Walker, fellow governors headed to White House for fiscal cliff talks

Gov. Scott Walker will join other governors at the White House on Tuesday, where they are scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the fiscal cliff’s effect on states. The governors, all members of the National Governors Association’s … Continue reading

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Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin wants Buffett Rule included in deficit talks

Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin’s Democratic senator-elect, wants President Barack Obama to include increased tax rates for the richest Americans in deficit talks. Baldwin and Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who sponsored the proposal known as the Buffett Rule in the … Continue reading

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Duffy, Ribble targeted by Obama backers on ‘fiscal cliff’ debate

Fresh off winning second terms in Congress, Wisconsin Republicans Sean Duffy (Weston) and Reid Ribble (Sherwood) are the focus of Democratic groups urging an increase on taxes of income exceeding $250,000. The Action, a self-described grassroots campaign to end the … Continue reading

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A few clues on the fiscal cliff and Wisconsin Republicans’ political futures

Wrangling over how to prevent going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” immediately replaced the November election as the country’s top political story. But polling in Wisconsin done during the presidential race gives a few clues about how Badger State residents … Continue reading

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Walker joins fellow GOP governor’s critique of Romney campaign

Gov. Scott Walker joins fellow Republican governors in Las Vegas this week for the Republican Governors Association conference, following a bruising presidential loss for the party in last week’s election. Walker took a softer approach to critiquing GOP nominee Mitt … Continue reading

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Meet the new legislative leaders in Madison

All right, only two of the four men who will lead their parties in Wisconsin’s Legislature are technically new. All four have served in the Legislature since at least 2010. A quick look at each leader: Scott Fitzgerald, Senate majority … Continue reading

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Breaking down Wisconsin’s election results

Post-election, most Americans take a deep breath and look ahead. For reporters, it’s usually time to take a look back. Since last Tuesday’s election, Gannett Wisconsin Media reporters have tried to do a little of both. Ben Jones breaks down … Continue reading

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Morning update: Wednesday, Nov. 7

Election Day is over. As you may have heard, Barack Obama was reelected president and Democrat Tammy Baldwin will become Wisconsin’s first female senator. Wisconsin Republicans preserved their congressional seats here, with incumbents (including Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan … Continue reading

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Ryan: “I feel great.”

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan voted in Janesville this morning at a downtown library a few blocks from his house. He was trailed by a throng of reporters and Secret Service agents. When asked about how he felt about … Continue reading

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Morning update: Tuesday, Nov. 6

Today is Election Day. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan plans to vote this morning at 8:45 a.m. in his hometown of Janesville. Candidates in major races have planned events for supporters to watch the returns and celebrate — or … Continue reading

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