Posted on 17 December 2013 in Economy, Environment, Frac sand, Government, Latest
Frac sand mining company Preferred Sands of Wisconsin has been ordered to pay $200,000 for stormwater and air permit violations at its facility near Blair, a Trempealeau County city. This is the first civil judgment brought against a frac sand mining company in Wisconsin.
Posted on 17 November 2013 in Economy, Frac sand, Government, Latest
In this small city in northwestern Wisconsin, the mayor and two council members are facing recall elections over their handling of a proposed frac sand mine that would be built a half-mile south of a school.
Posted on 06 June 2012 in Latest, Money & Politics
Albert Einstein famously defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. In retrospect, the effort by state Democrats to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election by running Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the same candidate who lost to him in November 2010, might fit this bill.
Posted on 05 June 2012 in Government, Latest, Money & Politics, WisWatch Blog
Here’s an archive of our live blog from election night.
View a collection of election night photos on our Facebook page.
Recall election news sources:
Associated Press county vote results
New York Times lives updates and analysis
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel homepage and All Politics Blog
Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times homepage and Live Blog
WisPolitics Election Blog
POLITICO Election Central and Charlie Mahtesian’s blog
Posted on 16 May 2012 in Government, Latest, Money & Politics
Walker’s official calendars from his first 13 months in office chronicle these and scores more hours he spent building credentials with conservatives in Wisconsin and across the nation. The second installment in a three-part series.
Posted on 13 May 2012 in Government, Latest, Money & Politics
Last year, Gov. Scott Walker crisscrossed the nation, breaking fundraising records and netting about half his donations from out of state. But his calendars show the consequences of fame and fundraising. The first in a three-part series.
Posted on 02 February 2012 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
It’s difficult to write about the levels of money now being pumped into Wisconsin’s electoral process without using terms like “jaw-dropping” and “eye-popping.” It’s a wonder we can still recognize ourselves in the mirror, with all these contortions.
Posted on 10 January 2012 in Government, Latest, Money & Politics
Gov. Scott Walker’s sense of mission has often brought controversy. While his supporters say his boldness will be rewarded, his critics blame him for dividing the state. Part three in a three-part series.