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Wisconsin Recall Cam is the country's latest hit reality TV show

The placing of a camera in the bleak, bunker-like room of undisclosed location in Madison wherein workers are verifying the signatures on the petitions to recall Governor Scott Walker was probably designed to lend some transparency to what is otherwise a highly protected process. >More
 Who should challenge Gov. Walker in a recall election? (slideshow)

With over one million signatures collected to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, there was an overwhelming sense of optimism at the recall victory party on Tuesday. But supporters were also keenly aware that if the election is certified, it will only be the first step towards changing leadership in the State. >More
 How to solve the achievement gap in Madison?

Just when all signs indicated that supporters of Madison Preparatory Academy were abandoning hope of joining forces with the Madison school district, they've decided to give it one more shot. They're seeking another vote on the controversial charter-school proposal in late February. >More
 What is the extent of Wisconsin lawmakers' conflict of interest in fracking sand mine rules?

Mark Radcliffe is an attorney in private practice in Black River Falls. He represents High Country Sand, a Minnesota-based mining company, in a lawsuit filed Jan. 3 against Eau Claire County, challenging its temporary moratorium on non-metallic mining. Radcliffe is also a Democratic member of the state Assembly, which may soon take up a bill to revamp Wisconsin's rules for metallic mining. >More
 Walker recall drive breaks national records, as 'dance' begins for a Democratic challenger

There had to be an event planner involved at some point. First there was the buildup: Organizers of the campaign to recall Gov. Scott Walker kept mum for weeks about the total number of signatures collected. Then there were the successive news briefings for media on Tuesday with embargoed conditions (shame on you, Bloomberg, for jumping the gun). And then there was the theatrical procession of volunteers from around the state carrying more than 1 million signatures from a U-Haul truck to the state elections board on East Washington Avenue. >More
 Kathleen Falk, former Dane County exec, will run for governor in recall election

Wednesday morning, as the Government Accountability Board worked to count and verify petitions with over one million signatures turned in by recall forces Tuesday afternoon, former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announced her candidacy to run against Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election that has not yet been scheduled. >More
 Walker recall supporters hold out hope for Feingold

It is 7:30 p.m., and Jeff Plantz is standing atop an escalator in Monona Terrace. He holds a simple white sheet of paper on which he has written in black ink "Come on Russ please! "As people exit the Recall Victory Party on Tuesday evening, celebrating the collection of over 1 million signatures to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, they cheer him on and give him high-fives. Some even sigh dreamily. >More
 View photos of the Walker recall petition rally at Monona Terrace

Thousands of people supporting the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gathered in downtown Madison on Tuesday evening for the Petition Turn-in Celebration. This exultant political rally filled the Exhibition Hall at Monona Terrace, capping a day in which United Wisconsin and its partners filed more than 1 million signatures to recall Walker, along with more petitions to recall Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators. View photos of the citizens and officeholders joining in the celebration. >More
 Scott Walker recall campaign collects more than one million signatures

With organizers coy about the number of signatures collected to recall Gov. Scott Walker, there has been speculation for weeks about the final number. There was even a running contest on a bulletin board at the Harmony Bar. But the number is now in. With much fanfare, recall organizers announced Tuesday that more than 1 million signatures would be submitted to the Government Accountability Board. >More
 Scott Fitzgerald recall effort reaches 20,600 signatures, exceeds goal by nearly 4,000

Organizers of a grassroots campaign to recall Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced that they were submitting more than enough signatures -- 20,600 -- to state election officials Tuesday to trigger a recall election against the Republican senator from Juneau. The number of signatures gathered is nearly one-quarter more than the required 16,742. >More
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