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Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Union Law, Governor Vows Appeal

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Wisconsin judge has struck down the state’s controversial collective bargaining law, saying the legislation championed by Governor Scott Walker unconstitutionally limits the rights of public sector workers. Friday’s circuit court ruling said the legislation, which triggered weeks of union protests last year in the state capital, violated union members’ rights to free speech. It […]

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Wisconsin Governor Survives Recall Vote

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has defeated his Democratic opponent in a recall challenge that observers say has implications for the November presidential election. With nearly all the votes counted, Walker was easily beating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by nearly a double digit margin in Tuesday’s recall election, which attracted huge voter turnout. Barrett, […]

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Wisconsin Governor Survives Recall Vote

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin has defeated his Democratic opponent in a recall election that observers say has implications for the November presidential election. With nearly all the votes counted, Walker was easily beating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by nearly a double digit margin in a race which attracted huge voter turnout. Barrett, who […]

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Wisconsin Governor Survives Recall Vote

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. media reports say the governor of the state of Wisconsin, Republican Scott Walker, has survived a recall election, defeating Democrat Tom Barrett and will finish his term in office. Walker had defeated Barrett, the Milwaukee mayor, in the 2010 general election. Shortly after taking office, Walker pushed through a law that sharply curtailed the […]

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Wisconsin Voters Deciding Whether to Remove Governor

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents in Wisconsin have voted in a recall election that could force the state’s Republican governor out of office. Exit polls indicate that the outcome could be very close. Governor Scott Walker is fighting to keep Milwaukee’s Democrat Mayor Tom Barrett from taking his job. Walker defeated Barrett in the 2010 general election. Shortly after […]

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Wisconsin Voters Deciding Whether to Remove Governor

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents in Wisconsin are voting in a recall election that could force the state’s Republican governor out of office. The latest polls show Governor Scott Walker with a slight lead over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, whom Walker defeated in the 2010 general election. Shortly after taking office, Walker pushed through a law […]

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Wisconsin Holds Pivotal Recall Vote on Governor

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Residents in Wisconsin are voting in a recall election that could force the state’s Republican governor out of office. The latest voter opinion surveys show Governor Scott Walker with a slight lead over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, whom Walker defeated in the 2010 general election. Shortly after taking office, Walker pushed through […]

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Wisconsin Holding Pivotal Recall Vote on Governor

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Residents in Wisconsin will cast their votes Tuesday in a historic recall election that could force the state’s Republican governor out of office. The latest voter opinion surveys show Governor Scott Walker with a slight lead over his Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, whom Walker defeated in the 2010 general election. Shortly after taking […]

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Republicans Retain Control of Wisconsin Senate in Recall Elections

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Republicans have retained control of the Senate in the northern U.S. state of Wisconsin, winning four of six recall elections sparked by a contentious battle over public workers’ collective bargaining rights. The effort to remove the incumbents was linked to a budget measure passed earlier this year by both houses of the Republican-dominated state legislature […]

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Wisconsin Votes in Recall Elections

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in parts of the northern U.S. state of Wisconsin are choosing whether to recall six Republican state senators after a contentious battle over public workers’ collective bargaining rights. At issue is a budget measure passed earlier this year by the Republican-dominated state legislature and signed into law by Republican Governor Scott Walker. It strips […]

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