Monday, July 30, 2012
Were you at 8-twelve's party Sunday night with Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun? Add your photos to Patch's gallery here.
The new Aaron Rodgers-Ryan Braun restaurant, 8-twelve MVP Bar & Grill, held a private big bash Sunday night to celebrate its grand opening in the Town of Brookfield. Among those in the packed crowd: the two MVPs, Surg Restaurant Group owner Omar Shaik, Gov. Scott Walker and his wife and sons, Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto and Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas. The Business Journal was there and snapped these shots. Ponto, who attended with his wife Mary, said the party was packed and the restaurant was a great experience. So what does he recommend? The calamari and prime rib, paired with red wine, were "excellent," he said. Were you there Sunday evening? Share your photos! And if you've been to 8-twelve since it opened July 5 at 17800 W…
Friday, June 1, 2012
Voting in person at your municipal clerk's office ends at 5 p.m. today. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day Tuesday and received by the clerk's office by June 8.
Today is the last day to vote absentee for Tuesday's historic gubernatorial recall election. Voting in person at your municipal clerk's office ends at 5 p.m. today. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by Election Day Tuesday and received by the clerk's office by 4 p.m. June 8, according to the state Government Accountability Board. Other things to keep in mind if considering voting absentee: More information, including the "Top 10 Things a Wisconsin Voter Should Know for Election Day," is available on the state GAB website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The city clerk says about 3,500 absentee ballots have been requested as of Wednesday morning, with about 2,550 returned. That exceeds the April 3 and May 8 elections but is less than the 2010 Walker-Barrett race.
Mirroring a statewide trend, Brookfield is seeing heavy absentee voting but not quite at the level of the 2010 gubernatorial election between Scott Walker and Tom Barrett, records show. As of early Wednesday morning, the city clerk's office had issued at total of 3,496 absentee ballots. Of those, 2,554 were completed and returned, and 942 were outstanding. That volume far outweighs the total 1,007 absentee ballots cast in the May 8 recall primary for governor, which was largely a contest between Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk. It is not as heavy as the total 4,042 absentee ballots cast in the November 2010 gubernatorial election between Walker and Barrett. In-person absentee voting in the clerk’s office runs through 5 p.m. Friday. Voter …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker spoke with members of the Twin Cities-area media during his campaign stop Saturday at the GOP's Hudson Victory Center.
Gov. Scott Walker spoke with members of the Twin Cities-area media during his campaign stop Saturday at the GOP's Hudson Victory Center. Walker is facing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election on June 5.
Gov. Scott Walker spoke to Hudson supporters about the results of his collective bargaining reforms, employment statistics, Tom Barrett's record, courage and the importance of grassroots get-out-the vote efforts.
Gov. Scott Walker delivered a campaign speech at the GOP's Hudson Victory Center Saturday to the roaring approval of more than 175 supporters. More than 30 Walker protesters gathered outside the building. During his speech, Walker touched on education, collective bargaining reforms, employment statistics, his opponent's record, courage and the importance of grassroots get-out-the-vote efforts. He even slipped in a football joke at the expense of Ashley Goettl, a Walker supporter in attendance who was wearing her Vikings jersey. Walker is facing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a gubernatorial recall election on June 5.
More than 175 Walker supporters turned out on Saturday afternoon to hear Gov. Scott Walker speak in Hudson, WI, as more than 30 Barrett supporters stood outside and waved signs.
More than 175 Walker supporters turned out Saturday afternoon to hear Gov. Scott Walker speak at the Hudson Victory Center as more than 30 supporters of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stood outside and waved signs.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker applauded Trace-A-Matic's facility and job expansions and said more training is needed to bridge the gap between highly skilled jobs and employees.
(Updated 1:35 p.m.) Gov. Scott Walker touted a Brookfield plant’s job growth Thursday as more evidence the state’s manufacturing sector was improving, but said training and matching highly skilled machinists remains an obstacle for many businesses. Walker said "everywhere I go" around the state, plant operators emphasize they can't find qualified, trained workers, despite unemployment of around seven percent. He encouraged the crowd of employees at Trace-A-Matic Corp. to help by encouraging others to enter manufacturing training programs at technical colleges and other venues. "Talk about the good careers and the good opportunities in manufacturing in this state," he said, adding that one of his sons, a high school junior, wants to pursue …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Catch up on Monday's political stories on Patch, including Brookfield Republican Rob Hutton's decision to run for state Assembly District 13, the seat held by Democratic Rep. David Cullen.
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Friday, February 3, 2012
State elections chief says requiring a public searchable database would be expensive and impractical. The state might use a searchable database in its review and enter names, not addresses.
Updated (Feb. 3): An appeals court has vacated a Waukesha County Circuit Court's order that state elections officials do more to ferret out duplicate signatures on Recall Walker petitions, saying the court erred in not allowing recall organizers to intervene in the case. The decision by the Court of Appeals District IV panel based in Madison means Waukesha County Circuit Judge J. Mac Davis will need to re-hear the case, allowing for input from representatives of both campaigns — that of Gov. Scott Walker and the recalls. "We conclude that the recall committees are entitled to intervene as a matter of right," the appellate court ruled. "It cannot be seriously disputed that the recall committees have an interest in the procedures that will …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
A kickoff rally at Wauwatosa's Hart Park invigorates Republicans to battle to keep Walker in the governor's mansion and the state moving forward.
Delivering baked goods and fiery speeches, supporters of Republican Gov. Scott Walker warmed a crowd several thousand people strong Saturday, igniting what will be a months-long battle to save the governor's office. "I want people to see that the majority of Wisconsin cares about Walker and Wisconsin," said Jeni Berdan, 28, of West Allis. "He's one of the first politicians who kept what he promised. That people came out in this kind of weather shows how people are behind him." Temperatures were in the single digits before the rally began, but rose to the low 20s for the three-hour-long outdoor rally in Wauwatosa's Hart Park. Skies were sunny and blue. "See, the sun's coming up for us," Jerrid Madden, a 16-year-old Muskego student who spoke…