Efforts to recall Gov. Scott Walker seem to have started back in February, when his budget-repair bill was first introduced. At the time, however, those efforts were mostly organizational in nature.
In the nine months since, Walker, recalls and the state's polarizing political atmosphere have been a hot-button topic in Wisconsin, and now, official action is being taken.
Recall Walker activists will be attempting to collect 540,000 signatures between now and Jan. 17, starting late this evening as petitions to recall the governor can be signed and circulated starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
For more on the recall effort, , which has accumulated more than 300 Patch user comments and nearly 900 poll votes.