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  • Poll: Wisconsin's Walker to survive union recall drive

    02/29/2012 9:06:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 29 Feb 2012
    So much for that recall effort. According to a new Rasmussen poll of likely Wisconsin voters, Gov. Scott Walker should survive an effort to throw out his 2010 election, a campaign driven by pro-union activists angered that he limited collective bargaining rights for public employees in a budget-cutting move. It’s a huge and positive switch for Scott’s fortunes. Opponents made headlines when they easily collected 1 million signatures on a recall petition. Walker this week said he would not challenge the signatures-including names like “Donald Duck”-because there isn’t enough time before the May recall election. Rasmussen’s poll is the latest...
  • Scott Walker: Anti Union law is working

    02/27/2012 12:18:56 PM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 6 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 02/27/2012 | David Chalian
    Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin who is battling an effort to recall him from office, told Yahoo News that his controversial law that ended many collective bargaining rights for public-sector employees and sparked protests from labor unions and their allies one year ago is accomplishing his goal. "You've literally had tens of millions of dollars of savings all throughout the state just by allowing, through our reforms, by allowing school districts to bid out their health insurance," he said. "The law is working," he added in an interview with Yahoo News in which he said he was able...
  • Gov. Walker will not challenge recall signatures

    02/27/2012 8:32:51 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies · 1+ views
    JS Online ^ | 2-27-12 | Jason Stein
    Madison -- Gov. Scott Walker will not challenge any signatures in an attempt to stop a recall election from being held against him later this year, according to a media report. The election if held would represent only the third recall election for a governor is U.S. history. Walker faced a deadline Monday to challenge the signatures and a campaign spokeswoman told WisPolitics Monday that the Republican governor had not had enough time to examine the signatures. The spokeswoman, Ciara Matthews, did not immediately respond to a phone and email seeking comment. Organizers gathered more than 1 million signatures in...
  • Scott Walker Needs Our Help Now in Wisconsin Recall

    02/25/2012 9:15:55 AM PST · by old school · 32 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2012 | James Simpson
    "Recognizing the importance of this recall and the potential threat to reform everywhere, True the Vote stepped in to do the job the State will not. TTV has created a simple system to check the validity of these petitions but they need to enter them into the system first. They only have until February 27th to get this done!" "Anyone, anywhere with access to a computer can help. This is a real opportunity to have a visible impact on the outcome of one of the most important issues we face today. If Scott Walker loses they will start doing this...
  • GAB: No WI Senate recall decisions until March 12

    02/25/2012 3:02:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 2-23-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON — The Government Accountability Board doesn’t plan to rule on the validity of state Senate recall petitions until March 12, in hopes that any recall elections ordered can be scheduled for the same election day. “We believe this approach is better for the taxpayers, because it reduces the costs of conducting multiple elections, and better for the voters because it avoids possible confusion about who is on the ballot and for what office,” GAB Director Kevin Kennedy wrote in a letter last Friday to the Wisconsin County Clerks Association and the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association. “We also believe it...
  • La Follette filing paperwork to enter race for governor as Democrat (WI)

    02/23/2012 10:24:18 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-23-12
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Longtime Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette plans to file paperwork on Thursday that would allow him to run for governor if a recall election is ordered against Republican Gov. Scott Walker. La Follette said Wednesday he still hasn't decided whether he will actually get into the race. But he says he wants to create a campaign committee so he can better gauge interest in him running and better determine if he would be a strong candidate. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout have announced they are running. La Follette...
  • Poll to FReep - Wisconsin Recall Election

    02/23/2012 8:31:36 AM PST · by knittnmom · 2 replies
    Poll along the right hand side of the page:Poll Will the John Doe investigation become a major factor in whether Scott Walker wins or loses the (assumed) recall election? Yes. He will be held accountable and will lose because of it. 38% Yes. But he will still win for many other reasons. 6% No. The investigation will show Walker did nothing wrong and he will win. 21% No. He will lose no matter what the investigation finds. 36% Total Votes: 11667
  • Candidates advance in judicial race with Walker overtones

    02/22/2012 5:23:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies · 1+ views
    JSOnline ^ | 2-22-12 | Larry Sandler
    After making Gov. Scott Walker the issue in a Milwaukee County Circuit Court race, state Administrative Law Judge Carolina Maria Stark led Walker's appointee, incumbent Circuit Judge Nelson Phillips III, in Tuesday's primary. Stark and Phillips will advance to the April 3 general election, edging out Glendale Municipal Judge Chris Lipscomb on his third try for the circuit bench. Walker appointed Phillips, a former state and federal prosecutor, to the Branch 17 seat in October. Stark made that appointment a campaign issue, saying she didn't apply for the post because she didn't want to be associated with Walker. She works...
  • RECALL ALERT: Judge denies Gov. Walker time to verify signatures (Action Alert!)

    02/19/2012 11:01:13 AM PST · by Syncro · 68 replies · 2+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | February 19, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Loyal Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker, . You are not going to believe this one! . A Democratic appointed judge that was supported by AFL-CIO South Federation of Labor and the Madison Teachers Union has denied Gov. Scott Walker the time to verify the recall petitions submitted by the unions and liberal left that are trying to oust him. He essentially ruled that the Recall was inevitable and that we should not waste time actually verifying signatures. . . .. . We have been telling you that we are worried that this will not be a fair fight...
  • Pro-Walker signature verification effort needs your help this weekend

    02/19/2012 9:31:55 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 17, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    As I reported the other day, petition signature checkers supporting Gov. Scott Walker are on track to identify between 100,000-200,000 invalid signatures on recall petitions. That number does not even include duplicate signatures, and we know that duplicates are a big problem. Supporters of Gov. Walker, however, need more time to go through the approximately 1 million signatures, and quite unbelievably, a judge in Wisconsin just denied a request for two extra weeks, even though that still would have kept the recall process within the statutory time period: A judge has denied Gov. Scott Walker’s request for a two-week extension to review...
  • Wisconsin budget committee approves $123 million in cuts (University hardest hit)

    02/15/2012 6:18:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Twin Cities ^ | 2/15/12 | Scott Bauer
    Wisconsin budget committee approves $123 million in cutsBy Scott Bauer - Associated Press Updated: 02/15/2012 06:08:31 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - The Legislature's budget-writing committee approved slashing about $123 million across state government on Wednesday, with more than a third of those cuts falling to the University of Wisconsin System. The $64 million cut to the university is on top of $250 million in budget cuts the system took in the two-year budget passed last year. All of the new cuts, including those for the university, must be absorbed by July. The total amount of the cuts had been approved...
  • Caught on Camera: Is Wisc. Police Chief Conspiring with Anti-Walker Protesters? (Video)

    02/15/2012 1:45:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Big Government ^ | Feb 15th 2012 | Brett Healy
    Did Wisconsin’s Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs cut a secret access deal with one of Madison’s most infamous protesters? That’s the question being asked after one of our reporters caught an interesting conversation at the Wisconsin Capitol. While the rally was in violation of the policy governing access to state facilities, it appears protesters may have established an understanding with Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs. As he was speaking to veteran protester Miles Kristan about their understanding, the chief asked our reporter to leave. “You told me you were going to help me with this,” Tubbs is overheard saying to...
  • Obama to Wisconson--Using Recall against Gov. Walker for Campaigning (Updates: Posts 16-18)

    02/15/2012 8:37:44 AM PST · by Syncro · 17 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | February 15, 2012 | Staff
    Obama and his campaign masterminds in Chicago are using the Recall against Gov. Walker in Wisconsin to ensure Obama’s re-election victory! Tea Party Express has been keeping you informed about the Obama Campaign’s covert strategy - it is a dangerous plan that aims to silence conservatives, while promoting Obama’s extreme liberal agenda, and it unfolds in front of us today. . . The White House has announced that Obama will be making a taxpayer-funded campaign trip to Wisconsin where he will take credit for Walker’s success in growing the state’s economy. He will probably go even further since his...
  • Great Scott (The Success of Gov. Walker)

    02/14/2012 9:49:20 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 14, 2012 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Walker came to office in the Republican wave of 2010. He inherited a mess. Under his profligate predecessor, Jim Doyle, state government had operated almost as a slush fund for public employee unions. Giveaways to teachers and others put the state on an unsustainable fiscal path, so Doyle raised some taxes and threatened to raise others. He raided a state fund set up to cover medical liability, essentially stealing contributions doctors had made to the pooled account. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against that pilfering, but the money had already been spent. Even after budget gimmickry that would make Fannie...
  • Walker Walkers (WI)

    02/14/2012 9:31:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-14-12 | GAry Ellerman
    Walker Walkers of Lake MillsA Valentine for Gov. Walker.
  • UW-Madison teaching assistants plan anniversary of "I ♥ UW" rally

    02/13/2012 11:02:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2-13-12 | Deborah Ziff
    For the second straight year, members of the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants' Association will express their love for the university on Valentine's Day. The teachers' union plans to hold an "I ♥ UW" rally, marching from the Memorial Union to the state Capitol at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Last year's rally by the same name touched off a series of historic protests in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to curb the power of public employee unions. In August, the T.A.A. chose not to seek state certification under the new law, which curtails collective bargaining for most public workers. The T.A.A. is...
  • Recall Walker, Kleefisch petitions missing from GAB's website

    02/10/2012 8:50:18 AM PST · by knittnmom · 7 replies
    TMJ4 ^ | Feb. 8, 2012 | Tom Murray
    MILWAUKEE - You might be a skeptical of petition problems Michael Zore brought to TODAY'S TMJ4 because of his background. Zore was convicted of voter fraud five years ago after he claims he accidentally voted twice in the same election. "The goal for the whole of process is transparency," Zore told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray. Turns out, this career computer guru uncovered a problem that took the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board most of the day to explain. He discovered hundreds of pages of petitions missing from the GAB's website. "Scanning forms in and posting them to a website should...
  • Poll to FReep - Walker Recall

    02/10/2012 7:20:00 AM PST · by knittnmom · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2/10/2012 | Unattributed
    Poll If the governor recall election were held today, who would you vote for? Scott Walker Kathleen Falk Kathleen Vinehout Other
  • Walker Recall - News regarding writing in Walker for the Democrat primary

    02/09/2012 2:32:41 PM PST · by Jean S · 20 replies
    Friends of Scott Walker, Republican Party of Wisconsin | 2/9/11 | Mike Grebe, Brad Courtney
    The following statement is on behalf of Mike Grebe, Chairman of the Friends of Scott Walker and Brad Courtney, Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin: “The Republican Party of Wisconsin along with the Friends of Scott Walker want to address a grassroots effort to write in Governor Walker’s name on the ballot during a Democratic primary election. Under state statutes, when a recall election is certified against Governor Walker he is automatically placed on the ballot as a Republican. According to Wisconsin Statute 8.03, a candidate cannot represent both parties, therefore making his name invalid in the Democratic primary,...
  • WI: Unions ask Democrats in Walker recall to make veto pledge (Falk signs)

    02/08/2012 1:04:16 PM PST · by MNlurker · 31 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2/8/2012 | Jason Stein
    Union leaders are asking Democratic candidates for governor to veto the next state budget if it doesn't restore collective bargaining for public workers and at least one leading candidate - Kathleen Falk - has agreed, participants in the private meetings say.