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Butting heads: School vouchers

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April 11, 2013

College Democrats: Something both sides of the aisle can agree on is that our public school system in Wisconsin is calling out for help.  While we commend Gov. Scott Walker for attempting to improve this failing system, we do no...

Walker touts new budget for 2013

Jason Kurtyka

February 26, 2013

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced his biennial budget for 2013-2015 in an official address last Wednesday, speaking on a wide range of issues from education to statewide economic development and healthcare reform. Walker pr...

Gov. Walker’s budget to include more funding for mental health

Jason Kurtyka

February 7, 2013

In response to recent mass shootings in Wisconsin and across the country, Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers in Madison said they are going to make mental health care a higher priority for the state. On Wednesday, this new initiative...

Milwaukee requests to join Act 10 lawsuit

Monique Collins

November 29, 2012

The City of Milwaukee has formally requested to join a state lawsuit that could decide the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker’s collective-bargaining law, Act 10. The lawsuit was spearheaded by the Madison teachers’ union an...

Gov. Walker proposes higher education funding reform

Melanie Lawder

November 29, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed initiatives to change how public higher education would receive government funding at a gathering at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. The proposed...

Gov. Walker stands against same-day voter registration

Jennifer Zahn

November 29, 2012

While giving a speech in California earlier this month, Gov. Scott Walker revealed plans to end Wisconsin’s same-day voter registration law in spite of its tendency to boost voter turnout rates, a development that has raised questions among other Wisconsin politicians, in order to...

Deadline for health care reform approaching

Eric Oliver

November 15, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is currently in the process of deciding whether the state will establish its own health insurance exchange or forego the option and allow the federal government to take over under the 2010 Patient Protection...

Marquette-ians in Politics

Matt Gozun

November 7, 2012

Gwendolynne (Gwen) Moore You don't have to look far to find our first political Marquette alumna. Representing her hometown and alma mater in Congress, Milwaukee native Gwen Moore is the congresswoman for Wisconsin's 4th District, co...

Collective bargaining law ruled unconstitutional

Emily Fischer

September 18, 2012

Unions across Wisconsin are celebrating the most recent ruling by Dane County Judge Juan Colas in their favor. Last Friday, Colas ruled that Gov. Scott Walker’s law restricting the collective bargaining of unionized public workers...