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More Wisconsin Places Vote To Overturn “Citizens United”

(Undated)  —  Rock County and Delafield are among the latest in Wisconsin to pass referendums to overturn the US Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling and get money out of politics. Eighty-six-percent of Rock County voters and 80-percent in Delafield voted yes Tuesday to support a constitutional amendment to throw out the ruling that lets corporations More >

Former School Employee In Rock County Charged

(Janesville, WI)  —  A former employee in the Beloit and Edgerton school districts is free on a signature bond, after being charged with exposing a child to harmful materials. Thirty-three-year-old Kyle Bowman, who now lives in Waunakee, is due back in Rock County Circuit Court November 30th to complete his formal initial appearance in the More >

Most Large School Referendums OKd, But Not State’s Largest

(Undated)  —  Wisconsin public school voters were in a generous mood, as many of the state’s largest building and tax increase referendums were approved. But in Chippewa Falls, voters said no to Wisconsin’s largest proposal, 159 million dollars of borrowing for a new high school, a rebuilt elementary school, and renovations of other facilities. In More >

Green Lake Woman Arrested In Fires, Murder Attempt

(West Bend, WI)  —  A woman whom police described as mentally unstable has been arrested for setting fires to her father’s home while trying to kill him. West Bend Police said they arrested 57-year-old Cynthia Starks Griffin of Kentucky around noon on Tuesday. Officials said she walked into a store where an employee recognized her More >

Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Is Identified

(Portage, WI) — A man killed when his motorcycle struck a deer near Portage has been identified is 76-year-old Anton Sallaks, Senior of Horicon. Columbia County sheriff’s deputies say his bike was going east on Highway 33 Monday afternoon when the deer ran in front of him. Officials say Sallaks was not wearing a helmet, More >

Low turnout for presidential election in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Turnout for the presidential election in Wisconsin appears to be a 20-year low. Turnout in Tuesday’s election was about 66 percent of the voting age population, based on unofficial results. Nearly all precincts were reporting Wednesday morning. More than 2.9 million people voted in Wisconsin’s Senate race, about 3,000 more than did More >

GOP Has Largest Majority In Decades In State Legislature

Wisconsin voters give Republicans their largest majorities in decades in the state Legislature, as the G-O-P continues the nearly complete control it’s had in state government since 2011. Stevens Point Democrat Julie Lassa lost the Senate seat she held since 2003, with 48-percent of the vote against Republican Patrick Testin. Senate Democratic Minority Leader Jennifer More >

Ron Johnson Remains In Congress With Win Over Russ Feingold

Republicans will keep control of both houses in Congress as Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson won for the second straight time against the man he unseated in 2010, Democrat Russ Feingold. Johnson got 50-percent of Tuesday’s vote to 47-percent for Feingold. It helped the G-O-P win at least five of eight contests that Democrats were hoping More >

Trump Wins Presidency And Carries Wisconsin

Donald Trump pulls off a stunning upset by winning the presidency and becoming the first Republican since 1984 to carry Wisconsin. The businessman got 49-percent of the state’s popular vote to 46 for Democrat Hillary Clinton — and it capped off a big night for state Republicans as they kept a U-S Senate seat and More >

Early Voting Eases Pressure Tuesday At Polling Places

More than 820-thousand early voters appeared to take at least some pressure off busy polling places in Wisconsin. Milwaukee Election Commission director Neil Albrecht credits the July federal court ruling that ended restrictions on absentee voting, at least for this election. More than 52-thousand people voted early in Wisconsin’s largest city, and Albrecht says up More >