Iowa (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker is
renewing his call for President Barack Obama to cancel an
official state visit with the president of China in response
to slumping U.S. stock markets.
Republican governor from Wisconsin said Wednesday following
a campaign stop in Denison, Iowa, that such a move would not
hurt trade with states like Iowa or Wisconsin.
first called for the state visit to be canceled Monday. He
defended it on Wednesday when asked about possible negative
repercussions for agricultural states like Iowa and
Wisconsin that combined do more than $2 billion in trade
says instead of inviting the Chinese president to a state
dinner, Obama should "be taking them to the
is on a seven-stop, two-day campaign swing in rural
Wis. (AP) — A new report shows the state collected about
$71 million more in taxes during the last fiscal year than
Legislative Fiscal Bureau released figures Wednesday showing
the state took in about $14.54 billion during the year that
ended June 30th. The final estimate for 2014-15 collections
in January projected the state would take in about $14.47
report shows much of that increase was attributable to a
bump in corporate income and franchise tax collections. They
came in about $70 million higher than projected.
$71 million will go to increase the opening general fund
balance for the 2015 to 2016 fiscal year, which began July
Wis. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a
crop-dusting plane has crashed near Hancock in central
spokesman Tony Molinaro says the pilot was the only person
on board the Weatherly 620B single-engine plane when it went
tells WAOW-TV the plane was heavily damaged but there was no
immediate word on the pilot's condition.
says the plane was spraying crops at the time of the crash.
Wis. (AP) — Former Olympian and University of Wisconsin
track star Suzy Favor Hamilton says she plans to publish a
memoir next month that will touch on mental health issues
that she says drove her to become a call girl.
Hamilton told her Twitter followers Wednesday that the book,
entitled "Fast Girl," will go on sale September
14th. She tweeted that she can't wait to share her story.
blurb on publisher HarperCollins' website says the book will
discuss Favor Hamilton's manic depression and bipolar
disorder and how medication made her hypersexual, leading
her to secretly become a high-end Las Vegas escort known as
also says the book will recount how Favor Hamilton
contemplated suicide after word of her secret life got out.