MADISON, Wis. — Newly released documents show Gov. Scott Walker's office was involved in drafting a state budget amendment that would have overhauled Wisconsin's open records law and kept some government materials secret.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked a state audit of Kansas' foster care system even though several acknowledged that they have ongoing concerns about how well it protects abused and neglected children.
Sacrifices of military men and women for this country demand respect.
MADISON, Wis. — The sale of fetal body parts would be banned in Wisconsin and Planned Parenthood could lose millions of dollars in federal funding under bills being circulated by a pair of Republican state representatives.
LANSING, Mich. — Members of the Democratic minority in the Michigan Legislature have introduced bills setting out rules for sharing of human breast milk in the state.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats have sent the Republican Pence administration a formal request to release documents showing what the state got for its money when it hired a New York public relations firm to deal with the damage inflicted by a new religious objections law.
JACKSON, Miss. — Both of Mississippi's Republican U.S. senators said Wednesday that the state should remove a Confederate battle emblem from its flag — part of a wave of officials across the Deep South reconsidering symbols since last week's massacre at a black church in South Carolina.
MILWAUKEE — After signing two bills that loosen Wisconsin's gun laws, Gov. Scott Walker defended the timing of his public event Wednesday, saying it had been scheduled before nine people were shot and killed last week in a South Carolina church.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — When Kentuckians erected statues honoring two of their state's most historic figures, they put former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the center of the state's Capitol rotunda. They put his Confederate counterpart, Jefferson Davis, in the corner.
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to donate money he received in campaign donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by the Charleston church murder suspect.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo lawmaker who sent a graphic photo of himself to another user of a gay dating website says he has no intention of leaving the Legislature.
MADISON, Wis. — The alternative minimum income tax, which primarily benefits people earning more than $200,000 a year, would be eliminated under a Republican proposal to be voted on by the Legislature's budget-writing committee as soon as next week.
PIERRE, S.D. — Proposed changes to an association policy for transgender high school athletes would not limit them to the same team as the sex identified on their birth certificates, raising the possibility of a second legislative session of conflict over a rule that many Republicans lawmake…
MADISON, Wis. — The group of state Department of Natural Resources scientists that Republican lawmakers targeted for cuts has been working on a number of politically charged issues in recent years, including climate change, pollution and mining.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Jeb Bush heads to Europe next week to put a checkmark in a final box before making his campaign for president official: an overseas visit to catch up with a few of America's friends.
HOUSTON — Republicans struck back Friday against Hillary Rodham Clinton's suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax controls on voting.
HOUSTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton accused potential Republican presidential rivals such as Jeb Bush of Florida and Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Thursday of trying to make it more difficult for millions of Americans to vote, laying down an early marker on voting rights in her Democratic presid…
WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016, according to several senior aides who confirmed Thursday that the Republican would announce his widely expected decision in Miami later this month.
ADDISON, Texas — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, pledging to "end an era of failed leadership" and hoping this campaign will go better than his last one.
AUSTIN, Texas — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is seeking the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Here's a snapshot of where Perry stands on issues likely to be debated in the campaign.