Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Attention online shoppers: You might have to pony up more cash for those online shopping sprees, if federal sales tax legislation becomes law.
Online shoppers, who enjoyed avoiding paying sales tax for their out-of-state purchases, probably won't be happy if a bill pending in Congress becomes law. The Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed 69-27 in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, allows states the authority, and option, of collecting taxes on Internet and catalog sales. The act does not create a new tax. But it does allow states the option of collecting the taxes, which they are already owed. However, the legislation does exempt small businesses that make less than $1 million from collecting the tax. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) voted for the bill, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) did not. “Today, I joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate in support of the Marketplace Fairness …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Democrat from Wisconsin says the high court "will have an opportunity to reaffirm our founding belief that all Americans are created equal under the law.”
For the second straight day, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on same-sex marriage and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was in the courtroom for the proceedings. Since 1996, the federal government has defined marriage as between a man and a woman, but depending on the outcome of two challenges that could change. “This is a historic week in the U.S. Supreme Court, where they will hear two important cases on marriage equality,” Baldwin, the first openly gay U.S. senator, said in a statement. “Our country has made great progress since I first entered public service and was elected to political office in 1986. "Over time, we have all seen with clarity that our nation is moving forward on issues of equal opportunity and fairness with…
Friday, January 4, 2013
After seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Baldwin's ascendance to the Senate marks Wisconsin's first female senator and the country's first openly gay senator.
As the 113th Congress begins this year's session, Wisconsinites will have a new U.S. senator in Tammy Baldwin. Baldwin, a Democrat, was sworn in Thursday during the first Senate session of the year. After seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Baldwin's ascendance to the Senate marks Wisconsin's first female senator and the country's first openly gay senator. The 113th Congress includes a record number of women, along with the country's first Buddhist senator, first Hindu representative and first bisexual member of Congress, according to the New York Times. According to her U.S. Senate page, Baldwin serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the Senate Budget Committee, and the Committee on …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
New reports put total spending in the congressional race past $78 million, shattering state records.
Candidates and interest groups poured more than $78 million into Wisconsin’s recent U.S. Senate race that led to Democrat Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s Nov. 6 win over former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson, making it the most expensive Senate election in state history. New financial disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show that the candidates, including those who lost to Thompson in the Aug. 14 Republican primary, spent just over $34 million during the current two-year election cycle through Nov. 26, the reporting cutoff. Baldwin led the candidate spending at $14.7 million. Thompson doled out $9.2 million, including $800,000 of his own money, the FEC filings show. Eric Hovde, who came in second to Thompson in the primary, …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Late returns from Democratic strongholds push her over the top against Thompson.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin claimed victory in Wisconsin’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, defeating former Gov. Tommy Thompson by a small margin and helping her Democratic Party hold on to its narrow national majority. Baldwin, at her Election Night gathering in Madison, by then a victory part, said, "Thank you, thank you, thank you," to her supporters there and around the state just before 11:30 p.m. “It's that battle for Wisconsin's middle class that this has all been about since this journey began 14 months ago,” Baldwin said. "Everywhere that I've gone in our beautiful state, people have told me that they want a senator who will listen to the middle class when they need help... A senator who will wake up every morning and fight for …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Everything you need to know about what's happening in Greendale on Election Day. We're visiting polls, checking with the clerk and looking for your stories about what happened when you went to vote today.
As Greendale Patch learns the results of Tuesday's election — from the President of the United States to state Senate and Assembly races — we'll update the following table. It will continue to be updated throughout the evening. Stay tuned to Greendale Patch for all the latest election news. Note: Once a winner has been declared, his/her name will appear bold faced. LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS Presidential and U.S. Senate results only represent votes in Greendale. Congressional and state legislative results are for entire district. Final results: - results courtesy of FOX 6. Obama-Biden Update at 7:43 p.m. Greendale High School, wards 1 and 2, had a high amount of voters and long lines in the morning. Throughout the day lines became …
Poll here close at 8 p.m., but swing states end voting as early as 6 p.m. local time.
Wisconsin voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as three hours before then, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. Wisconsin time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. The final two swing states, Nevada and Iowa, close at 9 p.m. CST.
Updates on the 2012 federal and state elections will be posted here throughout the day on Tuesday. You can also connect with us on Twitter at #PatchElections and in our live blog.
Heading into Tuesday's presidential election, Democratic insiders were feeling a bit more confident about their party's chances than their Republican counterparts, according to the results of Patch's final "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys. The surveys of party activists, elected officials and bloggers and other "influencers" showed 95 percent of the Democrats believe that President Barack Obama will carry Wisconsin and 92 percent say he will win the national popular vote. Among Republicans insiders, 70 percent said GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win Wisconsin, and 88 percent said he will take the national vote. 2012 ELECTION RESULTS All results shown here are statewide totals. Winners appear in bold. LAST UPDATE: 1…
In final Patch survey of influencers, Republicans predict a close race in Wisconsin, while Democrats seem sure of Obama’s victory here.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Patch’s final survey of Wisconsin political insiders reveals that party influencers believe the presidential candidates they support will previal in Wisconsin and nationwide in Tuesday's election. However, Democrats insiders seem a bit more confident that President Barack Obama will take Wisconsin, while Republicans are projecting a close race with Mitt Romney ultimately winning, with many saying polls that show Obama in the lead will be proven wrong. As it has throughout the campaign, Patch sent its "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys to more than 150 activists and insiders of both parties, and 60 and 40 Democrats participated in this survey. Most Republican insiders — 70 percent — predicted that Romney …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate calls on the help of volunteers to help her in tightly contested races.
With only day away from the election, U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was hitting the phones Monday at a Greendale home set up for canvassers. Baldwin was personally making calls to volunteer canvassers to ask for their help tomorrow as she goes up against former Gov. Tommy Thompson. “One of the conversations I had melted my heart,” Baldwin said. “She was so excited. She was at the Obama rally in Milwaukee and couldn’t believe we were having a conversation.” Tom Spehert, owner of the home were the canvass took place, said he volunteered to let his house be used because he is committed to getting Tammy Baldwin and President Barack Obama elected. The campaign approached Spehert about using his home as a canvassing office because during …