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State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
January 20, 2012 The state of Wisconsin has a webcam streaming as workers process more than 300,000 petition pages from the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R). It's silent. You don't know who these people are. They're pushing papers. And it's mesmerizing.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, seen here in Maple Bluff, Wis. in December, expects opponents to force a recall election against him.
January 5, 2012 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to Washington on Thursday to talk up the merits of the anti-union legislation that has landed him in hot water — and to raise funds to save his job.
December 13, 2011 Voting-rights groups are launching what could be the opening round in a lengthy legal challenge to new state laws requiring voters to show photo ID. The ACLU — along with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty — filed suit in federal court claiming Wisconsin's new voter ID law is unconstitutional, the equivalent of a poll tax.
November 16, 2011 Gov. Scott Walker tells NPR that his political foes are camouflaging their true intent with platitudes about workers' rights, among other things. And he says he did what was right for Wisconsin during the battle he led earlier this year to weaken the state's public-employee unions.
November 15, 2011 Opponents of Republican Gov. Scott Walker have formally launched their effort to turn him out of office before his term ends, starting the process of collecting the signatures required to get a recall election on the state ballot.
September 30, 2011 While Florida threw the political calendar into confusion Friday by moving its primary up to Jan. 31 from March, Wisconsin is going in the other direction, moving its primary back as a cost-savings measure.
August 10, 2011 For the state's Democrats and their union supporters, Tuesday's results were just the latest setback. Earlier in the year, state senate Democrats fled Wisconsin in an ultimately failed effort to prevent passage of the anti-union laws. Then Wisconsin Democrats lost a court challenge to the new anti-union legislation They also lost an effort to unseat a Republican on the state Supreme Court.
August 8, 2011 Whether Republicans in Wisconsin will keep control of the state Senate or Democrats will takeover after Tuesday's recall election is unclear, even a day before the polling stations open.To block the agenda of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the state's controversial chief executive, Democrats must pick up three Senate seats currently held by GOP lawmakers to gain control of the upper chamber.
April 6, 2011 JoAnne Kloppenberg, a Democrat, said she defeated Republican incumbent Justice David Prosser to win a hotly contested supreme court seat. The race was seen nationally as a referendum on GOP Gov. Scott Walker's tough dealings with public-employee unions.
March 30, 2011 Wisconsin judge Maryann Sumi told state officials she meant it when she said they shouldn't implement a new law that reins in the collective bargaining rights of unions. Republican state officials had tried to do an end-run around her order. She threatened them with sanctions if they persisted.
March 25, 2011 An Indiana county prosecutor resigned after it was discovered he sent an e-mail to Gov. Scott Walker's office suggesting the Wisconsin chief executive stage an attack on himself to discredit his Democratic Party and union opponents.
March 18, 2011 She wants time to review whether the way it was passed violated the state's open meetings laws.
March 18, 2011 Opponents of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's anti-collective bargaining efforts won a victory Friday. A Wisconsin judge said it appeared likely GOP actions violated the state's open-meeting laws.
March 11, 2011 Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker said he saved middle-class jobs by signing the new law that restricts collective-bargaining rights. The Republican chief executive appeared to poke unions in the eyes with what he called "happy news."
March 10, 2011 Wisconsin now appears to be a state of dysfunction with no trust between the GOP and Democrats. While lawmakers in the Democratic minority try to figure out their next moves, Republicans may have figured out how to make Democrats irrelevant.
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