Monthly Archives: November 2010

Walker names Gilkes Chief of Staff

The transition office for Governor-elect Scott Walker has announced that Keith Gilkes will serve as Walker’s Chief of Staff.

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Walker asks for delay on contracts

Governor-elect Scott Walker has sent a letter (PDF)to leaders of the lame duck legislature, asking them not to reconvene, to approve contracts finalized last week between the outgoing Doyle administration and state public employee unions.

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Doyle rips Journal Sentinel for ‘politicizing’ pardon process (AUDIO)

Governor Jim Doyle apparently isn’t happy with the state’s largest newspaper. Asked today by a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter whether he’d consider a posthumous pardon for Lawrencia Bembenek, Doyle was on the offensive. “I know that your newspaper would love … Continue reading

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Tax shift talk draws Dem response

Former state Budget Director Rick Chandler, a member of Governor-elect Scott Walker‘s transition team, has suggested an increase in the state sales tax, to 7.5 percent. Chandler made it clear he was speaking for himself and not the incoming administration, … Continue reading

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Fitzgerald names Assembly committee chairs

Assembly Speaker-elect Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) announced the establishment of 26 standing committees for the upcoming legislative session.

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Reilly, UW chancellors release statement on civility

University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly and all 14 UW Chancellors have issued a joint statement on civility. The statement comes in the wake of an outbreak of hate crimes at UW Whitewater and a fatal off-campus assault at UW … Continue reading

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Jauch, Taylor named to Joint Finance

Incoming Senate Democratic Leader Mark Miller has appointed Senators Lena Taylor of Milwaukee and Bob Jauch of Poplar to the Joint Committee on Finance for the 2011-13 legislative session.

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Investment Board audit finds ‘significant losses’

The Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau has released a report on the state Investment Board: Significant investment losses of $23.6 billion in 2008 will affect Wisconsin Retirement System participants and employers for several years. Although both the Core Fund and the … Continue reading

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Petri asks TSA to rethink pat downs

Wisconsin Congressman Tom Petri is asking the Transportation Security Adminstration to consider changes to new pat down procedures at the nation’s aiports. “The new pat down procedures are overly intrusive especially if a legitimate reason for the more probing search … Continue reading

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Parisi will consider run for Co. Exec

State Representative and former Dane County Clerk Joe Parisi announced Monday he is forming an exploratory committee in order to consider a run for Dane County Executive.  Parisi filed the necessary paperwork with the Dane County Clerk to allow him to … Continue reading

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