Thursday, January 24, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker will give a speech at the chamber's annual dinner, which recognizes the efforts of the business community in the Oak Creek-Franklin area
The South Suburban Chamber of Commerce has announced that Gov. Scott Walker will be among the speakers at its annual dinner Jan. 30. The dinner annually attracts numerous business representatives, chamber members and elected officials from the Oak Creek-Franklin area. The event also recognizes the chamber's businesses of the year and winners of the "Pride in Premises" award, given to companies and organizations that demonstrate great care for their physical environment. Walker will give a speech before the night's keynote speaker, Wheaton Franciscan CEO John Oliverio. "We're very pleased that he's coming to our event," said Barbara Wesener, South Suburban Chamber executive director. "It's good of him to recognize the value of the chamber …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Government Accountability Board also needs $100,000 in software upgrades, an off-site facility and temp workers.
Wisconsin recall elections seem like a pretty sure thing, and to be sure the integrity of the process is preserved, the Government Accountability Board is asking for an extension to review petition signatures. State statute gives the agency 30 days to conduct a review, but the GAB is asking for 60 days or more, according to an Associated Press story. Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy said the court-ordered, more stringent process is driving the timeline. Completing the verifications in 60 days plus a primary for the gubernatorial race means a May election. Further court challenges or other delays could mean pushing the election(s) to June or later. While 540,000 signatures are required to spark a recall election, state…
Friday, January 6, 2012
All 72 counties responded to a survey that helped the Government Accountability Board compile its numbers.
A recall election for Gov. Scott Walker would cost just more than $9 million without a primary and $17 million with a primary, according to numbers released Friday. The Government Accountability Board reached those estimates after receiving information from the state's 72 counties. The work was done after Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) made a request for the information. "The costs are significant," said Vos. "We asked for these figures, hoping that if people knew the cost, they would think twice." After learning the recall elections in summer 2011 cost over $2 million, Vos wanted to know what a statewide recall would run. In a letter to the GAB back in October, Vos asked for an estimate, saying he wanted voters informed before petitions …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Homeowners are protected if they kill an intruder, researchers can use legal, prescription drugs in their work, and penalties got stiffer for folks who knowingly receive stolen firearms, amongst others.
It was a busy week for new laws this week; Governor Scott Walker signed 21 of them into law. Here's the list from a press release from the Governor's office: Special Session Senate Bill 12 This bill indicates and specifically lists the factors a court must consider when determining whether attorney fees are reasonable. Those factors include things like the time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the case, and whether the case prohibited the attorney from taking on other work. The bill stipulates that when compensatory damages are awarded, reasonable attorney fees may not exceed three times the amount of the damages awarded. “Protecting job creators from excessive attorney fees will improve our business climate, and …
Monday, November 14, 2011
For more than 12 hours Tuesday, Patch provided real-time coverage of the first day of the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in our live blog. We're done blogging now, but you can check out the replay to see videos, photos and interviews.
Monday, November 14, 2011
After months of contentious debate, the attempt to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially go under way on Tuesday. From Madison to Shorewood, Patch send a team of staffers into the communities to provide readers with the latest updates on Day One of the recall effort in our live blog. We also received hundreds of comments from people who followed the blog. Check out the blog replay for a look at how the day unfolded...