The powers that be in Wisconsin don’t have much time to get things back on track, and I still don’t see the change in strategy that could bring that about.
|By: David Dayen Friday May 18, 2012 10:20 am|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday May 16, 2012 4:15 pm|
After some controversy, the Democratic National Committee has agreed to help efforts with the Wisconsin recall. However, this will not include any of the DNC’s war chest of funds, which they are husbanding for the general election, which means outside funding for Walker will simply overwhelm the recall effort.
|By: David Dayen Monday May 14, 2012 11:00 am|
Wisconsin’s Tea-GOP Governor Scott Walker campaigned on bringing 250,000 jobs to Wisconsin over his four-year term. A little over a year into that, as Minzie Chinn’s chart shows, he’s barely put jobs into positive territory. Reaching his 250,000 target would require average job growth equal to the strongest in Wisconsin history. Nonetheless, Walker is doubling down on the number.
|By: David Dayen Friday May 11, 2012 9:20 am|
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, facing a recall election in a little over three weeks, was caught on tape telling a top donor that he has a strategy to turn Wisconsin into a right to work state.
|By: David Dayen Monday April 16, 2012 2:10 pm|
The new Public Policy Polling survey of Wisconsin shows that Scott Walker has regained leads in his recall election against all challengers, pinning right at the magic 50% mark. He leads Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 50-45, and former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk 50-43, with larger leads against the lesser two candidates in the Democratic primary.
|By: David Dayen Saturday March 31, 2012 11:00 am|
The judge, Obama appointee William M. Conley, did not touch the provision most associated with the law, which removes all collective bargaining rights except circumscribed increases in pay for most public employees. However, Conley did strike down the measure that forced unions to annually re-certify with an “absolute” majority of all workers, and the “automatic dues” ban, which stopped union dues from being taken out of worker paychecks. Conley said in his opinion that the exemption for public safety workers from the rules (remember that these unions mostly supported Walker’s election back in 2010) made it so that the state was picking and choosing among workers to punish, violating equal protection laws.
|By: David Dayen Friday March 30, 2012 8:40 am|
We knew that organizers had gathered more than enough signatures to force a recall election for Scott Walker, and Walker gave up on challenging the signatures. But it became more official yesterday, as the staff of the Government Accountability Board in Wisconsin completed their review of petition signatures, a prelude to the announcement of election dates.
|By: David Dayen Monday March 5, 2012 6:30 pm|
Here’s the latest in truth-stretching from Scott Walker, trying to save his job amidst a recall election. Walker knows that he is most vulnerable on the subject of jobs. The entire recall election will probably ride on that fact, but Wisconsin has lost jobs for six months. So he’s spinning his record in a big-money ad blitz, months before the recall date.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday February 28, 2012 1:45 pm|
Once far from the intensity of the collective bargaining incident, it was thought Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker would have the upper hand in re-election. But the million-plus recall signatures delivered by grassroots organizers showed that the passion still burns. And a new poll from Public Policy Polling makes clear that Walker is entirely beatable.
|By: David Dayen Monday February 27, 2012 1:20 pm|
Scott Walker has decided not to challenge any of the over one million signatures for his recall, meaning that an election will likely be held in the spring. The delays to date allowed Walker to gather unlimited campaign donations, but the recall proponents are already running their first ad.