Senate Democrats have appointed Sen. Bob Wirch and Sen. Jennifer Shilling to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance for the upcoming legislative session.
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Recall elections prompted by anger over lawmaker handling of a proposal to curb union rights let Wisconsin Democrats narrow the Republican majority in the state Senate, but not capture control, and left both sides claiming victory while looking ahead to 2012. The recalls targeting six Republicans [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats sought Tuesday to hold the ground they gained in last week’s recall elections by fending off Republican attempts to oust two senators who fled the state in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal curbing public employee collective bargaining rights. Democrats needed to win at [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Control of the Wisconsin state Senate rested with one Milwaukee-area race that was too close to call Tuesday, as Republicans tried to beat back Democrats stoking a backlash against Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker for their efforts to strip public employees of most union rights. Democrats [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The final push was on across Wisconsin Monday in advance of recall elections that have shattered spending records, served as a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker’s Republican revolution and previewed the expected presidential fight in 2012. Tuesday’s unprecedented election targeting six Republicans could swing majority control [...]
A town hall meeting on workers’ rights will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday in Racine. The town hall meeting, which is open to the public, was called in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s recent proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for working families across Wisconsin, including thousands in Racine County. State Reps. [...]