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Gov. Walker reserves TV advertising time starting next week

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is getting ready to start television advertising next week, six months before he stands for re-election.

Politico, citing a firm that tracks ad spending, reported Thursday that Walker had reserved $121,000 in TV ad time starting Tuesday and running through July 8 in the La Crosse and Green Bay markets. 81 more words

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Attorney General Brad Schimel wants every school to get some safety grant dollars

MADISON — Attorney General Brad Schimel wants to give a share of new safety grants to every school that applies.

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill last month creating $100 million in grants for school security. 241 more words

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Tom Barrett for governor? Milwaukee's mayor isn't ruling out another bid

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett isn’t ruling out running for Wisconsin governor in 2018 for a fourth time, having lost his three previous bids. 503 more words

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Gov. Scott Walker expands election year child tax rebate, tax holiday

WAUKESHA — Gov. Scott Walker says most Wisconsin families with children at home will get money from the state by the end of July because of a child tax credit he signed into law on Tuesday, April 17. 631 more words

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Gov. Walker signs legislation cracking down on youth offenders, repeat criminals

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a package of legislation cracking down on youth offenders and repeat criminals.

The bills eliminate the three-year maximum sentence for youthful offenders in juvenile correctional facilities and create a mandatory five-year prison sentence for repeat offenders convicted of a wide range of crimes, including felony murder and carjacking. 57 more words

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Gov. Walker signs bill boosting historic tax credit program

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a measure boosting tax credits available for historic rehabilitation projects in Wisconsin from $500,000 to $3.5 million. 87 more words

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Gov. Walker signs bill creating $6.8 million ad campaign to lure young workers to Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill creating a $6.8 million ad campaign designed to lure young workers to Wisconsin.

Walker signed the bill Monday that’s targeting millennials who live in the Twin Cities and Detroit media markets. 95 more words

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