Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fiscal Bureau Releases New Numbers

From the office of Governor Scott Walker: Today the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) released numbers to confirm what Governor Walker has been saying all along—Wisconsin is in a fiscal crisis.

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Walker: State of the State is on, snow or no (AUDIO)

Governor Scott Walker said today that he’ll deliver the State of the State address tomorrow night as scheduled, despite forecasts of heavy snowfall across much of Southern Wisconsin.

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Johnson gets high profile

Senator Ron Johnson received a couple of key committee assignments last week. The Wisconsin Republican will serve on the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on the Budget, as well as the Special Committee on Aging and the Homeland Security … Continue reading

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Don’t hold your breath, Rep. Coggs (AUDIO)

During Wednesday’s testimony on voter I-D legislation, state Milwaukee state Senator Spencer Coggs asked freshman Milwaukee Representative Elizabeth Coggs (they’re cousins), who was testifying against the bill, whether she was surprised that the bill “really doesn’t affect” convicted felons who … Continue reading

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President wishes Packers luck in Super Bowl

From pool reporter Don Walker with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Obama’s remarks at Orion Energy Systems

President Barack Obama spoke this morning at Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc: 

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Walker asks cabinet to brown bag with workers

Governor Scott Walker, who’s Brown Bag message was a central theme during the campaign, has issued an executive order to his Cabinet Secretaries, ordering them to “meet regularly with frontline workers to identify waste, fraud and abuse.”

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Wimpy puts in JFC appearance (AUDIO)

During today’s meeting of the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, State Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) used Wimpy’s love of hamburgers in order to illustrate his objections to Special Session Senate Bill 2, establishing a tax deduction for Health Savings Accounts … Continue reading

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Walker releases Rules and Regulations Reform

Call it Governor Scott Walkers Three R’s – the governor has released the bill draft (PDF)of his special session bill to overhaul Wisconsin’s regulatory process.

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A call for civility

State Representatives Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Mark Pocan (D-Madison) have issued a joint call for civility in the wake of the Tucson shootings. (PDF)

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