MADISON, Wis. — Presidential candidate Scott Walker won a major legal victory Thursday when Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ended a secret investigation into whether the Republican’s gubernatorial campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups during the 2012 recall election. Continue reading
Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination. Continue reading
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Wisconsin’s voter identification law, allowing the law to stand and handing a victory to Gov. Scott Walker following a long fight by opponents who say it’s a thinly veiled attempt to make it more difficult for Democratic backers to vote.
Hundreds of mourners in Madison, Wisc., were expected to attend a visitation and funeral Saturday for a 19-year-old biracial man shot and killed by a white police officer last Friday. Continue reading
Wisconsin labor unions took another hit today as Governor Scott Walker signed a bill known as the “right to work” into law Monday morning. In 2011, Governor Walker won a bitter fight to restrict collective bargaining for public sector workers. Now, after surviving a recall election and potentially looking towards a White House run, Mr. Walker has put restrictions on unions in the private sector.
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, while more than 20 states have suffered a wicked winter, the frigid temperatures have given visitors a chance to visit iced-over sea caves in Bayfield, Wisconsin, accessible now that Lake Superior has frozen over. Continue reading
Grab your ice cleats and snow poles this weekend for a 1.1 mile trek over icy Lake Superior to witness the stunning naturally formed ice caves at Apostle Island National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Park rangers determined today the lake ice en route to the caves is thick and sturdy enough to handle visitors starting Saturday. Even so, rangers are warning it will be a treacherous walk in windy conditions.
About 2,000 construction workers, electricians, carpenters and other union members rallied at the Wisconsin state Capitol on Tuesday, pushing back against a fast-tracked right-to-work bill backed by Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker. Continue reading
The punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop playing one of their songs, saying on Twitter that “We literally hate you.” Continue reading