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2014-10-24

Grothman unfazed by lack of endorsement from Petri

Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman isn’t too concerned by the fact that Republican U.S. Representative Tom Petri won’t endorse him as he runs to succeed Petri. “I like Congressman Petri, a nice, soft-spoken individual, but right now we’re borrowing 20…

posted 2014/10/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin launches Ebola information line

State health officials are setting up a hotline to answer questions about the Ebola virus. In addition to information already posted on the state Department of Health Service’s website, the agency has opened a toll free line for state residents…

posted 2014/10/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Rock County judge expected to launch Wisconsin Supreme Court bid

A Rock County Judge is expected to announce Monday that he plans to make a run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. In an email, Judge James Daley said he plans to make a significant announcement related to the future of…

posted 2014/10/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Dems, GOP work overtime to turn out voters in Wisconsin

In a polarized, evenly-divided state, in which polls show the two gubernatorial candidates in a dead heat among likely voters, every single vote counts. Both political parties say turnout is the key to a win. In the days remaining before…

posted 2014/10/24 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2014-10-23

Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects second look at Voter ID

The Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t take another look at voter ID. The justices rejected reconsidering their July ruling that Wisconsin’s voter ID law is constitutional. The Milwaukee NAACP, League of Women Voters, and Voces de la Frontera had requested the…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Keeping threat of Ebola in U.S. in perspective

A Madison College professor says media consumers need to keep the threat posed by Ebola in the U.S. in perspective. While it’s important to inform the public, Madison College marketing professor Steve Noll says 24-7 coverage of Ebola has little…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

State says most voucher recipients came from private schools

New numbers from the Department of Public Instruction show many students receiving taxpayer-funded vouchers were already enrolled in private schools. Supporters of a statewide expansion of the private school voucher program have argued it will allow more children to escape…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Candidates in Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District meet in second debate

The two candidates for the 6th Congressional District met Thursday morning in Oshkosh for their second debate. Democrat Mark Harris and Republican Glenn Grothman are looking to replace retiring U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI) of Fond du Lac. Grothman, a…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Wisconsin Powerball winner done punching time clock

It’s early retirement for a Stanley man, after he won a million dollars in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Robert Bogard has played the lottery weekly for years, but has never won more than seven dollars. Bogard a few days without…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Brett Hulsey reenters race for Wisconsin governor

Less than two weeks from Election Day, state Representative Brett Hulsey had announced an independent bid for governor. The Madison Democrat, who lost resoundingly to Mary Burke in the August Democratic primary (Hulsey received 51,830 votes to Burke’s 259,921), said…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

St. Norbert College poll gives Walker slight edge in race for governor

A poll by St. Norbert College on the race for governor gives Governor Walker a one-point lead over Democratic challenger Mary Burke. That’s among likely voters, and the school’s survey center director says that means the election is a “toss…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Impact of Petri snubbing Grothman likely limited

The Republican in the race for the state’s Sixth Congressional District will not get the incumbent’s support, but a political expert says it may not hurt him too badly. Retiring Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) told a Fond du Lac newspaper…

posted 2014/10/23 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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