**Politics - WFXS, MyFoxWausau - News and Weather for Wausau, WI

Wisconsin private-sector jobs grew 1.3 percent Video included

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Private-sector jobs grew just 1.3 percent in Wisconsin during the 12-month period ending in March.

Walker says economy will continue to grow Video included

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he will deal with a drop in tax collections by controlling expenses and by doing things to help the overall economy improve.

Obama to return home after fundraisers

 President Barack Obama will be interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House.

Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall

Wisconsin tax collections are more than $281 million short of estimates, a drop that could require the Legislature to take action to keep the budget in balance.

Burke to meet privately with Obama

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke won't take the stage with President Barack Obama on Monday when he speaks at the Labor Day rally in Milwaukee.



Poll: Happ leads Schimel in attorney general race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new poll shows Democrat Susan Happ leads Republican Brad Schimel in the race for attorney general, but nearly one-in-four voters are undecided.

Wisconsin governor's race remains dead heat

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke remain in a dead heat.

Elections board: Primary turnout was 12.7 percent

Turnout for Wisconsin's primary elections two weeks ago was even lower than state election officials predicated.

UPDATE: Court bristles at 'traditional' marriage argument Video included

CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal appeals court judges considering whether to uphold gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin are reserving their toughest questions for the states, asking how the bans help society, especially children of same-sex couples.


Gay marriage supporters heading to key hearing Video included

Busloads of gay-marriage supporters are heading to Chicago for a key hearing in their fight against same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Immigration shaping up as a leading election issue

 Republican Congressman Scott Perry says immigration has become a top concern for voters in his southeast Pennsylvania district in light of the crisis of Central American children on the Texas border.

Court releases more documents in Wis. probe Video included

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has released more than 1,300 documents linked to a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups.

Walker, Burke agree to two debates in October

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker and opponent Mary Burke have agreed to appear in two debates this fall sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Board.

Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

Congressman Paul Ryan is weighing a presidential bid but says he would love to see Mitt Romney run again.

Appeals court sets arguments in voter ID case Video included

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Chicago has set oral arguments in the fight over Wisconsin's voter identification law for next month.

Court set to release John Doe documents

A federal appeals court is poised to release nearly three dozen files in a lawsuit over an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and a host of conservative groups.

Ex-Milwaukee County official charged with bribery

A former Milwaukee County official has been charged with accepting bribes.

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

A federal magistrate judge has refused to put gay marriages on hold in Idaho pending an appeal from the state's governor.

Gov. Walker named to Time's '100 most influential' people list

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been named by Time Magazine as one of their 100 most influential people.

Dems remove hurdle to clear passage of Ukraine aid

Democrats backed down Tuesday and removed a hurdle blocking passage of legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia for its bold military incursion into Crimea.

First lady bringing soul singers to White House

First lady Michelle Obama is bringing together an impressive group of female artists for a White House concert celebrating women of soul.

House passes debt ceiling increase

The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies.

Wis. GOP AG candidate has raised $176K

Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel's campaign says he raised nearly $177,000 over the last half of 2013.

Wis. committee to hold hearing on 7-day work week

The public will get a chance to sound off on a Republican bill that would allow factory and retail employees to volunteer to work seven straight days without a day off.

Talk of cutting taxes increasing in Wisconsin

Talk of cutting taxes in Wisconsin is starting to grow heading into an election year.

Obama signs up through DC health care exchange

Multiple problems have snarled the rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Aide: Walker may decide on casino after election

A top aide says Gov. Scott Walker may postpone deciding whether to approve the Menominee tribe's Kenosha casino project until after he runs for re-election next November.

Powered by WorldNow
Home  |  News  |  Sports  |  Weather  |  Community  |  Money  |  Health  |  Entertainment  |  Inside FOX  |  About Us  |  LookItUp Wisconsin  |  Casino Chatter
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WFXS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.