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UPDATE: Burke, Walker remain in dead heat in Governor's race Video included

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Mary Burke. More>>

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Madison recommends two buildings as possible shelters for undocumented children Video included

The City of Madison is giving the federal government two options for a shelter that could house up to 250 undocumented children for a period of 30 to 60 days. More>>

Congressman Ryan proposes overhaul of federal poverty programs Video included

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- Speaking to a crowd at the American Enterprise Institute Thursday morning, Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-1) laid out an ambitious plan for improving the federal government's approach to battling poverty. More>>

How negative ads could sway the Governor's race Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- The race for Governor has taken a negative turn in recent weeks. Republican Governor Scott Walker's campaign released an ad July 16 criticizing democratic challenger Mary Burke for benefiting from her family's company, Trek Bicycles, outsourcing jobs overseas. Burke then hit back with a response ad on July 18, criticizing Walker's administration for awarding state money from the Wisconsin Economic Development corporation to two companies that outsourced jobs.
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Gov. Walker requests FEMA disaster declaration

MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) has requested a federal disaster declaration for local government costs associated with the record severe winter weather of 2013-14.
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Forum held for Democratic attorney general candidates in Madison Video included

The race to be Wisconsin's next Attorney General came to Madison Tuesday. More>>

UPDATE: Gov. Walker got $68,500 from corporations that outsourced jobs Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker's most recent campaign finance report shows he received money from 11 corporations that have outsourced jobs to other countries. More>>

Wisconsin GOP files complaint over Trek Bicycles ad

The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board alleging that Trek Bicycle Corporation is using corporate dollars to aid Mary Burke’s campaign. More>>

Court says insurance policies purchased through federal exchange aren't eligible for subsidies Video included

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low and middle-income people who have bought policies.If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law.It affects consumers who purchased their coverage through the federal insurance marketplace -- or exchange-- that serves 36 s... More>>

Hulsey raises just $2,500 in race for governor

Longshot Democratic candidate for governor Brett Hulsey raised just shy of $2,500 over the first six months of the year. More>>

78th Assembly District forum held Video included

Candidates for a local assembly seat tackled the issues Monday night. More>>

Scott Resnick officially joins Madison's mayoral race Video included

After months of rumors and assumptions by many who are involved in Madison city politics, 8th District Alder Scott Resnick has officially announced his candidacy for mayor.    More>>

UPDATE: GAB refuses to allow election observers to use cameras at the polls Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board (GAB) will discuss several changes Monday afternoon to rules governing the conduct of election observers, including a provision that would allow those observers to take still photos and record video at polling locations.Republican leaders on the Assembly and Senate election committees believe state statute does not prohibit the use of cameras and that any such restriction should be determined by the legislature, not the GAB.But GAB... More>>

Burke supports sticking with Common Core in WI Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker's Democratic challenger says she doesn't agree with the governor's call for change in education standards.This week Gov. Walker issued a statement asking the state Legislature to pass a bill next year repealing the Common Core educational standards and replace the policy with standards "set by people in Wisconsin."27 New caught up with gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke at an appearance in Madison Saturday. Burke, a Madison School Board member, says she dis... More>>

Wisconsin officials to discuss changing poll laws

Wisconsin officials are considering lifting the ban on camera usage by election observers. More>>

Republican says replacing standards difficult Video included

The Republican leader of the state Senate says replacing Common Core education standards as Gov. Scott Walker wants will be "difficult." More>>

Illegal child immigrants may be in Madison longer than 60 days Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- As city leaders look for a place to house up to 250 undocumented children there are questions being raised about just how long those kids would have to stay here as they go through the legal immigration process. Mayor Paul Soglin says those illegal immigrants would be in Madison 30 to 60 days, but a local immigration attorney says that timeline doesn't seem realistic. Mayor Soglin is trying to help the federal government by taking in children detained after trying to illegal... More>>

Medicaid referendum to be on Nov. ballot in Dane County

Referendum question to appear on Nov. 4 ballot More>>

Media group files appeal to get probe records

A coalition of five media groups is appealing a federal judge's order refusing to unseal the entire record in a lawsuit filed by Wisconsin Club for Growth against prosecutors investigating the conservative group, Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and others. More>>

Governor Scott Walker calls on the State Legislature to pass legislation to repeal Common Core

Governor Scott Walker released statement calling for the Wisconsin State Legislature to repeal Common Core More>>

Trek president calls on Walker to take down ad

John Burke, the president of Trek Bicycle Corp. and the brother of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, says Republican Gov. Scott Walker's latest campaign ad is false and should be taken down. More>>

Rep. Petri racking up legal fees in ethics investigation

The Fond du Lac Republican asked for the investigation after a media report drew a link between companies that have business before Congress and the amount of stock he owns in those companies. More>>

Gov. Walker announces $28 million in grants for tech colleges

MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker intends to award more than $28 millionGovernor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin ) intends to award more than $28 million in grants to the Wisconsin Technical College System to train workers in multiple high demand fields, his office announced Thursday morning.The Department of Workforce Development will administer the grants as part of its Fast Forward worker training program."Our administration has made worker training a top priority, allocating more than $13... More>>

Forum held for Rock County Sheriff candidates Video included

Voters learned more about the candidates for Rock County Sheriff Wednesday night. More>>

UPDATE: Outsourcing war blows up in race for Governor Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- On the same day Gov. Scott Walker's campaign released an ad painting Mary Burke as millionaire who outsources jobs to China, his top economic official said some companies need to outsource jobs in order to make money. More>>

Democrats ask Walker to drop gay marriage lawsuit

Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate are asking Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to drop defense of the state's gay marriage ban.
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UPDATE: Epic adds another 500-plus jobs, local economic impact grows Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- The exponential growth of new jobs at medical software giant Epic Systems in Verona is providing both great opportunity and challenges for the local economy. More>>

Wisconsin bid for full gay marriage hearing nixed

A federal appeals court has rejected Wisconsin's initial bid to join Indiana in seeking a full-court hearing on the two states' bans on gay marriage. More>>

Governor Walker defends high security costs Video included

Governor Scott Walker is defending the high cost of security for himself, the First Lady and the Lieutenant Governor. More>>

UPDATE: Local Israeli, Palestinian discuss impact of latest Gaza violence Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Over 170 Palestinians living in Gaza have now died in the ongoing Middle East violence between Hamas and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) that started on July 8th. The impact of the violence is being felt by hundreds of people living in south central Wisconsin that are either from that region or have family living there. More>>

Attorneys ask full court to hear gay marriage case

Wisconsin attorneys want all 10 judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to consider upholding the state's gay marriage ban.
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Gov. Walker lifts moratorium on historic preservation tax credit

MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Walker announced Monday morning the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will lift the moratorium it imposed just three weeks ago on the Historic Preservation Tax Credit. More>>

Burke taking donations from companies that got Dept. of Commerce money Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Democrat Mary Burke has raked in over $40,000 in donations for her run for Governor from companies she awarded money to as Secretary of Commerce. More>>

Security costs for WI total $5.7 million

Security costs for Governor Walker, the First Lady and the Lieutenant Governor are in the millions.
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UPDATE: Companies that outsourced jobs donated primarily to Walker campaign

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin companies that outsourced jobs after receiving financial incentives from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) made 85 percent of their state political donations to the campaign of Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) from 2011 to 2013.
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WI manufacturing, agriculture leaders frame immigration as economic issue

State leaders in manufacturing and agriculture say immigration reform is essential to their businesses.
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Wisconsin oil pipeline to triple capacity with little public input

MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin oil pipeline will triple its capacity from 400,000 barrels a day to 1.2 million barrels by the year 2016, but environmentalists say its being done out of the public eye. More>>

Will Brett Hulsey shake up the governor's race?

Updated: Apr 21, 2014 10:05 PM

MADISON (WKOW) -- Brett Hulsey's entry into the Governor's race could shake up the Democratic field. But political scientist Ken Mayer said it's not likely to. "I dont think this is a serious challenge for the nomination," said Mayer, a professor of political science at the UW-Madison. Hulsey announced his candidacy for Governor on Monday. Mayer said Hulsey is among the most liberal members of the state assembly, where he was first elected in 2010. But he said Hulsey lacks name recognition ar... More>>

UPDATE: e-cigarette bill passes Senate Judiciary Committee

A bill that would allow the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in Wisconsin cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 3-2 vote on Thursday. More>>

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