MADISON –With data entry nearly complete, hunter-supplied numbers indicate that 366,747 deer were harvested in Wisconsin for the 2012 seasons, a 5% increase from 2011, according to Department of Natural Resources officials.
Five candidates will be on the primary ballot next week to choose a Democrat to face Gov. Scott Walker in the June recall election. Two names are on the Republican ballot. Facing off in the May 8 primary are Democrats Tom Barrett, Milwaukee; Kathleen Falk, Madison; Doug La Follette, Madison; and Kathleen Vinehout, Alma; and “fake Democrat” Gladys Huber, Mequon.
The Wisconsin elections panel voted today to hold separate recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The Government Accountability Board unanimously certified just over 900,000 petition signatures for the Walker recall effort and about 809,000 signatures for the effort to unseat Kleefisch. Both numbers were well above the 540,000 needed to force the recall votes.
Town of Troy resident Nan Lambert and Barb Greub of River Falls were chosen to represent St. Croix and Pierce counties, respectively, when the call went out for a person from every Wisconsin county to help hand-deliver 3,000 pounds of petitions seeking the recall of Gov. Scott Walker and other state-level officials.
Former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk announced this morning that she will run for governor in a recall election against Gov. Scott Walker.
Falk made the announcement in an email message to supporters.
Whitetail hunters across Wisconsin registered more than 112,000 animals through Sunday evening and the Wisconsin DNR reported no hunting fatalities as of Monday. Officials break down the stats on who's hunting this year.
A Florida man and his Wisconsin son won't be fishing for a few years and the pair will pay nearly $6,000 in fines for overbagging fish from Sawyer County's Lake Chetac. A DNR press release details the investigation.
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.
JoAnne Kloppenburg said late this morning she will not challenge the results of this month’s statewide recount of the Supreme Court election in which she lost to incumbent Justice David Prosser by just over 7,000 votes.
Wisconsin’s senior U.S. senator will not run for re-election next year. Democrat Herb Kohl made the announcement at 11 a.m. today in his hometown of Milwaukee. Kohl, 76, will step down after his current term ends in January 2013.
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