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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bill ending early weekend voting

By Brendan O’Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday signed a measure into law that eliminates absentee voting on weekends ahead of elections but vetoed a provision that restricted weekday voting hours across the state. Wisconsin law allows voters to cast absentee ballots by mail or hand…

Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs mandatory ultrasound bill into law

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed into law new abortion restrictions that opponents said could lead to the closing of two of the state’s four abortion clinics. Walker’s office said in an emailed statement that he signed the law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before…

Union employees showed CPAC a good time — and their union pride

This weekend, as tuxedoed waitstaff quietly served drinks and dinner to paying CPAC attendees interested in the bon mots of union-busting Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (R), few of the guests likely took the time to peer at their servers’ chests. If they had, the CPACers might have noticed something ironic:…

Walker insider said to be readying testimony

A former aide to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) will testify against her former colleagues after officials filed charges of illegal campaign activity while working on taxpayer time, local media has learned. Darlene Wink, a 61-year-old former public employee charged on Thursday with two misdemeanor counts of political solicitation by…

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…

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…

Investigation of former Scott Walker aide leads to sex crime charges

An investigation into the embezzlement of funds by former aides to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has led to charges of sex crimes on the part of the domestic partner of one of the alleged embezzlers. Computers and cellphones seized from the home shared by former Walker aide Timothy Russell and…

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