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Wisconsin Democrats tell David Koch: Get out and take Gov. Walker too

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin blasted oil billionaire David Koch on Monday for supporting Republican Gov. Scott Walker in his fight against public unions. “I think I speak for most Wisconsinites when I say to David Koch, ‘Get out of Wisconsin and take Scott Walker’s dangerous agenda with you,’” Democratic…

Wisconsin’s Walker denied delay on recall

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A Wisconsin judge Friday denied Governor Scott Walker extra time to review the estimated one million signatures submitted last month to the state in an effort to recall him. Dane County Judge Richard Niess refused to give Walker’s campaign the two extra weeks it requested to examine…

Hecklers shout ‘liar’ as Wisconsin’s Walker touts job creation

MADISON (Reuters) – Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker, whose tumultuous first year in office saw partisan budget battles, massive street protests and a statewide recall effort against him, focused on job creation and ridding government of wasteful spending in a ‘state of the state’ speech on Wednesday disrupted by heckling.…

Walker turns down $37 million meant for Wisconsinites’ health care

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) turned down on Thursday a $37 million grant that would have helped to provide health care services for tens of thousands of Wisconsinites, saying he would rather deny his citizens treatment if it means he is resisting the “encroachment of ObamaCare.” The money would have…

Wisconsin recall organizers gather more than 1 million signatures

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Organizers of the petition drive to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker submitted what appeared to be more than enough signatures on Tuesday to force the first-term Republican to defend his seat in a special election. The group United Wisconsin, which opposes the collective bargaining changes and…

Walker recall petition overshoots requirement by nearly 200,000 signatures

If Wisconsin’s Democrats are to be believed, the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R) is on and just needs to be made official. With Tuesday’s deadline fast approaching, The New York Times reports that Wisconsin’s activists are prepared to submit about 720,000 petition signatures, far surpassing the 540,000 needed to trigger a…

Protesters dog Walker all the way to Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Facing a potential recall election battle in his home state, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) went to the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual policy conference in Austin, Texas this week to try to rally conservative support for his continued tenure. While Walker shared his love of…

Scott Walker accused of violating over 1,000 campaign finance laws

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) may have to deal with another controversy, this time over failing to disclose who contributed to him financially. According to a report from the progressive campaign group One Wisconsin Now, Walker violated the state’s campaign finance laws 1,115 times since 2009. Wisconsin law requires that…

Wisconsin drive to force Scott Walker recall vote nears goal

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Opponents of Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker said on Thursday they have collected 94 percent of the signatures necessary to force him into a recall election next year. The group United Wisconsin, which opposes restrictions on public sector unions signed into law by Walker earlier this year,…

ACLU sues Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over new voter ID law

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Wisconsin and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty filed a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday, alleging that the state’s new voter ID law is unconstitutional. The law, which was passed by the Republican-led state legislature in…

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