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April 17

Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals - WSJ

Scott Walker's move to ax for-profit college board comes with unanswered questions - WSJ

Budget committee to consider cutting board that oversees WI's for-profit colleges - CT

Tom Nelson sounds off on FamilyCare - APC

Nearly 50 SWIB money managers will get bonuses above $100,000 - WSJ

Milwaukee officials look to state legislature for help with gun violence - CT

Justice Crooks rips Abrahamson for digging in heels on job - MJS

Scott Walker's Wisconsin approval rating drops in latest poll - MJS

Scott Walker approval rating makes 'significant drop' in Wisconsin - WSJ

Marquette poll: Scott Walker's approval ratings drop among Wisconsin voters - CT

Walker brushes off negative numbers in new poll - WSJ

Overwhelming thumbs-down from voters on $150M in state funding for downtown arena - MBJ

Marquette poll: Walker's education cuts not popular among WI voters - Wisconsin Public Radio

Poll shows Scott Walker trailing Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin - Bloomberg

Super PAC formed to help Scott Walker in 2016 campaign - MJS

Ex-campaign managers form super PAC to support Walker's expected 2016 campaign - WSJ

Scott Walker aides will run his super PAC - Politico

Lawmaker rethinking welfare drug-testing proposal - Indianapolis Star

Kansas bans welfare recipients from seeing movies, going swimming on government's dime - WaPo

Florida governor to sue Obama administration over Medicaid expansion - NYT

April 16

Lawmakers abandon Scott Walker's proposed changes to DNR board - MJS

Proposal to make DNR board advisory removed from budget - WSJ

Lawmakers vote to end funding for Citizens' Utility Board - MJS

Legislative leaders drop property assessment change from Walker budget - MJS

Republicans vote to cut Secretary of State's office budget - WSJ

UWM chancellor: Buyouts, tuition hikes not enough to address state budget cut - MBJ

Higher state tax collections could ease planned budget cuts - Wisconsin Public Radio

Why states are getting worse at predicting tax revenue - WaPo

Lawmakers advance bill to regulate Uber and Lyft, preempt local laws - CT

New Senate accountability bill drops controversial elements - MJS

Republican says school accountability deal seems unlikely - WSJ

Judge blocks conservative group from joining chief justice case - MJS

Polls show Scott Walker surging in early primary states - WSJ

Tennessee attorney general says Bible bill unconstitutional - Reuters

April 15

Key committee to take up Scott Walker budget proposals - MJS

Debate over Walker's budget to begin with judicial issue - WSJ

Vos expresses support for UW tuition cap, increases in state park fees - Wisconsin Public Radio

Kleefisch talks up further tax cuts in meeting with editors - ECLT

Gov. Walker provides $2M for Marquette dental school in state budget - MBJ

UW-Madison claims $15 billion in state economic impact - WSJ

Report gauges statewide impact of UW-Madison at $15 billion - MJS

Lawmakers approve regulations for ride-sharing services - WSJ

Assembly OKs measure on rideshare services, microbeads - MJS

Assembly approves online driving courses - Wisconsin Public Radio

Assembly debates religious freedom legislation, though no bill has been introduced - CT

Barrett calls out Walker on gun violence - Wisconsin Radio Network

In Germany, Walker backs trade deal, signs research pact - MJS

John Kasich charms unions as Scott Walker embodies new Republican antipathy - Bloomberg

Poll: GOP contest wide open as Democrats wish for a race - USA

April 14

First votes on Walker budget coming this week - WSJ

Scott Walker moves to limit future UW tuition increases to inflation - MJS

Walker asks lawmakers to keep UW autonomy, cap tuition; Nygren says authority still 'dead in our caucus' - WSJ

Scott Walker proposes capping UW System tuition increases - WSJ

Walker officially retracts Wisconsin idea deletion - WSJ

UW-Milwaukee buyouts bring questions on class size, time to diploma - MJS

County exec explores merging Wisconsin Center board with new arena authority - MBJ

Clients: Don't change long-term health system - ON

Assembly to take up ride-share bill, microbeads ban - MJS

Democratic legislator to introduce bill that would legalize pot - MJS

Proposal to legalize pot in Wisconsin unlikely to get support from Legislature, Walker - CT

Wisconsin Democrats will try to restore equal pay enforcement act - CT

WEDC launches initiative to keep young professionals in WI - Wisconsin Public Radio

Job market for college graduates gains, but not to pre-recession levels - MJS

Conservative group seeks to intervene in chief justice case - MJS

Voters seek to dismiss Abrahamson challenge of amendment - WSJ

Walker signs deal with German researchers, meets with Merck - WSJ

Scott Walker responds to Hillary Clinton's candidacy for president - MBJ

How much each state spends on aid to poor workers - WaPo

April 13

Fitzgerald: Senate Republicans hope to restore K-12 funding - MJS

More Wisconsin voters welcome increased property taxes to operate schools - WSJ

Regents OK tuition boost, rip legislator's comments on Blank - MJS

UW Regents approve tuition increases - WSJ

Scott Fitzgerald expresses optimism for arena deal - MJS

Public funding deal for Bucks arena could get done by Memorial Day: Scott Fitzgerald - MBJ

Bucks arena financing deal faces tight timetable, political maze - MJS

Hearings will take up Walker's DNR proposal - APC

Joint finance to take up Wisconsin Judicial Commission changes Wednesday - CT

States tighten conditions for receiving food stamps as the economy improves - NYT

Bill proposed to allow online driver's education course instruction - WSJ

Legal experts disagree on merits of Chief Justice lawsuit - WSJ

SWIB staff to receive nearly $12 million in bonuses - WSJ

Walker's past campaign ideas go against present GOP orthodoxy - MJS

Early polls a positive sign for Scott Walker - MJS

Business backers of Wisconsin governor like the ring of 'Walker for president' - MBJ

Scott Walker sells loaded Second Amendment record to NRA - MJS

As Scott Walker addresses NRA, concealed carry vote criticized - WSJ

Walker says he expects to meet with Netanyahu in Israel - WSJ

Key

WSJ - Wisconsin State Journal
MJS - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CT - Capital Times

APC - Appleton Post Crescent
ECLT - Eau Claire Leader-Times
GBPG - Green Bay Press-Gazette
JG - Janesville Gazette
LT - La Crosse Tribune
KN - Kenosha News
MBJ - Milwaukee Business Journal
ON - Oshkosh Northwestern
RJT - Racine Journal Times
SP - Sheboygan Press

NYT - New York Times
USA - USA Today
WALLSJ - Wall Street Journal
WaPo - Washington Post

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Apr. 6 - Apr. 10, 2015
Mar. 30 - Apr. 3, 2015
Mar. 23 - 27, 2015
Mar. 16 - 20, 2015
Mar. 9 - 13, 2015
Mar. 2 - 6, 2015
Feb. 23 - 27, 2015
Feb. 16 - 20, 2015
Feb. 9 - 13, 2015
Feb. 2 - 6, 2015
Jan. 26 - 30, 2015
Jan. 20 - 23, 2015
Jan. 12 - 16, 2015
Jan. 5 - 9, 2015
Dec. 22 - 23, 2014
Dec. 15 - 19, 2014
Dec. 8 - 12, 2014
Dec. 1 - 5, 2014
Nov. 24 - 26, 2014
Nov. 17 - 21, 2014
Nov. 10 - 14, 2014
Nov. 3 - 7, 2014
Oct. 27 - 31, 2014
Oct. 20 - 24, 2014
Oct. 13 - 17, 2014
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