Republicans on the Wisconsin Legislature budget committee are hinting it might be time to slow state land purchases and concentrate on paying down debt.
The state Senate’s top Republican said he’s against imposing a so-called tonnage tax on a company looking to open an iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin.
Published: April 26, 2012
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Republicans might cast ballot for perceived weaker candidate By Scott Bauer Associated Press Madison — Republican leaders hope their supporters vote for fake Democrats in May 8 recall elections, a move that could result in GOP backers having an influence in who Gov. Scott Walker faces. Wisconsin’s open primary allows voters to cast ballots for [...]
By Matt Pommer Wisconsin’s recall fight has more twists and turns than the best soap opera. Efforts are under way to subject Gov. Scott Walker and four GOP state senators to recall elections in spring. Targeted Republican senators include Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau, Van Wanggaard of Racine, Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls and [...]
By Matt Pommer A major political step is coming in the Walker Revolution. In the wake of the 2010 U.S. Census, the Legislature will redraw the boundaries for the 33 State Senate and 99 Assembly districts. The redistricting — it will be done by the Republican majorities — could assure GOP legislative control for a [...]
To the editor: We write as two Republican leaders from a similar-sized state and suggest Wisconsin GOP leaders might want to take another look at intercity rail. Wisconsin was one of the lead states in receiving stimulus monies for what the Obama administration calls high-speed rail. Actually what it is could more accurately be described [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican wave that swept the nation in Tuesday’s midterm election was particularly deep in Wisconsin, bringing into office conservatives who want to make dramatic changes in the state’s style of government. Republicans won the governor’s office, took both houses of the Legislature, captured the U.S. Senate [...]
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican businessman Reid Ribble ousted Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen on Tuesday as the GOP tried to capture a majority of Wisconsin’s seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 14 years. Ribble soundly defeated Kagen, a key champion of health [...]
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — A businessman making his first run for public office defeated two more experienced politicians Tuesday for the Republican Party’s nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen. Voters in Wisconsin’s 8th District picked Reid Ribble of Kaukauna over state Rep. Roger Roth and former state Rep. [...]
By Paul Snyder High-speed rail advocates are racing the state’s gubernatorial election cycle to line up support for an expanded track network to Green Bay and Minneapolis. “This is not a done deal,” said Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz at a rally Tuesday for high-speed rail expansion. “We don’t know what the next governor will do.” [...]