Last night on Chris Berg’s 6:30 Point of View members of the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties, including executive director and Republican State Rep. Vicky Steiner, talked about whether or not North Dakota needs a special legislative session as Democrats have called for. Show More Summary
Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • NY-Gov: As expected, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has finally announced his campaign for governor...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rob Astorino, a little-known Republican county executive, launched a bid on Wednesday to challenge New York's popular Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, promising to make the state more affordable, to open more charter schools and t...
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino officially entered the race for governor Wednesday in a video message that assailed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's record on taxes and the economy, while highlighting... To view the full story, click the title link.
Before he was governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker was Milwaukee county executive. Foreshadowing how he’d govern the state, Walker spent his time as county executive slashing Milwaukee’s safety net. As governor, he can do that by pushing and signing laws that lower the bar the state is trying to clear in taking care of its […]
Mind you, we’re not suggesting that a crime was committed when then-county executive Scott Walker had a secret router installed. We’re leaning toward multiple crimes. Judge for yourself: Gov. Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County executive office was using a secret Internet system as early as the year he took office, according to a former county administrator […]
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican who is expected to announce a run for governor this week, faces long odds. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat in a blue state, has $33 million in... To view the full story, click the title link.
County Executive Chris Abele said Wednesday he is reluctantly preparing for a shift to having county employees run the transit system but hasn't given up on opening a new round of bid competition for the service.
Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders' campaign to build a commuter rail system got a big boost Monday when he announced an option agreement to buy a crucial rail corridor.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn't want to talk about the trove of emails released last week from the secret political email system that was installed in his office when he was Milwaukee County executive because: “If you look at the facts out there, this is old news. Show More Summary
The flood of emails released last week, linking Wisconsin governor Scott Walker to a secret email system that was used to avoid public scrutiny during his days as Milwaukee County Executive, yielded something that should surprise no one. The soon-to-be governor was directly responsible for the firing of a competent woman doctor for no reason [...]
The exchange was made using a secret wireless network set up in the county executive’s office so county employees could conduct campaign business on county time.
Scott Walker has been taking a tremendous amount of heat over a secret email list that was used in his office when he was serving as the Milwaukee County Executive. A cache of nearly 30,000 emails shows the extent to which aides campaigned...Show More Summary
On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace grilled Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) about thousands of pages of e-mails released this week, suggesting he knew his Milwaukee County Executive staff was illegally coordinating efforts with his 2010 gubernatorial campaign. The post Fox News Host Grills Wisconsin Governor On ‘Walkergate’ Ethics Scandal appeared first on ThinkProgress.
This week's release of 27,000 emails linking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to his staff's illegal engagement in political activities while he was Milwaukee County executive did not occur through the generosity of state officials, but through...Show More Summary
In 2010, when current WI Governor Scott Walker served as the state’s County Executive, his then-chief of staff Thomas Nardelli sent a racist, homophobic and all-around-in-poor-taste email to his deputy Kelly Rindfleisch, among others. But “poor taste” is putting it very lightly. The email, which was forwarded around theoretically based on it’s “humor” (we couldn’t find any, […]
ByRichard Zeits: Executive summary: The much anticipated completion report for Sanchez Energy's Sante North Unit #1H step-out Eagle Ford test in Fayette County, Texas has been released. While on the surface the result looks disappointing,...Show More Summary
Kevin Drum has a good run-down of Scott Walker’s little scandal, where Walker’s staff people installed a separate router in his official office in Milwaukee when he was County Executive so they could exchange campaign email. Walker denied knowledge of this, but some recently released emails show he knew about it. He’s also had staff [Read more...]
(CNN) – When Scott Walker was running for governor of Wisconsin in 2010, the then-Milwaukee County Executive ordered his staff to hold a daily conference call with his political campaign, according to newly released documents Wednesday. The coordination would be considered illegal under Wisconsin law, as county officials are not allowed to conduct political business […]
Senate Bill 95 proposes the non-partisan election of county chief executives and county commissioners. There is a lot of support from Republicans who live in Democrat-dominate counties, and there is a lot of resistance from Republican-dominate counties…of which I currently reside. It’s a controversial bill that is getting discussed among Republican officers in the 14th […]