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Not everyone is voting in the Wisconsin recall election

Believe it or not, there are some Madisonians who do not plan to vote in the election to recall Gov. Scott Walker next Tuesday. Of nearly 60 people surveyed on State Street and Memorial Union Terrace this week, 46 said they were planning to vote in the recall or had already done so. Many said they would be surprised to find a non-voter in the city of Madison. >More
 What does the lieutenant governor do? Rebecca Kleefisch, Mahlon Mitchell vie for an open-ended job

There's a certain irony to the recall of Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The office she has held since Jan. 3, 2011, comes with virtually no substantive statutory powers. She wasn't Gov. Scott Walker's pick for the post, but she is the target of a recall because of him. >More
 Mark Gundrum won't hear Wisconsin's domestic partner lawsuit

A few weeks after President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage, the topic came up at the first of two debates between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. >More
 Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne tackles one of the worst racial gaps in the nation

In January, Ismael Ozanne gave the keynote address during an awards banquet where three Madison high school seniors, all of them minorities, were awarded college scholarships. Charming and charismatic, Ozanne, 42, speaks frequently of the need to close the racial achievement gap in Madison schools, a problem that, from his perspective, feeds the racial disparities in Dane County's criminal justice system. >More
 Wisconsin recall fever: Russ Feingold revs up Barrett supporters at Majestic

At the Majestic Theatre Wednesday night, Russ Feingold said Tom Barrett was going to win, and as evidence, he cited the fact that "people waited for hours to vote on Memorial Day when they should have been at Brat Fest." Said Feingold: "The turnout is going to be the biggest in Wisconsin history." >More
 Absentee voting for recalls brisk in Madison and Waukesha

The line outside the Madison City Clerk's office Wednesday morning remained consistent at about five-people long. As soon as one person entered the office, two more joined the back of the line. Each was waiting to cast an absentee ballot ahead of the June 5 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. >More
 Yes, we have no super PACs in Wisconsin

The other day a reporter from Swedish Public Television contacted the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism regarding the role of super PACs in Wisconsin's historic recall elections. "How much money are we talking about?" the reporter asked. "Which conservative super PAC is the main one? And on the Democratic side?" >More
 $100,000 to Walker's criminal defense fund, $100,000 to Dems for GOTV

After the Government Accountability Board filings late Tuesday, the Barrett campaign drew attention to new information showing that Governor Walker has transferred $100,000 to his John Doe criminal defense fund in the last several weeks. >More
 Wisconsin recall fever: Fundraising, rallies, and an Obama petition

With the polls tightening and the energy picking up, the recall drive against Gov. Scott Walker has shifted into high gear with six days to go before the June 5 election. Scott Walker and Tom Barrett filed their campaign finance reports with the Government Accountability Board Tuesday afternoon. >More
 How does collective bargaining play with the public?

In February 2011, just after Gov. Scott Walker "dropped the bomb" by proposing to curtail the collective bargaining rights of most public workers, a Gallup Poll found that 61% of 1,000 Americans sampled opposed Walker's plan while 33% were supportive. >More
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