer. Photo: Rich Kremer/WPR News.
Throughout this fall’s gubernatorial race, Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke have returned again and again to the issue of job creation, painting contrasting pictures of how Wisconsin's labor force has fared and of how the state's private-public jobs agency has performed.
October 13, 2014 - 10:35pm
Attorney general candidate Brad Schimel speaking with supporters. Photo courtesy of Brad Schimel's Facebook page.
The National Rifle Association has endorsed Republican Brad Schimel in the race for attorney general.
October 13, 2014 - 10:10pm
Skyward President Jim King speaking at a rally last year against a proposed single-vendor software policy for Wisconsin's schools. Photo: Glen Moberg/WPR News.
The central Wisconsin school software company Skyward has broken ground on a new headquarters building with a plan to hire another 600 people over the next 10 years — a big turnaround for a company that almost left the state.
October 13, 2014 - 9:50pm
A voter registration event in Geneva. Photo: Lauren Rauk (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Now that voter ID requirements have been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court, election officials in Wisconsin cities like Milwaukee are back to focusing on other steps to boost voter turnout.
October 13, 2014 - 6:15pm
A couple leaving the Milwaukee County Courthouse after getting married this June. Photo: Light Brigading (CC-BY-NC).
Gov. Scott Walker directed state officials on Monday to recognize the partnerships of roughly 500 same-sex couples who were married after a federal district judge struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, but before a stay was put on that ruling.
October 13, 2014 - 3:40pm
Susan Happ, left, and Brad Schimel. Images courtesy of WPT.
State Attorney General candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel spent some time during their first debate continuing an argument over the defense of state laws.