Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants state workers to pay more for their pensions and health care, while taking away their unions' collective bargaining power. The governor says he has no choice in order to trim a $3.6 billion deficit. But state workers are livid.
Wisconsin voters went decidedly red in the 2010 midterm elections, while Reince Priebus presided over the state Republican Party. As new RNC chair, he appears eager to embrace tea party activists.
The healthcare law has a new detractor in Wisconsin's political circle. The newly inaugurated governor has given Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen the go ahead to join a lawsuit brought by 20 other states challenging the healthcare law.
Midterm elections and the prospect of a power shift in Congress have Democrats desperate, according to GOP strategists. President Obama attends a rally Tuesday at the University of Wisconsin to energize young people for the midterm elections.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is touting efforts to reduce greenhouse gases by states and provinces worldwide ahead of the Dec. 6 UN climate change summit in Copenhagen.
Armed with federal funds, governors have announced new programs ranging from gas vouchers to job training.