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Congressman Sean Duffy - Gage Skidmore

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order calling for a special election to fill Rep. Sean Duffy’s vacant seat in the 7th Congressional District. The election will take place on January 27, 2020. Duffy announced his resignation earlier this […]

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A special election will take place on August 13 with a primary expected July 16 to fill a vacancy in Ald. District 13. Former Rep. Terry Witkowski, 74, resigned after serving since 2003.  

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A Senate bill introduced in Wisconsin aims to lower by half contributions made to statewide officeholders from individuals and candidate committees. Senate Bill 76 would reduce the contribution limit from $20,000 to $10,000 for contributions made to candidates for governor, […]

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A special election will take place on April 30 to fill a vacancy in Assembly District 64. Rep. Peter Barca resigned after Gov. Tony Evers picked him to serve as Revenue Department secretary. Barca’s nomination as Revenue secretary is pending […]

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The Wisconsin Ethics Commission will be unavailable by phone on Tuesday, December 18, due to a change in its location. As of Tuesday, at approximately noon, the Ethics Commission will be located in the Wisconsin Department of Administration Building at […]

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November 7, 2018  •  

Walker falls in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, Democrat Tony Evers upset incumbent Republican Scott Walker in the governor’s race. Evers denied Walker a third term with 49.6% of the vote to Walker’s 48.4%. Walker lost two key groups he carried in 2014, independents and college […]

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The Wisconsin Legislature plans to call an extraordinary session to allow the Senate to consider a bill authorizing $100 million in tax incentives to prevent paper giant Kimberly-Clark from shutting down. If passed, Assembly Bill 963 would authorize Kimberly-Clark to […]

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order calling special elections for two legislative seats. He initially refused to call the elections, defying a court order issued last week. He lost on appeal Wednesday and was forced to call the […]

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Wisconsin Republicans plan to call an extraordinary session to amend state election law rather than comply with a court order to hold special elections. Last week, a judge ordered Gov. Walker to schedule special elections by March 29 to fill […]

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Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds ruled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must call special elections to fill legislative vacancies. Two seats were left vacant in December when Republican lawmakers resigned to work in Walker’s administration. Reynolds, whom Walker appointed in […]

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Michael Haas, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, announced he is stepping down after Republican lawmakers rejected his confirmation last month. GOP lawmakers thought they had essentially fired Haas by failing to confirm him, but Haas initially disagreed with their […]

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After being rejected by the Wisconsin Senate, a bipartisan commission has voted to retain Mike Haas through April 30 as the state’s top election official. Attorney General Brad Schimel has told Gov. Scott Walker someone new must be appointed in […]

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Wisconsin lawmakers are scheduled to convene this morning specifically to consider and act upon legislation to bring Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturing services provider, to the state. Though the legislature is still in regular session, Gov. Walker called a […]

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Wisconsin State Sen. Chris Larson is introducing eight bills aimed at amending state campaign finance laws. The bills would restore lower contribution limits, amend the definition of political action committee, require transparency in political communications, limit coordinated campaign expenditures, expand […]

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