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Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

Feb. 16, 2020 6:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they winnow down the candidates for a state Supreme Court seat in a primary Tuesday. Conservative Justice Dan Kelly will face off against liberal-leaning Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone....

Supreme Court's Kelly raises nearly $1 million in 13 months

Feb. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly raised almost $190,000 in January, bringing his 13-month campaign fundraising total to nearly $1 million, campaign finance reports filed Monday show. The conservative-leaning Kelly is trying to fend off liberal-leaning challengers Jill...

In this May 29, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin Sen. Thomas Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, speaks at the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Tiffany is seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in the 7th Congressional District. (Michael P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP File)

Wisconsin GOP primary pits war vet against political vet

Feb. 9, 2020 5:53 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican primary race in a special election to fill northern Wisconsin's open congressional seat pits a political veteran with deep roots in the sprawling district against a war veteran half his age with fewer ties to the area. There are few major policy differences between the...

Wisconsin lawmakers claim $1.25 million in expenses

Feb. 6, 2020 10:46 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state lawmakers claimed more than $1.25 million in daily allowances last year, a 6% decrease from the previous budget-writing year in 2017. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday on the latest figures from members of the state Senate and Assembly. The payments can be...

Wisconsin governor on Iowa caucus: It's time for a change

Feb. 4, 2020 5:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday in the wake of a delay in reporting of Iowa caucus results that the current system suppresses the vote and it's time to consider having another state kick off the presidential election year. The comments from Evers, given in reaction...

Wisconsin seeks to delay Medicaid work requirement again

Jan. 29, 2020 4:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' administration is seeking to delay Wisconsin's work requirement for childless adults on Medicaid until April. The requirement, passed under former Republican Gov. Scott Walker, was originally scheduled to begin Nov. 1. But in September the Democratic Evers...

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers acknowledges applause before his State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. (Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Evers unveils plan to tackle Wisconsin's farm crisis

Jan. 22, 2020 9:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers extolled lawmakers during his State of the State speech Wednesday to work together to address the state's farm crisis, calling a special session of the Legislature as part of a three-prong attack to tackle the problem that's seen a record number of...

Text of South Carolina governor's State of the State address

Jan. 22, 2020 7:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The text of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's 2020 State of the State address as prepared. ___ Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, my fellow South Carolinians: I begin tonight by recognizing those South Carolinians in...

Longtime Democratic state senator won't seek re-election

Jan. 21, 2020 5:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A second longtime Democratic Wisconsin state senator won't be running for re-election this fall. Mark Miller, who represents a heavily Democratic Madison-area seat, announced on the Senate floor Tuesday that he won't seek a fifth term this November. Democratic state Rep. Melissa...

Pence coming to Wisconsin Capitol for school choice event

Jan. 21, 2020 2:58 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is coming to the Wisconsin state Capitol on Jan. 28 for an event in the building's rotunda celebrating national school choice week, the White House announced on Tuesday. The visit will take place exactly two weeks after President Donald Trump's rally in...