Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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Deciding which candidate to vote for in next year's elections just got harder for St. Croix and Pierce County residents. First they must figure out if they're living in the same congressional, Wisconsin Senate or Assembly district as last election. For the majority, the answer to at least one of those questions will be no. While the focus was on changes in congressional districts, the redistricting bills signed quietly last week by Gov.
In a decision filed Tuesday, an appeals court refused to cut the prison sentence or nullify the plea agreement of a man convicted of three Wisconsin felonies following a shootout with Hudson police in August 2007. On Aug.
As part of an eight-city tour around Wisconsin to discuss the nation's debt problems and the possible effects on Social Security and Medicare, AARP representatives met with retirees in River Falls last week. "We want to give (members) the facts about what is being proposed, some insight on what AARP thinks and invite them to let us know what solutions they would prefer to see for reforming these programs," said Jim Flaherty, communications director for AARP Wisconsin. The United States debt ceiling can be raised in and of itself, but this is the first time that issue has been intertwin
Campaign finance reports filed with Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board show that recall candidate Shelly Moore has raised more money since April than incumbent Sheila Harsdorf, though only by about $13,000. Of the almost 9,800 contributions to Moore's campaign, over half came from outside Wisconsin.
When the unofficial results were totaled Tuesday night, recall candidate Shelly Moore won Wisconsin's 10th Senate District primary 3,000 votes ahead of the opponent who didn't campaign. With votes from all five counties in the district tallied, Moore had just under 54% of the 35,790 votes cast and Isaac Weix had just under 45%. The unofficial totals were 19,301 for Moore, 16,033 for Weix and 456 write-in votes. Moore, River Falls, will now face Senator Sheila Harsdorf in the Aug.
He didn't come check in hand. The money had been wired Tuesday evening. But Gov. Scott Walker held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce that Wisconsin has paid off its $60 million tax reciprocity debt to Minnesota. The announcement that Wisconsin has paid the $59,719,000 -- due last December -- was made at Airworthy Aerospace, a Hudson company with 50 workers, about 40% of whom live in Minnesota. The conference was held the day after the 10th Senate District recall primary and just as campaigning for the Aug. 9 election moves into full swing.
The two candidates whose names will be on the 10th Senate District recall primary ballot next week have very different opinions about the reason for the election. Shelly Moore, River Falls, says the incumbent, Sheila Harsdorf, should be recalled because she doesn't listen to her constituents and has voted for a budget that will gut funding for the most important services in the state. Isaac Weix, 36, Menomonie, says the effort by Democrats to recall Harsdorf has nothing to do with issues or positions but about the power unions lost when the governor and Republican-controlled Legislature elim
With a state Senate recall election, a recall primary and a Supreme Court recount, local election clerks are seeing their 2011 budgets fall apart. While it's difficult to plan for these unprecedented elections, St. Croix and Pierce county clerks figure the unbudgeted expenses will total about $25,000 for each county. Those projections don't include the amounts each city, village and town will pay for poll workers and their own miscellaneous expenses. When she prepared her 2011 budget last fall, St.
Shelly Moore didn't violate campaign rules by using her Ellsworth High School account to send emails, claims a Democratic Party spokesperson.
An Elmwood businessman who ran as a Republican in earlier elections has collected enough signatures to run as a Democrat and force a primary in the 10th Senate District recall race. According to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board's website, 741 valid nomination signatures were submitted last week on behalf of Isaac Weix, Menomonie.