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March 5

Walker's support of right to work could alter union equation - MJS

Wisconsin Democrats, Republicans lock horns before Assembly right-to-work vote - CT

Democratic amendments rejected as right-to-work bill heads toward passage - MJS

Wisconsin close to becoming 25th right-to-work state - WSJ

Assembly gears up for marathon session on right-to-work - Wisconsin Public Radio

Scott Walker plans to sign right-to-work bill Monday - CT

Right-to-work impact on union training unclear - GBPG

DOT secretary warns lawmakers about cutting highway borrowing - MJS

DOT secretary defends road bonding in governor's budget - WSJ

Audit prompts changes at election agency, officials decry budget cuts - WSJ

Bill would create state-run health insurance exchange - WSJ

Taxpayers will pay for security for all of Scott Walker's travels - MJS

Scott Walker 'very likely' to run for president, pollster says - APC

State high court may hold John Doe arguments in secret - MJS

Florida Gov. Rick Scott drops appeals in welfare drug testing case - Tampa Bay Times

The remarkable Republican takeover of state legislatures, in 1 chart - WaPo

March 4

Assembly committee to vote on right-to-work - WSJ

With right-to-work poised to pass, Minnesota Republican target Wisconsin businesses - CT

DNR secretary Cathy Stepp defends Scott Walker's changes to advisory board - MJS

Stepp says she doesn't know where idea to strip DNR Board's powers came from - Wisconsin Public Radio

Cathy Stepp tells lawmakers DNR may sell naming rights to state parks - WSJ

Deal possible on saving part of Stewardship Fund - CT

UW System leader urges legislators to OK autonomy, lessen cut - MJS

UW head Ray Cross: $300M cut is 'too much and too fast' - WSJ

Budget committee demands assurances of no UW tuition surge - RJT

Few details, costs known about Walker's drug test plan - MJS

Budget committee questions drug testing, worker's comp changes in Walker budget - WSJ

Critics question proposed WEDC, WHEDA merger in Scott Walker's budget - CT

Ballot measure on chief justice could impact Supreme Court race - CT

Senator tells DOC secretary more needs to be done for black inmates - Wisconsin Public Radio

Scott Walker says he would sign ban on abortions after 20 weeks - MJS

Scott Walker: 'I will sign' bill barring abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy - WSJ

Scott Walker's tone on abortion shifts: He'll ban procedure after 20 weeks - CT

Job training for food stamps will cost state taxpayers $18 million more through 2017 - MJS

The astonishing state-by-state rise in food stamp reliance - WaPo

March 3

Clash over right-to-work bill continues in Wisconsin Assembly - WSJ

Union bill headed to full Assembly after 12-hour hearing - MJS

Interactive: Comparing wages between states with and without right-to-work laws - WSJ

Republican calls UW research on right-to-work 'partisan, garbage' - Isthmus

Committee starts budget revision process with briefings - WSJ

Scott Walker budget gives governor more control over hiring - MJS

State troopers who protect governor to get $4-an-hour raises - MJS

Lawmaker questions raises for Walker bodyguards - APC

Key legislator calls on Bucks ownership to boost arena contribution - MJS

As questions swirl around voucher programs, schools rush to apply - MJS

Walker signals support for eliminating 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases - WSJ

Court skeptical of Arizona plan for less-partisan congressional redistricting - NYT

March 2

Scott Walker's legislative years: A staunch conservative, then as now - MJS

Analysis: The impact of Scott Walker's budget on state agencies - WSJ

State budgets $2.8 million in first year to cover Milwaukee arena bond issue - MBJ

Walker proposes shutting down state insurance coverage for cities, schools others - WSJ

Advocates: Walker's budget could hurt programs for disabled - WSJ

State to repay $16M for past economic development projects - WSJ

Scott Walker wants to end funding for renewable energy program - MJS

Gogebic drops plans for massive iron mine - MJS

Robin Vos promises action on campaign finance, GAB - MJS

Who should be able to request information about school children? - WSJ

Some schools would be able to start school year earlier under new bill - Wisconsin Public Radio

Strong feelings on right-to-work hard to find among state manufacturers - WSJ

Labor groups bring passion, if not much hope, to rally at Capitol - WSJ

Thousands protest right-to-work bill at Capitol on Saturday - CT

Behind Scott Walker's claim of doing what he says, a record of dropping bombshells - MJS

Despite criticism, Scott Walker says he's ready for the national stage - WSJ

Terrorist rhetoric has emerged with Walker, adversaries before - MJS

Scott Walker finishes second in CPAC presidential straw poll - WSJ

GOP race starts in lavish haunts of rich donors - NYT

Scott Walker pressed for specifics at Club meeting - Politico

Scott Walker: 'My view has changed' on immigration - USA


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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