The Travails Of Cutting State Taxes

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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin greets supporters at a campaign rally for President Obama on Nov. 3 in Milwaukee. Baldwin became the first openly gay candidate to win a U.S. Senate seat. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Win In Wis. A 'Turning Point' For Gay Rights

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Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh and challenger Democrat Tammy Duckworth before a televised debate at the WTTW studios on Oct. 18, 2012, in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

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'Bernie Madoff Of The Midwest' To Plead Guilty

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Conservative Confab Rallies Behind Wisconsin Victory

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Enthusiasm To Recall Wis. Governor May Be Waning

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Gubernatorial Recall Election Polarizes Wis. Voters

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Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk chat before the start of a live debate for Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates Friday at the Wisconsin Public Television studio in Madison. The front-runners vying for a chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a June recall election bashed the governor during the debate. Not pictured are fellow candidates Doug La Follette and Kathleen Vinehout. Rick Wood/AP hide caption

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Wisconsin's Primary To Pick Gov. Walker's Challenger

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Negative Political Ads Are Annoying But Effective

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Standing in front of a statue of Ronald Reagan on horseback, Rick Santorum speaks at a campaign rally Monday in Dixon, Ill. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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In Illinois, Candidates Make A Final Delegate Dash

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Chicago teen Herbie Pulgar won the city's art contest for vehicle stickers with this design. But the city, concerned that the design depicts gang signs, has decided not to use it. City of Chicago Clerk's Office hide caption

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Gang Signs And A Sticker: Chicago Pulls Teen's Design

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Sears Holding Corp., parent company to Sears and Kmart, is considering a move from its corporate headquarters after a tax incentive package failed to pass the state House of Representatives. More than 6,000 employees work at the Hoffman Estates, Ill., campus. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Sears Considers Leaving Illinois For Better Tax Deal

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