Friday, June 1, 2012
Voting in person at your municipal clerk's office ends at 5 p.m. today. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day Tuesday and received by the clerk's office by June 8.
Today is the last day to vote absentee for Tuesday's historic gubernatorial recall election. Voting in person at your municipal clerk's office ends at 5 p.m. today. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day Tuesday and received by the clerk's office by 4 p.m. June 8, according to the state Government Accountability Board. Other things to keep in mind if considering voting absentee: More information, including the "Top 10 Things a Wisconsin Voter Should Know for Election Day," is available on the state GAB website.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
A kickoff rally at Wauwatosa's Hart Park invigorates Republicans to battle to keep Walker in the governor's mansion and the state moving forward.
Delivering baked goods and fiery speeches, supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker warmed a crowd several thousand people strong Saturday, igniting what will be a months-long battle to save the governor's office. "I want people to see that the majority of Wisconsin cares about Walker and Wisconsin," said Jeni Berdan, 28, of West Allis. "He's one of the first politicians who kept what he promised. That people came out in this kind of weather shows how people are behind him." Temperatures were in the single digits before the rally began, but rose to the low 20s for the three-hour-long outdoor rally in Wauwatosa's Hart Park. Skies were sunny and blue. "See, the sun's coming up for us," Jerrid Madden, a 16-year-old Muskego student who spoke…
Monday, November 28, 2011
United Wisconsin, the main recall group, says it has 300,000-plus signatures; GOP calls the effort a "baseless, partisan power-grab."
Just one day short of two weeks since the effort began, the group behind the move to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker said Monday it has gathered more than 300,000 signatures — more than half the number needed to force a recall election. Wisconsinites were signing the recall petition at the rate of 1,040 per hour, according to Wisconsin United, the main group behind the effort. In the first 96 hours of the recall effort, which began Nov. 15, more than 105,000 signatures were collected from all 72 counties in Wisconsin. The group needs 540,208 valid signatures by Jan. 17 to force an election, and organizers say they hope to gather between 600,00 and 700,000 signatures. County-by-county figures were not available, however, United …
Monday, August 1, 2011
State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen posted concealed carry law questions and answers on the state web site.
Saying the concealed carry law has raised significant questions under review, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today answered frequently asked questions on his state web site. The 49-page resource is available on the state Department of Justice web site here. There is a link on the DOJ's home page from a box titled "Concealed Carry Law." Under the law signed last month by Gov. Scott Walker, citizens who obtain a proper permit and undergo training will be able to carry concealed weapons starting Nov. 1, with some exceptions. Businesses can prohibit concealed carry by posting proper signs. “People wishing to take advantage of the new law are entitled to timely, accurate and helpful information," Van Hollen said in a press release. "We …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi struck down the state Legislature's budget repair bill which eliminated most collective bargaining for most public workers.
A Dane County judge today struck down the controversial budget repair bill that eliminated most collective bargaining for most public employees. Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi released a 33-page decision Thursday nullifying Act 10, which prompted thousands of protestors to crowd the state Capitol for weeks. But the decision, posted on The Wheeler Report, will not end the litigation. The state Supreme Court has been asked to consider the case, and state legislators are preparing to re-insert the collective bargaining changes in the state's 2011-13 budget. At least one legislator — Independent Rep. Bob Ziegelbauer of Manitowoc — is trying to add police, fire and other public safety workers to the collective bargaining changes. They …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Soaring gas prices drive more motorists to switch to bikes.
Gov. Scott Walker has designated May as Motorcycle Awareness and Safety Month in Wisconsin. "Motorcyclists have the right by law to the safe enjoyment of their vehicles, including the full and equal use of the roadway without encroachment by other vehicles whether it be on city streets or rural and urban highways," Walker said in his proclomation. Motorcycles are increasingly being used for basic transportation as well as recreation because of soaring gas prices. More than 491,000 Wisconsin residents have motorcycle licenses or permits and more than 333,000 motorcycles are registered in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. "With the 2011 riding season now underway in Wisconsin, motorcycles are rapidly …