WISCONSIN VOICES 2011 Interview Summary
(first published on wivoices.org)
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Wisconsin News Read about school referendum outcomes and analysis on several ballot initiatives. Also, state Republican leaders have proposed a package of unemployment reforms aimed at easing a $1 billion debt to federal coffers, and stories about a big dairy expansion and an alleged burglar who says she was sleep-walking if she committed the crime.
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.
Wisconsin Election News
Gov. Scott Walker may be in a pickle over health care this morning. The Republican governor has done very little to tailor the federal health care law to Wisconsin, saying the law could be thrown out if voters choose Mitt Romney as president. Well, that didn’t happen.
With 86% of voting units in the district reporting, at 11:30 p.m. Sheila Harsdorf, who has represented the 10th District in the Wisconsin Senate since 2001 and survived a recall attempt last year, had won re-election. At that point, Harsdorf had 45,328 votes to 29,436 for her challenger, Daniel C. Olson.
The polls are open as the eyes of the nation watch Wisconsin and a handful of other presidential battlegrounds. Federal and state authorities – along with political parties, partisan groups and private watchdogs -- will monitor today’s activity at the polls.
Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of men, women, children and students waited for over an hour so see Paul Ryan, vice presidential candidate. Tommy Thompson, the former governor and now Republican candidate for U.S. Senator arrived at the Hudson Victory Center shortly before Ryan.
If elected to serve in Madison, Dan Olson, teacher and Iraqi war veteran, has two objectives:
1) Working to restore a sense of civility in the political dialogue and
2) Focusing on economic growth policies that include retraining and boosting educational spending
Despite last year’s controversies swirling out of Madison, Sheila Harsdorf said another side to state politics gets overlooked. “While some things have been very polarized, almost 96 percent of the legislation in the last session passed with some sort of bipartisan support,” said the three-term state senator from rural River Falls.
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