State Assembly Representative Garey Bies
Bies said he doesn’t support a bill that would repeal the rule that requires public schools to start after Sept. 1.
Source: The Peninsula Pulse
State Senator Frank Lasee
Lasee, along with four other senators, introduced a bill that would require municipalities to approve the construction of a highway roundabout. The bill was first read on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and referred to the Committee on Transportation, Public Safety and Veterans and Military Affairs. There is a similar bill in the State Assembly.
Source: Wisconsin Legislative Documents
Governor Scott Walker
Walker fired Steven Krieser, one of his top officials, after hearing of the official’s comments on Facebook regarding undocumented immigrants. Krieser likened undocumented immigrants to Satan in a debate over a controversial bumper sticker.
“These comments are repugnant, completely unacceptable and have no place in Governor Walker’s administration,” said Walker’s spokesman Tom Evenson. “Governor Walker condemns his views and they do not represent the governor or his administration in any way.”
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
U.S. Representative Reid Ribble
Ribble, who sits on the House Agriculture Committee, is advocating the U.S. stress trade with Canada, Japan and New Zealand in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in hopes of exporting dairy to those markets.
“As talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement continue, now is the time to influence the process to get the best possible outcome,” Ribble said. “I’m pleased that so many of my colleagues from across the country chose to join in this effort and hope it leads to a final agreement that opens new doors for Wisconsin dairy.”
Source: Wisconsin Ag Connection
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson
The League of Conservation Voters launched a TV ad campaign worth nearly $2 million that features Johnson and three House Republicans. The commercials are about climate change, and feature climate change deniers. The Johnson commercial had not been released as of press time.
Source: The Washington Post
President Barack Obama
At a recent press release where he discussed national security, Russia and other subjects, Obama addressed his health care law and the Republicans threatening to shut down the government so they can deny funding for implementing the law.
“I think the really interesting question is why it is that my friends in the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting health care their holy grail,” he said. “The idea that you would shut down the government unless you prevent 30 million people from getting health care is a bad idea.”