Slate of Democratic Walker challengers speak at first candidates’ forum

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With almost all 10 of the Democratic candidates running for governor attending the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans’ annual Power Lunch Monday, Urban Milwaukee provides a rundown of what each contender had to say.

Governor candidate Gronik received $6 million settlement for serious health claims

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Gubernatorial candidate Andy Gronik was paid at least $6.1 million — minus attorney fees — to settle court cases in which he claimed his brief move into a mold-infested house likely cut short his business career and, possibly, his life. Gronik said toxigenic mold and pathogenic bacteria in the house shocked his Crohn’s disease out of remission. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The early line on Dem guv candidates

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With more than a dozen Democrats announced or considering a run for the party’s nomination for governor against Scott Walker, let’s unapologetically do some horse race speculation. Here’s Dave Cieslewicz’s take on the eight candidates who seem to have the best chance of getting the nomination next August. > Isthmus

A primer on 2018’s candidates for governor

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The Badger Herald runs down all the contenders who have declared a run so far for governor in 2018. To date, there is one Republican challenger and six Democrats, dictating a summer primary before the November election.

Court records cast shadow on Andy Gronik’s campaign to oust Scott Walker

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Court records showing Democratic Walker challenger Andy Gronik was fired by his father and sued by his former business partner for allegedly fraudulent behavior are being seized upon by Republicans to discredit his fledgling candidacy. But Gronik defended his record Tuesday, saying he was proud of his business success.  > Wisconsin State Journal

Here’s where the Democratic candidates for governor stand on Foxconn deal

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The Foxconn deal is a plan Gov. Scott Walker has called “transformative.” But Walker’s Democratic challengers in the upcoming election aren’t sold. Here’s what Milwaukee businessman Andy Gronick, state Rep. Dana Sachs and Schools Superintendent Tony Evers have said about the deal. > Channel 3000

Governor candidate Gronik: Waive income tax for college grads to pay student loans

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The state should waive income taxes for recent college graduates and then use that money to help young people pay off student loans, Democratic candidate for governor Andy Gronik said Thursday. The Milwaukee businessman said his idea could boost the economy by helping to bring college graduates to the state and keep them here. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel