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Governor’s race tops ticket

Scott Walker and Tony Evers are in a contentious race!

Joshua McLennan, Contributor

October 24, 2018

The upcoming governor’s election will take place on Nov. 6 and promises to be one of the most expensive and anticipated races in the nation. The race pits the incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker against state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers running on the Democratic side.  L...

Walker says state of the state is strong

Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a rally at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center in West Allis, Wis., on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Walker gave his State of the State address on Jan. 13.

Nicolas LaMorte, Opinion Editor

January 21, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker gave his State of the State address on Jan. 13  to a chamber filled with many, whose spirits, still-high from the Packers’ recent victory was palpable. The Governor amorously apologized for his hoarse voice during his opening remarks, but like most of the state, Walker conceded,...

Gov. Walker visits campus after winning re-election

Student Senator A.J. Cifuentes takes a selfie with Gov. Walker

Joe Pruski, News Editor

November 12, 2014

Less than 48 hours after his decisive re-election victory on Nov. 4, Gov. Scott Walker visited Madison College’s Ingenuity Center to speak about job growth and worker training. Walker said that he told his staff that he wanted to get out and go around the state on Nov. 6, and that touring the technical...

Walker wins re-election

Gov. Scott Walker speaks during his first State of the State Address.

Joe Ballard, News Editor

November 5, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker won his third election in four years and will remain governor of Wisconsin after defeating Democratic challenger Mary Burke on Tuesday night in the Nov. 4 election. The most expensive midterm election in American history ends with Republicans maintaining their control of the state...

Protestors rally for minimum wage increase

Marisa Comeau-Kerege, Arts Editor

October 29, 2014

Minimum wage workers rallied on the Capitol steps Tuesday Oct. 14, to protest Governor Walker’s and the Department of Workforce Development’s inaction on raising the minimum wage to a living wage. The protestors, organized by Wisconsin Jobs Now and the Raise Wisconsin Coalition, assembled to raise...

Students share views on governor’s race

Gov. Scott Walker and Mary Burke are in a dead-heat in their race for governor.

Joe Ballard, News Editor

October 29, 2014

Many contentious issues will drive voters to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Recent polls show the 2014 Governor’s race is still anyone’s game and Madison College students will cast their ballots with many concerns on their minds. Many students are undecided while others are strongly in support...

Political advertising

Political advertising

Yoon Park, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014

As tensions rise before the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial election, television viewers are being subjected to a slew of new ads designed to sway voters. Some ads have come to a clear case of mudslinging, with both sides challenging the accuracy of the other’s assertions. “Comeback,” an ad...

Candidates differ on same-sex marriage

Piecing together same-sex marriage in Wisconsin.

Anna Richter, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014

My Dads were finally able to legally wed this year thanks to the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage. They already wore gold wedding bands and owned a house together in Madison. To family and friends, they were already married; they just didn’t have a piece of paper to prove it. They have...

Endorsement: Mary Burke would move state forward

Joe Pruski, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker’s 2014 campaign slogan of “Moving Wisconsin Forward” should be changed. The phrase “Keeping Wisconsin Stagnant” or “A Mediocre Wisconsin” would be a more fitting representation of his time spent in office and his plans for the next four years. In a time of great social...

The Un-committed Governor

Scott Walker

Joe Ballard, News Editor

September 19, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker is asking for your vote again this November to finish what he started when he was elected in 2010. Before you vote, take a look at Walker’s failed job creation promise, the structural deficit caused by his policy decisions, and the fact that he hasn’t committed to staying the ful...

Governor signs bill for health students

Gov. Scott Walker (seated) signs bill at the Health Education building as Madison College dignitaries look on.

Ryan Spoehr, News Editor

January 22, 2014

Prior to the conclusion of the fall semester, Gov. Scott Walker made his first official visit to Truax to sign a new state bill that allows students studying nursing to potentially enter the job force more quickly following graduation. The signing took place in the new Health Education building at...

Scott Walker talks budget, school accountability plans

Scott Walker speaking

Sarah Weatherbee, Copy Editor

December 21, 2012

Scott Walker has recently had a lot to say about education. Students and administrators may want to listen a little closer. He has a few goals going into the next budget, one of which is his accountability plan for educational goals and outcomes. A future state budget is slated to tie dollars to...

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