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News, Discussion of the Walker Recall

Read the live blog run by Patch editors throughout the day, as organizers turned in hundreds of thousands of signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and several state senators.

On Tuesday, organizers of the , presented hundreds of thousands of signatures to the state Government Accountability Board.

Patch had four editors in Madison on Tuesday, providing up-to-the-minute coverage on recall happenings, including the turning in of signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker. 

Continue the discussion in the comments section below.

morninmist January 19, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I wish all the folks on Patch would take time to read it and reflect upon it. About the Pack- they have a grand team and will be back next year. Take care.
The Anti-Alinsky January 20, 2012 at 02:04 AM
No, I am not a police union shill. I didn't agree with Governor Walker's view that since Police and Firemen put their lives on the line all the time they should be exempt. I wrote to my state Senator and told her as much. 99.9% of Act 10 is good legislation, so I can live with it.
$$andSense January 20, 2012 at 03:08 AM
@anit-alinsky Last question is, are you an exempt full time police officer or fireman? 99.9% of ACT 10 of my tax bill isn’t good enough when over 50% of my local taxes is mostly for the blue badges since our fire dept. is all paid on call volunteers with no union. I cannot live with 99.9% when I pay 50% a year for police services that our Village board has their hands tied by your favorite governor’s exemption that gives these people a pass. Give me a break. I pay less than $200 a year for our public works department for people who actually do something like plowing and salting streets, chip brush curbside, maintain our parks, maintain our public buildings, sweep our streets, etc. etc. Our cops have never put “their lives on the line “ since our community was incorporated 90 years ago. Sure, they may have pulled any number of their myriad of weapons when confronted with a potential “threat”, but the truth remains none have ever had been shot or threatened with something more than a base ball bat. Stop with the “911 hero”crap.
The Anti-Alinsky January 21, 2012 at 09:05 PM
I am wondering if you read the entire post. I will explain it here and now. I am not now, nor have I ever been a policeman, fireman, a member of any union representing policemen or firemen (actually, I've never belonged to a labor union, but I figured you needed a definitive answer), or any group associated with policemen or firemen. And, having said that, I am appreciative everyday for the work they do. In my municipality there is not a lot of dangerous action. On occasion you hear about someone going a little nuts with a gun, or a high speed chase, but that is fairly rare. Regardless, I am glad that they are there to handle situations like that. And just to put it in perspective, I would much rather have the 99.9% of Governor Walker's legislation than the 0.0% of Jim Doyle's legislation I agreed with.
$$andSense January 22, 2012 at 03:23 AM
I want it all. If Walker is going to sweep the floor, I want every corner and every scrap cleaned up. No Chicago/New York/Philly style of corruption based on campaign donations or lobbying exempting any public employee. For the record, I have nothing against cops or firemen. We need them. How their services are provided could be handled a lot more cost effectively if they didn’t have their GD’d unions. It should be entirely up to the taxpayer to decide how it is provided. If the law of the land is to get rid of public unions, so be it, but then do it right and end it all, no exemptions or excuses. Whether or not you or I agree with Walker’s style, I am not going to shout, beat a drum or vote in a recall election. I am far too old for this and have sat through the stupidity of too many other administrations from both sides of our ridiculous “two party system” to be able to make a clear differentiation of one from the other.

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