The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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WI 2013 Archives

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Wisconsin Gubernatorial Headlines 2013

MAY 2013

Court system faces $11.8 million budget cut (The Cap Times, 5/31/13)
Ron Kind hits Scott Walker on job creation (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/31/13)
Your right to know: Voucher schools should be more transparent (The Cap Times, 5/31/13)
Walker says voucher deal ‘pretty close’ (AP, 5/31/13)
Six reasons the latest GOP state income tax cut is seen as a bad idea (The Cap Times, 5/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s food plan is heartless and he knows it (The Cap Times, 5/30/13)
Republicans outline deal on school vouchers (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/30/13)
Appeals court ruling doesn’t enact voter ID law (The Cap Times, 5/30/13)
Ron Johnson aides tell local Latinos not to count on comprehensive immigration reform (The Cap Times, 5/30/13)
Republicans maleficence towards unemployed continues unabated (Cognitive Dissidence, 5/30/13)
New tax proposal overwhelmingly favors highest earners (Wisconsin Budget Project Blog, 5/30/13)
Wisconsin Republicans find 7 new ways to punish the unemployed (The Progressive, 5/30/13)
Budget panel votes to reduce construction borrowing by $250M (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,5/30/13)
UW education dean warns school boards that ALEC seeks to wipe them out (The Cap Times, 5/30/13)
Walker’s plan to expand vouchers splitting Republicans, conservative media (The Cap Times,5/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Scott Walker borrows a page from Michele Bachmann (The Cap Times, 5/29/13)
WEDC on fourth DFO in two years (Cognitive Dissidence, 5/28/13)
How to govern n without public support (Big Money Blog, 5/29/13)
OPINION: Legislature should restore funding for land conservation program (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Just the facts? Not anymore (Beloit Daily News, 5/29/13)
OPINION: Income tax cut plan deserves serious attention (Sheboygan Press, 5/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Wait for test data before expanding vouchers (The Journal Times, 5/29/13)
Proposed law would allow state to check, freeze private bank accounts to recover overpayments to jobless (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Our governor should mind his own scandals (The Cap Times, 5/29/13)
Dem lawmaker: Top 10 things everyone should know about WEDC (The Cap Times, 5/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Scrap flawed plan to expand school vouchers (The Cap Times, 5/28/13)
Wealthy earners would save most in $450M tax cut (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Do Democrats need a businessperson to beat Scott Walker? (The Cap Times,5/28/13)
Alabama GOP touts Scott Walker’s ‘Alabama values’ (The Cap Times, 5/28/13)
EDITORIAL: The voters are right: Vouchers are wrong (The Cap Times, 5/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Selling state property not in the public interest (The Cap Times, 5/27/13)
Iowa buzzes over Scott Walker (The Hill, 5/27/13)
Why Koch and Wisconsin sand go hand-in-hand (The Cap Times, 5/27/13)
How Republicans and Democrats see the same economy though different eyes (The Wisconsin Voter, 5/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Don’t loosen rules on selling assets ( LaCrosse Tribune, 5/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Wisconsin could follow Michigan’s example to nurture venture capital(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Abortion and legislating (taxpayer) morality (The Cap Times, 5/26/13)
Lawyer urges car dealers to oppose GOP efforts to gut lemon law — or else (The Cap Times, 5/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Junk food and junk legislation (The Cap Times, 5/25/13)
Don’t forget about Scott Walker (Commentary, 5/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Joint Finance can strengthen public education (Appleton Post-Crescent, 5/24/13)
GOP launching broad bid to grab on troll of WI elections (The Political Environment, 5/24/13)
Wisconsin lawmaker’s plan calls for deeper tax cut, elimination of some credits (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/24/3)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker travels with ‘optimism,relevance and courage (The Cap Times, 5/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Can Scott Walker take credit for improved state revenues? (The Cap Times, 5/24/13)
Future of state land hot topic in budget process (The Cap Times, 5/24/13)
Historical tidbit: Scott Walker went after unions way before he was governor (The Cap Times, 5/24/13)
Scott Walker touts Iowa ties during visit (AP, 5/24/13)
Budget committee adopts UW tuition freeze, spending cut (WisconsinState Journal, 5/24/13)
Panel accused of voting to cripple UW student advocacy group (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/23/13)
The latest WEDC revelations help explain Wisconsin’s poor job numbers (Isthmus, 5/23/13)
Ex-Scott Walker wide starts 20 day sentence for OWI (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/23/13)
Scott Walker tells caucus-focused Iowa Republicans his vision for the future (Des Moines Register, 5/23/13)
Scott Walker speaks in Iowa, fueling speculation of presidential hopes (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/23/13)
Wisconsin’s Scott Walker: Anti-union politician comes to a union town (Seattle P-I, 5/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Dollars grease wheels for school choice (The Cap Times, 5/22/13)
Attention Wisconsin lawmakers: Privatization has cost Midwestern taxpayers big money (The Political Environment, 5/22/13)
Common Core standards ruffle feathers among strange bedfellows (The Cap Times, 5/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Build a future; promote work (Beloit Daily News, 5/22/13)
Republicans push for changes to election observer, local recall laws (Wisconsin State Journal,5/22/13)
‘Double dipping,’ insurance measures adopted (AP, 5/22/13)
Esquire blogger says ‘Scott Walker is having a yard sale’ (The Cap Times, 5/22/13)
Budget committee approves modified proposal for state property sales (Wisconsin State Journal,5/22/13)
Watchdog group accused of showing Democratic bias with fundraiser (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/21/13)
Legislators back broad Scott Walker authority to sell state property (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,5/21/13)
EDITORIAL: Treasurer needs more than a cut (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/21/13)
GOP lawmaker to Election Day observers: Get a little closer (The Cap Times, 5/21/13)
Scott Walker holds a yard sale (Esquire, 5/20/13)
EDITORIAL: At 21 Club, will Scott Walker worry about Wisconsin jobs? (The Cap Times, 5/20/13)
Why is Scott Walker pushing ‘rent-to-own’ deregulation? His office won’t say (The Cap Times,5/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Religious leaders call on Scott Walker to take Medicaid money (The Cap Times,5/19/13)
Proposal gives Scott Walker administration more power to sell state property (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/19/13)
Presidential speculation around Scott Walker heats up as he heads to Iowa this week (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Yes, pinch UW cash pipeline (Beloit Daily News, 5/18/13)
Political opposites Barack Obama, Scott Walker are ratings twins (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,5/18/13)
Walker’s week ahead: Connecticut, NYC, Iowa (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/18/13)
VIDEO: Gay marriage not on front burner in Wisconsin (Fond du Lac Reporter, 5/18/13)
Milwaukee TV news leaves rail history out of road-congestion reporting (The Political Environment, 5/18/13)
OPINION: Clean up jobs agency, don’t close it (Wausau Daily Herald, 5/17/13)
AUDIO: Study shows food stamp users eat same diet as everyone else (WPR, 5/17/13)
EDITORIAL: Glad to see Scott Walker is concerned about ‘Big Brother’ (The Cap Times, 5/17/13)
Wisconsin sees biggest monthly job loss since 2009 (The Cap Times, 5/17/13)
Taxpayers will pay more under Scott Walker health plan, study says (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,5/17/13)
EDITORIAL: GOP should follow Glenn Grothman’s lead (The Cap Times, 5/16/13)
IRS asked about Wisconsin recall, Texas tea party group says (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/16/13)
Report: ‘Little impact’ on Wisconsin from frac sand mining jobs (WisconsinWatch, 5/16/13)
Texas tea party group says IRS asked about its connection to Wisconsin recall battle (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Fix WEDC before hiking its budget (The Cap Times, 5/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker again breaks pledge to keep policy out of budget (The Cap Times,5/15/13)
No sign of IRS problems for Wisconsin tea party groups (The Cap Times, 5/15/13)
Poll shows slipping support for vouchers and gun background checks (The Cap Times, 5/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Let Wisconsin vote money out of politics (The Cap Times, 5/12/13)
Inside Wisconsin: Long-term growth strategy at play in WEDC flap (Wisconsin State Journal,5/12/13)
Republicans go further than Walker with tougher ‘double-dipping’ bill (Wisconsin State Journal,5/12/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Walker in Eau Claire for 79th annual Conservation Congress (WEAU, 5/11/13)
Is the GOP-run state Legislature at war with Milwaukee? (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/11/13)
CEOs like Wisconsin but jobs report shows state and cities lagging (The Cap Times, 5/10/13)
Jobs agency faces loss of funding (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/10/13)
Wisconsin revenue grows $500M more than expected (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/10/13)
OPINION: Time to reinvest in public schools (WisOpinion, 5/9/13)
State budget panel holds up $63M in WEDC funding over problems (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,5/9/13)
Vote to uphold residency requirements fails on tie; four GOP senators vote with Dems (WisPolitics, 5/9/13)
It’s time for GAB to reconsider surrender (Big Money Blog, 5/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Democrat Gordon Hintz pioneers new method of criticizing Republicans (The Cap Times, 5/9/13)
Low blows high on Walker, GOP agenda (The Political Environment, 5/9/13)
Rural Republicans want more money for public schools (The Cap Times, 5/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Fix WEDC before throwing more taxpayer dollars at it (The Cap Times, 5/9/13)
GOP bill would curb the power of lower court judges to block potentially unconstitutional legislation(The Cap Times, 5/9/13)
Scott Walker’s busy travel schedule (The Cap Times, 5/8/13)
How school privatizers buy elections (The Progressive, 5/8/13)
AUDIO: Food stamp bills pass Legislature (WPR, 5/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Dems shouldn’t count on GOP infighting (The Cap Times, 5/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Our brain-dead transportation budget (The Cap Times, 5/8/13)
Board members of troubled jobs agency reach for solutions (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/8/13)
EDITORIAL: WEDC mess helps explain Scott Walker’s jobs failure (The Cap Times, 5/8/13)
Advocates push for federal funds for BadgerCare (Leader-Telegram, 5/7/13)
State tea party groups seek to block Common Core education standards (The Cap Times, 5/7/13)
Dems want WEDC fixed before its budget is approved (The Political Environment, 5/7/13)
National fund-raising tour, not chairing WEDC, was Walker priority #1 (The Political Environment, 5/7/13)
Latest turmoil at WEDC prompts Democrats to demand changes (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,5/7/13)
COMMENTARY: School vouchers could become fiscal nightmare (The Cap Times, 5/7/13)
WEDC spokesman quits after financial problems surface (The Cap Times, 5/7/13)
COMMENTARY: In UW, the ‘Jiffy Lube’ GOP found its latest demon (The Cap Times, 5/6/13)
Gun news: Thanks for the recall help, Scott Walker tells NRA; Americans on armed revolution (The Cap Times, 5/6/13)
Data: Job growth since recession for Wisconsin local areas (The Cap Times, 5/6/13)
Is Walker taking his eye off the ball? (InBusiness, 5/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Small biz owners across political spectrum say hike minimum wage (The Cap Times, 5/6/13)
Scott Walker pitches voucher expansion, food stamp restrictions at GOP convention (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/5/13)
Lawmakers push for more campaign finance disclosure (The Cap Times, 5/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Another audit? No, it’s time to reform WEDC (The Cap Times, 5/3/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP fakes up controversy over UW (The Cap Times, 5/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Who’s embarrassing us now? (The Cap Times, 5/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s cuts to child care are foolish (The Cap Times, 5/3/13)
Scott Walker says presidential talk won’t hurt re-election bid (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/3/13)
Amid 1,000 layoffs in Wisconsin, Scott Walker gets no love from US Chamber (The Cap Times,5/3/13)
NRA kicks off annual meeting with talk of ‘culture war’; Scott Walker among speakers (The Cap Times, 5/3/13)
Dem lawmaker: Judge astonished at Scott Walker’s attack on rights (The Cap Times, 5/2/13)
Top Dems say it’s time for Scott Walker to speak up about the failures of his job agency (The Cap Times, 5/2/13)
The only way to correct WEDC is to end it (Cognitive Dissidence, 5/2/13)
EDITORIAL: Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. must turn itself around — quickly (Appleton Post Crescent, 5/2/13)
WEC audit notes questionable spending of state funds (The Political Environment, 5/2/13)
Mike McCabe to Dems: Grow a pair (The Cap Times, 5/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Suddenly, it’s bad to have a rainy day fund (The Cap Times, 5/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Gas tax hike would generate revenue, internalize costs (Badger Herald, 5/1/13)
State’s flagship jobs agency failed to follow law, track loans, audit finds (Wisconsin State Journal, 5/1/13)
Wisconsin jobs agency failed in tracking taxpayer money audit finds (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,5/1/13)
Walker-chaired jobs agency FUBAR worse than known earlier, audit finds (The Political Insider, 5/1/13)
EDITORIAL: Republican Glenn Grothman stands up for little guys (The Cap Times, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Scott Walker’s budget calls for 89 new jobs to help enact Obamacare (The Cap Times, 4/30/13)
OPINION: Don’t rush to judgment on UW surplus (Stevens Point Journal, 4/30/13)
OPINION: Evidence doesn’t support choice program expansion (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/30/13)
Wis. committee adopts parts of DOT deficit plan (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Rural folks know ag cuts are unwise (The Cap Times, 4/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Rebuilding trust between state government and the UW System (The Cap Times, 4/30/13)
Dem lawmaker: Online voter registration makes total sense (The Cap Times, 4/29/13)
On Medicaid, a growing chorus tells Scott Walker to ‘take the money’ (The Cap Times, 4/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Now is time to reform redistricting process (The Cap Times, 4/28/13)
UW System reserve fund furor sparked by state Republican “CPA caucus” (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/28/13)
Top 5 secrets from new book on Scott Walker and the Wisconsin protests (The Cap Times, 4/26/13)
Opponents to Walker: Back off new rent-to-own rule (AP, 4/26/13)
Convicted Walker aide to pay $23K in restitution (The Journal Times, 4/26/13)
Walker adds NY GOP fundraiser to busy campaign week in May (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/26/13)
How the venture capital bill would work (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/26/13)
Scott Walker’s rent-to-own budget provision brings strong reaction (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/26/13)
Education advocates optimistic Walker could increase funds (AP, 4/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Good start by Joint Finance Committee (The Cap Times, 4/26/13)
GOP lawmakers put post-retirement health care benefits on the block (The Cap Times, 4/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Push legislators to reject voucher expansion (The Cap Times, 4/26/13)
Appeals court asks state Supreme Court to take Act 10 case (The Cap Times, 4/25/13)
Walker hedges on plan to boost UW budget (AP, 4/25/13)
GOP says no evidence deletions ‘improper’ (The Journal Times, 4/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Wisc. Republicans have a surplus of hypocrisy on the UW System budget (Isthmus, 4/24/13)
AUDIO: GOP to UW System president: ‘You have embarrassed the State of Wisconsin’ (WPR, 4/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Dems’ redistricting redux is admirable — and too late (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/25/13)
Democratic budget listening sessions just for show? Dems say no (The Cap Times, 4/24/13)
COMMENTARY: MacIver an expert at the old ‘razzle dazzle’ (The Cap Times, 4/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Film, book tell of state uprising (The Cap Times, 4/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Vinehout: State finances are stuck in the mud (The Cap Times, 4/23/13)
Wisc. Planned Parenthood clinics begin closing after state eliminates funding (Huffington Post, 4/23/13)
Mark Pocan, Tammy Baldwin discuss push for gay rights (The Cap Times, 4/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Shame on us for Ron Johnson, Scott Walker (The Cap Times, 4/22/13)
Q&A: Retiring WPRI chief reflects on how politics have changed (The Cap Times, 4/22/13)
Wisconsin redistricting scandal deepens (Daily Kos, 4/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Who’s coming to Johnson’s tea party in 2016? (The Cap Times, 4/21/13)
Is Scott Walker the GOP’s presidential front-runner? (The Cap Times, 4/20/13)
Costs, number of deleted files pile up in redistricting case (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker presidential buzz could raise scrutiny and put 2014 governor’s race in play (The Daily, 4/20/13)
GOP lawmakers sharply criticize UW System officials over $648M cash reserve (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Dale Schultz shouldn’t be an endangered species (The Cap Times, 4/20/13)
Memo shows huge tuition surplus at UW; GOP fumes (AP, 4/19/13)
Wisc. sees first monthly job loss since October, preliminary figures show (The Cap Times, 4/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s jobs fraud (The Cap Times, 4/19/13)
Dale Schultz, endangered species (Big Money Blog, 4/19/13)
Scott Walker: No Wisconsin bill for gun background checks (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/18/13)
16 for 16, part 2: An elephant rises from the heartland? (Rasmussen Reports, 4/18/13)
COMMENTARY: New election bills would politicize, not protect (The Cap Times, 4/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Has Wisconsin’s proud pro-environment tradition faded? (The Cap Times, 4/17/13)
In full gear, Scott Walker touts Harley in China (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/17/13)
EDITORIAL: Voters should choose reps — not vice versa (The Cap Times, 4/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker should flunk out of the gov’s mansion (The Cap Times, 4/17/13)
Lawmakers consider audit of Government Accountability Board (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/16/13)
Walker’s failure to borrow cause WI’s double-dip recession, now needs to borrow to avoid triple-dip (Uppity Wisconsin, 4/16/13)
Ron Johnson isn’t sharing his ‘victim’ stories yet (The Cap Times, 4/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Wisconsin should look to Iowa on redistricting (The Cap Times, 4/16/13)
COMMENTARY: An essential story of Wisconsin going off the rails (The Cap Times, 4/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Attacking the courts, and the Constitution (The Cap Times, 4/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Ron Johnson’s sinking ship (The Cap Times, 4/13/13)
Walkergate: Werrie’s reward (Cognitive Dissidence, 4/13/13)
Kathleen Vinehout: Wisconsin budget has lots of missing numbers (The Cap Times, 4/13/13)
A primary could spell big trouble for Dale Schultz (The Cap Times, 4/12/13)
On Politics: Scott Walker approves ‘emergency rules’ for Capitol protesters (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/12/13)
Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie leaving governor’s office, moving to DOA (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/12/13)
Walker administration changes protest rules (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/11/13)
EDITORIAL: No reason to reject Medicaid funding (Leader Telegram, 4/11/13)
Governor prepares for China trade mission (AP, 4/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Bills to keep an eye on (The Cap Times, 4/11/13)
‘Buck stops with Walker’ when it comes to free speech in the Capitol (The Cap Times, 4/11/13)
Conservative Sen. Glenn Grothman at odds with Scott Walker over Walker’s budget (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/11/13)
EDITORIAL: State’s job growth isn’t good enough (Green Bay Press Gazette, 4/10/13)
Walker doesn’t tell people what to do. Really? (The Political Environment, 4/10/13)
Walker says he won’t tell GOP senators what to do on gun filibuster (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/10/13)
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers want to limit impact of courts (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/10/13)
Scott Walker mourns the Iron Lady (The Cap Times, 4/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Resounding rejection of voter suppression (The Cap Times, 4/10/13)
Dems ask prosecutors to review alleged request for governor’s office to interfere in lawsuit (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker’s education plans take us backward (The Cap Times, 4/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Politicization of judicial races goes both ways (The Cap Times, 4/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Why not Tony Evers for governor? (The Daily Page, 4/8/13)
In post-union era, state employees get higher raises, but for fewer workers (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Trying to make sense of voucher debate (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/7/13)
COMMENTARY: A rebuke to Scott Walker on schools (The Cap Times, 4/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Weak economic numbers haven’t affected Scott Walker’s popularity (The Cap Times, 4/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Only failure breeds blame (Beloit Daily News, 4/6/13)
OPINION: State’s job growth isn’t good enough (Wausau Daily Herald, 4/5/13)
Hundreds attend first hearing on Scott Walker’s $68B budget plan (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,4/5/13)
Scott Walker: Retired judges or lawyers may fill Dane County judicial vacancies (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/5/13)
State labor strife bleeds into private sector, CUNA Mutual union claims (The Cap Times, 4/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Dane County judges and the Scott Walker factor (The Daily Page, 4/5/13)
OPINION: Health of state banks, credit unions is good news for Wisconsin economy (WisBusiness, 4/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s wisdom should make a quick read (The Cap Times, 4/5/13)
Walker offers new tack with Dane County judicial appointments (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,4/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker, Ryan and Johnson: Stuck in a time warp (WisOpinion, 4/4/13)
Walker’s chances for POTUS worsens (Cognitive Dissidence, 4/4/13)
Walker’s tax cut will cause budget deficit (The Badger Herald, 4/4/13)
Walker dials back comments on judicial vacancies (Wisconsin Radio Network, 4/4/13)
Walker sticking with voucher plan (Wisconsin Radio Network, 4/4/13)
Report highlights Wisconsin’s lagging business climate (The Badger Herald, 4/4/13)
Scott Walker may stop filling Dane County judge vacancies after 2nd appointee loss (The Cap Times,4/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Trust the people with the power- don’t change recall rules (Beloit Daily News, 4/3/13)
A win for public education in Wisconsin (The Progressive, 4/3/13)
Conservative media gang up on GOP Sen. Mike Ellis over vouchers (The Cap Times, 4/3/13)
Scott Walker casts shadow on otherwise nonpartisan judicial races (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,4/3/13)
Act 10 lawsuits have cost taxpayers nearly $850,000 — and the bill is climbing (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Conservatives diss local control — and democracy (The Cap Times, 4/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Walker threatens to take austerity national (The Cap Times, 4/3/13)
Madison progressive political machine hands Scott Walker another school victory (Blaska’s Bring It!, 4/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Radical Ryan plan would work only for the privileged few (Janesville Gazette,4/3/13)
On the economy, give Walker the blame and the responsibility (The Political Environment, 4/3/13)
COMMENTARY: GOP is undermining efforts to protect our outdoors (The Cap Times, 4/3/13)
OPINION: Whose fault is it anyway? Answer: It doesn’t matter (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/2/13)
Wisc. GOP senators on proposed budget deficit: No way! (The Cap Times, 4/2/13)
Gov. Scott Walker seeking $2.1 billion in total borrowing (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/2/13)
A seat at the table: Small biz no longer an afterthought when considering regulations (Blaska’s Bring It!, 4/2/13)
Compare: America’s newest fiscal crisis has been Wisconsin’s Walker-led norm for two years (Uppity Wisconsin, 4/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker and GOP hellbent on austerity (The Cap Times, 4/1/13)
Limits on the recall process reduces democracy (Political Heat, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

COMMENTARY: President (gulp) Walker (The Cap Times, 3/31/13)
Walkergate: Crime does pay…and pay and pay (Cognitive Dissidence, 3/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Back to the Republican future? (Fighting Bob, 3/31/13)
New GOP line on gay marriage: It’s  about states’ rights (The Cap Times, 3/31/13)
OPINION: Wisconsin should change how it draws political maps (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,3/30/13)
Then and now — Scott Walker’s U-turn on budget deficits (The Cap Times, 3/30/13)
On the Capitol: Tongues wag with Scott Walker book title suggestions (Wisconsin State Journal,3/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Sale of state ‘power plants’ short-sighted (The Cap Times, 3/30/13)
Like a broken record Walker evades jobs fail responsibility (The Political Environment, 3/29/13)
Wisconsin jobs and unemployment up in latest federal monthly report (The Cap Times, 3/29/13)
Walker blames jobs report on politics (Fond du Lac Reporter, 3/29/13)
Dems, Walker spar over latest job numbers (WisPolitics, 3/29/13)
Scott Walker closes legal defense fund (AP, 3/29/13)
Interactive data: Job growth under Scott Walker (The Cap Times, 3/29/13)
Wisconsin falls to 44th nationally in private-sector job growth (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/29/13)
Why not separate marriage and state? Scott Walker’s ‘third way’ (National Review, 3/29/13)
Audit: WI agencies lax, inadequate, questionable (Wisconsin Reporter, 3/28/13)
Why have liberal groups written off Ed Fallone? (The Cap Times, 3/28/13)
Leaders defer to public on topic of Election Day voter registration (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/28/13)
Gov. Walker weighs in on gay marriage debate (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/28/13)
OPINION: Governor’s transportation budget keeps people, economy moving forward (WisOpinion, 3/28/13)
Walker job fail: 44th nationally, Midwest flop (The Political Environment, 3/28/13)
Where Gov. Scott Walker got his book title (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/27/13)
Whither MKE County: It’s just a power grab by the wealthy elite (Blogging Blue, 3/27/13)
EDITORIAL: Pardons? Bigger issues on table (Beloit Daily News, 3/27/13)
Dem lawmaker: Vote yes on same-day registration referendum (The Cap Times, 3/27/13)
Why Scott Walker might skip re-election in 2014 to run for president in 2016 (Uppity Wisconsin, 3/26/13)
Walker, in book and possible run for presidency, perfectly embodies modern GOP ethos (Blogging Blue, 3/26/13)
Child-care advocates: Scott Walker’s budget hurts providers, poor families (The Cap Times, 3/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s ‘unintimidated’ presidential campaign book (The Cap Times,3/26/13)
Top 10 Scott Walker book titles (The Cap Times, 3/26/13)
Walker writing book the former Bush adviser (National Review, 3/25/13)
Wisconsin voter fraud and voter ID (Blogging Blue, 3/25/13)
Richest public pensions in state history (Urban Milwaukee, 3/25/13)
OPINION: Legislature should establish a fund for venture capital (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,3/25/13)
Polls, trends point to tough re-election fight for Sen. Ron Johnson (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,3/24/13)
Act 10’s lost generation (Fighting Bob, 3/24/13)
The battle over Scott Walker’s school voucher plan is shaping up (The Cap Times, 3/23/13)
EDITORIAL: School’s in session on voucher expansion (Appleton Post-Crescent, 3/23/13)
Scott Walker urges Texas Republicans to be optimistic at Dallas event (Dallas Morning News,3/23/13)
Farmland conservation efforts take double hit in Walker budget (The Cap Times, 3/23/13)
Capitol Police press for criminal charges against protester (The Cap Times, 3/23/13)
State superintendent says Walker budget doesn’t reflect Wisconsin values (WisPolitics, 3/22/13)
Walker proposes $1.5 billion in capital projects, most of which would be borrowed (The Journal Times,3/22/13)
Will Judge Rebecca St. John’s appointment by Scott Walker decide her election bid? (The Cap Times,3/22/13)
Can Wisconsin’s state Senate Republicans learn from the past? (MacIver Institute, 3/22/13)
Illinois gets $808 million train business Walker destroyed in Wis. (The Political Environment, 3/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s school budget is a cruel joke (The Cap Times, 3/22/13)
Milwaukee County prosecutors charge 10 with voter fraud (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Good thing Obama didn’t try Walker ‘reforms’ (The Cap Times, 3/20/13)
Riverway mine moves closer as Walker boosts frac sand industry (The Cap Times, 3/20/13)
Wisconsin Democrats speak out against Medicaid changes (AP, 3/20/13)
Kathleen Vinehout: ‘Worst education budget in over 30 years,’ educators say (The Cap Times,3/19/13)
Updated job growth numbers put Wisconsin No. 44 among states since 2011 (The Cap Times,3/19/13)
State voters support background checks by huge margin (The Cap Times, 3/19/13)
Scott Walker says Rebecca Blank is a great pick for UW-Madison chancellor (The Cap Times,3/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Beware to drive privatize schools — and more (The Cap Times, 3/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Manufacturing revival key to economic survival (Sheboygan Press, 3/18/13)
Recalls, ‘uncertainty’ didn’t hinder Wisconsin job numbers (Political Heat, 3/18/13)
Scott Walker Medicaid decision could cost Wisconsin employers $36 million (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/18/13)
Scott Walker rates as CPAC ‘winner’ despite sixth-place straw poll finish (The Cap Times, 3/17/13)
As I said, Walker has the presidential bug (The Political Environment, 3/17/13)
Problem with Walker budget means borrowing $1 billion (Blogging Blue, 3/17/13)
Scott Walker admits conservatives have lost the battle against marriage equality (Think Progress, 3/17/13)
Scott Walker named one of the ‘winners’ at CPAC (Politico, 3/17/13)
EDITORIAL: Let sun shine on Legislature (Beloit Daily News, 3/17/13)
EDITORIAL: Scott Walker should listen to Chris Christie (The Cap Times, 3/16/13)
COMMENTARY: No more interviews with you (The Cap Times, 3/16/13)
Ryan fifth, Walker sixth in GOP straw poll (AP, 3/16/13)
On politics: Gov. Scott Walker mulls run for president (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/16/13)
Confusion reigns after latest decision related to Act 10 (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/16/13)
Politico: Scott Walker declines to pledge to serve full four-year term if re-elected governor(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/16/13)
VIDEO: Scott Walker opens up about White House ambitions (Politico, 3/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Put the kibosh on corporate welfare (The Cap Times, 3/16/13)
Revised numbers show Wisconsin is adding jobs but still at a slow pace (The Cap Times, 3/16/13)
Right wing goes after Dale Schultz (The Cap Times, 3/15/13)
Van Hollen decision ensured status quo on Act 10 for now (The Cap Times, 3/15/13)
Attorney General won’t seek Supreme Court review of collective bargaining case ruling(Madison.com, 3/15/13)
Republicans’ gerrymandering scandal deepens (Cognitive Dissidence, 3/14/13)
New Wisconsin law strips Sec of State of some powers (Governing, 3/14/13)
Federal budget cuts have dire consequences in Wisconsin (The Isthmus, 3/14/13)
Scott Walker’s budget borrows $1 billion, mostly for roads (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker budget dumps on locals again (The Cap Times, 3/13/13)
New court ruling: Documents were deleted from GOP redistricting computers (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Voucher schools’ finances must be well vetted (The Journal Times, 3/13/13)
Wisconsin reignites the residency debate (Governing, 3/13/13)
Is Walker-Ryan relationship on the rocks? (One Wisconsin Now, 3/13/13)
Ryan’s Folly (Fighting Bob, 3/13/13)
EDITORIAL: It’s not an attack on high court to suggest it needs fixing (The Cap Times, 3/12/13)
Wisconsin Democrats in disarray (Urban Milwaukee, 3/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Farmers explain how land conservation cuts hurt (The Cap Times, 3/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Don’t make voting more difficult (LaCrosse Tribune, 3/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Release the emails from the John Doe investigation (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,3/12/13)
What will mining law bring first, jobs or a legal challenge? (The Cap Times, 3/12/13)
EDITORIAL: What’s really in the budget (Beloit Daily News, 3/11/13)
As predicted, Walker says mining bill protects environment (The Political Environment, 3/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Walker cedes veto power on Kenosha casino (Journal Times, 3/11/13)
OPINION: The Wisconsin canyon: Time to bridge the divide (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/11/13)
Tommy Thompson: Wisconsin more partisan than ever (The Cap Times, 3/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Walker’s been cleared, now let’s move on (The Journal Times, 3/11/13)
Gov. Scott Walker signs iron mining legislation (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: Hey Gov. Walker, check out these train statistics (The Cap Times, 3/11/13)
COMMENTARY: We really can reform court races (The Cap Times, 3/10/13)
Consider the Milwaukee evidence in debate on voucher expansion (WPRI, 3/10/13)
Wisconsin’s partisan chasm: A case of divided voters or divisive politicians? (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/10/13)
What Scott Walker will not say at mining bill signings (The Political Environment, 3/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Capitol report — Beware of the Trojan Horse (Milwaukee Courier, 3/9/13)
EDITORIAL: School vouchers and local voices (Beloit Daily News, 3/9/13)
OPINION: Mining bill didn’t quite get to where it needed to be (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker should keep word on environmental standards (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/9/13)
COMMENTARY: John Doe investigation, Wisconsin’s own Watergate (The Cap Times, 3/9/13)
Dem lawmaker: GOP agenda prioritizes payback over progress (The Cap Times, 3/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Wisconsin is testing ground for mining industry response to opposition (The Cap Times, 3/7/13)
Interactive data: Job growth under Scott Walker (The Cap Times, 3/7/13)
The lesser discussed parts of Walker’s education budget (WPRI, 3/7/13)
Micromanaging Milwaukee from Wisconsin (EyeOnWisconsin, 3/7/13)
Wisconsin Assembly passes sweeping mining bill (LaCrosse Tribune, 3/7/13)
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Why I voted against the open-pit mining bill (The Cap Times, 3/6/13)
COMMENTARY: What makes the road builders so special? (The Cap Times, 3/6/13)
COMMENTARY: The courage and conscience of Dale Schultz (The Cap Times, 3/6/13)
Majority of Wis. Senate Republicans oppose voucher expansion (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/6/13)
An ever-elusive goal: Raising the budget reserve requirement (Wisconsin Budget Project, 3/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker can and should change mind in Medicaid (The Cap Times, 3/5/13)
Polls in two GOP state congressional districts show big support for background checks (The Cap Times,3/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Wisconsin should work to ensure high-turnout elections (The Cap Times, 3/5/13)
EDITORIAL: A John Doe lesson on campaign fundraising (The Cap Times, 3/4/13)
GOP bill for mine will cost taxpayers millions in lawsuits, Democrat Peter Barca says (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/3/13)
Assembly Republicans aim to reform Wisconsin’s tax code (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/3/13)
Fine print in Scott Walker’s tax proposals draws criticism (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/3/13)
OPINION: With John Doe probe over, time to tone down rhetoric (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,3/3/13)
EDITORIAL: Let’s be honest about tax rates (Beloit Daily News, 3/2/13)
‘Slow foods’ support grants unfunded in Walker budget (The Cap Times, 3/2/13)
There was more to Scott Walker’s fight with unions than speeches and protests (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/2/13)
Public worker retirees take another pension hit (The Cap Times, 3/1/13)
Why would Walker set out to destroy public education? (WPRI, 3/1/13)
Mining bill author admits it will cause environmental harm (The Cap Times, 3/1/13)
EDITORIAL: Process of writing mining legislation flawed (Green Bay Press Gazette, 3/1/13)
John Doe probe of Scott Walker office closed with no new charges (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

Walker enjoys being in mix for presidential run (AP, 2/28/13)
EDITORIAL: If you pay more, you will save more in a tax cut (The Journal Times, 2/28/13)
Scott Walker’s favorite educational tool (Cognitive Dissidence, 2/28/13)
OPINION: Walker puts politics before health (The Badger-Herald, 2/28/13)
Governor Walker threatens to inhibit free market competition (Blogging Blue, 2/28/13)
Conflicting mining bill poll results? It’s all in the wording (The Cap Times, 2/28/13)
Why Scott Walker becoming president isn’t that far-fetched an idea (The Cap Times, 2/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Rep. JoCasta Zamarippa seeks coalition for health care expansion (The Cap Times,2/28/13)
Poll: Hillary Clinton would beat Scott Walker and Paul Ryan for prez on their home turf (The Cap Times, 2/28/13)
The numbers say Russ Feingold could make a comeback. Does he want to? (The Cap Times, 2/27/13)
Shift from Medicaid ‘of good value,’ outgoing health secretary says (Wisconsin State Journal,2/27/13)
What will happen if voucher schools come to Madison? (The Cap Times, 2/27/13)
EDITORIAL: Redistricting lawsuit may open window to an ugly world (Beloit Daily News, 2/27/13)
OPINION: It’s time for state to lift residency requirements (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/27/13)
Hope does not change mining bill (The Political Environment, 2/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker budget reforms will help middle class (Wausau Daily Herald, 2/27/13)
GOP state senators should seize their profiles in courage moment (The Political Environment, 2/27/13)
EDITORIAL: It’s not one or the other with the mining bill (The Journal Times, 2/27/13)
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker to headline fundraiser for Cuccinelli next month (Washington Post, 2/27/13)
EDITORIAL: Scott Walker’s creative bookkeeping will scare off businesses (The Cap Times, 2/26/13)
Is Scott Walker preparing to run for president? (The Cap Times, 2/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s tax cut spreads the wealth (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Roaring down road to school privatization (The Cap Times, 2/25/13)
GOP lawmaker: School choice works (WisOpinion, 2/25/13)
GOP Rep. Steineke: Budget bill keeps Wisconsin’s fiscal house in order (WisOpinion, 2/25/13)
COMMENTARY: Hey Wisconsin, Scott Walker is not that into you (The Cap Times, 2/25/13)
Wisconsin budget panel approves mining bill (Appleton Post-Crescent, 2/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Let’s hop budget process won’t be rubber stamp (Leader-Telegram, 2/25/13)
Scott Walker sees little impact in Wisconsin of federal spending cuts (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,2/24/13)
GOP: Don’t look for new gun restrictions in Wis. (LaCrosse Tribune, 2/24/13)
Scott Walker finds union allies in call for end to residency requirements (The Cap Times, 2/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s job-free austerity (The Cap Times, 2/24/13)
EDITORIAL: K-12 education takes another hit in Walker’s budget (LaCrosse Tribune, 2/24/13)
WI Revenue Secretary: Scott Walker tax cut will help middle class (The Cap Times, 2/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s budget dire for women’s health care (The Cap Times, 2/24/13)
Should Wisconsin have a pardons board? (The Cap Times, 2/23/13)
OPINION: Mining bill getting closer to what it needs to be (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/23/13)
EDITORIAL: The problems with Walker’s voucher plan (Appleton Post-Crescent, 2/23/13)
EDITORIAL: The principle of local control (Beloit Daily News, 2/23/13)
On the Capitol: Budget education or fundraising effort? (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s madness on Medicaid (The Cap Times, 2/23/13)
VIDEO: Scott Walker supports path to citizenship (Politico, 2/22/13)
Walker, GOP senators say they’ll work together on choice expansion (WisPolitics, 2/22/13)
Experts see no big gain for economy, taxpayers in Scott Walker’s budget proposal (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/22/13)
7 GOP governors break with Scott Walker on Medicaid funding (The Cap Times, 2/22/13)
Critics: Scott Walker’s plan to sell heating plants will cost taxpayers (The Cap Times, 2/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Now the Supreme Court race gets interesting (The Cap Times, 2/21/13)
Budget fight could be looming in the state Senate (The Cap Times, 2/21/13)
COMMENTARY: “Appalled” at “horrendous” voucher scheme (The Cap Times, 2/21/13)
New mining outrage: Walker bill would cut rock waste dumping fees more than 99% (The Political Environment, 2/21/13)
EDITORIAL: Voucher plan bad deal for special needs students (Appleton Post-Crescent, 2/21/13)
Governor proposes adding new state jobs; too little, too late, Dems say (Wisconsin State Journal,2/21/13)
School vouchers spreading across the country, not just in Wisconsin (The Cap Times, 2/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s income tax cuts, by their very nature, skew toward wealthy (The Cap Times, 2/21/13)
Uninsured plead for Republicans to accept Medicaid funds (The Cap Times, 2/20/13)
K-12 education budget would target how schools perform (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Keep same-day registration (Green Bay Press Gazette, 2/20/13)
Walker promises to create jobs? You gotta be fracking kidding! (Cognitive Dissidence, 2/20/13)
Scott Walker: Budget returns Medicaid to ‘intended purpose as a safety net’ (Wisconsin State Journal,2/20/13)
Walker touts tax cuts, entitlement reform, job creation in budget speech (WisPolitics, 2/20/13)
Walker the vindictive (The Political Environment, 2/20/13)
Walker touts net $635M in tax cuts over two years (WisPolitics, 2/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley deserves honor and respect (The Cap Times, 2/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker does good job undermining green jobs (The Cap Times, 2/20/13)
Analysis: Walker’s venture capital plan leaves many questions (The Cap Times, 2/20/13)
Scott Walker’s proposed voucher expansion, other plans draw ire (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/19/13)
Ending Election Day voter registration would cost up to $14.5 million, expert says (Journal Times,2/19/13)
Gov. Walker proposes $43.3 million in veteran-related spending (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/19/13)
Legislators and parents vow to oppose voucher school expansion (The Cap Times, 2/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Don’t limit choices for local government (The Cap Times, 2/19/13)
Planned Parenthood  to close four rural centers due to Republican budget cuts (Blogging Blue, 2/19/13)
Governor Walker’s Play-by-play (The Weekly Standard, 2/19/13)
Planned Parenthood, citing budget cut, to close four rural Wisconsin centers (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Scott Walker’s cruel lie: Health insurance for $19 a month (The Cap Times, 2/18/13)
Walker budgeting $25M for startups (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/18/13)
Walker makes $25 million venture capital pitch (Madison.com, 2/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Assembly wrong to change rules (LaCrosse Tribune, 2/18/13)
EDITORIAL: Replacing income tax won’t work (The Journal Times, 2/18/13)
Gov. Walker: Transforming education by expanding school choice (WisPolitics, 2/18/13)
Walker announces school choice expansion initiative (WisPolitics, 2/18/13)
Planned Parenthood Wisconsin closes four clinic due to state funding cuts (Huffington Post, 2/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker wants to privatize the world (The Cap Times, 2/18/13)
Medicaid funding protesters greet Walker in Eau Claire (Leader-Telegram, 2/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Fund would help state’s emerging companies (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/17/13)
COMMENTARY: View of Scott Walker’s Medicaid decision all about perspective (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/17/13)
Dem lawmaker: Scott Walker’s decision hurts mental health care (The Cap Times, 2/17/13)
WI Supreme Court primary: Two seek to knock off conservative justice (AP, 2/17/13)
Gov. Scott Walker to hike school aids $129M (AP, 2/16/13)
Scott Walker: American reformation (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 2/16/13)
Walker’s Yard Sale (The Political Environment, 2/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Justice denied in Wisconsin (Beloit Daily News, 2/16/13)
OPINION: Walker’s Medicaid plan falls short for the poor (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/16/13)
Walker, Ryan emphasize optimism in face of November defeats (WisPolitics, 2/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Why we should re-invest in Wisconsin schools (The Cap Times, 2/16/13)
Scott Walker promises $6.4B for transportation (AP, 2/15/13)
Walker announces $6.4 billion in transportation spending (WisPolitics, 2/15/13)
Walker’s Medicaid refusal typical of his trickery (Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 2/15/13)
Angry citizens rising up against voucher tax scam (Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 2/15/13)
OPINION: Walker’s Medicaid refusal typical of his trickery (Milwaukee Labor Press, 2/15/13)
Some GOP legislators losing their grip (The Political Environment, 2/15/13)
OPINION: Governor Walker’s budget brings much needed entitlement reform (WisOpinion, 2/15/13)
Education leaders call on state to renew Wisconsin’s commitment to public schools (School Matters MKE, 2/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s a master at blame game (The Cap Times, 2/15/13)
Walker slowly rolling out budget this time (LaCrosse Tribune, 2/15/13)
Grover Norquist cautions Wisconsin’s GOP lawmakers (The Cap Times, 2/15/13)
Walkergate: Entr’acte (Cognitive Dissidence, 2/15/13)
Medicaid advocates blast Scott Walker’s ‘ideological’ decision (The Cap Times, 2/15/13)
GOP lawmakers lift ban on fundraising during budget period (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/15/13)
Why are people leaving Wisconsin? State ranked in top 10 for out-migration (The Cap Times,2/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Lifting the Assembly’s fundraising ban not much of a change (The Cap Times,2/15/13)
Fleeing Wisconsin story strikes a chord with readers (The Cap Times, 2/15/13)
The Walker/Talk Radio alliance at 50,000 watts right now (The Political Environment, 2/14/13)
Bradley accuses Prosser of ‘history of abusive behavior’ (WisPolitics, 2/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Who will challenge Scott Walker in 2014? (The Isthmus, 2/14/13)
LWV leader: Reforms should build on state election strengths (The Cap Times, 2/14/13)
COMMENTARY: High court race will likely get costly (The Cap Times, 2/14/13)
Grover Norquist jumps into Wisconsin’s mining debate (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/14/13)
Survey of business owners shows strong support for proposed iron mine (Wisconsin State Journal,2/13/13)
Scott Walker rejects Medicaid expansion, proposes alternate plan to cover uninsured (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/13/13)
Justice Ann Walsh Bradley unloads on David Prosser (The Cap Times, 2/13/13)
Republicans hail Walker Medicaid decision, Dems pan it (WisPolitics, 2/13/13)
Walker turns down fed Medicaid expansion, shoots to insure more people through exchanges, private insurance (WisPolitics, 2/13/13)
Ultrasound bill a ‘priority’ for anti-abortion lawmakers (The Cap Times, 2/12/13)
Governor Walker to outline major entitlement reforms today (Right Wisconsin, 2/12/13)
COMMENTARY: There’s a bit of malarkey on job skills gap (The Cap Times, 2/12/13)
Scott Walker to back limited but not full expansion of BadgerCare (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,2/12/13)
Under Walker’s Medicaid ‘policy,’ distance from Obama is priority #1 (The Political Environment, 2/12/13)
Kathleen Vinehout: Scott Walker ignoring top concern of small businesses (The Cap Times, 2/11/13)
OPINION: Media struggles to explain Wisconsin (The Badger Herald, 2/11/13)
OPINION: We urge the governor to expand Medicaid program (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/11/13)
Annoy a liberal – wish them a happy anniversary today (Right Wisconsin, 2/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Wisconsin DREAM Act would benefit entire state (The Cap Times, 2/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Raising minimum wage is way overdue (The Cap Times, 2/10/13)
Three reforms nobody seems to care enough about (Fighting Bob, 2/10/13)
Anti-mine sentiment dominates public forum in northern Wisconsin (The Cap Times, 2/10/13)
Mining bill arrogates water rights, abrogates treaty rights (The Political Environment, 2/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Don’t change electoral vote process (The Journal Times, 2/10/13)
Robin Vos finds new way to hit up lobbyists (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/10/13)
Scott Walker seeks $100 million for job training, data tracking (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,2/10/13)
200 attend listening session on Wis. mining bill (Madison.com, 2/9/13)
Wis-Minn. border battle heats up; we’re not talking football (The Cap Times, 2/9/13)
EDITORIAL: School voucher expansion wrong (Appleton Post Crescent, 2/9/13)
The politics of Wisconsin’s declining union membership (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/9/13)
On the Capitol: Robin Vos at a loss with governor (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/8/13)
Walker says jobs record, weak economy are someone else’s fault (The Political Environment, 2/8/13)
Wealthy voucher supporters spend big bucks in Supreme Court race (The Cap Times, 2/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Sales tax talk another assault on the people (The Cap Times, 2/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Scott Walker, an ambitious, political climber? Works for me. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/8/13)
OPINION: Objections to the proposal to raid $200 million from retirement fund for job creation(WisOpinion, 2/8/13)
Scott Walker gets smackdown from Minnesota gov after job pitch (The Cap Times, 2/8/13)
Next step in mining debate will be up north (The Cap Times, 2/8/13)
Story on state’s economy sparked strong feedback (The Cap Times, 2/7/13)
OPINION: Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal offers hope for those suffering from mental illness(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/7/13)
Elections: Why Wisconsin is Number 1 (The Cap Times, 2/7/13)
Fight against mining bill heads to TV airwaves (The Cap Times, 2/7/13)
Scott Walker’s budget to include millions in tax credits for start-ups (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,2/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Tracking pro-mining cash gets dicey (The Cap Times, 2/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Walker should expand Medicare (LaCrosse Tribune, 2/7/13)
Did Scott Walker’s budget cuts hurt economy? Some economists think so (The Cap Times, 2/6/13)
State has lagged on job growth for 15 years (The Cap Times, 2/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Lawmakers tell us to sit still, be quiet (The Cap Times, 2/6/13)
Huebsch floats sales tax hike idea; Walker shoots it down (The Cap Times, 2/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Wisconsin job creation efforts challenged by limiting factors (Beloit Daily News,2/6/13)
OPINION: Governor needs to focus on reversing job slump (Stevens Point Journal, 2/6/13)
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget to include $29 million for mental health (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,2/6/13)
OPINION: Smart economic policy can change our trajectory (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/6/13)
COMMENTARY: We need to pay for the transportation we want (The Daily Page, 2/5/13)
Attempts by GOP to extend mining permitting timeline not good enough for Dems (The Cap Times,2/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Bipartisan effort needed on mining bill (Green Bay Press Gazette, 2/4/13)
OPINION: Partisan mapmaking takes power from the people (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Senate leader Fitzgerald’s negative credibility on jobs (The Cap Times, 2/4/13)
GOP offers minor changes to mining bill (The Political Environment, 2/4/13)
Republican lawmaker: Why do we lock up so many people? (The Cap Times, 2/3/13)
And here we go again in Wisconsin…of idiots and ideologues (Badger Democracy, 2/3/13)
How Wisconsin’s congressional districts compare, politically and demographically (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/3/13)
Few changes for state taxpayers, but some may see bigger breaks (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Milwaukee example of Walker’s threat to schools (The Cap Times, 2/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s defense fund raises questions (The Cap Times, 2/3/13)
Study finds state nonprofits still struggling to weather recession (The Cap Times, 2/1/13)
EDITORIAL: Veterans court is good first step (LaCrosse Tribune, 2/1/13)
Poll shows state voters split nearly equally between Dems, Republicans (The Cap Times, 2/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Kids suffer as school districts brace for more cuts (The Cap Times, 2/1/13)
Walker transfers $40,000 to legal fund (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/1/13)
OPINION: Open letter to Gov. Walker – No surplus (WisOpinion, 2/1/13)
Walkergate: The question still remains – What is Walker still cooperating with? (Cognitive Dissidence, 2/1/13)

JANUARY 2013

EDITORIAL: Don’t divvy up state’s electoral votes (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/31/13)
Gov. Walker’s campaign fund drops by $800K (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/31/13)
EDITORIAL: On ’sleaze meter,’ this idea a definite 10 (Leader-Telegram, 1/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Vouchers hurt public schools (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/31/13)
OPINION: Get mining reform done right (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Assembly rules for spectators go too far (Racine Journal Times, 1/30/13)
Wisconsin law increases abortion delays, risks (The Cap Times, 1/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker’s tax cut plan ignores history (The Cap Times, 1/30/13)
COMMENTARY: Ryan should heed Catholic leaders on guns (The Cap Times, 1/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Priebus is what happens when party loses self-respect (The Cap Times, 1/30/13)
Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber: New mining bill won’t create jobs in Wisconsin (Appleton Post-Crescent, 1/30/13)
Company again has hand in writing mining bill, says advocacy group (The Cap Times, 1/30/13)
Walker says he has concerns about Electoral College changes, but… (The Political Environment, 1/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Three strategies to prevent Preibus from rigging the Electoral College (The Cap Times, 1/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Use state surplus to invest in public education (The Cap Times, 1/29/13)
How Wisconsin stopped being Wisconsin (Esquire, 1/28/13)
Gov. Scott Walker voices concerns about GOP Electoral College plan (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,1/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Yes, we need referendum on unlimited campaign spending (The Cap Times,1/28/13)
EDITORIAL: Target tax cuts to those in need (LaCrosse Tribune, 1/27/13)
Scott Walker on ‘State of the Union’: GOP ‘needs to be relevant and courageous (The Cap Times,1/27/13)
EDITORIAL: Panel’s call for tax hike tough on Walker (Leader-Telegram, 1/27/13)
EDITORIAL: Van Hollen should drop voter ID appeal (The Cap Times, 1/26/13)
EDITORIAL: The ‘moderate’ approach not Scott Walker’s way (Oshkosh Northwestern, 1/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Keep building rainy day fund (Beloit Daily News, 1/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Mining bill needs a thorough hearing (Wausau Daily Herald, 1/25/13)
GOP consolidating power, one rule change at a time (The Political Environment, 1/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Be cautious  about income tax cut (Appleton Post Crescent, 1/25/13)
As mining debate rages, global iron ore glut predicted (The Cap Times, 1/25/13)
Wisconsin cited nationwide in stories about plunge in union membership (The Cap Times, 1/25/13)
Reject changes to Wisconsin’s electoral vote allocation (Political Heat, 1/24/13)
State surplus to reach $485 million; revenues to miss projections (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,1/24/13)
Surprise! Ron Johnson in damage control mode today (The Political Environment, 1/24/13)
Sen. Ron Johnson takes heat for questioning validity of Hillary Clinton’s ‘theatrics’ (The Cap Times,1/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Tax cut offset by transportation needs? (Sheboygan Press, 1/24/13)
Mining votes will make or break Wisconsin, and leaders’ good names (The Political Environment, 1/24/13)
EDITORIAL: New Wisconsin Legislature spectator rules wrong (Appleton Post Crescent, 1/24/13)
Five alternatives to an income tax cut (Wisconsin Budget Project, 1/24/13)
EDITORIAL: GOP mining bill fails on job creation (The Cap Times, 1/24/13)
EDITORIAL: State jobless benefits need reform (LaCrosse Tribune, 1/24/13)
Plain Talk: Walker’s Wisconsin on downward slide (The Cap Times, 1/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Republicans scheming to ‘win’ even if they lose (The Cap Times, 1/23/13)
Walkergate: Is John Doe done? Not according to Walker (Cognitive Dissidence, 1/23/13)
Look for Wis. talk radio Ron Johnson rescue (The Political Environment, 1/23/13)
Sec of State Hillary Clinton stuns Wis. Sen. Ron Johnson (Caffeinated Politics, 1/23/13)
State panel recommends raising gas tax, fees; Republican leaders balk (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,1/23/13)
Dems fret about ‘building the bench’ to fight Walker (The Cap Times, 1/23/13)
Critics were right: Wetlands mitigation language rolled into new mining bill (The Cap Times,1/22/13)
Walker developing new way to measure employment (AP, 1/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker should accept federal Medicaid funds (The Cap Times, 1/22/13)
Tax cut would be at least $300 million over two years (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Walker’s proposed tax cut political, irresponsible (The Cap Times, 1/22/13)
VIDEO: Speaker criticizes Walker at MLK event (The Cap Times, 1/22/13)
Act 10 could still be in trouble (Urban Milwaukee, 1/22/13)
Projected WI tax cut could be offset by increases in vehicle fees, gas taxes (The Political Environment, 1/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Resist urge to use surplus for tax cut (Leader-Telegram, 1/22/13)
An analysis of the 7th Circuit’s Wisconsin Act 10 anti-public sector collective bargaining law decision (Marquette Univ Law School, 1/22/13)
VIDEO: Scott Fitzgerald reveals corporations wrote mining bill (Blogging Blue, 1/22/13)
Walker: Venture capital fund needs at least $25M to be success (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/22/13)
Former Walker aide Tim Russell gets prison for stealing from veterans group (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/22/13)
Democrat Cullen counters GOP bill with alternative mining proposal (Wisconsin State Journal,1/22/13)
GOP leaders envision income tax cut with $200 savings per family (Wisconsin State Journal,1/22/13)
Early Sundance reviews mixed for movie about anti-Walker protests (The Cap Times, 1/22/13)
Small business owners don’t list complying with state regs as a top concern (The Cap Times, 1/21/13)
A unifying public education agenda cannot start with division (WPRI, 1/21/13)
EDITORIAL: Legislature should hold mining hearing in northern Wisconsin (Green Bay Press Gazette, 1/21/13)
Walker offers insight into mining, tax cut on Sunday talk show (The Cap Times, 1/21/13)
Alice in Walkerland (FightingBob.com, 1/20/13)
OPINION: State’s job performance remains a difficult puzzle (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/20/13)
Army Corps of Engineers twice cited flaws in state mining bill (The Political Environment, 1/20/13)
Was Kvon Smith a terrorist threat or a political pawn? (Cognitive Dissidence, 1/18/13)
Wisconsin should not change Electoral College (Caffeinated Politics, 1/18/13)
Federal court of appeals upholds Walkers’ Act 10 union law (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/18/13)
Walker’s anti-union law upheld in one court but still may be struck down (The Progressive, 1/18/13)
OPINION: Wisconsin mining bill is widely misunderstood (Isthmus, 1/17/13)
GOP senator to push for voucher vote (AP, 1/17/13)
Democrats launch $500,000 plan against Walker, other Republicans (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,1/17/13)
Walker tax cuts: Easy to propose, harder to pay for (The Cap Times, 1/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Restoring Wisconsin’s business reputation (The Cap Times, 1/17/13)
EDITORIAL: State needs an independent judiciary (The Journal Times, 1/17/13)
The mining bill threatens water rights in the state Constitution (The Political Environment, 1/17/13)
Democrats gear up early with $500,000 plan to defeat Walker (The Cap Times, 1/17/13)
New GOP mining proposal almost identical to bill from last session (Wisconsin State Journal,1/17/13)
State pension fund rides stock market gains (The Cap Times, 1/16/13)
Republicans unveil mining bill with some ‘less stringent’ regulations (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,1/16/13)
COMMENTARY: Where’s this kinder, gentler governor? (The Cap Times,1/16/13)
Walker lays it on thick in his State of the State (The Progressive, 1/16/13)
What people are saying about Walker’s State of the State address (The Cap Times, 1/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Scott Walker sets tone for budget (Appleton Post-Crescent, 1/16/13)
OPINION: Strong statement, but details are still needed (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/16/13)
EDITORIAL: State of Scott Walker’s state: Not good (The Cap Times, 1/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Legislature restrictions went too far (LaCrosse Tribune, 1/16/13)
Quick takes on guns, police shootings, Scott Walker, and hard hats (In Business, 1/16/13)
Gov.Scott Walker’s rules overhaul would make it harder to obtain unemployment benefits(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/16/13)
EDITORIAL: New Assembly, Senate gallery rules may prove too restrictive (Green Bay Press Gazette, 1/16/13)
Gov. Walker’s 2013 State of the State speech transcript (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/16/13)
State of the State reaction from area lawmakers (Green Bay Press Gazette, 1/16/13)
In State of State address, Walker pushes for tax cuts, mining and more choice schools (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/16/13)
Walker’s lifeless State of the State speech (The Political Environment, 1/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Scott Walker’s misleading State of the State (The Progressive, 1/15/13)
Senate GOP adopts new GOP-backed rules over operations, protests (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,1/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Walker’s on 2016 campaign trail (The Cap Times, 1/15/13)
OPINION: Wisconsin gun laws need updating in the wake of Newtown (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,1/15/13)
Scott Walker’s infrastructure investment fail (Forward Lookout, 1/15/13)
Gov. Walker supports jail inmates doing work instead of law-abiding citizens (Caffeinated Politics, 1/15/13)
Hundreds expected to gather at Capitol in support of reforming marijuana laws (The Cap Times,1/15/13)
EDITORIAL: What’s needed, what’s wanted (Beloit Daily News, 1/14/13)
Records show death threats made to Scott Walker in last 2 years (AP, 1/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Why is state meddling in county government? (The Cap Times, 1/14/13)
Few details yet on Walker’s ’state of the state’ speech (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/14/13)
COMMENTARY: A prescription for unseating Walker in 2014 (The Cap Times, 1/14/13)
OPINION: Let’s change the way state picks high court justices (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/14/13)
Walker administration official on job creation under Gov. Walker: ‘We suck. We’re bad.’ (Blogging Blue, 1/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Keep tight focus on economic development (Appleton Post-Crescent, 1/14/13)
Mining bill latest Walker divide-and-conquer ploy (Political Environment, 1/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Listen tonight as Walker details his agenda (Green Bay Press Gazette, 1/14/13)
Q&A: Lisa Johnson of WEDC says jobs will come from startups, entrepreneurs (The Cap Times,1/13/13)
OPINION: Job One for Wisconsin: Growing more jobs (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/13/13)
Wisconsin Supreme Court race could shape several key rulings (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,1/12/13)
Our View: Six key issues for 2013 (Wausau Daily Herald, 1/11/13)
Behind the thin veneer of bipartisanship in Wisconsin (The Progressive, 1/11/13)
Business group hears rosy predictions from Walker, Fed official (The Cap Times, 1/11/13)
Which transportation tax/fee will Walker raise? (The Political Environment, 1/11/13)
Mining bill on fast track as new legislative session begins (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/8/13)
Group formed in anti-Walker uprising delivers Christmas to homeless children (The Cap Times,1/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Barca sets the right tone for new legislative session (The Cap Times, 1/8/13)
Nonprofit groups: Why state should take added Medicaid funding (The Cap Times, 1/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Scott Walker – Liar (The Cap Times, 1/7/13)
Wisconsin legislative session begins with new faces (AP, 1/7/13)
On politics: Sen. Fitzgerald says he hopes to pass mining bill in early March (Wisconsin State Journal,1/7/13)
With state bitterly divided, Walker promises more moderate agenda (The Cap Times, 1/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Let’s redouble efforts against forces of darkness (The Cap Times, 1/7/13)
Chiropractors pouring money into Wisconsin elections (The Cap Times, 1/7/13)
GOP-controlled Legislature ready to tackle mining, taxes, jobs, education (Wisconsin State Journal,1/6/13)
Q&A: Clean Wisconsin’s lobbyist doubt we’ll see a new mine anytime soon (The Cap Times, 1/6/13)
OPINION: A state senator with too much time on his hands (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/6/13)
COMMENTARY: A campaign to renew high court credibility (The Cap Times, 1/5/13)
Dem legislator: How to get Wisconsin working again (The Cap Times, 1/5/13)
Gun owner? In Wisconsin your name won’t be published (The Cap Times, 1/5/13)
Walker distances himself from Grothman’s anti-Kwanzaa comments (The Cap Times, 1/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Starting the new year with teachers, taxes and tactics (The Cap Times, 1/4/13)
EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should cooperate on mine bill (Leader-Telegram, 1/3/13)
Glenn Grothman’s anti-Kwanzaa comments create ruckus (The Cap Times, 1/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Gun law push will face pushback (The Cap Times, 1/3/13)
Wisconsin Republicans expected to push private-school vouchers, charter-school expansion in 2013 session (The Isthmus, 1/3/13)
Discord over taxes rumbles through legislative Republicans (The Cap Times, 1/3/12)
The upside of Glenn Grothman (Cognitive Dissidence, 1/3/13)
State debate: Bloggers pick Legislature’s ‘idiots of the year’ (The Cap Times, 1/2/13)
With the GOP still in control, what can we expect from the next legislative term? (The Cap Times,1/2/13)
Scot(t) free, as usual (Uppity Wisconsin, 1/2/13)
OPINION: Amid a new arms race, let’s craft sensible gun laws (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/1/13)

Wisconsin Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

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