Government/Politics

A West Allis alderman is asking the city for a fiscal impact analysis of Wisconsin State Fair so he can better understand the total costs to taxpayers during the annual event.
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Federal authorities are ordering retroactive overtime for Wisconsin State Patrol officers who serve as bodyguards for Gov. Scott Walker and other state officials.
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It is time for the economic development discussion in Wisconsin to shift. We need to move away from a “we tax too much” obsession to a conversation of “we need to attract talent.” Our future depends upon it.
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United Steelworkers, North America's largest industrial union, endorsed Russ Feingold in his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson.
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An unexpected bump in corporate tax revenue helped Wisconsin’s general fund top projections for tax collections in the last fiscal year, according to a new memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
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GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker renewed his call Wednesday for President Barack Obama to cancel an official state visit with the president of China, saying the move would not hurt trade with states like Iowa, where he was spending the day campaigning, or Wisconsin.
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Wausau residents should brace for property tax increases and some systemic changes to the way the city does business as leaders try to shore up a budget with a $2.6 million hole in it.
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The city of Eau Claire’s jobless rate was the ninth lowest in Wisconsin among its largest 32 municipalities, according to the latest preliminary, seasonally unadjusted data from the state Department of Workforce Development.
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The Army on Tuesday awarded Oshkosh Defense a $6.7 billion contract to build the Humvee's replacement -— a decision that would spell an economic boon region-wide.
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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has agreed to form a joint fundraising venture with Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, one of just four state organizations to agree to such a contract this early in the election season.
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