Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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With two weeks to go before the filing deadline, two districts on the St. Croix County Board have no incumbents and no registered candidates. Redistricting has left two other districts for the 19-member board without incumbents, but candidates have stepped forward in those areas. And in one district, two incumbents will square off come April 3. The deadline for turning in nomination paper signatures -- at least 20 and no more than 100 -- is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. A candidate must collect all 20 signatures from voters in the district in which he is a resident.
The week leading into the season-opening tournament was a busy one for the Somerset boys hockey team. The Spartans hurriedly worked to assimilate the team members who were part of the Spartan football team that reached the state championship game. The late-running football season meant a late start for nearly half of the Spartan hockey players. The Spartans showed no signs of any difficulties in their season opener on Friday.
Deciding which candidate to vote for in next year's elections just got harder for St. Croix and Pierce County residents. First they must figure out if they're living in the same congressional, Wisconsin Senate or Assembly district as last election. For the majority, the answer to at least one of those questions will be no. While the focus was on changes in congressional districts, the redistricting bills signed quietly last week by Gov.
Campaign finance reports filed with Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board show that recall candidate Shelly Moore has raised more money since April than incumbent Sheila Harsdorf, though only by about $13,000. Of the almost 9,800 contributions to Moore's campaign, over half came from outside Wisconsin.
When the unofficial results were totaled Tuesday night, recall candidate Shelly Moore won Wisconsin's 10th Senate District primary 3,000 votes ahead of the opponent who didn't campaign. With votes from all five counties in the district tallied, Moore had just under 54% of the 35,790 votes cast and Isaac Weix had just under 45%. The unofficial totals were 19,301 for Moore, 16,033 for Weix and 456 write-in votes. Moore, River Falls, will now face Senator Sheila Harsdorf in the Aug.
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. The announcement that Wisconsin has paid the $59,719,000 -- due last December -- was made at Airworthy Aerospace, a Hudson company with 50 workers, about 40% of whom live in Minnesota. The conference was held the day after the 10th Senate District recall primary and just as campaigning for the Aug. 9 election moves into full swing.
Shelly Moore didn't violate campaign rules by using her Ellsworth High School account to send emails, claims a Democratic Party spokesperson.
MADISON - Shelly Moore didn't violate campaign rules by using her Ellsworth school account to send emails, claims a Democratic Party spokesperson.
Last Thursday after 13 hours of debate in the Assembly followed by nine hours of debate in the Senate, the Wisconsin Legislature adopted a $66 billion, two-year budget bill. The budget, awaiting Gov. Scott Walker's signature, takes effect July 1. Identical bills passed the Assembly on a 60-38 vote and the Senate on a 19-14 vote. No Republicans voted against the bill.
A man who has run in other elections as a Republican may be entering the 10th District Senate recall race as a Democrat in an attempt to force a primary and delay the actual recall election. Isaac Weix, Menomonie, is circulating nomination papers to become a "protest candidate," according to the chairmen of the Pierce and St. Croix county Republican parties. Last week Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board certified that enough signatures have been collected to force a recall election for Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls), who has been the 10th District senator since 2000.