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Wisconsin’s fall political preview

Brooke Goodman

September 2, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Rising pension, health costs bring fiscal crisis

Tim Seeman

February 4, 2010

The unbridled growth of Milwaukee County employee pension and health care costs has pushed the county to the brink of "a full-blown fiscal crisis," according to an independent Public Policy Forum report released last week. The...

Doyle calls for ‘growth and expansion’

Tim Seeman

January 28, 2010

State first to enact renewable portfolio standards With Wisconsin's economy as his focus, Gov. Jim Doyle delivered his final State of the State Address Tuesday night in Madison. During his final year in office, Doyle sai...

County Board votes against lakefront parking meters

Jennifer Zahn

November 19, 2009

County Executive Scott Walker’s effort to install parking meters along the lakefront to cork an $80 million hole in Milwaukee County’s 2010 budget has been rejected. The County Board of Supervisors voted 15-4 Wednesday...

Barrett formally announces bid for governor

Tim Seeman

November 17, 2009

Opponents were quick to draw battle lines, labeling the Milwaukee mayor "Tom the Taxer" Now that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has announced his candidacy for governor, political observers are preparing for what could be an all-...

Walker talks gubernatorial platform on campus

Tim Seeman

November 10, 2009

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, donning a gold Marquette basketball shirt for the occasion, outlined details of his gubernatorial platform at an event sponsored by Marquette College Republicans Sunday night in the Alumni Memori...

Candidates for governor’s race set their marks

Tim Seeman

November 3, 2009

The 2010 election may be a full year away, but it's not too soon to look ahead to the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin. After eight years in office, Gov. Jim Doyle has decided not to run for another term in 2010. This leaves...