Monthly Archives: November 2010

G.A.B.: independent groups spent nearly $10 MM on elections

Independent campaign spending reported to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board totaled $9.96 million in 2010. The G.A.B. released a summary and a spreadsheet (PDF) Monday, detailing independent expenditures by groups including labor union and corporation political action committees.

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Priebus will wait on decision from Steele

Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, who’s been cast as Wade Phillips despite his party’s big gains two weeks ago, has an officially announced opponent in the person of the former head of the Michigan Republican Party, Saul Anuzis (check … Continue reading

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Beil throws down to Walker

From Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, responding to Governor-elect Scott Walker’s request that the Doyle administration suspend contract negotiations with state employees.

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Walker’s transition mission: apply brakes

High speed rail is not the only thing Governor-elect Scott Walker wants to stop. Walker, in a letter (PDF) to Dan Schoof, Department of Administration Secretary for the lame duck Doyle administration, is requesting the following:

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Assembly GOP JFC

Assembly Speaker-Elect Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) today announced the Assembly Republican members of the Joint Finance Committee (JFC). Co-Chair Robin Vos (R-Burlington), Vice-Chair Mark Gottlieb (R-Port Washington), Dan Meyer (R-Eagle River), Dan LeMahieu (R-Cascade), John Nygren (R-Marinette), Pat Strachota (R-West Bend).

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Priebus to oppose the man of Steele?

Republican Party of Wisconsin chair Reince Priebus, who got a nice round of applause last week from the state Senate GOP caucus, is being mentioned as a possible opponent for Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele. AUDIO: Sen. Alberta Darling … Continue reading

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Senate GOP JFC

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has named his caucus’ members who’ll serve on the Joint Commitee on Finance. Co-chair is Senator Alberta Darling of River Hills. Other members are Senators Glenn Grothman of West Bend, Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls, Randy Hopper of Fond … Continue reading

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Walker latest on high speed rail: not changing his mind (AUDIO)

Governor-elect Scott Walker huddled with reporters briefly Monday afternoon, after he’d addressed the Assembly Republican caucus and before he was to meet with Governor Jim Doyle. Walker responded to word that the Doyle administration has elected to ‘pause’ the Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Doyle statement on high speed rail ‘pause’

Governor Jim Doyle Monday issued the following statement regarding high speed rail in Wisconsin:

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Walker announces transition team

Governor-elect Scott Walker has announced his transition team. Madison – Today, Governor-Elect Scott Walker announced that Mike Grebe will serve as chairman of the transition team and John Hiller will be the transition director. Grebe and Hiller have begun working … Continue reading

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