Sunday, January 20, 2013
Republican lieutenant governor says Wisconsin is "in better shape today than we were before, and we're not done yet."
With a collective sigh of relief, we can now look back at the time since Governor Walker and I took office, and size up the accomplishments of the last two years. Although we've seen things unprecedented and unpredictable, our experiences have made us stronger. We have a lot to be proud of. Our successes give us new perspective, though, and through the lens of a state pursuing economic competitiveness, we see we have a lot of room to grow in our future. Despite the rampant wrong turns from our federal government, Wisconsin is finally on the path to prosperity. We inherited a $3.6 billion budget deficit that has been balanced without raising taxes. After seeing nearly 150,000 jobs lost under the last three years of the previous …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch met with Waukesha County leaders Tuesday afternoon to promote the statewide The Big Bundle Up campaign.
The folks working in the Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County have a tradition started by a quote from It’s a Wonderful Life: “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” Whenever someone’s close to tears because of a caring gesture demonstrated by the community, they ring a bell in the office. The stories are many as 4,700 children are registered with their office to receive Christmas gifts. These are children who might not get a Christmas present this year without the help of generous people in the community who give back to others. “I’m Santa’s assistant,” said Ruth Page Jones, executive director of the Christmas Clearing Council. “I think I have a pretty good job.” One man brings in $2,100 in gift certificates. A woman…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch encourages small business owners to join Small Business Summit.
On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch delivered the weekly radio address titled Small Business Summit. The following is the transcript from her address: Hi I’m Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. This week marks the end of October as National Manufacturing Month. You probably already know we lead the nation in making cheese, and you definitely know the Packers will always be at the top. But did you know that Wisconsin still ranks first among the 50 states in manufacturing jobs per capita? That’s right! And we’re making strides to improve our business climate and improve our workforce to make Wisconsin even better for manufacturers, other small businesses, and our great citizens. We’re doing this by listening to you. At last year’s…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
An estimated 800 people were at the Republican Party of Waukesha County's rally with the Florida senator.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had a message for the Green Bay Packers who play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Please, please don’t run up the score if the Packers get ahead in the game, he said. “We are both swing states,” Rubio said. “Take it easy.” An estimated 800 people were at the Republican Party of Waukesha County’s headquarters Thursday morning during a rally for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s political campaign. The Wisconsin Republicans were cheering especially loud whenever Ryan’s name or the Green Bay Packers was mentioned. Rubio looked at the packed room on the east side of Waukesha and encouraged the Republicans to keep up their momentum in the last week and a half before the Nov. 6 election between President Barack Obama and …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch among those featured at conservative gathering.
On the same day that President Barack Obama made a campaign stop in Milwaukee, about 250 gathered at the Waukesha County Expo Center Saturday afternoon for "Yes, We Did Build It!" rally. The events, sponsored by Citizens for Responsible Government, featured speeches from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Joseph Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, and WTMJ-AM talk show host Charles Sykes. The rally also featured testimonials from local business leaders.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Sikh temple in Brookfield housed hundreds of supporters during special services Monday night, including Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch.
Hundreds came out to the Sikh temple in Brookfield Monday night for special services in honor of those who passed away during Sunday's shooting rampage in Oak Creek. Joined by Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, the supporters in the packed temple prayed in unison for the seven people who passed away, including man behind the gun, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. Following the ceremony, the entire group gathered just outside the temple for a candlelight vigil and moment of silence honoring the victims of the shooting before going back inside for a langar community meal.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Governor cruises to victory in Waukesha County with no major issues reported out of the clerk's office.
With the two special recall elections of 2012 behind us, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus has made it through both without incident. Nickolaus’ office reported elections results numbers Tuesday evening without a hitch after she came under scrutiny in the past year for large election night flubs. Results came out in a timely fashion Tuesday evening with final results reported by only delayed by large voter turnouts in areas such as Oconomowoc, where absentee votes were not counted until after the polls closed. "Everything went very well,” said Shawn Lundie, chief of staff for Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas. "We’ve been working hard for the past several months to implement a system that would disseminate election results in a …
Friday, June 1, 2012
The South Carolina governor hit the campaign trail with Gov. Scott Walker, landing on the factory floor at Quad/Graphics to implore workers to go out and vote.
Hundreds of Quad/Graphics Inc. workers flooded the factory floor Friday afternoon as Gov. Scott Walker and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley addressed employees, asking for their votes on Tuesday. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch kicked-off the “grassroots rally” at the factory, introducing Gov. Walker to an enormous round of applause. Just before taking the stage, the governor was handed a traditional dark blue Quad shirt that almost every employee at the factory wears. “I’m here to ask for your vote on Tuesday,” Gov. Walker said. “This shirt – I’ll be proud to wear it on Wednesday morning after the election and still be Governor Scott Walker… Quad is helping Wisconsin move forward.” Gov. Walker outlined his string of successful …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The lieutenant governor, who faces a recall election in about two weeks, stood shoulder to shoulder with Amy Kremer, Chairman of the Tea Party Express, at a press conference Monday, May 21.
The national Tea Party Express has been a prominent player on the Wisconsin recall scene for nearly a year, and on Monday, it promised to remain one until Election Day. In a joint press conference in Milwaukee, Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express, publicly endorsed Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who is facing a challenge from Democrat Mahlon Mitchell in the June 5 recall election. “I want people around the country to know the accomplishments of the lieutenant governor and how she has been a strong conservative supporter for Governor (Scott) Walker and stood behind him,” Kremer said, as Kleefisch stood by her side. “They have been working hand in hand to make sure (good) things happen for the citizens of Wisconsin.” Kremer said the …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Dane County judge presiding over the lawsuit for Voter ID has set a brief schedule that puts any resolution several weeks past the June 5 recall election.
Any hope that the Voter ID issue could be resolved in time for the spring recall elections died today when Judge David Flanagan set the briefing schedule for the case. According to a story from The Associated Press, Flanagan set the schedule so final briefs are not due until two weeks after the recall elections conclude. The judge said he chose the dates because Voter ID is complicated and attorneys need time to properly draft their arguments. Flanagan issued a temporary injunction last month after the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera filed a lawsuit alleging that the Voter ID law disenfranchised too many voters. A four-day bench trial over which Flanagan presided wrapped up Thursday, but he didn't hear oral arguments…