Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Dane County Democrat and candidate in likely gubernatorial recall election announces plan to restore technical college funding by closing corporate tax loophole.
Just two weeks after she announced her campaign to run against Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election — and possibly other Democrats in a primary election — former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk made her campaign pitch about job creation, school funding and collective bargaining in luncheon Wednesday hosted by WisPolitics.com. Already, she has received endorsements from WEAC, AFSCME, Emily's List and Clean Wisconsin. With the unions, she signed a pledge to veto any budget that does not restore collective bargaining. When Patch asked whether the pledge indicates a loyalty to unions, Falk said she made the pledge because she wants to be upfront and honest about what she will do as governor. "Us candidates are supposed to tell people …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Group along Highway 32 gets mixed reaction.
Even in Republican-friendly Oak Creek, signs of the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker can be seen. For the past four Sundays, a small group has set up along Highway 32 near Puetz Road encouraging passers-by to stop and sign their petitions. They get about 60 signatures each day, said Kathy Slamka, adding to the 500,000-plus reportedly collected throughout the state. The reactions they get from drivers run both ways. Some will show their support, others their displeasure. Some motorists get out and enthusiastically sign; others have stopped to argue the merits of the recall. "We get thumbs up from people. We get beeps, we get waves," Slamka said. "We get thumbs down and sometimes we get worse." No matter what the reaction, Slamka said she …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Local man says he's turning in the 150 signatures he collected saying that his plan to shred the ballots was wrong.
A group trying to sabotage efforts to recall Gov. Scott Walker sparked outrage from the Wisconsin Democratic Party. Officials with the Government Accountability Board also said collecting petitions and not turning them into the recall committees is illegal. Patch learned that a local man, who wished to remain anonymous, and at least two others, had collected signatures for the recall petition. In order to derail the recall effort, the unnamed source initially said he planned to shred them and then he said he was going to hold on to them; but now the source said he plans to turn them into the Government Accountability Board because he doesn’t think it’s the right thing to do to keep them. But state officials said the petitions need to be …
Facebook and Twitter are abuzz about plans to undermine efforts to collect 540,000 signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker. One Caledonia resident says those efforts are real.
Want to read more about this topic? Click the Facebook "like" button located above this article. If we get 10 or more likes, we'll know to write a follow-up story. UPDATE 5:01 p.m.: Click here to read the reaction from the Government Accountability Board and the Wisconsin Democratic Party. UPDATE 3:29 p.m.: The man who collected 150 signatures said he plans to turn them into the Government Accountability Board. One other person is also going to turn his in and they are going to convince a third person to do the same. Here's his statement: "It’s not the right thing to do, we should have known better. The whole thing wasn’t our idea. It’s something we just stumbled on and we did it, 24 hours later we realized that it’s not a good thing to …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Petitions are available starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
Efforts to recall Gov. Scott Walker seem to have started back in February, when his budget-repair bill was first introduced. At the time, however, those efforts were mostly organizational in nature. In the nine months since, Walker, recalls and the state's polarizing political atmosphere have been a hot-button topic in Wisconsin, and now, official action is being taken. Recall Walker activists will be attempting to collect 540,000 signatures between now and Jan. 17, starting late this evening as petitions to recall the governor can be signed and circulated starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. For more on the recall effort, check out this Patch story, which has accumulated more than 300 Patch user comments and nearly 900 poll votes.