Me TV Madison WKOW 27. Annual Lincoln Wi chat Dinner features Gov. The Republican Party of Eau Claire County hosted their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday.
And Governor Scott Walker was there to address the crowd. Eastside Senior Coalition is hosting a forum Monday for candidates who are running to be elected as Wisconsin’s governor. Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul says incumbent Republican Brad Schimel is too soft on polluters and pharmaceutical drug companies and his suggestion that teachers carry guns is alarming. Congressman Mark Pocan is offering fired deputy director of the FBI a job. Former Attorney General Eric Holder rallied a crowd at Memorial Union on UW-Madison campus He stressed challenges Wisconsin’s will face in the next election like gerrymandering and voter ID laws. Russian-linked Twitter accounts are being blamed for sparking racial divide after unrest in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports these accounts also boosted Donald Trump’s chances in Wisconsin’s 2016 election by spreading fake news that pitted residents against one another. Scott Walker has called for a special session to talk about school safety. The juvenile justice reform plan to close the troubled youth prison Lincoln Hills is on the brink of collapsing. According the the Wisconsin State Journal, co-author of the Assembly bill Rep. Thousands of students from across southern Wisconsin walked out of class and marched to the state capitol on the one month anniversary of the school shooting in Florida.
Germany’s parliament has elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor, putting an end to nearly six months of political drift in Europe’s biggest economy. Democrat Conor Lamb is declaring victory in a southwestern Pennsylvania congressional election that is rocking the political landscape ahead of the November midterm elections. Wisconsin’s Elections Commission is preparing to install electronic polling devices for next months election. Voters would be able to register to vote and check in at their polling places with the devices. Governor Scott Walker says it’s possible he will call a special session to address school safety. The governor said he will release his school safety package before March 20th, when the Senate is expected to return for their final session day of the year. Governor Walker signed a bill into law that will increase school sparsity aid funding for rural school districts.
The Trump administration is proposing banning bump stocks, which allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire and were used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. Senator Ron Johnson says he would support lowering Wisconsin’s drinking age from 21, after saying he thought the legal age was 18. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary says exemptions to steel and aluminum tariffs could be granted to meet concerns of Wisconsin companies. A candidate for Wisconsin governor is getting national attention for a new campaign ad. Election forecasters are shifting a rating for U. House Speaker Paul Ryan for the first time ever.