Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kohl: McConnell knows default not an option (AUDIO)

Senator Herb Kohl says Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said repeatedly that default is not an option. “There is no politician in Washington that will benefit . . . that will really benefit from a default. Some people perhaps, and … Continue reading

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Harsdorf/Moore debate

GOP state Senator Sheila Harsdorf and her Democratic recall opponent Shelly Moore held the first of three schedule debates Monday. You can check it out at HudsonPatch.

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Incident in Capitol rotunda

From state Department of Administration Communications: Shortly before 1PM today, an incident occurred at the State Capitol involving a State employee and a citizen. The citizen allegedly brought a balloon into the Capitol and the State employee allegedly broke the … Continue reading

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G.A.B. identifies Voter ID questions

Wisconsin’s new Voter Photo ID law was put to its first real-world test at Tuesday’s election, and the Government Accountability Board has identified several common questions that arose, according to a press release from the agency. Read G.A.B. press release … Continue reading

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A look at GOP’s redistricting maps

Republican legislative leaders, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, have released redistricting maps and intend to vote on the floor next Tuesday, July 19th. Document: Redistricting maps & tables (PDF)

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Fitzgerald Joint Statement on Redistricting

MADISON, WI… This afternoon, Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (R-Horicon) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) unveiled new proposals to redraw the state’s legislative district maps. Wisconsin gained more than 300,000 residents since 2000, and the state Constitution requires new … Continue reading

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‘This American Life’ looks at recalls

Listeners to NPR’s ‘This American Life’ for the week of June 24th got a chance to hear producer Ben Calhoun’s take on the strange political times we’ve all been experiencing.

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