Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Nestle is recalling NESQUIK Chocolate Powder from store shelves for potential Salmonella contamination.
Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Nestlé USA has announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestlé NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall. Nestlé is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. There have been no reports of …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Here are the latest updates from the campaign trail in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election.
Every day between now and Tuesday's gubernatorial recall election, Patch will provide daily updates on what's happening on the campaign trail. Check back with this column throughout the day for the latest recall-related news. 3:35 p.m.: US Department of Justice Will Monitor Wisconsin on Tuesday A team of special agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation and assistant attorney generals will head to Wisconsin on Tuesday to ensure make sure everyone complies with the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlaws discrimination in the election process based on race, color or membership in a minority language group. “The June recall election is a significant event in our state's history,” said state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (R) in a …
Incumbent Republican governor takes in $148,000 in campaign contributions from Brookfield residents, while his Democratic opponent nets about $36,000.
Whether Gov. Scott Walker or Democrat Tom Barrett will win the gubernatorial recall election — or carry Brookfield, for that matter — won't be known for sure until all the ballots are counted Tuesday night. What is known, however, is that when it comes to campaign contributions, the incumbent Republican governor has outraised the Milwaukee mayor by a margin of more than 4-to-1 in Brookfield. A Patch analysis of campaign finance reports filed last week with the state Government Accountability Board shows that Walker has raised $148,190 in Brookfield since January. By comparison, Barrett took in $36,292 since he launched his candidacy in March, campaign finance reports show. See who is donating to Barrett and Walker with Patch's interactive …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Milwaukee mayor and Gov. Scott Walker exchange barbs over the misreporting of Milwaukee's crime data.
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett Thursday blasted Gov. Scott Walker for vilifying the Milwaukee Police Department for what Barrett says was a miscalculation of crime statistics — an issue that has become political fodder on the campaign trail in recent days. "Shame on Governor Walker if he impugns the integrity of the beat cops of the Milwaukee Police Department because these are men and women that put their lives on the line every single day," the Milwaukee mayor said during a press conference. Milwaukee's crime data became an issue in gubernatorial recall race after the Journal Sentinel published a story earlier this week that indicated the Milwaukee Police Department may have misreported more than 500 assault cases since 2009 to the…
Monday, May 14, 2012
He was at Jensen Metal Products in Caledonia Monday afternoon to announce the addition of 39 jobs. He earlier announced 350 new jobs at a plant in Neenah.
It will take baby steps for the state of Wisconsin to get the 250,000 new jobs Gov. Scott Walker promised on the campaign trail in 2010 and recommitted to over the weekend, he said Monday. Walker made the statement while speaking to about 50 employees of Jensen Metal Products, when he stopped in Caledonia while campaigning for the June 5 recall election. Walker announced Monday that Jensen Metal Products will expand its manufacturing operation, creating 39 new jobs, thanks to $2 million in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation over the next several years. The announcement came just a few hours after Walker was in Neenah to announce Plexus Corp., another manufacturing company, is planning to create up to 350 …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
President's campaign sends e-mail to Obama supporters urging them to vote for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in June 5 recall election of Gov. Scott Walker.
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is actively getting behind the effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker from office, The Huffington Post reports. The campaign is focusing its efforts on educating and registering voters in advance of the historic June 5 gubernatorial recall election. Tripp Wellde, the Wisconsin state director for the Obama campaign, sent an email to supporters Thursday night, urging them to support Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walker's Democratic opponent. The Obama campaign also hosted "Own Your Vote" events around the state this weekend, described as "organizing phone banks and knocking on doors to make sure Wisconsinites are registered and ready to own their vote on Election Day," according to The Huffington Post…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A closer look at the numbers in Tuesday recall primary indicates that many Republicans cast ballots in Democratic race for governor. If that's true, GOP turnout was much larger than it appears.
There were 614,511 ballots cast in the Republican primary for governor in 2010. That was a contested race between then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and former Congressman Mark Neumann. Walker, running nearly unopposed in Tuesday’s recall, received 626,538 votes. That’s nearly a 2 percent increase in Republican voters from 2010, despite just token opposition for Walker, and does not include crossover votes of Republicans voting in the Democratic primary (most likely for Kathleen Falk). To put the Republican turnout in perspective, Walker’s 626,538 vote total was equal to 91.4% of the total votes cast for all of the Democratic candidates and the Democratic protest candidate running as a Republican. In 2010, Milwaukee Mayor Tom …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Check out the replay of Patch's live recall primary blog from Tuesday night.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in the special primary election for governor and four state Senate seats. Patch blogged live from the election and you can revisit our real-time coverage in this blog replay. And remember to stay with Patch over the next month as we continue to provide coverage of the historic recall election.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Here are the latest updates from the campaign trail in the upcoming recall elections.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Patch is providing regular updates on what's happening in the campaigns of those who want to be our next governor. Check back with this column throughout the day for the latest from the campaign trail. 2:25 p.m. Walker to be in Waukesha Election Night Gov. Scott Walker will criss-cross the state Election Day but end up in GOP country, Waukesha County. After campaign stops in La Crosse, Eau Claire and Green Bay, Walker will wait for results to come in at the GOP Waukesha Victory Center, 1701 Pearl St. in Waukesha. The event starts at 9:45 p.m., with Walker taking the stage at 10. 11:45 a.m.: Falk, Barrett on the trail Monday If you're having lunch in Kenosha today, there's a chance you could run into Barrett, as he's hitting three …
If voters are leaning more toward Barrett in Tuesday's recall election, it may be because Falk overplayed her hand as unions' champion, while Milwaukee mayor plays more to the middle.
A comparison of leading Democratic candidates Kathleen Falk and Tom Barrett going into Tuesday’s recall primary shows their differences are more about style and political strategy than substance on the issues. Both campaigns have hammered against Gov. Scott Walker’s cuts to public education and vowed to restore school spending. Both have focused on the need for job creation and derided Walker’s record on it. On public health matters, the economy and, yes, on collective bargaining for public workers, they are essentially on the same page over the long haul. Where Falk and Barrett differ is not as much in their ultimate policy aims, but in their approaches. Falk entered the race in mid-January, almost the instant the deadline for turning in …