Resources on the SCOTUS Healthcare Decision

If Independence Day has you pondering “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” why not put on your thinking cap and dive into some of these resources on the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision. National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (The Decision) SCOTUSblog’s Post-decision Health Care Symposium provides various viewpoints on the legal ramifications and […]

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Hamilton’s Political Fundraising Calendar Goes Live

Fundraisers provide a great opportunity to get to know current and prospective legislators, so the Hamilton Consulting Group has launched a Wisconsin political fundraising calendar to keep our clients informed about upcoming events. The information on the calendar comes from candidates and committees, so please be sure to RSVP to the person indicated in the […]

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November Elections on the Horizon

In this year of seemingly constant elections it is time to look forward to the next round. Prepare for the political TV adds to start anew as the regularly scheduled fall elections for President, Congress, and the Wisconsin Legislature are approaching. The partisan primary will be Aug. 14, and the general election is Nov. 6. […]

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Redistricting Appeal Dropped, Maps Finalized

The state Department of Justice has dropped its appeal of a court-ordered redistricting plan for two state Assembly districts and has agreed to pay the plaintiffs’ attorneys $185,000 in legal bills. The lawsuit was brought by Democrats and others challenging the constitutionality of the state’s election maps recently drawn by the Republican-controlled Legislature. In March, […]

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Recall Recount Begins

The Racine County Board of Canvassers started its recount in the 21st Senate District Recall Election between incumbent Sen. Van Wanggaard and Democrat John Lehman. Wanggaard is contesting the results of his 834-vote loss. In his recount petition to the Government Accountability Board (GAB), Wanggaard alleges numerous challenges by election observers were not properly documented […]

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Oh to be a Fly on the Potato Salad at the Beer and Brat Summit

As part of an effort to rebuild working relationships between legislators and the executive, Gov. Walker will be hosting a Beer and Brat Summit at the State of Wisconsin Executive Residence tonight. In an effort to provide a relaxed environment for lawmakers to socialize with each other and with the Governor, the event will not […]

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Wisconsin’s Political Outlook: Recall Results

On June 5th, Wisconsin became the third state to ever attempt to recall its governor, and the first where that governor was able to retain his seat. The implications of the election could spill over to November, but perhaps more interestingly, will change the debate at the national level. While Wisconsin’s 15 minutes months of […]

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Cook Elected to State Bar Environmental Law Section Board

Please join us in congratulating Hamilton Consulting’s Andrew Cook, who was elected to the board of directors of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Environmental Law Section! Cook, and the other newly elected members of the board, Margaret Hoefer, Chris Jaekels, and Matt Moroney, will serve terms beginning on July 1, 2012 and ending on June […]

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Recall Update

With less than a week to go before the June 5 recall elections, tensions are running high across the Badger State. Hamilton Consulting’s detailed analysis of the recall primary results lays out each race and the implications of different outcomes, so in case you missed it be sure to check it out. Since the primary, […]

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Another Campaign Ad Falsely Claims Law Protecting Equal Pay for Women Repealed

The Greater Wisconsin Political Fund has released an ad targeting Gov. Scott Walker that falsely alleges that he repealed a law making it “easier for corporations to pay women less money than men.” Opponents of Senate Bill 202 (2011 Wisconsin Act 219), which repeals punitive and compensatory damages under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, continue […]

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