Marquette Wire

Gov. Walker implements economic agenda

Brooke Goodman

February 10, 2011

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Building on his campaign mantra of “Wisconsin is open for business,” Gov. Scott Walker has spent his first month in office trying to follow through on several pieces of legislation. In his first month, Walker implemented...

Milwaukee County Executive candidates’ debate highlights differences

Brooke Goodman

January 25, 2011

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The first joint appearance of the Milwaukee County Executive candidates made one thing clear: For the Feb. 15 primary election, voters must choose between five individuals with very different political and personal background...

Wisconsin drafting Arizona-esque immigration bill

Brooke Goodman

November 18, 2010

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When Arizona’s immigration bill passed in the spring, it set off a wave of controversy that has swept the country and led to a string of copycat proposals in several states — now including Wisconsin. State Rep. Don Pridemore...

Walker’s campaign record murky

Brooke Goodman

October 26, 2010

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Nice play is far away and forgotten, as the Wisconsin gubernatorial race between candidates Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (R) and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) has turned from agreeable to negative. Both candidates have gotten their shots in. A ...

Milwaukee ranked fourth poorest city in nation

Brooke Goodman

October 5, 2010

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For some, a steady household income and abundance of opportunity is all that has ever been known. For others — 27 percent of Milwaukeeans, to be exact — poverty is something dealt with on a day-to-day basis. In a report...

Farley, Hopper visit campus to promote Walker

Brooke Goodman

September 14, 2010

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After years of hearing phrases such as “Rock the Vote” and “You can make a difference,” it’s finally time to put pen to paper at the ballot boxes.  Whether you're a rookie to the voting booth or an old-time pro, today’s primary will de...

Wisconsin’s fall political preview

Brooke Goodman

September 2, 2010

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With the final scheduled debate over for Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Mark Neumann, the only question left is how the public will distinguish the two very similar campaigns from each other come the primary election day on Sept. 14. Both ca...

GOP gubernatorial candidates debate at Eckstein Hall

Tony DiZinno

August 30, 2010

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During their last scheduled debate in Wednesday night’s "UPFRONT Town Hall Challenge,” Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Mark Neumann focused on how to reform education and address the looming 2011 budget deficit, projected at $2.5 billion. ...

Zoo Interchange stirs up controversy amongst city politicians

Tim Seeman

April 13, 2010

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Since January, commuters have had to navigate the dense jungle of orange traffic barrels that have cropped up around the Zoo Interchange, the state's busiest intersection of highways, which is currently being repaired to address significant concrete deter...

Walker goes “On the Issues” with Mike Gousha

Tim Seeman

March 11, 2010

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Republican gubernatorial candidate and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker discussed his governmental philosophies at Mike Gousha’s “On the Issues” series Thursday afternoon. Walker’s appearance came just one week after De...

Barrett converses about gubernatorial platform

Tim Seeman

March 9, 2010

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As the first in a series of appearances by gubernatorial candidates in Mike Gousha’s “On the Issues” series, Milwaukee mayor and Democratic candidate Tom Barrett participated in a wide-ranging conversation at Sensen...

Walker promises to bring jobs, businesses to Milwaukee

Tim Seeman

March 2, 2010

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With December 2009 unemployment estimates at 8.7 percent, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker is vowing to bring 250,000 jobs and 10,000 businesses to the state by 2015 if he is elected in November. The Milwaukee...