Walker vs. Barrett, Round 2

Mayor Tom Barrett’s relatively easy victory on Tuesday was a surprise to few, as most of his primary advertising focused on the big prize: defeating Gov. Scott Walker. However, Barrett, having lost the governor’s race to Walker in 2010, knows his goal will not be accomplished any easier the second time around. In that 2010 […]

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Agencies Searching for Burdensome and Outdated Rules

Gov. Walker’s Executive Order #61 Relating to Job Creation and Small Business Expansion asks all state agencies to conduct a thorough review of  regulations, and to recommend for possible elimination, outdated and overly cumbersome regulations that provide no or little demonstrable benefit. A similar effort last year by Michigan’s Office of Regulatory Reinvention generated a […]

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Walker Issues Few Vetoes

The month after the end of the legislative floor session ends is a flurry of bill signings and last ditch efforts aimed at getting the Governor to veto particular bills. This year was no different except that the number of vetoes was significantly lower than previous years owing since both houses of the legislature and […]

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Recall Update

The signature verification saga continues to unfold in the recall efforts against Governor Walker, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, and four Republican Senators. Gov. Scott Walker announced he will not challenge any of the one million signatures filed by opponents seeking to recall him, siting lack of review time. Walker had 10 days under state law to […]

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Recall Update

It is all but certain Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Wisconsin State Senators will face recall elections in 2012. Certification of the signatures is an ongoing process playing out in the courts and online, where you can watch Government Accountability Board employees work to verify signatures. Governor & Lieutenant Governor Recall […]

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