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Right-to-Work About Freedom, Choice for All Workers

By James Wigderson, MacIver Institute One of the more prominent complaints at the time Act 10 was passed was about the exclusion of local police and firefighter unions from its effects. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett made it a regular criticism of Governor Scott Walker during the recall campaign, and his criticisms were echoed elsewhere.

WI lawmaker not paying ‘absurd amount’ for records on child immigrants

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — State Rep. David Craig would have to pay Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s office close to $50 an hour to comply with an open records request to determine local plans for hundreds of undocumented child immigrants that soon may be coming to Wisconsin — and others that...

Public workers to haul in multi-million dollar lifetime pensions, study finds

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEETom Barrett presides over a $1.42 billion budget and a “company” with some 8,300 employees, but with all that responsibility the Milwaukee mayor only ranks seventh on the list of top paid city employees with $145,635 annual earnings. Perhaps more striking, his estimated $2.86 million lifetime pension...

New York, Chicago Anti-Gun Groups Fund Key Position in Milwaukee Mayor’s Administration

A top anti-gun official working for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has her job paid for with grants from liberal organizations. According to a paper trail of city records, pay records, and documents filed with the IRS by liberal foundations,...Show More Summary

Gov. Scott Walker Welcomes National School Choice Week to Wisconsin

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Governor Scott Walker helped welcome the 2013 National School Choice Week whistle-stop train tour to Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Jan. 30. Gov. Walker was joined by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, as well as a host of school choice advocates...Show More Summary

Milwaukee Mayor, Sheriff Face Off In Gun Debate

While in Chicago, both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart are pushing for tougher gun laws, in Milwaukee the mayor and sheriff aren't in agreement on the role of guns in crime and crime fighting. [ more › ]

Wisconsin Sheriff Who Encouraged Residents to Arm Themselves Goes Head-to-Head with Piers Morgan

Milwaukee Country Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett joined Piers Morgan on his show to discuss the sheriff’s...

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett: People Have 'Political Amnesia' If They Think They're Not 'Better Off'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat who lost the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election to Gov. Scott Walker, said Monday that people must have "political amnesia" if they think they're not "better off" than four years ago. Show More Summary

Obama Explains He Was Too Busy to Campaign in Wisconsin Recall

President Obama has been taking flak from some Democrats who say he should have campaigned with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Wisconsin's recall election rather than just sending out an encouraging Tweet. In an interview today with WBAY, an ABC TV affiliate in Green Bay, Obama explains that he's too ... More »

Walker Changes Attitudes on Public Employee Unions

The results are in, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has beaten Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the recall election. That’s in line with pre-election polling, though not the Election Day exit poll. Even before the results came in, we knew...Show More Summary

My post-recall question: What did Rahm Emanuel say to Tom Barrett to get him to run against Scott Walker?

Here's what things looked like on March 28th, before Barrett declared his candidacy for governor in the recall election: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped raise money for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett during a luncheon at the Italian Community Center Wednesday – a strong sign that Barrett will enter a likely recall race against Gov. Show More Summary

Barrett Slapped by Supporter

After Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) conceded Tuesday night to Gov. Scott Walker (R), an emotional supporter slapped him in the face for conceding hile votes were still being tabulated. "He said the woman actually asked him, 'Can I slap you?'" WISN reporter Terry Sater told Politico. Show More Summary

Barrett won't seek charges after slap

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says "that's life in the big city," reacting to getting slapped after losing the Wis. governor's race.

Billionaires buy Wisconsin recall election for Scott Walker

Surrounded by dozens of supporters at an evening campaign rally in Madison on May 30, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin’s tumultuous recall election, had something encouraging to tell the crowd: The fact that his opponent, Republican Gov. Scott Walker, was outspending him by more than 7 to 1 was no big deal.

What the Wisconsin election results mean for the future of progressive activism

There’s no way around it: the results of yesterday’s election in Wisconsin suck. In case you haven’t heard, Republican Governor Scott Walker defeated Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee with 53 percent of the vote in a recall election that put it all on the line. The recall vote was only able to take place through [...]

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Scott Walker won last night — and it wasn’t close. Despite crunch-time polling indicating an effective toss-up, the Governor ended up defeating his 2010 challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, by an even larger margin than during that Republican wave election: +5 then, +7 now. Show More Summary

Wisconsin Democrats Are Wildly Spinning A State Senate Victory To Recover From Last Night's Recall

Democrats suffered a significant defeat in Wisconsin last night when Republican Gov. Scott Walker staved off the recall challenge led by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. So it's no surprise that they are now wildly spinning their sole election victory — a largely symbolic one that technically gives them control of the state Senate. Show More Summary

Political Wisdom: Decoding Wisconsin Recall Results

Gov. Scott Walker survived his recall election Tuesday, beating his opponent, Milwaukee?s Democratic mayor Tom Barrett by a margin of 54% to 46%. Mr. Walker?s victory doesn't only mean keeping his seat in the governor?s mansion. The ripple effect goes beyond the Badger State. Here are reactions.

Video of the Day: Adding Injury to Insult, Supporter Slaps Tom Barrett

Angry that her candidate conceded to Scott Walker, a voter gets violent, then offers the Milwaukee mayor a hug.

Rahmbo vs. the Teachers Union

By Allysia Finely, The Wall Street Journal Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped raise money for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a fellow Democrat who is trying to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in today’s recall election. But part of Mr. Emanuel may be developing an appreciation for some of the Republican governor’s reforms. The Chicago school [...]

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