STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Knudson in the running to be new majority leader
Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly are expected to elect a new majority leader today. Representatives Bill Kramer of Waukesha and Dean Knudson of Hudson hope to replace Scott Suder of Abbotsford. He officially stepped down yesterday, after Governor Scott Walker made him a division administrator in the state’s utility-regulating Public Service Commission. The majority leader’s post is the second-most powerful in the Assembly, behind the speaker.