Monday, March 25, 2013
Caledonia voters will decide on State Supreme Court, State Superintendent, Caledonia Village President, three spots on the Caledonia Village Board, and three seats on the Racine Unified School Board on April 2.
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth on Tuesday, April 2. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Wisconsin Supreme Court Read more about the State Supreme Court race Wisconsin Superintendent of Schools Read more about the Superintendent of Schools race Caledonia Village President Read more about the village president race Related: Incumbents Mum on Walmart at Forum Caledonia Village Board (Trustee No. 1) Read more about the Trustee No. 1 race Caledonia Village Board (Trustee No. 3) Read more about the Trustee No. 3 race Caledonia Village Board (Trustee No. 5) Read more about the Trustee No. 5 race…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
After waiting it out for a few months, it appears as though the state's highest court will review a portion of the Curt Johnson child sex assault case.
The state's highest court has decided to review a portion of the child sex assault case pending against Curt Johnson. A request for review was first filed by the state Attorney General's office with the Wisconsin Supreme Court last spring. At issue is an appellate court ruling, which stated that as long as the alleged victim withholds her medical records, she does not have to testify. The AG's office filed the appeal on May 17, one day short of the deadline. The Court of Appeals Second District panel upheld part of the original ruling by Racine County Circuit Court Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz, agreeing that the victim has the right to keep her medical records private. But, the appellate judges disagreed with the lower court saying the …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The high court's decisions mean that the appeals court will hear the cases first. A trial that started today will continue.
The state Supreme Court Monday refused to hear Voter ID cases stemming from suits brought by two different plaintiffs. Justices issued one-page opinions on each of the lawsuits from the Milwaukee NAACP and the League of Women Voters, but declined to comment on why they refuse to hear either one, according to WisPolitics.com. A temporary injunction was issued first by one Dane County judge and a permanent injuction was issued by another. There is a trial that started today and now will proceed based on lawsuits filed by the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera. Both groups claim the law, which requires voters to show a photo ID before they can cast a ballot, disenfranchises minorities, the elderly, the disabled and …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstates controversial Budget Repair bill.
In a blow to Wisconsin's public employee unions, the state Supreme Court late Tuesdayoverturned a lower court's ruling that a committee of Republican lawmakers violated open meetings laws when they approved the budget repair bill that strips workers of most bargaining rights. As of result of the ruling, all of the provisions of the bill will be put into place and previous rulings by Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi, who struck down the legislation, are overturned. In its ruling, the high court said the lower court "exceeded its jurisdiction, invaded the legislature’s constitutional powers...and erred in enjoining the publication and further implementation of the act." Furthermore, the justices wrote, the legislative conference …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Prosser marked 7,006 more votes than Kloppenburg.
The Racine Journal Times and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are reporting the results of a contentious, and seemingly unending, State Supreme Court race between Justice David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg. This means Prosser will take the bench for another 10-year term. Here's the Racine Journal Times story: Recount: Prosser won re-election The Journal Sentinel story: Prosser wins recount in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
Friday, April 8, 2011
State Supreme Court candidates campaign manager says group is comparing poll data to voting machine tapes.
Officials from the JoAnne Kloppenburg campaign are taking a look at Waukesha County ballot tapes to make sure there are no inconsistencies. More than one dozen Kloppenburg campaign officials started to review ballots with Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who on Thursday announced she made an error and forgot to report more than 14,000 votes, which took away a narrow victory margin from Kloppenburg and gave a stronger lead to incumbent Justice David Prosser. “We’re looking at the polling place data to compare it to the tapes and see if the numbers match up,” said Melissa Mulliken, campaign manager for Kloppenburg. “We’re looking to see if we will find any irregularities.” Staffers reviewed the tapes Friday afternoon and they are …
Friday, April 1, 2011
Rayne's World is a new opinion column for Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch. It will run every Friday.
I have never owned a business. I have never held political office, local or otherwise. I have never been a member on any kind of board. And at 36, I have yet to finish my bachelors degree. Instead of balancing budgets, I balance check books. Instead of reconciling deficits, I have reconciled credit card debt. The only election I have ever won is that of Homeroom Representative at Horlick High School. I am flawed, make mistakes and have even been known to flip flop once or twice, but I do believe myself to be an independent thinker. I choose candidates to support based on whether or not their beliefs line up with mine, and I hope I express my perceptions here authentically. And even if you do not appreciate the content of my writing, I do …