Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Headline News

Rep. Tom Nelson, D-Kaukauna, joins crowded race for Outagamie County executive. (Appleton Post-Crescent)    Among the 5 announced candidates: Jack Voight, 65, former Republican state treasurer.

Soglin will challenge Cieslewicz for mayor in spring election. (Wisconsin State Journal)   Soglin ran unsuccessfully in 1971, was then elected as Mayor of Madison in 1973 at the age of 27.  He blogs here.

Republican state lawmaker looks to repeal Indian mascot law. (Wisconsin State Journal)    Republicans get to work on their 'jobs' agenda.

Former county exec Barry ready to return to office. (Capital Times) Jonathan Barry served as Dane County Executive from 1981 to 1987. The former Dem sez he's not a Scott-Walker Repub.

OK, time to pause and ponder what the message to voters will be in the spring 2011 elections.  (Particularly in Madison!)

Area's average commute is a swift 22 minutes. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).  Expect the anti-train folks to flaunt this line: Compared with other parts of the country, the Milwaukee metropolitan area is a virtual commuter's paradise.

Kimberly misplaces its place in history.  (Oshkosh Northwestern)  Based on the evidence, maybe they should just put up a display in the library.

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