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Under Wisconsin law, election inspectors nominated by political parties get first dibs

With partisan politics already at a fever pitch in Wisconsin, an infrequently used state law that gives political parties the upper hand in the selection of poll workers is being resurrected. >More
 Live-blogging the 'Rally to Recall Walker' at the Wisconsin Capitol on November 19

Join us here for live coverage of the "Rally to Recall Walker" at Capitol Square in downtown Madison on Saturday, November 19. This rally is a We Are Wisconsin kickoff event tied to the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, which started on Tuesday, November 15. >More
 Tens of thousands attend 'Rally to Recall Walker' at Wisconsin Capitol, organizers announce 100,000+ signatures gathered

Only four short days after recall efforts officially commenced against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, tens of thousands of people rallied Saturday in downtown Madison. Cheers rang around the Capitol Square when organizers announced that over 105,000 signatures were collected over the first four days of the recall. >More
 'Recall Walker' PAC launches campaign with rally at Barrymore

On Friday, another PAC -- this one calling itself Recall Walker -- kicked off another petition drive to bolster the recall effort. It made its debut with a pep rally at the Barrymore Theater on Atwood Avenue, which drew more than 200 people. For nearly two hours union leaders, lawmakers, entertainers and others preached to the choir about how Wisconsin must be wrested back from the regressive policies of the Walker administration. >More
 Proposed Wisconsin abortion coverage ban subject of heated public hearing

The least controversial participant in any Capitol legislative committee meeting, not counting the clerk, is usually the attorney from the non-partisan Wisconsin Legislative Council who helps interpret state statutes and bill language for committee legislators. This made it all the more surprising when, at a public hearing Thursday held by the Assembly Committee on Insurance, legislative council attorney Margit Kelley received a sharp rebuke from a Madison area legislator. >More
 Soglin's budget veto threat has some Madison alders pessimistic about future relations

A threat from Mayor Paul Soglin to veto the 2012 budget over two arts-related items, left many council members bitter and angry Thursday morning. "We had a full on tantrum from the mayor, who behaved not with leadership but with petulance, because he didn't get what he wanted," Ald. Mark Clear said after the meeting. >More
 Recall Walker volunteers dig in with gusto

The clock started ticking on the statewide petition drive to recall Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday. On Monday night, hundreds of people jammed Hawk's Bar & Grill on State Street to sign the very first recall petitions at a minute past midnight. >More
 Walker recall volunteers bundle up to gather signatures at Eash Wash drive-through station

The wind chill factor -- 30, for the record -- is relevant for the first time this season Wednesday night as a group of eight volunteers waves signs and clipboards at eastbound drivers along East Washington Ave. at Union Corners. >More
 Edgewater project sinks as council deadlocks on extending TIF financing

The Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project, which has consumed Madison politics for years, returned to the Madison Common Council on Tuesday. But this time the council failed to muster the votes for the project, which appears dead. >More
 Scott Walker recall campaign kicks off in Madison with midnight petition party

Cheers rang through the night at Hawk's Bar & Grill on State Street in downtown Madison on Monday. They didn't end after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings, but rather continued long past the game's ending, as the packed restaurant grew only more crowded for a party kicking off the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. >More
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