The governor told the Associated Press that he also is making incentive money available, which could be used as incentive payments for teachers based on how well schools perform on state report cards.
In his first State of the State address in 2005, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced, “Our state’s public finances are in ruins.” Unaware of the coming recession, he made four promises to citizens: To work to strengthen the economy, make government leaner and more efficient, modernize infrastructur…
The election defeat of the effort to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is significant for national politics, in particular the Midwest. Democratic nominee Tom Barrett, Milwaukee's mayor, faced Walker in a replay of their 2010 election contest.
And then there were three, for what Politico might have described prematurely as a "slam dunk" election of U.S. Rep. Mike Pence to the Indiana governorship.
I'm not sure how to explain why three Great Lakes governors are actually arguing against tough controls on new invasive species. But that is just what happened in September.
SPRINGFIELD | After several quiet weeks, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Thursday fired another salvo in his border war against Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers may be feeling a sense of deja vu as they look to neighboring Wisconsin's struggle to solve a pension and budget deficit.
LANSING | Gov. Pat Quinn earlier this week canceled an appearance at a Milwaukee food bank to honor his end of a bet with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over the Super Bowl playoff face-off between the Bears and Green Bay Packers.
Gov. Mitch Daniels once again showed he is not interested in running for president. And by doing so, he has shown why he should.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker rehearses his fireside speech at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. Opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers are in their eighth day of large scale protests. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
SPRINGFIELD | The protests over union bargaining rights in Wisconsin are drawing Illinoisans on both sides of the issue north of the border.
SPRINGFIELD | Leaders in neighboring states have used Illinois' recent income tax increase to try to lure businesses into moving, and Wisconsin could soon have another piece of bait in that battle: tax breaks.
MADISON, Wis. | The interstate bickering over tax policy continues between Wisconsin and Illinois politicians.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is among at least three states vying to reap jobs from Wisconsin's rejection of federal funding for high-speed passenger rail.
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