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Daily Recall Election Roundup: April 30

Here are the latest updates from the campaign trail in the upcoming recall elections.

Every day between now and the May 8 primary recall elections, Patch will provide regular updates on what's happening in the campaigns of those who want to be our next governor. Check back with this column throughout the day for the latest from the campaign trail.

2:05 p.m.: Falk wants DNR secretary fired

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk is calling for Republican Gov. Scott Walker to fire the state Department of Natural Resources secretary, The Huffington Post reports.

Falk made the demand Monday at a news conference after the Wisconsin State Journal reported that the number of DNR environmental permit violation notices dropped to a 12-year low in 2011. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp told the newspaper she wants the agency to focus on customer service and not be so intimidating.

1:55 p.m.: Barrett campaigns with Kohl across the state

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was campaigning Monday with U.S. Senator Herb Kohl in Green Bay, Eau Claire and La Crosse.

Kohl, who formally endorsed Barrett earlier this month, joined Barrett in what is being dubbed the "Restore Wisconsin Values Tour," which will focused on Barrett's "vision to move Wisconsin forward and focus on creating jobs."

1:55 p.m.: Falk to hold live video streaming session on student loans

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk will be doing a live streaming video session on her plan to "end the crisis of student loan debt" at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

The former Dane County executive will be joined by Kathleen by Mike Amato, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student and AFT member, and by Sam Gehler, president of Young Progressives of Wisconsin. You can check out the event here.

Prior to that, Falk will take part in a Grassroots Express Kickoff Party at 5 p.m. at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison.

enicar333 May 01, 2012 at 01:52 PM
You don't think it might be because Teachers at UW are overpaid/overcompensated and demand luxury teaching facilities - now - do you? Can't make the link between HIGH PROPERTY TAXES and low wages in the private sector? Student loan programs enrich the Banksters and inflate the cost of education and are a "make work" for Teachers who teach NO MARKETABLE SKILLS., which Students are STUPID ENOUGH TO TAKE. END STUDENT LOANS!
morninmist May 01, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I seriously doubt Walker will take this advice. He constantly repeats his talking points--that is all he knows---his talking points. bluecheddar1 ‏ @bluecheddar1 John Wiley to Scott Walker: "Listen Up!" http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/January-2012/The-Paradoxical-Scott-Walker/Listen-Up-By-John-Wiley/ #wiunion #reclaimWI #UW ...Listen to Wisconsin’s teachers and nurses. Ask them why they decided to do these difficult jobs instead of things they surely could have done for lots more money. Ask the people in the “unruly mobs” outside the Capitol why they take time out of their lives to be there, and what they are so upset about. If you get lots of different answers, think about it: Don’t demonize them for being “unfocused.” Instead, realize that they have so many legitimate complaints that they hardly know where to start. With a couple of different breaks, you would be one of them. Guv, I didn’t say, “Talk to them.” I said, “Listen to them.” They don’t need two words from you, unless those words are “I’m sorry.” When I retire, in a couple of months (after nearly forty years on the state payroll, the last twenty in high-level positions), I’ll be watching future events in Wisconsin—probably from another state. I’ll keep in mind that people get what they vote for and deserve what they get. They voted for you. They put their hopes in you. Sad but true. Prove me wrong. Surprise us. Just listen.
Pete May 01, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Listen to the spoiled few? Taking a Wisconsin pension to another state! Nice! If being a state employee is so difficult and tough get a job in the private sector . No one is holding a gun to your head and making you work for the state. Quit whining!
Greg May 01, 2012 at 06:04 PM
So is Sheboygan. They must have a Labor Temple too.
Greg May 01, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Governor Walker did listen, and he has nothing to be sorry about. After 40 years of probably being over paid, I hope John Wiley doesn't let the door hit him in the butt and he retires comfortably in a state where he can find happiness. Take the money and run Johnny, it's really all that your 40 years have been about.

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