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  • WI: Governor Walker Signs Gun Reform AB13 4 February, 2016

    02/06/2016 2:27:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    AB13 is an incremental improvement that establishes a timeline for firearms owners to have their property returned.  From Assembly Bill 13 - intends to return property to owners who have been cleared of charges relating to the seizure of a firearm or ammunition. The bill creates a timeline for this process to ensure individuals will no longer be subject to long wait times for the return of their property. Authored by Representative Daniel Knodl (R - Germantown) and Senator Stephen Nass (R - Whitewater), the bill passed the Assembly on a voice vote and was concurred by the...
  • WI: Handgun Waiting Period Reform Goes to Governor Walker

    06/11/2015 10:40:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
      After being diverted to the rules committee, the Wisconsin legislature passed SB 35 in the Assembly, obtained concurrence with the Senate (which had passed it previously) and sent it to Governor Walker for signature.   From Wisconsin Republicans moved within a step Tuesday of eliminating the state’s decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, pushing a bill that would wipe out the statutes through the state Assembly to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk. I have not been able to find a record of the final vote, but I believe that at least some Democrats voted for the bill.   At...
  • Walker’s Opponents Get Personal - Democrats resort to making stuff up

    10/21/2014 4:33:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 21, 2014 | Christian Schneider
    ".....For instance, Burke has been traversing the state telling voters that Walker’s policies have led to a $1.8 billion deficit. This is demonstrably false; Democrats essentially took a brief one-time revenue downtick and extrapolated it over the course of four years, saying the hiccup would extend to 2017. But that number assumes state revenues wouldn’t grow a dime in the next four years. Heck, why not stretch it out over eight years and call it a $4 billion deficit? Or Burke could warn voters of the impending $1 trillion deficit due around the corner in 4236..... ....But this is campaign...
  • FANTASTIC: Check out the good news for Walker! (TPX)

    03/09/2012 12:29:50 PM PST · by Syncro · 25 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | March 8, 2012 | Amy Kremer
    There is some good news for Gov. Walker and our campaign coming out of Wisconsin today! According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9%, the lowest since December of 2008 and remains well below the the national rate!Not only that, but spurred on by the leadership and reforms of Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin added 15,700 private-sector jobs in December and January. What makes these numbers even more impressive is that they happened DESPITE the union led recall against him which has instilled uncertainty in the Wisconsin economy and political system. Imagine all that...
  • Freep a poll for Governor Walker

    01/18/2012 6:17:35 PM PST · by gorush · 23 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio ^ | 1-18-12 | Joy Cardin
    There are two polls on this page...thanks to Freedom Frayed for bringing this poll to my attention.
  • Wife of State Employee Suggests Walker’s Wife, Sons be Raped?

    12/05/2011 2:22:36 PM PST · by bigbob · 28 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | 12-5-11 | Brian Sikma
    On Sunday, the Green Bay Press-Gazette put a link on its Facebook page to an Associated Press story detailing state aid cuts to organizations that help victims of sexual abuse. After that story was posted, a reader left a comment expressing outrage that the state would cut such aid and asserted that perhaps Governor Scott Walker’s wife or children should become victims of sexual assault so the governor could see the how devastating the state aid cuts really are.
  • Wisconsin: The Progressive Alamo

    08/12/2011 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 11, 2011 | Gary Wickert
    With the failed recall attempts, the left may have run out of political opportunities and tacticsFueled by union outrage over modest changes in collective bargaining put into play by Governor Scott WalkerÂ’s budget repair bill, the Democrat Party and union leaders hand-picked six potentially vulnerable Republican state senators for recall elections. Hanging in the balance was control of the Wisconsin Senate and the future of the entire Scott Walker revolution, which has transformed a $3.6 billion biennial deficit into a $300 million surplus and has pushed most school districts from the red into the black, all while keeping property tax...
  • Must See Video Shows What We Face in Wisconsin RECALLs (TPX WI Tour Launch)[Updates often]

    08/05/2011 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Syncro · 36 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Aug 5, 2011 | Amy Kremer
    This morning we are launching the Tea Party Express tour through Wisconsin to fight back against the Barack Obama, and Union Boss led RECALL campaigns against the brave GOP Senators who stood behind Gov. Scott Walker.This is one of the most important efforts we have ever engaged in since patriots came together to form the Tea Party movement in 2009.You need to understand what we are up against.  Nearly $15 MILLION has been spent so far in these RECALL campaigns, and national Democrat leaders have poured all sorts of resources into these RECALLs.  That's why it's important that somebody stand up to them.To...
  • Hey, Who Wants to Talk About Wisconsin’s Economic Miracle?

    07/30/2011 8:30:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 29, 2011 | Gary Wickert
    The death of collective bargaining saved the state overnight.Over the past six months, Wisconsin has been nothing short of a miracle. Newly elected Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans in the majority in Madison got just about everything they wanted during the past legislative session, and a state facing a projected $3 billion budget shortfall with no end in sight now has a projected $300 million budget surplus. The amazing successes in Wisconsin have emboldened the legislatures and political leaders of other states, who have seen the wonders resulting from a little political backbone and fiscal common sense. After being...
  • (WI) Private sector added 3,000 jobs in April; state jobless rate dips to 7.3%

    05/19/2011 10:52:06 AM PDT · by fwdude · 6 replies
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel ^ | 05/19/2011 | John Schmid
    Private-sector employment in Wisconsin increased by 3,000 in April from the previous month, according to the seasonally adjusted estimates released Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development.
  • Walker says he's not looking to curb private unions' rights

    03/11/2011 8:46:36 PM PST · by bigbob · 20 replies
    Wispolitics dot com ^ | 3-11-11 | Greg Bump
    Gov. Scott Walker today said he will not push for right to work legislation in Wisconsin, describing private unions and their employers as "partners" with the state in economic development. But Walker, taking questions from reporters at a signing ceremony for his bill to eliminate most collective rights for state workers, stopped short of saying he would veto a right to work bill if legislators sent one to his desk. (Listen to the press conference here.) "No," was his response to the question. "What I'm saying our private sector employers and the unions that work with them have by and...
  • Victory: Scott Walker signs collective bargaining bill

    03/11/2011 7:02:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2011 | Allahpundit
    He already signed it this morning, actually, but they went ahead with a special public ceremony in the afternoon so that he could sign it again. Just because. Reminds me of Pelosi talking that long walk to the Capitol before the ObamaCare vote in the House, waving that giant gavel around that looked bigger than she is, chuckling all the way. The left keeps promising that Walker and the Senate GOP will pay for this, which may or may not be true. But if and when it does, let these three words comfort you: “Minority Leader Pelosi.”Meanwhile, the newest tactic...
  • Why Walker won't back down (from earlier today)

    03/09/2011 5:41:57 PM PST · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Wis. State Journal ^ | 3-9-11 | Clay Barbour
    The crowds are angry, the polls unfavorable, but Gov. Scott Walker has so far refused to compromise on key pieces of his controversial budget repair bill. Such resolve would be impressive in a politician with the resume of a Tommy Thompson or Russ Feingold, but it's a little shocking for a governor with just eight weeks under his belt. Except, when it comes to Walker, it isn't. "Anyone who thinks he will change his mind has another thing coming," said Milwaukee County Supervisor Joe Sanfelippo, a Walker ally during his tenure as county executive. "He ignores the polls and the...
  • Prank Call to Wisc. Governor Prompts Ethics Complaint

    03/07/2011 7:03:48 PM PST · by LUV W · 21 replies
    Fox 21 News ^ | March 7,2011 | WI Associated Press
    MADISON - The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Scott Walker for statements made during a recorded prank phone call.
  • (Wis. Fleebagger) Jauch fires back

    03/07/2011 12:41:48 PM PST · by bigbob · 15 replies
    Wispolitics dot com ^ | 3-7-11 | JR Ross
    Dem Sen. Bob Jauch fired back at the guv this afternoon, accusing him of distorting the truth in "some vain attempt to suggest he’s being serious" about reaching a deal. An agitated Jauch vehemently disputed the guv's suggestion this afternoon that he and fellow Dem Sen. Tim Cullen have reached tentative deals with Republicans to break the impasse only to have Minority Leader Mark Miller undercut them. He disputed the description of the talks they've had with Republicans as negotiations and said a meeting with Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald involved nothing more than discussing things like the landscape of both...
  • Toss the polls into the garbage disposal and flip the switch

    How many times have we heard the lament: If only we had a leader who wouldn’t stick his or her finger in the air to see which way the wind was blowing, who wouldn’t govern by reading the polls every morning? We’ve all asked that question at one time or another. We’ve all wished for someone who would act according to principles rather than polls. Like his principles or not, we’ve got such a leader. In fact, Gov. Scott Walker took to his Twitter account this past weekend to pass along an article from the Weekly Standard – more about...
  • Judge nearly orders protesters out of Capitol

    03/03/2011 6:36:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | March 3, 2011 | Todd Richmond, AP
    A judge weighing whether state officials overstepped their bounds by restricting protesters' access to the state Capitol nearly ordered all the demonstrators out on moments' notice Wednesday evening before state and union attorneys talked him out of it. Dane County Circuit Judge John Albert has been listening to two days of testimony on whether he should make a temporary court order ensuring full public access to the building permanent. He is expected to rule on the matter Thursday. He told the packed courtroom shortly after 6 p.m. that he wanted to test the state Department of Administration's contention that building...
  • Scott Walker and the truth

    03/01/2011 4:59:01 AM PST · by flowerplough · 7 replies
    World magazine ^ | 28 Feb | Wishing
    The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund is a walking political encyclopedia. I was fascinated by his recall of regional election statistics a few weeks ago when he spoke at the Pennsylvania Breakfast at the Conservative Political Action Conference. He grabbed my attention again on Saturday in his latest column, where he presented a correlation between embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s passion for speaking the truth and his electability . . . even against great odds. Prior to winning the governor’s race in 2010, Walker served two-and-a-half terms as county executive in heavily Democratic Milwaukee County (he won a special election...
  • Breaking: Wisconsin's Walker to absent Democrats: 24 hours to return

    02/28/2011 9:04:47 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 284 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 28, 2011 | David Bailey
    Reuters) - Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker said on Monday that absent senate Democrats have 24 hours to return and vote on a measure to reduce the power of public sector unions or the state will miss out on opportunity to refinance its debt. "Now they have one day to return to work before the state loses out on the chance to refinance debt, saving taxpayers $165 million this fiscal year," Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie said in a statement. "Failure to return to work and cast their votes will lead to more painful and aggressive spending cuts in the very...
  • As protests continue, Walker says he's forging ahead

    02/16/2011 10:59:37 AM PST · by bigbob · 24 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2/16/11 | State Journal Staff
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he has the votes to pass a bill removing collective bargaining rights for public employees. Walker says he is open to making changes to the measure, but that he will not "fundamentally undermine the principles" he is proposing. Senate Republicans met in secret earlier Wednesday in advance of a planned vote on the bill in the Legislature's budget committee. More than 13,000 protesters descended on the Capitol a day earlier to participate in a 17-hour public hearing. Thousands more came on Wednesday, with hundreds chanting outside his office door, "Recall Walker now!"