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  • WisPolitics: Chvala Pleads Guilty to Two Felonies
    Former Senate Majority Leader Chuck Chvala was found guilty on Tuesday in Dane County Court in Madison of two felonies in accordance with a plea agreement... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Crowded 8th CD Race Attracts Money, Attention
    Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat in 2006 is attracting candidates, donors and attention. That's because GOP Congressman Mark Green is leaving his 8th Congressional District seat to run for governor. So far, four candidates have declared and at least one more is considering the race in a dis... <more>

  • Green: Time for New Malpractice Caps
    Mark Green, GOP gubernatorial candidate and Green Bay congressman, says he's hoping for a speedy reinstatement of some type of medical malpractice cap tossed by the state Supreme Court earlier this year. Green told the September WisPolitics... <more>

  • Marotta: Another Run at Elective Office Some Day?
    After nearly three years of being Gov. Jim Doyle's right-hand man at the Department of Administration, Marc Marotta is going back into the private sector. But he's not ruling out a return to public life. "You know, I wouldn’t rule it out, but I took this job because I thought it ... <more>

  • Judge: Doyle Campaign Mgr. Touts Gov's Experienced Leadership

  • Justice Crooks: Running for Re-election as a Moderate-Conservative
    Patrick Crooks wasn’t supposed to be running for re-election to the state Supreme Court next year. But he is. And to the dismay of some conservatives who view a pair of recent votes as opening up a liability crisis, he’s running from the middle – a recipe for judicial re-election success in Wisconsi... <more>

  • Pfaff: New Walker Campaign Manager Looks at '06 Race

    The state Supreme Court is again reviewing the Dairyland case, which tribal interests fear could kill casino gambling in Wisconsin. The Supreme Court had deadlocked 3-3 on the Dairyland case last year, and asked the Court of Appeals to rule on it. The lower court sent the case back to the Supreme Co... <more>

  • WEAC's Burkhalter: Changing the Conversation on Property Taxes
    Dan Burkhalter is new to Wisconsin, coming here to take over the executive director post at WEAC after 13 years as the government relations director for the Illinois teachers’ union. But the affable Burkhalter’s got a quick grasp of the politics in the Badger state, recognizing that a ... <more>

  • Clark: Strengthening Party is Job No. 1
    Though he's visiting the 2004 battlegrounds of Wisconsin and Iowa this week, former Dem presidential candidate Wes Clark says the 2008 presidential race is not on his radar screen. Through his political action committee, WesPAC, Securing America, Clark is traveling the country helping bolster Democ... <more>

  • Kohl: Promises Tough Questions for Roberts
    U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl is running for re-election next year and touting his middle-of-the-road businessman’s perspective on politics. But when it comes to the confirmation process on GOP President Bush’s Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts, Wisconsin’s senior Democrat on the Judiciary Comm... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Graul: Previews '06 Political Landscape from Green Campaign View
    Mark Graul has been with Mark Green for most of Graul's young working life, so he knows his candidateGraul now is campaign manager for the Green Bay congressman's Republican run for governor. And he'll need all that background and intuition to succeed in the biggest test yet for this Republican stra... <more>

  • Van Hollen: AG's Office Wrong Place for Activism
    Republican attorney general candidate J.B. Van Hollen says incumbent AG Peg Lautenschlager’s description of herself as an “activist attorney general” doesn’t fit his ideal of the office. “I strongly believe in being an active attorney general, trying to make the greatest difference you can, but wi... <more>

  • Walsh: New Regent President Admits UW Has Made Mistakes
    David Walsh has been president of the UW System Board of Regents for just a short time, but he's already seen plenty of acrimony. He said a confluence of factors, from a bad economy to ideological rifts, have caused the difficulties. "I'm confident everybody's looking at the big picture and... <more>

  • WisPolitics: GOP Considers Challenging Doyle Vetoes
    In the days following Gov. Jim Doyle's signing of the 2005-07 state budget, Republican lawmakers are considering their options to correct what they see as veto mistakes and misuses. On Tuesday, GOP senators said Doyle may have overstepped the Constitution by usurping powers from the Joint Finan... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Doyle Vetoes Budget to His Liking
    Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle on Monday signed a $52.8 billion, two-year re-election budget Monday that he says will freeze property taxes while protecting schools. Doyle, up for re-election next November, used 139 vetoes and a 33-page veto message to tell potential voters that his version of the two-... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Warchests Grow in Advance of '06 Races
    With half of 2005 in the books, state and federal campaigns are releasing their fundraising statistics for the first half of the year. Federal reports were due to the FEC last week and state reports were due July 20. Read on for a round-up of recent fundraising news. -- At the state level, Re... <more>

  • WisPolitics: Memorial Speakers Praise Nelson's Environmental Legacy
    By Andy Szal WisPolitics.com MADISON -- An array of political stars traveled to the Wisconsin Capitol on Wednesday to join thousands of others in paying tribute to former Wisconsin Gov. and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who was hailed as an extraordinary public servant, a shining example of civility i... <more>

  • Milwaukee Police Chief Hegerty Opposes Concealed Carry
    Milwaukee Police Chief Nannette Hegerty cites dangerous levels of unchecked anger in society as the No. 1 reason to oppose concealed carry legislation currently being drafted in the halls of the state Capitol. "If somebody has a gun strapped on their hip and they're angry, it's real easy to pull out... <more>

  • Menominee Tribal Chair Chapman: Trying to Provide for the Tribe
    Michael Chapman is no stranger to politics or government, having served as a Clinton appointee in the Bureau of Indian Affairs. So it’s understandable if he’s reluctant to predict when the Menominee’s controversial proposed Kenosha casino might open its doors. There are hurdles bei... <more>


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