Politics & Government

Recall Election
4:16 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

GOP to Run "Fake Democrats" in all Six Republican Recall Elections

There will likely be primary elections in recall races targeting Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four GOP state senators.

The Republican Party of Wisconsin says it has lined up “fake” Democrats to run in primaries, against the real Democrats who hope to challenge the six Republican incumbents.

The fake Democrats, like genuine candidates, will need to obtain enough valid signatures to get on the ballot. The Republican party says it would not spend money on the fake Democrats’ campaigns.

The party says the move is meant to force primaries in the race, thus creating firm dates for upcoming recall elections.

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Recall Election
3:15 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

New Database Allows People to Search Recall Petitions

The Tea Party groups behind the searchable database say it will ensure the recall process is transparent and honest.

It will soon be relatively easy to learn who signed the recall petitions against Gov. Scott Walker and four Republican state senators.

On Wednesday, two Tea Party groups plan to activate the searchable online database they’ve created.

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Politics & Government
12:59 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

President Obama Promotes Insourcing in Milwaukee Visit

President Obama
Credit Michael Reynolds -Pool/Getty Images

President Obama spoke to a cheering crowd of Master Lock employees Wednesday. The president cited the central city company as an example of what he intends to promote – manufacturing growth in the U. S. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, Master Lock decided to bring 100 jobs back here from China.

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Recall Election
1:47 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Crowd Cheers as Truck Delivers One Million Recall Signatures

A volunteer carries a box of signatures into the Government Accountability Board office.

Hundreds of people celebrated on the streets of downtown Madison Tuesday, as a truck full of petitions aimed at recalling Gov. Scott Walker pulled up to the Governmental Accountability Board office. Volunteers carried dozens of boxes into the building as organizers claimed they’ve collected more than one million signatures to force an election. The recall effort began last year in response to Walker’s push to end most collective bargaining rights for public unions. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, election officials now have their work cut out for them.

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Project Milwaukee
3:18 pm
Sat December 17, 2011

Panel Answers Audience Questions About 2011

Project Milwaukee Q&A

Members of a studio audience posed question to our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval panel about what happened in 2011 and where we might go from here, Friday morning at the Pabst Theater.

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Project Milwaukee
3:09 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Live Panel Discussion, Part 3

We conclude our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval live panel discussion with a look at what the future of Wisconsin should be.

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Project Milwaukee
3:06 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Live Panel Discussion, Part 2

We continue our live panel discussion of the legacy of the past year in Wisconsin politics, live from Cudahy's Irish Pub at the Pabst Theater.

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Project Milwaukee
3:00 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Live Panel Discussion, Part 1

Project Milwaukee Panel

All this week, as part of our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval series, we’ve been trying to digest the events of the past year – from the budget repair bill to controversial legislation, to the ongoing recall efforts. Today, live from Cudahy's Irish Pub at the Pabst Theater, we speak with a panel of guests – including lawmakers and people affected by this turbulent 2011 in politics. We ask what the past year has meant and what their vision of the Wisconsin of the future might be.

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Project Milwaukee
2:43 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Public Policy Analyst Discusses Future of Local Government Funding

Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval

Public Policy Forum Analyst Rob Henken talked to Bob Bach Friday, as part of our special Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval broadcast at Cudahy's Irish Pub, inside the Pabst Theater.

Henken discussed the direction he feels Wisconsin is headed in, after volatile year in state politics, which saw numerous changes in state law and policy.

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Project Milwaukee
2:34 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Liberals Find Many Flaws in 2011 Republican Legislation

Karen Royster

As our Project Milwaukee: State of Upheaval series concludes, Bob Bach talks to a variety of people about where they think the state is headed, after the sweeping and divisive political changes Republican Gov. Scott Walker promoted this year.

He spoke with Karen Royster of the left-leaning Institute for Wisconsin’s Future. She finds flaws in the GOP legislation.

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