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  • Coalition of business owners opposes right to work Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— A newly formed coalition of more than 300 construction-related private businesses in Wisconsin announced Wednesday that it will work to defeat a right-to-work proposal being discussed by Republican leaders in the Legislature. Formation of the group comes as talks proceed behind the scenes among Republicans who control the Legislature...

  • MADISON, Wis.— The state Department of Workforce Development overpaid nearly $168 million in unemployment benefits during the last three years and the agency's call centers couldn't handle hundreds of thousands of calls initiating claims, according to a state report released Tuesday. The Legislative Audit Bureau's findings showed the agency identified...

  • Tax report to Walker offers no recommendations Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    Scott Walker on Tuesday that came out of nearly two dozen meetings around the state concludes that Wisconsin taxes are too high and too complicated, but makes no specific recommendations about what to do about it. Rebecca Kleefisch and Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler to gathered input. Complicating any tax cut is the fact that Wisconsin faces a $2.2 billion...

  • WMC says right-to-work, tax cut are priorities Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin's most powerful business lobbying group is calling on the Legislature to pass a right-to-work law, something Republican Gov. The state Department of Transportation is calling for $751 million in tax and fee increases, including raising the gas tax and imposing a new registration fee on electric and hybrid cars, to pay for road repairs...

  • Railroad attorney makes case for compensation Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— A Canadian Pacific Railway attorney tried Tuesday to persuade the state Claims Board to hand the railroad more than half a million dollars for helping develop a high-speed rail plan before Gov. The railroad wants $500,715 for work performed in 2009 and 2010 to help the state prepare a bid for federal funding to build the line between Madison and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama's moves: Congress could sue the president for...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million illegal immigrants, as leading Democrats lined up behind the U.S. leader in the face of Republican attacks. Obama dispatched his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to Capitol Hill for lunch with Senate Democrats who grilled him on the politics and...

  • Gov. Walker's GOP message  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Gov. Scott Walker, (R-Wis.) shares his thoughts on labor unions, entitlement reform, and public education.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- America's underperforming economy has been an albatross for President Barack Obama since he took office in 2009 and likely did his Democratic party few favors in midterm elections on Tuesday- but it may not have been the decisive factor. Hurt by Obama's general unpopularity, Democrats lost control of the Senate while Republicans...

  • Einhorn: Buying the dip  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner shares highlights from his interview with David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital co-founder and President.

  • Why the Secret Service matters in the midterms Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies at a House hearing on the White House security breach, Sept. 30, 2014.

    Recent government missteps could cost the midterm elections for the Democrats, NBC News reports.

  • FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • Gov. Walker slams funding allegations: 'Case over' Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Court documents released Thursday alleged that Walker coordinated fundraising with outside conservative groups during a recall election.

  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of 'criminal scheme' Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Prosecutors allege Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was part of a criminal scheme to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups.

  • Loeb's latest letter to Sotheby's shareholders  Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports on the latest letter sent to Sotheby shareholders by Dan Loeb's Third Point, which states their nominees will "reinvigorate the board of directors."

  • Tough for Gov. Walker to win over GOP: Pethokoukis  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    CNBC contributor Keith Boykin; James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio talk show host, discuss the possibility of Gov. Scott Walker as presidential candidate for 2016.

  • Gov. Walker's pro-growth solutions  Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 7:35 PM ET

    Governor Scott Walker (R-Wis.), discusses tax cuts and pro-growth policies for the state of Wisconsin.