Mohr, Mark - GOV

From: Day, Stacy - GOV
Sent:
To:
Wednesday, May 04, 201111:24 AM
Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Phone messages
Tues 10:26am
Stacy Voegei-Davis- Milwaukee Business Journal
Re: press release, what are the correct numbers?
Tues 12:20pm
Mike Ivy- Capital Times
Re: Questions on corrected press release and DATCP
--
Tues 4:28pm
Andrew- Badger Herald
... on Hwy 41 press release
Tues 6:22pm
Andrew Philips- Marquette Tribune (Marquette Univ.)
liililiilii on Hwy 41 for a story, deadline is 2pm today
Tues 6:41pm
Dean Pagani- Governor's Journal.com (DC)
Re: Would like to meet with Governor for an interview while he is in DC on Monday
dean@governorsjournal.com
9:21am
Tom Karkow- WRJN Radio
are there for Racine County register of deeds, and when will Governor make decision?
10:01am
Pat Doyle- Minneapolis Star Tribune
luesticm about Stillwater Bridge
10:28am
Kate- Wisconsin Reporter.com
Re: Working on a story about overtime pay for state employees, questions about collective bargaining's impact
-
10:36am
Doug Wagen- WGLR Radio, Lancaster
1
Re: Will governor be in SW WI next week? Heard that he may be in Platteville on Monday
-
2
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Wednesday, April27, 2011 2:14PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Kelly· Carson {wisccmsinreporter,com)
Kelly Carson, editor for wisconsinreporter.com, called for a reaction to this story
(http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/53730.html) published on politico.com today. He was looking for
comment on the governor's efforts to protect fire and police by exempting them from cuts to collective
bargaining.
8/8/2011
Mohr, Mark - GOV
From: Day, Stacy - GOV
Sent:
To:
Wednesday, April 20, 201111:39 AM
Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Phone messages
lues 10:36am
Scott Litkoff- Badger Democracy.com
Re: Legislation that would involve municipal government reform. Revise statement that staff isn't working on drafting
this I I i
lues 11:31am
Lance Anderson- My Governor Radio Show (Fox News contributor)
mrPC\riPtN request (next week), the topic is how states are fighting Obamacare
lues 11:43am
Nick Ricardi- LA Times
Re: Story on public sector unions, specific example of union getting out of hand, running elected officials and how that
lililiiiaepair bill
lues 11:50am
Melinda Young- CCA Magazine
Re: Want to put Governor Walker on their cover, plus a feature
414.774.4226
lues 12:32pm
Natika --Madison Concourse Hotel
... official portrait of Governor Walker
lues 1:52pm
Dana- NBC15
Re: Special election for 48'h District
-
lues 2:23pm
Mary -Illinois Statehouse News
Re: Statement on collective bargaining
lues 5:37pm
Stephanie- Dept. of Revenue
Re: Reporter from GB Press-Gazette called, wants to talk through response
6.2300
8:22am
1
Jim- Curt Manufacturing
Re: Looking for news release about his stop yesterday to put out
715.838.4122
jmckissick@curtmfg.com
9:00am
Will O'Brien- Milwaukee Business Journal
Re: Questions about Act 15 press release
Didn't leave any contact info ...
10:06am
Mike- Legislative Reference Bureau
Re: Bluebook Bio
266.0346
10:33am
Wendy Brinkerhoff -Research Intelligence Group (calling for Chris)
Re: Lexus developing new legal software that may be beneficial to press secretaries, etc., wants input on how to make
software more user friendly, wondering if.he'd be interested in contributing
801.362.3261
10:35am
Joe- Lake Country Reporter, Hartland
Re: Visit I today, wondering what time
10:38am
Scott Litkoff (again)
10:48am
Maryann English- Freelance
earlier, following up
10:54am
Mary -Illinois Statehouse News (again)
Deadline today
Lindsay- News 19 Lacrosse
...... on potential cuts to Salvation Army funding in budget
lhayes@wxow.com
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Friday, April15, 2011 1:43PM
To: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Subject:,Monioa·Showalter·(lnvestors·Business Daily)
Monica is writing an editorial for Investors Business Daily on Chile's recent rejections of collective bargaining
rights. She is seeking comment on our perspective on unions/collective bargaining to show how Wisconsin's
actions may have influenced Chile.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy - GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Thursday, April14, 2011 9:21 AM
To: Evenson, Tom- GOV
Subject: LisaHiack·(Ghicago Tribune)
Lisa from the Chicago Tribune is doing a story on Paul Ryan and called for comment from the governor.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy - GOV
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 1:42 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
S1,1bject:· Cameron Clark ·(Gh. 11)
Cameron from Channel 11 called for comment on the Legislative Fiscal Bureau's new report that the budget
would be balanced without including collective bargaining provisions.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy - GOV
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 3:47 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject!>Marie>Rhode (Bloomberg)
Marie called from Bloomberg seeking comment about a new lawsuit filed by the AFL-CIO.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy - GOV
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2011 2:06 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Steven Herbert·{Gity·News·Service, Southern ·California)
Steven Herbert from City News Service called for a statement on the status of public employees' collective
bargaining rights and the governor's motivations/rationale behind curbing bargaining. He's writing a story
previewing a labor march in Southern California and wants to include our perspective on the issue. He seems to
want fairly general information.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:10AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject! Rick Trader (.WIFI 14601WNJC4360·Philadelphia, S. Jersey)
Rick Trader is a host of the radio show "The Conservative Commandos" in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area
and is interested in interviewing the governor on their show this Thursday (3-5:00pm Eastern, 10 min), possibly
alongside the president of Americans for Prosperity.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
···-·····-- ----
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:42 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: ·David·Goldstein -Newspapers)
David Goldstein of McClatchy Newspapers called to inquire about details/get a comment about the prank call.
dgoldstein@mcclatchydc.com
202.383.6105
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy - GOV
From: Day, Stacy - GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:22 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject-: Kate Bolduan (CNN)
Kate Bolduan from CNN called for a comment on the prank call.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:54 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Neil Norvell (freelance writer for McClatchey Newspapers)
Neil Norvell is a freelance writer, calling to inquire about the Governor's position on the prank call for a story
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:40 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject:-·Kim ·Stassel (WSJ)
Kim Strassel is writing an editorial about the problems/costs of collective bargaining and was looking for further
information, specifically in regards to how the Gov. addressed bargaining in last night's fireside chat
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy - GOV
From: Day, Stacy - GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:02 PM
To: WerwiE'!, Cullen J - GOV
Subject• Daub Belkin (Wall Street Journal)
Doug Belkin also called to inquire about the prank call, wanted to confirm whether or not the Governor was
involved.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy - GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:00 PM
To: Wervvie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Mark·Murray·{NBC News -·DC)
Mark Murray called with questions about the prank call. They were going to go on the air in the next few minutes,
so he said a reply by e-mail would be great.
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy - GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 16,20111:10 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject:,Qave T:obin"questioAs about ''Gost·ofPublic·Seetor Benefits" ·release
Dave Tobin called asking about why there was no mention about state workers who get no general funding or are
funded by private businesses (like himself) in the "Cost of PS Benefits" release. Will they be subject to the same
cuts/why weren't they mentioned?
--Stacy
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:07 PM
To: WeiWie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Scott
Scott Schneider called with questions about the budget repair bill and the uproar about collective bargaining, and
was specifically wondering about how the 2/3 vote to pass tax increases will affect the bill.
scott@conservativefeatures.com
--Stacy
8/8/2011
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Day, Stacy- GOV
From: Day, Stacy- GOV
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:35 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris- GOV
Subject:. M a r ~ . Niquette,.,Bioomberg News
Mark Niquette is doing a story for Bloomberg News about the collective bargaining measures of the budget repair
bill and asked to speak to you.
--Stacy
8/8/2011
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Kulow, Lisa - GOV
From: Colvin, Alan R- GOV
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 8:54AM
To: Kulow, Lisa- GOV
Subject: RE: Phone Messages at Executive Residence
Thanks
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
a/an.co/vin@wisconsin.gov .
From: Kulow, Lisa - GOV
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:41AM
To: Colvin, Alan R - GOV
Subject: Phone Messages at Executive Residence
The following are messages left on voicemail at the Executive Residence:
Bob Koker- You're doing a fine job of screwing people in Wisconsin. We're growing to throw in a
few more million in the pot. Just keep on screwin' em. You may not be Governor, but you're a
heck of a screwer. Thank ya buddy.
Sarah Kelman? I am a Wisconsin resident
splitting the budget bill and voting on collective
and teacher, and this will hurt your schools in Wisconsin h11r1Aiv
Heard they are
am a tax payer, union member
I am telling you please vote no.
-You're nothing but a crook, Governor Walker. And God always takes care of crooks in the end.
Remember that.
- Bobbi Jo Sorenson of Shawano, WI -Watching the news the b r e ~ u t the Senate
Republicans passing the bill stripping union rights, and would love a call back at-Just curious why
it can be removed from the budget bill now when the Governor was saying it was a budget issue. I would
appreciate a call back or I will call back again.
-You Hitler of Wisconsin. When did you study the mine camp?
indecipherable mumbling
•• J-c•ri Scholls - Shame, shame, shame on you Governor Walker. You need to leave.
8/2/2011
Hello Governor Walker. I don't even know what to say anymore. You are the biggest snake slime
and piece of scum in Wisconsin right now. How can you sit there and applaud your Republican
marionettes who have done all that they do in order to support you and your decisions. You said in
a statement this evening that it's going to create jobs- 250,000 because of businesses driving.
Well, duh, businesses come here because they don't get taxed. Businesses come here because
they know that you're going to be on their side and support them and make sure that they're
making their billions and billions of dollars in profits when they're not paying any taxes toward our
state. No wonder why you're going in and attacking public employees in order to get that money
because you're protecting the businesses. How dare you. And all those jobs you are going to
create are jobs that only make minimum wage. Wow, that's going to be a great job for everybody.
I don't understand you. You are the most two-faced person I have ever seen in my life. And, I
hope the state gets sued for millions of dollars or billions of dollars by every person whose rights
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have been infringed on because of your decisions. And, you sit there and go, Yeah, Woo Hoc! No. You need to
really grow up and start listening to the people and stop playing these games. Two year olds play
games. Adults sit down and talk about problems. They resolve them in a fashion with
collaboration and cooperation. Right now you are going to piss off thousands of more people, and
I hope your recall goes quicky because you are the biggest. .. I don't know what to say. I'll keep my
mouth shut because it won't be nice. You don't care who you please or who you hate or who
dislikes you or who you belittle. Your state is going down the drain and it's all your fault. Thank
you and I hope you accept that responsibility.
Robert Farrity -I've been involved in education for 40 years. This is the most devastating law that
has ever been passed. Taking away collective bargaining that works for Wisconsin. What are you
thinking about? Think about it again. You need to change. You should be big enough to do so.
The kids are counting on you.
PG•DVE!rn<Jr Walker you just made the most slimiest move ever. And, you've woken up the people of
you are going to lose your GOP ASAP. And, I can't wait to see the day that you go down.
Kim Schaft- I am a tax payer in Wisconsin. I am a teacher in Wisconsin. I am a parent in
Wisconsin. And I am pissed off. Scott Walker needs to stop the games and get real.
••• Hello. This is the worst day I had in a long time. I am sick of it and I'm not putting up with it. So,
look out. We're recalling your ass.
-- Scott Walker, I cannot believe you're going to allow the Republicans to do this to the working
class of Wisconsin- the middle class. I can't believe you're actually going to do this. This is
pathetic. You are supposed to be a leader, not a dictator. Ethically, morally, this is wrong and you
damn well know it.
Scooter, give me a call.
Absolutely against budget repair bill and his budget in general.
He can keep repeating lies over and over again, but they're still lies.
Sorry he doesn't have common sense. We aren't going to have a free country if we keep going like he is going.
Sure hope he changes his mind.
Best regards,
Lisa Kulow
Executive Residence Director
246-5501 main
(608} <.<t:c>-c:><.
lisa.kulow@wisconsin.gov
8/2/2011
Moore, Dorothy J - GOV
From:
Sent:
Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI Ooy.a.staab@us.army.mil]
Saturday, February 26, 2011 6:01 PM
To:
Subject:
Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI; Dunbar, Donald P Brig Gen NGWI; Anderson, Peter K LTC NGWI;
Stopper, George E CSM NGWI; Legwold, Scott- DMA; Gross, Tammy- DMA; Barron, Julio-
DMA; Krenz, Craig- DMA; Bair, Margaret BrigGen USAF ANG WIHQ/ZSEC1; McCoy, John E
- DMA; Wagner, Kari- DMA; Greenwood, Kevin- DMA; Cariello, Dominic A BG NGWI;
DominicCariello@RacineFed.com; Walters, Jason- DMA; Mills, Jamie- DMA; Olson, Larry-
DMA (1st); Paulson, Jeffrey- DMA; Sweet, Russell- DMA; Watkins, Steve- DMA; Anderson,
Peter K LTC NGWI; Hagedorn, Brian K- GOV; Koon, Kenneth- DMA; Moore, Dorothy J -
GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; NGWI JOC - DMA; Lt. Governor;
Chisholm, James CMSgt USAF ANG JFHQ-WI/CCC; John.Hiller@wisconsin.gov; Hilt,
Andrew A - GOV; Erwin, David - GOV; Hutter, Shelly - GOV; McMahon, Jack- GOV;
Fitzgerald, Richard- GOV (Rick); Hagedorn, Brian K- GOV; Guthrie, Jacqueline A- DMA
Update: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (UNCLASSIFIED)
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The funeral plans for lLT Daren Hidalgo have been finalized:
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Visitation Time: 11 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.
Remembrance Video: 3:45 p.m.
Funeral Service: 4 p.m. until complete
Location: The visitation and service will both take place at Saint Anthony on the Lake
Church in Pewaukee, located at W280 N2101 Hwy SS
Joy Staab, Captain
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Wisconsin National Guard Department of Military Affairs
Email: joy.a.staab@us.army.mil
Tel: 608-242-3053 (DSN 724-3053)
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-----Original Message-----
From: Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 2:55 PM
To: Dunbar, Donald P Brig Gen NGWI; Anderson, Peter K LTC NGWI; Stopper, George E CSM
NGWI; Legwold, Scott D BG NGWI; Gross, Tammy L LTC NGWI; Barron, Julio R Col NGWI; Krenz,
Craig T CW4 NGWI; Bair, Margaret BrigGen USAF ANG WIHQ/ZSEC1; McCoy, John BrigGen USAF ANG
WIHQ/ZSECl; Wagner, Kari L WOl NGWI; Greenwood, Kevin J COL NGWI; Cariello, Dominic A BG
NGWI; 'DominicCariello@RacineFed.corn'; Walters, Jason R SSG NGWI; Mills, Jamie M TSgt USAF
ANG WIHQ/ZSEC1; Olson, Larry L. Mr NGWI; Paulson, Jeffrey D COL NGWI; Sweet, Russell J LTC
NGWI; Watkins, Stephen E LTC NGWI; Anderson, Peter K LTC NGWI;
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'Brictn.Hagedorn@wisconsin.gov'; 'dorothy.moore@wisconsin.gov';
'Chris.Schrimpf@wisconsin.gov'; 'Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov'; NGWI JOC;
'ltgov@ltgov.state.wi.us'; Chisholm, James CMSgt USAF ANG JFHQ-WI/CCC;
'John.Hiller@wisconsin.gov'; 'andrew.hitt@wisconsin.gov'; 'david.erwin@dot.state.wi.us';
'Shelly.hutter@wisconsin.gov'; 'jack.mcmahon@wisconsin.gov';
'Richard.Fitzgerald@wisconsin.gov';
'Brian.Hagedorn@wisconsin.gov'; Guthrie, Jacqueline A LTC NGWI; Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI
Subject: Update: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (UNCLASSIFIED)
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Army 1st Lt. Daren M. Hidalgo is expected to return to Wisconsin on Sunday {Feb. 27].
Funeral arrangements are still being finalized.
However, for planning purposes only, t.he Casualty Assistance Officer and funeral home
director have informed me that his family is currently planning to have his funeral
service on Tuesday 'OR' Wednesday with visitation from
3-8 p.m. and service at 8 p.m. (NOTE: THIS IS STILL TENTATIVE)
The visitation and service will both take place at Saint Anthony on the Lake Church in
Pewaukee, located at W280 N2101 Hwy SS.
As soon as dates and times are finalized I will send out another update.
Joy Staab, Captain
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Wisconsin National Guard Department of Military Affairs
Email: joy.a.staab@us.army.mil
Tel: 608-242-3053 (DSN 724-3053)
Fax: 608-242-3051
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-----Original Message-----
From: Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 5:02 PM
To: Dunbar, Donald P Brig Gen NGWI; Anderson, Peter K LTC NGWI; Stopper, George E CSM
NGWI; Legwold, Scott D BG NGWI; Gross, Tammy L LTC NGWI; Barron, Julio R Col NGWI; Krenz,
Craig T CW4 NGWI; Bair, Margaret BrigGen USAF ANG WIHQ/ZSECl; McCoy, John BrigGen USAF ANG
WIHQ/ZSECl; Wagner, Kari L WOl NGWI; Greenwood, Kevin J COL NGWI; Cariello, Dominic A BG
NGWI; 'DominicCariello@RacineFed.com'; Walters, Jason R SSG NGWI; Mills, Jamie M TSgt USAF
ANG WIHQ/ZSEC1; Olson, Larry L. Mr NGWI; Paulson, Jeffrey D COL NGWI; Sweet, Russell J LTC
NGWI; Watkins', Stephen E LTC NGWI; Anderson, Peter K LTC NGWI;
'Brian.Hagedorn@wisconsin.gov'; 'dorothy.moore@wisconsin.gov';
'Chris.Schrimpf@wisconsin.gov'; 'Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov'; NGWI JOC;
'ltgov@ltgov.state.wi.us'; Chisholm, James CMSgt USAF ANG JFHQ-WI/CCC;
'John.Hiller@wisconsin.gov'; 'andrew.hitt@wisconsin.gov'; 'david.erwin@dot.state.wi.us';
'Shelly.hutter@wisconsin.gov'; 'jack.mcmahon@wisconsin.gov';
'Richard.Fitzgerald@wisconsin.gov';
'Brian.Hagedorn@wisconsin.gov'
Subject: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (UNCLASSIFIED)
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
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Caveats: FOUO
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I regret to inform you that as released by DoD (below) Army 1st Lt. Daren M.
Hidalgo, 24
1
of Waukesha, Wis., died Feb. 20 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds
suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. He was
assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.
Funeral arrangements are pending, but expected to take place in Waukesha. I will send out
additional updates as more details become available.
Joy Staab, Captain
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Wisconsin National Guard Department of Military Affairs
Email: joy.a.staab@us.army.mil
Tel: 608-242-3053
Fax: 608-242-3051
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Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:42:00 -0600
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DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was
supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
1st Lt. Daren M. Hidalgo, 24, of Waukesha, Wis., died Feb. 20 in Kandahar
province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit.using an
improvised explosive device. He was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry
Regiment, Vilseck, Germany.
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Moore, Dorothy J - GOV
From: Szubrowski, Jennifer L [Jennifer.L.Szubrowski@hud.gov]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 201110:14AM
To: Moore, Dorothy J - GOV
Subject: Breakfast on 2/26 during NGA
Hi Dorothy,
Thanks for your time a moment ago. As I mentioned, we would like to invite the Governor and one senior staff
rn!i!mber to a breakfast next weekend during NGA.
Here are the details:
What: Breakfast and discussion with HUD Secretary Donovan
When: Saturday, February 26
Time: 8:30-9:30 AM
Location: Congressional Room at J.W. Marriott (1331 PA Ave NW)
Please call me with any questions.
Thank you,
Leigh
LEIGH SZUBROWSKI
Office of the Secretary I Office of Intergovernmental Affairs & Public Engagement
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street, SW
Room 10148
Washington, D.C. 20410
8/5/2011
Downing, Karley - GOV
From: Colvin, Alan R- GOV
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2011 8:55AM
To: Cook, Tristan- GOV
Subject: FW: Phone Messages at Executive Residence
Could you add these to your report? Thanks
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
alan.colvin@wisconsin.gov
From: Kulow, Lisa - GOV
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:41 AM
To: Colvin, Alan R - GOV
Subject: Phone Messages at Executive Residence
The following are messages left on voicemail at the Executive Residence:
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Bob Koker- You're doing a fine job of screwing people in Wisconsin. We're growing to throw in a
few more million in the pot. Just keep on screwin' em. You may not be Governor, but you're a
heck of a screwer. Thank ya buddy.
--Sarah Kelman? I am a Wisconsin resident and 524 Maywood Street in Madison. Heard they are
splitting the budget bill and voting on collective bargaining tonight. I am a tax payer, union member
and teacher, and this will hurt your schools in Wisconsin hugely. I am telling you please vote no.
--You're nothing but a crook, Governor Walker. And God always takes care of crooks in the end.
Remember that.
••• DBobbi Jo Sorenson of Shawano, WI- Watching the news the breaking news about the Senate
Republicans passing the bill stripping union rights, and would love a call back at 715-304-7246. Just curious why
it can be removed from the budget bill now when the Governor was saying it was a budget issue. I would
appreciate a call back or I will call back again .
•••••• You Hitler of Wisconsin. When did you study the mine camp?
• 6 indecipherable mumbling
···-Lori Scholls- Shame, shame, shame on you Governor Walker. You need to leave .
••••• Hello Governor Walker. I don't even know what to say anymore. You are the biggest snake slime
and piece of scum in Wisconsin right now. How can you sit there and applaud your Republican
marionettes who have done all that they do in order to support you and your decisions. You said in
a statement this evening that it's going to create jobs- 250,000 because of businesses driving.
Well, duh, businesses come here because they don't get taxed. Businesses come here because
they know that you're going to be on their side and support them and make sure that they're
making their billions and billions of dollars in profits when they're not paying any taxes toward our
state. No wonder why you're going in and attacking public employees in order to get that money
because you're protecting the businesses. How dare you. And all those jobs you are going to
create are jobs that only make minimum wage. Wow, that's going to be a great job for everybody.
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I don't understand you. You are the most two-faced person I have ever seen in my life. And, I
hope the state gets sued for millions of dollars or billions of dollars by every person whose rights
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have been infringed on because of your decisions. And, you sit there and go, Yeah, Woo Hoo! No. You need to
really grow up and start listening to the people and stop playing these games. Two year aids play
games. Adults sit down and talk about problems. They resolve them in a fashion with
collaboration and cooperation. Right now you are going to piss off thousands of more people, and
I hope your recall goes quicky because you are the biggest ... I don't know what to say. I'll keep my
mouth shut because it won't be nice. You don't care who you please or who you hate or who
dislikes you or who you belittle. Your state is going down the drain and it's all your fault. Thank
you and I hope you accept that responsibility.
Robert Farrity - I've been involved in education for 40 years. This is the most devastating law that
has ever been passed. Taking away collective bargaining that works for Wisconsin. What are you
thinking about? Think about it again. You need to change. You should be big enough to do so.
The kids are counting on you.
Governor Walker you just made the most slimiest move ever. And, you've woken up the people of
you are going to lose your GOP ASAP. And, I can't wait to see the day that you go down.
Tell Scotty to take that flag off his suit. He doesn't deserve to wear it. Piece of shit.
Kim Schaft- I am a tax payer in Wisconsin. I am a teacher in Wisconsin. I am a parent in
Wisconsin. And I am pissed off. Scott Walker needs to stop the games and get real.
Hello. This is the worst day I had in a long time. I am sick of it and I'm not putting up with it. So,
look out. We're recalling your ass.
- Scott Walker, I cannot believe you're going to allow the Republicans to do this to the working
class of Wisconsin- the middle class. I can't believe you're actually going to do this. This is
pathetic. You are supposed to be a leader, not a dictator. Ethically, morally, this is wrong and you
damn well know it.
Scooter, give me a call.
Chris Bonrescm Absolutely against budget repair bill and his budget in general.
He can keep repeating lies over and over again, but they're still lies.
Sorry he doesn't have common sense. We aren't going to have a free country if we keep going like he is going.
Sure hope he changes his mind.
Best regards,
Lisa Kulow
Executive Residence Director
(608) 246-5501 main
(608}
lisa.ku/ow@wisconsin.gov
8/2/2011
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Downing, Karley - GOV
From: Gilkes, Keith - GOV
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 11:03 PM
To: Gilkes, Keith - GOV
Subject: Capitol Access Tomorrow
Everyone-
Starting tomorrow, there will be a new policy on public access to the Capitol Building. You should continue to
access the building through the staff entrance at the MLK Street entrance.
The public will be accessing the North and South Hamilton Entrances (North and South Wings of the Capitol).
I ask that you maintain a respectful demeanor as we have protestors in the building and respect the cleaning crew
who will be working over the next several days in the building.
Also- I want to alert everyone that we should be touching any signs that are hanging anywhere. The people that
manage the building are concerned about properly removing the tape that is attached to walls. Let the
professionals do it as well as not inflaming issues with demonstrators.
Thanks.
KG
8/2/2011
Downing, Karley - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Colvin, Alan R - GOV
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:16PM
Cook, Tristan - GOV
FW: Capitol Entry Access and Security
Attachments: Capitol Access. pdf
FYI
Alan Colvin
Constituent Services Director
Office of the Governor
608-266-1212
alan,colvin@wisconsin.gov
From: Jensen, Jodi - DOA
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:08 PM
To:--
S u b ~ s s and Security
Dear Ms. Cartier,
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Please find attached a letter from Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch.
Thank you.
Jodi Jensen
Executive Assistant
Wisconsin Department of Administration
---------- Forwarded m•:sS!Ige
From: Mary Cartier
Date: Mon, Mar 7,
Subject: Capitol Ently Access and Security
To: charles.tubbs@wisconsin.gov
Dear Mr. Tubbs,
On Tuesday Feb I was at the Capitol building during normal business hours, and I was denied access to
enter. When I politely asked several police officers on duty, very few seemed to !mow the reason for this
denial. One officer told me that "We decided that there were enough people inside and decided to close
it." I then continued to state that inquire if there was a fire code, a maximum number of people. The
officer said no. He seemed to become flustered with my direct questioning, and it appeared he was
!lying to compensate for a lack of answers.
When I asked about the state constitution (not to mention the federal) continued to repeat the same line.
He was unable to answer my questions.
Here are my questions:
1. Why am I being denied access to enter a government building during normal business hours?
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2. Who gave this command, and how does one justify it constitutionally? What is the wording that allow
this? (a direct quote is appreciated)
3. Who do I talk to to discuss the fact that my constitutional rights are being violated?
While at the Capitol this weekend, I ve1y much noticed the change in security. While I do understand the
that having a large crowd in a Capitol building may require crowd control, I also don't quite understand
the change in security. Because thousands more were in the Capitol before these rules were
implemented, there must have been some change in how the situation was perceived by law enforcement
and theDOA.
After events like terrorist attacks on airplanes, new airport security was put in place. People understood
while the need for such change. However, I was unable to comprehend this change at the Capitol
building. The Capitol hadn't been violent or unsafe. I tried to search the news for crimes or other things-
and I haven't found anything. As a citizen who may be putting myself in danger my entering the Capitol,
I have to ask:
4. What security concerns are there?
I searched for an officer who knew the details of the concerns. When I asked the Capitol police officer
in charge, he said there were "security concems" and I asked what they were. He said he wasn't going
into the details with me. I mentioned to him that crimes and public safety incidents are public record-
so that if he knew and wanted to- he was legally allowed to do so.
5.Is this correct? If a crime happened and wasn't a pmi of "an ongoing investigation" would an officer be
allowed to discuss it with the civilians he is protecting?
He then said that there were "threats." I said "okay" and he continued that he couldn't discuss it because
it was an ongoing investigation.
6.Is that in fact an ongoing investigation? With as much media surrounding the Capitol in recent days, I
have been unable to find anything about an ongoing investigation surrounding security.
He became quite defensive and aggressive. While I am sure he had been asked this 1, 000 times that day,
I felt it was unnecessmy. While I was very direct in my questions, I in no way meant to undermine or
demean him or the knowledge that he had concerning the situation. It seemed he had little actual
knowledge that he was able (or willing) to share, and I would have appreciated an acknowledgement of
this if that were the case.
An answer to these 6 questions is most appreciated, as this does directly tie into my first amendment
rights as a citizen of both Wisconsin and the USA.
I must say that in no way is this email intended to offend or criticize the job that police officers have
done. I have been at the Capitol almost daily in the last 25 days and have utmost respect for how many
polite, kind and wonderfully stoic the force has been. I am sure this has been a stressful and uncertain
time for you as law enforcement, and I appreciate your willingness to attend the capitol on duty to allow
our voices to be heard.
Thank you,
Mmy Cartier
8/2/2011
No hay mal que por bien no venga
Every cloud has a silver lining
Forwarded message ----------
From: Mary Cartier
Date: Mon, Mar 7,
Subject: Capitol Entry Access and Security
To: charles,tubbs@wisconsin.gov
Dear Mr. Tubbs,
Page 3 ofS
On Tuesday Feb I was at the Capitol building during normal business hours, and I was denied access to
enter. When I politely asked several police officers on duty, very few seemed to !mow the reason for this
denial. One officer told me that "We decided that there were enough people inside and decided to close
it." I then continued to state that inquire if there was a fire code, a maximum number of people. The
officer said no. He seemed to become flustered with my direct questioning, and it appeared he was
trying to compensate for a lack .of answers.
When I asked about the state constitution (not to mention the federal) continued to repeat the same line.
He was unable to answer my questions.
Here are my questions:
1. Why am I being denied access to enter a government building during normal business hours?
2. Who gave this command, and how does one justifY it constitutionally? What is the wording that allow
this? (a direct quote is appreciated)
3. Who do I talk to to discuss the fact that my constitutional rights are being violated?
While at the Capitol this weekend, I very much noticed the change in security. While I do understand the
that having a large crowd in a Capitol building may require crowd control, I also don't quite understand
the change in security. Because thousands more were in the Capitol before these rules were
implemented, there must have been some change in how the situation was perceived by law enforcement
and the DO A.
After events like terrorist attacks on airplanes, new airport security was put in place. People understood
while the need for such change. However, I was unable to comprehend this change at the Capitol
building. The Capitol hadn't been violent or unsafe. I tried to search the news for crimes or other things-
and I haven't found anything. As a citizen who may be putting myself in danger my entering the Capitol,
I have to ask:
4. What security concems are there?
I searched for an officer who knew the details of the concerns. When I asked the Capitol police officer
in charge, he said there were "security concerns" and I asked what they were. He said he wasn't going
into the details with me. I mentioned to him that crimes and public safety incidents are public record-
so that if he !mew and wanted to- he was legally allowed to do so.
S.Is this correct? If a crime happened and wasn't a part of "an ongoing investigation" would an officer be
allowed to discuss it with the civilians he is protecting?
He then said that there were "tln·eats." I said "okay" and he continued that he couldn't discuss it because
it was an ongoing investigation.
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6.Is that in fact an ongoing investigation? With as much media smrounding the Capitol in recent days, I
have been unable to find anything about an ongoing investigation surrounding security.
He became quite defensive and aggressive. While I am sure he had been asked this 1,000 times that day,
I felt it was unnecessary. While I was very direct in my questions, I in no way meant to undermine or
demean him or the knowledge that he had concerning the situation. It seemed he had little actual
knowledge that he was able (or willing) to share, and I would have appreciated an acknowledgement of
this if that were the case.
An answer to these 6 questions is most appreciated, as this does directly tie into my first amendment
rights as a citizen of both Wisconsin and the USA.
I must say that in no way is this email intended to offend or criticize the job that police officers have
done. I have been at the Capitol almost daily in the last 25 days and have utmost respect for how many
polite, ldnd and wonderfully stoic the force has been. I am sure this has been a stressful and uncertain
time for you as law enforcement, and I appreciate your willingness to attend the capitol on duty to allow
our voices to be heard.
Thank you,
Mary Cartier
No hay mal que por bien no venga
Every cloud has a silver lining
Dear Department of Administration,
Today I was at the Capitol building during normal business hours, and I was denied access to enter.
When I politely asked several police officers on duty, vety few seemed to !mow the reason for this
denial. One officer told me that "We decided that there were enough people inside and decided to close
it." When I asked about the state constitution (not to mention the federal) continued to repeat the same
line. Here are my questions:
Why am I being denied access to enter a government building during normal business hours?
Who gave this command, and how does one justifY it constitutionally? What is the wording that allow
this? (a direct quote is appreciated)
Who do I talk to to discuss the fact that my constitutional rights are being violated?
An answer to these questions is most appreciated, as this does directly tie into my first amendment rights
as a citizen of both Wisconsin and the USA.
Thank you
Mary Cartier
Dear Governor,
Please help me understand why I was denied access to the capitol building on Tuesday during normal
business hours. Before this decision from your administration, I disagreed with your attempts to blame
state workers for the financial state of Wisconsin, and I attested your union busting bill. I thought we
disagreed on many pivotal issues that you made you republican and made me a democrat. BUT- I
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thought there had to be a middle ground somewhere so that we could both benefit from two political
ideologies.
However; now that I am being DENIED access to MY capitol building; it is simply unacceptable and
proves to me that you are trying ANY tactic (both moral or not) to stop the movement against your
desires for Wisconsin. And to stop the voices of the people who live here. To me, this is unacceptable.
I would appreciate a direct quote from our laws here in Wisconsin that allows you to DENY people the
RIGHT TO ENTER A PUBLIC SPACE without justifYing it. What is the reason? We are not breaking
tlte laws. We are exercising our freedom Qjexpression, and I'd bet you're tired o[_ "dealing" witlt it.
And we are tired ojyou tuning out yow· constituents. WE are state workers. AND we are taxeavers.
I've heard mmors about health and safety. As I recall from my presence in the Capitol, it was cleaned by
protesters, and there was even a medical station set up to help those who needed medical attention. As
for safety, many police forces that have been present have been very nice to have around. They have
been pleasant and polite. The same is true for the protesters. We have had many, many days of large
public protests. There have been little safety concerns as a citizen who is weary of crowds, I can say
this has been very polite and midwestern. So what exactly is the safety concern for our public?
Democracy is about allowing differing opinions to exist. As protesters, this can be difficult when a
counter protest is set up. When the Tea Party came, we, the citizens of Wisconsin (and many other
states that came in support) held up our signs high, and continued to PEACEFULLY and
DEMOCRATICALLY stand up for what we believe in. When we were asked to deal with others whose
opinions varied drastically from our own; we did the right thing. We allowed their voices to be heard;
and did so in a way that did not violate any of their civil rights. They protested, and so did we. We
entered the Capitol building, and so did some of the Tea Party. We were able to co-exist with a differing
opinion and allow the democratic process to continue because that is what we believe in. Please. help
tlte rest o[_tlte United States see that we may have a "fiscallY conservative republican" Governor. but
we also one wlto WONT DENY CIVIL RIGHTS TO HIS CITIZENS.
Open vour ears. Open tlte doors.
Mary Cmiier
No hay mal que por bien no venga
Evety cloud has a silver lining
8/2/2011
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF
ADMINISTRATION
Aprill9, 2011
Dear Ms. Cartier:
SCOT!' WALKER
GOVERNOR
MIKE HUEBSCH
SECRETARY
Office of the Secretary
Post Office Box 7864
Madison, WI 53707-7864
Voice (608) 266-1741
Fax (608) 267-3842
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with Governor Walker and Wisconsin Capitol Police
Chief Charles Tubbs about events at the State Capitol during Febtuaty and March. Beginning in mid-
February, hundreds of thousands of people visited the Capitol Square to express their support or opposition
to the budget repair bill that has since been approved by the state Legislature and signed by the governor.
The Capitol Police did not have the necessary manpower to ensure the safety of the unprecedented crowds
that patiicipated in rallies related to the legislation. DOA relied on assistance from other state agencies and
eventually from local law enforcement officers as the daily rallies continued and our security needs grew.
Officers were also stationed inside the Capitol to ensure its continuing safe function as an office building
where hundreds of employees remained dedicated to carrying out the work of the people of this state. As
threats were made against public officials, additional security was required.
Public health concerns due to the increased traffic through the building, hundreds of visitors sleeping
overnight, food preparation in the hallways, daily pizza and other carryout deliveries, live animals and
additional waste disposal required more housekeeping and cleaning resources. Movement through the
building was very difficult for legislators and staff; and music, drums and other noisemakers disrupted daily
business in the legislative offices, all of which interferes with the prime use of the Capitol Building. Over 40
groups cancelled tours of the Capitol in February.
Most of those activities occurring inside the building during that time violated state law, administrative rules
or building policy and many compromised safety and security. The most notable violation was the refusal of
some visitors to leave the building each night when it closed. On March 3, a Dane County judge ordered
their removal if they remained after closing again. He also ordered DOA to revise the Capitol entry
procedures that the Wisconsin State Employees Union had challenged as too restrictive. However, he
advised that DOA should do so in a way that would not "let the dangerous situation that had occurred
reoccur" saying that the Capitol had been at some point "open probably in excess of what the constitutional
requirements impose .. .it can't return to that level of access."
Following the court order, individuals have not been sleeping in the Capitol, signs and banners have been
removed and the Capitol is again functioning as an office building. With the exception of brief periods when
the law enforcement was remedying violations of state law or addressing security needs, the Capitol has
remained open to those wishing to attend committee hearings, floor sessions, and scheduled meetings, or to
join a demonstration or attend to other business.
Wiscon-.;u.gov
April 19, 2011
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Last month, DOA asked the judge to appoint a special master who could provide guidance to the department
and the Wisconsin State Employees Union about issues related to Capitol access. Specific entry procedures
and building rules will be reviewed and reevaluated over time to respond to changing circumstances or
needs, and DOA would welcome the input of a special master in these decisions. Going forward, DOA will
continue to exercise the authority granted to it by state statutes and administrative code to manage access to
the Capitol in order to keep everyone who visits the building or works there safe.
Thank you again for taking the time to write.
Sincerely,
Michael D. Huebsch
Secretary
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Downing, Karley - GOV
From: Dipko, John A- DWD
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 12:42 PM
To: Cook, Tristan - GOV
Cc: Spurlin, Dennis A- DWD; Jones, Richard - DWD; Maxwell, Georgia E - DWD; Baumbach, Scott C -
DWD
Subject: FW: DWD Custom Scoops 5.4.11
Hello Tristan!
I'm copying Communications Office colleagues Dick Jones and Dennis Spurlin on this message, as I'd like you to
start receiving the morning "scoops" of DWD press coverage we generate (today's is below), as well as the daily
log of media contacts we generate at the end of the day.
We are looking forward to your arrival next week
Cheers,
John Dipko
Communications Director
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Phone/Fax: (608) 266-6753/(608) 266-1784
J&Wit!Di!Jko@dwd.Wisconsin.gov
Wisconsin is Oven for Business!
Kathy Walsh

From: DWD MB Communications Office
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 8:52AM
To: Barroilhet, Dan - DWD; Bartol, Fred - DWD; Baumbach, Scott C- DWD; Beckett, Laura L - DWD; Berge,
Sharon - DWD; Bernstein, Howard I - DWD; Black-Radloff, Rita - DWD; Blodgett, Rebecca R- DOC; Blodgett,
SteveR- DWD; Brockmiller, William - DWD; Burgett, Carol- DWD; Charles, Amy D- DWD; Crary, Cathy- DWD;
Denis, Gary J - DWD; Dipko, John A - DWD; Domenoski, Brian K - DWD; Falk, Elizabeth C - DWD; Fite, Nicole L-
DWD; Fosdick, Anna - DWD; Gerrits, Karen - DWD; Gottschall, Chuck- DWD; Grant, Ken G - DWD; Grosso, Eric -
DWD; Hodek, Scott A- DWD; Holt, Deb- DWD; Irwin, Michael A- DWD; Jones, Richard - DWD; Kikkert, Becky-
DOA; Lied I, Kimberly- GOV; Lingard, Sue- DWD; Maxwell, Georgia E- DWD; McDonald, Scott- DWD; Metcalf,
John C- DWD; Michels, Thomas A- DWD; Morgan, Karen P- DWD; Myska, Amy- DWD; Natera, Ramon V-
DWD; OBrien, Christopher D - DWD; O'Brien, Pamela - DWD; O'Connor, Rene - DWD; Palzkill, Bruce R - DWD;
Pasholk, Mary L- DWD; Pelon, Brian- DWD; Perez, Manuel- DWD; Phillips, Amelia- DWD; Preysz, Linda- DWD;
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Spurlin, Dennis A- DWD; Thole, Kristina E - DWD; Thomas, John - DWD; Thompson, Heather - DWD; Udalova,
Victoria M - DWD; Vue, Mai Zong- DCF; Weber, Sue- DWD; Werwie, Cullen J- GOV; Westbury, John R- DWD;
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http://www .dailycard ina I. com/news/sen-cargenter -prQROses-workers-rights-amendment-1.2217 480
Sen. Carpenter proposes workers' rights amendment
By Adam Wollner Published: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
In an attempt to combat Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair law, state Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, introduced a
constitutional amendment Monday to permanently protect the rights of public employees to collectively bargain. Carpenter said
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he wants collective bargaining rights to be protected by a constitutional amendment instead of a statute so these rights are not
in flux every time a new administration is elected into office.
http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/article/2011 0503/CWS03/30503Q067/Champion"!cBusiness-awards-
honor-entrepreneurs?odyssey=tabltopnewslimg!WRT-Business
Champions of Business awards to honor entrepreneurs
11:00 PM, May. 2, 2011 Written by Jake Miller Wausau Daily Herald
Three of Wausau's most visionary entrepreneurs will be honored this month as examples of what today's youths
should strive for in business. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin's north central district's third annual Champions of
Business award dinner on May 12 will recognize Walter Alexander, Emery "E.O." Johnson and Richard Dudley for
building ill!l;<:;essful businesses in Wausau.
httQ://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-03/orders-Qiaced-with-u-s-factories-increase-more-than-forecast.html
Orders Placed With U.S. Factories Increased More Than Forecast in March
By Bob Willis- May 3, 2011
Orders placed with U.S. factories rose more than forecast in March on increasing demand for machinery and
computers that points to further gains in business spending. Bookings for manufacturers' goods climbed 3
percent, a fifth consecutive increase, after a 0.7 percent February advance, the Commerce Department said
today in Washington. The report also revised up estimates for capital equipment bookings issued last week.
httQ://www .Qostcrescent. com/article/20 11 0503/ APCO 1 01/1 05030420/Comp<'Jny-study-new-use-Menasha-steam-
plant?odyssey=tabl!opnewslimgiAPC-News
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Greenwood Fuels. a Green Bay-based renewable fuels company. will study new use for
Menasha steam plant
Company looks at burning pellets ~ o get electri«ity_
Written by Michael King Post-Crescent staff writer
MENASHA- The defunct Menasha Utilities steam plant, closed since October 2009, could come back to life
burning environmentally friendly pellets instead of coal. The Menasha Common Council on Monday voted 8-0 to
approve a letter of intent that allows Greenwood Fuels, a Green Bay-based renewable fuels company, to study
the steam plant at 198 River St. for potential conversion to generate electricity by burning pellets made from
paper sludge at its Green Bay facility.
htt;;1://www.jsonline. com/blogs/news/121161138. html
Proposed MPS budget cuts almost 1,000 full-time positions
By Erin Richards of the Journal Sentinel May 3, 2011 10:45 a.m. 1(269) Comments
Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton's proposed 2012 fiscal year budget is 13.5%
smaller than last year's adopted budget and reduces district staffing by about 989 full-time equivalent positions,
according to documents released late Monday. In what he calls "one of most challenging budgets that has been
issued by a Milwaukee Public Schools superintendent," Thornton says cuts next year total $81.6 million as a
result of the state revenue cuts.
http://www.json!ine.com/business/121129219 .html
Business travel costs taking off
By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel May 2, 2011 liill Comments
Travel is getting more expensive as airlines raise fares and hotels and rental-car agencies charge more in an
improved economy. The average cost of a domestic airline ticket was $423 in the first three months of the year,
according to a new survey from Runzheimer International, a travel management firm in Racine County. That was
up 6% from late 2010, the survey noted. Domestic hotel rates averaged $143 per night, while rental-car rates
averaged $50 per day. Like airline fares, both were up 6% from the last three months of 2010.
Jllill://www.g reenbayopressgazette.com/a rticle/2011 0503/GPG01 01/11 0503086/U pdate-Wal ker-wants-U-S-
41-vpgraded-interstate-between-Green-Bayo-Milwaukee ·
U.S. 41 upgrade to interstate between Green Bay, Milwaukee proposed
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants U.S. 41 between Green Bay and Milwaukee's Mitchell
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Interchange to be upgraded to an interstate. Walker announced plans for improving a 142-mile
stretch of the highway in a press conference at the U.S. 41 Interstate Conversion Office on
Green Bay's west side. He said the state would do an environmental study that would allow
Interstate signs to be installed by 2015 .
.!Jttp://www.biztimes.com/blogs/milwaukee-biz-blog/2011/5/4/wisconsin-is-americas-political-petri-dish
Wisconsin is America's political Petri dish
Posted on May 04, 2011 5:57AM By Steve Jagler, executive editor of BizTimes Milwaukee ....
If it seems like today's national political discourse either bubbles up through Wisconsin or emanates
directly from Wisconsin lately, that's only because it does. Wisconsin's state budget turmoil is somewhat
of a microcosm of the nation's great deficit debate. For better or worse, depending upon your
perspective, Wisconsin has been on the nation's front page since the moment Gov. Scott Walker took
office in January.
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FVTC caught in resource squeeze
GRAND CHUTE- Fox Valley Technical College faces significant budgetary challenges at a time when the
success of its programs can most help the local economy pull out of the recession. What's more, FVTC
has seen its enrollment of adult students needing education and training grow an unprecedented 30
percent over the past three years.
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Worker's comp law started in Wisconsin 100 years ago on May 3, 1911
BILL NOVAK The Capital Times bnovak@madison.com 1 Posted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 6:38am I
If you hurt yourself at work today, thank Wisconsin Gov. Francis McGovern and the state legislature of
100 years ago for the benefits and pay you'll get while recuperating. The nation's first worker's
compensation law guaranteed by the state constitution was signed into law 100 years ago by Gov.
McGovern on May 3, 1911, after getting overwhelming support in both the state Senate and Assembly.
According to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the legislation's
objectives were to furnish certain, prompt and reasonable compensation to the injured employee,
conduct hearings promptly if disputes arose between employee and employer and provide a means of
minimizing the number of accidents in industry.
http://www. vindy .com/news/2011/may/03/today-is-tuesday -may-3-the-123rd-day -of-/? newswatch
Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2011. There are 242 days left in the year.
ASSOCIATED PRESS On this date in:
1911: Wisconsin Gov. Francis E. McGovern signs the first U.S. workers' compensation law to withstand
constitutional scrutiny. (Previous attempts in Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana and New York were
struck down.)
htt(l://www .sheboyga npress .com/article/2011 0504/S H E01 01/1 05040462/L TC-job-fair-attracts-40-
employers?odyssey=nav%7Chead
LTC job fair attracts 40 employers
8/2/2011
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Companies looking to fill hundreds of jobs
9:11 PM, May. 3, 2011 I Written by JOSH LINTEREUR Sheboygan Press staff
Don't call it a recovery, but officials say employer turnout at Lakeshore Technical College's spring job fair
Thursday should be the strongest in years. Nearly 40 Northeastern Wisconsin illTIQ]Q)Iers with hundreds of
jobs to fill are expected to attend, which is a far cry from recent years when organizers said they
struggled to find companies interested in attending the fair.
http://www.iaiabc.org/i4a/headlines/headlinedetails.cfm?i<!=228&pageid=1&archive=O
Wisconsin Celebrates 100 Years of Workers' Compensation on May 3
(May 3, 2011 -Madison, Wis., USA)- On May 3, 1911, Wisconsin became the first U.S. state to enact a
constitutional workers' compensation law. Commemorating the 100 year anniversary during a special press event,
several speakers will discuss the importance of this ground-breaking legislation, including Mr. Manny Perez,
Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development; Mr. John Metcalf, Administrator of the
Wisconsin Division of Worker's Compensation; and Ms. Frances Huntley-Cooper, former Administrator of the
Wisconsin Division of Worker's Compensation and an IAIABC Past President.
htlp://badgerherald.com/new$12011/05/03/where your ven<Jing m.php
Where your vending machine dollars go
Students toss loose change in UW's machines on daily basis, but few know money
totals almost half million dollars annually
By Gillian Losh Tuesday, May 3, 2011 4:28p.m. Updated Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:23:04 a.m.
Be it candy, gum or soda, UW brought in almost $500,000 in profit through vending last year, but where that
money goes is a little more complicated. Who gets the vending commissions, and what they go toward, is part of
a little-known contract that distributes the money between the Wisconsin Union, UW Housing, UW Extension and
the Wisconsin Historical Society. During the last fiscal year, UW made $451,216 from its contract with Wright
Vending, recently purchased by Canteen Vending, which is 38.8 percent of the money the machines on campus
generate every year. UW also made $46,622 from its Randolph-Sheppard Department of Workforce Development
Business Enterprise Program, which is 27.56 percent of the total money those machines made this year.
Randolph-Sheppard is a federally mandated program to use vending companies serviced by visually-impaired
employees.
8/2/2011
Kitzman, Nick - GOV
From: Meier, Joan -DOT
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 1:49 PM
To: Kitzman, Nick- GOV
Subject: FW: DMV info
FYI

Office of the Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
(608) 264-8423
From: Howard, Tracy - DOT
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 20111:43 PM
To: Kleist, Richard - DOT; Reincke, Donald - DOT
Cc: Meier, Joan - DOT; Fernan, Patrick - DOT; Boardman, Kristina - DOT; Krieser, Steven - DOT
Subject: RE: DMV info
Page 1 of3
I wasn't able to reach Representative Ringhand yesterday but she did call me back today. She said that she had
some constituent contacts regarding skills test availability (specifiCally in Janesville) and that she had personal
experience as her grandson was trying to schedule a test and the earliest tests available are thee months out.
Since he just finished behind the wheel, he's not looking for anything sooner but the representative was
interested in learning more about the skills test system. She had seen the article in the State Journal so she was
aware of our staffing issues and wondered what we were doing to improve things. I explained to her that we
use a formula based on the number of permits issued last year to determine how many tests we need to do
each week to meet the demand. I also pointed out that Janesville and Beloit are actually a bit ahead of the
curve for this year. I explained that default tests are put out each week and then more tests are added based on
available staffing- sometimes even the day before so it's important that people schedule something as soon as
possible and then keep checking for a more desirable appointment. She asked if I thought the furloughs had
anything to do with staff availability for testing and I said that losing the staff time during the furlough weeks
certainly made it harder to get the work done. I told her that we have recently been able to hire some staff but
it will take some time for them to be fully trained and in the meantime, we are adding to our examiner
availability by offering over time. She also asked if I had heard about the proposal for third party class D testing
and I said that although I had not see anything recent, it's not a new idea. We talked about the third party CDL
testing model and how DMV oversees that with training, auditing, etc.
Tracy
608 246-7 StLO
From: Kleist, Richard - DOT
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 9:27AM
To: Howard, Tracy - DOT; Reincke, Donald - DOT
Cc: Newson, Reggie - DOT; Meier, Joan - DOT
Subject: FW: DMV info
Tracy or Don, would one of you please follow-up with Representative Ringhand's office (608-266-1192)
regarding the initial e-mail in this string. The Representative's district covers between New Glarus to Oregon
and Evansville to Monroe. Also, please Jet us know once you've made contact?
8/2/2011
Thanks,
Rick
From: Fernan, Patrick - DOT
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 9:03AM
To: Kleist, Richard - DOT; Boardman, Kristina - DOT; Krieser, Steven - DOT
Subject: RE: DMV info
Rick- wherever this is, please pass along to local chief for them to follow up.
Patrick Fernan
DMV Operations Manager
Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation
1.8605
From: Kleist, Richard - DOT
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2011 9:00AM
To: Fernan, Patrick - DOT; Boardman, Kristina - DOT
Subject: FW: DMV info
Any particular way you would prefer I handle this?
Rick
From: Meier, Joan - DOT
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 3:36PM
To: Kleist, Richard - DOT
Subject: FW: DMV info
Rick,
Can you please contact Rep. Ringhand?
Let me know when handled. Thanks.
P - ~
Office of the Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
(608) 264-8423
From: Kitzman, Nick- GOV
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2011 03:21 PM
To: Newson, Reggie - DOT
Cc: Polzin, Cindy M - GOV
Subject: DMV info
Hi Reggie,
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Cindy and I met with Representative Ringhand earlier this week where she had requested information and a
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Page 3 of3
meeting with someone from the DOT regarding DMV centers and the long waiting period that it takes to get an
appointment at the DMV. Specifically, her concerns stem from her grandson's situation where the soonest he
could get in to the three nearest DMV centers to take his drivers exam was several months. If either you or
someone from the DMV could follow up with the Representative and talk to her about this issue, that would be
much appreciated.
Thanks a lot and please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Nick
Nick Kitzman
Legislative Affairs Assistant
Office of Governor Scott Walker
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8/2/2011
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Downing, Karley - GOV
-------------------------------------------------
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Friday, Apri115, 2011 8:40AM
To: Colvin, Alan R - GOV
Subject: FW: Constituent
Tristan D. Cook
Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of Wisconsin
0: 608-266-1212
F: 608-267-8983
tristan.cook@wisconsin.gov
From: Melody Leung [mailto:melodyleung06@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 9:43 PM
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: Constituent
Gov. Walker,
I am a constituent of this fme state. I have written you and have called your office almost every day
since Februmy 21st. I would like 5 minutes of your time. I rarely get involved in politics but feel
compelled to do so at this point. I feel like I have been attacked as a taxpayer, a public employee and as
a parent. Not only will your cuts to education and property tax limits hurt the the title 1 and at-risk
students you are targeting but will also drastically change the educational system that my daughter will
attend negatively. The increase in federal assessments that will be coming coupled with the cuts will
hurt all students, but particularly those of poverty that so desperately need to fill the achievement deficit
that separates them from their peers. That aside, I just read that you and Prosser have changed some
environmental policies that enable some corporations to continue to pollute the Fox River. I do not
understand how removing recycling programs and reversing environmental law helps anything
considering that it will cost much more to reverse these negative changes in the future.
I would really welcome the opportunity to talk to you on the phone. You spoke with someone posing as
Koch who doesn't even live in the state. At the congress hearing you said that you were trying to get off
of the phone with him because you had people waiting. I aJn waiting. I have been waiting and I will
continue to wait until I can ask you some questions. As a teacher and mother I am extremely passionate
about the future of all children and will advocate for those that can't for themselves.
-
8/2/2011
Downing, Karley - GOV
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Friday, April15, 2011 8:35AM
To: Colvin, Alan R - GOV
Subject: FW: How Much Money Does the State Save?
Tristan D. Cook
Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of Wisconsin
0: 608-266-1212
F: 608-267-8983
tristan.cook@wisconsin.gov
From: Mark Kastigar /ELECfRICIAN
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 7:37AM
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: How Much Money Does the State Save?
Page 1 of 1
I really would have liked to piss on your grave as soon as possible, but now I realize, your gonna have a
cell mate soon as the feds close in your little game. Instead of the Kock brothers, you'll be swallowing
alotmore ......
You are a clown and corporate whore. I imagine your t]u·oat is pretty sore by now swallowing all that
shit the Kock brothers have been spewing out to you.
Ready Willing and able to overt]u·ow your regime!
Less federal intervention so you can rule Wisconsin?
That will never happen as long as I am breathing. That's not a tlrreat, that is a promise.
By the way, your lipstick is smearing. Late night with the Koch Brothers?
ONE PERSON ONE VOTE!
CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE!
THE U.S. of A. IS NOT FOR SALE.
"WE THE PEOPLE" are the shareholders of the land.
CO-OPs, not Corporations
\m/
8/2/2011
Downing, Karley - GOV
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Monday, May 02,2011 8:13AM
To: Colvin, Alan R- GOV
Subject: FW: Just go away and die
Tristan D. Cook
Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of Wisconsin
0: 608-266-1212
F: 608-267-8983
tristan.cook@wisconsin.gov
From: Mark Kastigar /ELECTRICIAN
Sent: Sunday, May 01, 201110:19 AM
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: Just go away and die
Your still a Koch Whore. You will be in hell soon .... Really surprised you have lived this long
ONE PERSON ONE VOTE!
CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE!
THE U.S. of A. IS NOT FOR SALE.
"WE THE PEOPLE" are the shareholders of the land.
CO-OPs, not Corporations
\m/
8/2/2011
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Downing, Karley - GOV
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2011 4:34 PM
To: Colvin, Alan R- GOV
Subject: FW: judge kloppenburg
See below.
Tristan D. Cook
Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of Wisconsin
0: 608-266-1212
F: 608-267-8983
tristan.cook@wisconsin.gov
n11r·«'""' April 07,
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: judge kloppenburg
Page 1 of 1
wisconsin might be open for business walker, but your retarded worthless ass ain't gonna be in it. the
people of the state of wisconsin has spoken loudly.but since you are just one big cocksucker for the
wichita koch-sucking brothers,maybe they will pay you just to hang around and kiss their fat polluting
asses,i told some one i was hoping and praying for you
"i was hoping you were in tomorrows paper"
"and i was praying it was in the f"*king obituary column"
8/2/2011
Downing, Karley - GOV
From: Governor Scott Walker
Sent: Wednesday,Aprii13,201110:28AM
To: Colvin, Alan R - GOV
Subject: FW: summer vacation
Tristan D. Cook
Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of Wisconsin
0: 608-266-1212
F: 608-267-8983
tristan.cook@wisconsin.gov
From: B i l l ~
Sent: W e ~ - AM
To: Governor Scott Walker
Subject: summer vacation
Hey Piss pisshead
Page 1 of 1
I want an answer or an a appointment with you- I have some questions about this trip you are taking around the
country espousing your TEA PARTY RACIEST BULL SHIT at the expense of us tax payer-it just seems convenient
that it is the same time your kids are out of school-must be a family vacation-with a stop off at the KOCH
mansion-this is why the people of this state despise you -you think we are so stupid to know this is a family
vacation at the tax payer's expense.
I want to know how you justify this expense-which will run well over $500,000.
You show me where any other governor has used the tax payer's money to go about the country seeking funds
to fight his recall- YOU CANNOT RAISE ENOUGH OF MONEY FOR THAT -so it is foolish to spend our money so
foolish-
Hey jackass if you are so concerned about our state's debt- stop wasting money like this trip-
THIS IS SHAMEFUL
I HOPE YOUR PLANE GOES DOWN AND YOU ROAST LIKE A MARSHMALLOW
YOU DESPICABLE PIECE OF CAT POOP.
Your Picture In The Journal This Morning -shows your mouth the way I keep telling you it arouses me-l finally
realized the reason for this-when you speak your upper lip does not move- something like a horse when he
eats
Bill Spears
8/2/2011
Downing, Karley - GOV
From: Cook, Tristan - GOV
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 12:36 PM
To: Henry, Madeline- GOV
Subject: Thank you VM
~ ( s p ? )
Thanks for acting on my behalf
Tristan D. Cook
Office of Governor Scott Walker
State of Wisconsin
Phone: 608-266-1212
Fax: 608-267-8983
tristan.cook@wisconsin.gov
8/2/2011
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Nolan, Annie- GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Mike Koch
Friday, May 27, 2011 6:50AM
Nolan, Annie - GOV
Scott Walkers college roomate
From: Mike Koch ••••••••••• ,.
Subject: Scott Walkers college roomate
Message Body:
I had the chance to briefly catch up with Scott in Waupaca on Thursday. I thought it may be easier to get a message
to the governor via his wife. Tell Scott is was so nice to talk with him even though it was real short. Same guy I
remember from college. His staff wanted some dirt but I actually couldn't think of any. If you and Scott get up to
Waupaca to visit Larry Leibe it would be great to touch base again. Larry was a patient at my physical therapy
clinic. You have to talk to Scotts mom about her choc chip bars. The best, but not for the waist.
Thanks
Mike Koch or
This mail is sent via contact form on www.walkwithwalkerwi.org
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Nolan, Annie - GOV
From: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Sent: Thursday, June 09,2011 6:13AM
To: ; Nolan, Annie- GOV
Subject: Re: r·hursday AM
Possibly, I'm going to hook you up with Annie Nolan, who helps out Tonette.
Ill have Annie get in touch with you to let you know what may work.
From: Julie ____ _
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 06:04AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: f.E: Thursday AM '..
Thanks again for letting us know about this opportunity.
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Cullen- didn't know if Tonette would be interested in doing a sit down sometime this summer about how things
are going for her- how she's dealing with things- dealing with attacks on her family re the collective bargaining
law.

From: Werwie, Cullen J- GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 6:04AM
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: Re: Thursday AM
Thanks for having the guv on this am.
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From: Julie Pearl-
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 01:06PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: Thursday AM
Photog contact: John Drilling
From: Werwie, Cullen J- GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 8:52 AM
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: RE: Thursday AM
Can you get me the contact info for one of the people who will be there in the AM, just so if anything happens
we have someone to reach?
Thanks,
Cullen Werwie
8/2/2011
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608} 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@WI.Gov
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www. walker. wi. qov
From: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 8:49 AM
To: 'Julie Pearl'
Subject: RE: Thursday AM
OK, thanks. Here are the details. He will have the torch with him.
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Govemor Scott Walker will be the keynote speaker and will participate in the 25th Law Enforcement
Torch Run for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin tomorrow in Waukesha.
When: Thursday, June 9
6:00AM
Torch Run/Program Start: Waukesha County Court House
515 West Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188
Torch Run End: Waukesha Police Department
190 I Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI 53188
Note: The governor will give brief remarks shortly after 6:00AM and will participate in
the torch run. The torch run begins at the Waukesha County Courthouse
moving west on Moreland Boulevard and tuming north on Delafield Street,
ending at the Waukesha Police Department.
Just want to give you a heads up that he will also be on one other morning MKE TV station.
Cullen Werwie
Press-Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: (608) 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@WI.Gov
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www. walker. wi. qov
From: Julie Pearl [mailto· ]
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 8:22AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: Thursday AM
8/2/2011
Page 3 of5
Sure. Will just need particulars- and where the Gov. will be- will he have torch with him? Will this be separate
from law enforcement torch run
From: Werwie, Cullen J- GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 8:16 AM
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: RE: Thursday AM
Can you guys do a 5:50 hit instead of 5:45?
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608} 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@WI.Gav

www. walker. wi.qov
From: Julie Pearl [mailto· f . ) j Ill]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 4:30PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: Thursday AM
Let's do 545 hit. Where at, will Gov have torch whim? How did walk go?
Julie Pearl
Morning Executive Producer
TODA Y'S TMJ4
On Jun 7, 2011, at 3:15PM, "Werwie, Cullen J- GOV" <Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov> wrote:
Hope all is well, let me know what you guys would like to do on Thursday AM. Either a phoner or a
quick 5 minute hit right at 5:45 works on our end at the location.
Thanks,
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: (608} 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@WI.Gov
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www. walker. wi.qov
From: Julie Pearl • • • •
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 201110:35 AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: Thursday AM
8/2/2011
Cullen -I'll touch base at lpm- got some breaking news going on©
Definitely want this
----------------
From: Werwie, Cullen J- GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 10:30 AM
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: Thursday AM
Hey Julie-
Page 4 ofS
Tomorrow Governor Walker is going to the kickoff for the Special Olympics and on Thursday AM
(6am) he is going to be carrying the torch for the Special Olympics in Waukesha. Any interest in
talking to him on Thursday prior to the run about the Special Olympics? If you send a crew out we
could get him there at 5:45 to do an interview otherwise we could do a phoner too. Let me know
either way, as we're trying to figure out how early he is going to have to wake up©
Thanks,
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608} 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@WI.Gov
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www. walker. wi.qov
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Nolan, Annie - GOV
From: Ed Brandon [ebrandon@mccbsa.org]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 5:28PM
To: Nolan, Annie - GOV
Subject: RE: Award deadline.
Thanks! With the Archbishop, we can always say it is on the way, then add it to
the packet. Simply having his endorsement early will be meaningful, if we can
follow in a week or two with the actual letter.
Thanks,
E
T. Edmund Brandon
Scout Executive/CEO
Milwaukee County Council, BSA
330 South 84
1
h Street
Milwaukee, Wl53214-1468
B: (414) 443-2875
F: 774-0342
ebrando11@mccbsa.org __
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www.MilwaukeeBoyScouts.org
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From: Nolan, Annie - GOV [mailto:Annie.Nolan@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 20114:59 PM
To: Ed Brandon
Subject: RE: Award deadline.
Thanks, Ed. Indeed, I had contacted Mike Grebe. I do not foresee any problems securing a letter from him.
We are also working to secure a letter from Archbishop Dolan, although, we may be a little hard pressed for
that one. We'll do our best!
Jlnnie 9;{, Mofan
Assistant to the First Lady
Executive Residence
246-5501
8/2/2011
fax: (608) 246-3245
annie.nolan@wisconsin.gov
From: Ed Brandon [mailto:ebrandon@mccbsa.org]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 4:59 PM
To: Nolan, Annie - GOV
Subject: Award deadline.
Annie,
Page 2 of2
Sorry I missed your call. The deadline is May 15 if at all possible. I received
materials from Gov. Walker's mother, and I'm looking of the info from Tonette.
have also been able to make a contact with Badger Boy's State to get an
endorsement from them. I also had a chance to speak with Mike Grebe at the
Bradley Foundation, and he welcomed the idea of giving an endorsement. I hope
he is one that you are contacting? I know this is rushed, and I certainly
appreciate your leadership in the matter.
Thanks,
E
T. Edmund Brandon
Scout Executive/CEO
Milwaukee County Council, BSA
330 South 84
1
h Street
Milwaukee, Wl53214-1468
B: (414) 443·2875
F: (414) 774-0342
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Nolan, Annie - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Hellenbrand, Angie- GOV
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:26 AM
Nolan, Annie - GOV
FW: Friday AM media event
Attachments: 6.3.11 Friday AM TMJ.doc
Looks like the First Lady will be doing this also ....
Angie
Angle Hellenbrand
Scheduling Director
Office af Governor Scott Walker
anqie.he/lenbrand@wisconsin.gov
From: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 10:24 AM
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To: Hellenbrand, Angie- GOV; Dorothy Moore (djmoore2004@gmail.com); Moore, Dorothy J - GOV; Evenson,
Tom- GOV; Grinder, Jennifer- GOV; Schrimpf, Chris- GOV; scottmatejov@yahoo.com
Subject: Friday AM media event
Friday, June 3
6:30am arrival at TMJ4 in Milwaukee (6:48 exact hit time)
720 East Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
They'll be on TMJ's morning show to discuss Walk for Walker (briefing attached).
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: (608} 267-7303
rmoil T'" Wrie@WI Goo
www. walker. wi. qov
From: Julie Pearl [mailto
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:20 AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: Reaction?
Thanks Cullen! And Thank You for giving us the opportunity to have the Governor and Tonette on.
It means a Jot!
From: Werwie, Cullen J- GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:19AM
8/2/2011
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: RE: Reaction?
Page 2 of6
OK sounds good, they'll see you at 6:30am. No, you will be the only station statewide on Friday AM. If you or
your station cares, this will be the first time the Governor and Tonette have appeared together on TV since
being inaugurated.
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: (608} 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@ WI. Gov
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www. walker. wi. gov
From: Julie Pearl
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:00 AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: Reaction?
They would need to arrive to the studio no later than 6:30am- that way they can comfortable, and we'll have
them on set for a tease bump shot to end our first block at 6:35 ish.
Will the Governor and First Lady be on the other stations as well Friday morning?
From: Werwie, Cullen J- GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:53 AM
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: RE: Reaction?
What are our options?
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: (608} 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@WI.Gov
10 10]
www. walker. wi. gov
From: Julie Pearl [mailto
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:51 AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: Reaction?
Would love to have them on.
8/2/2011
What time could they come to the studio?
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From: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:46 AM
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: RE: Reaction?
Page 3 of6
Here is a draft of our press release, we were hoping we could get the Guv and first lady together to talk about
this initiative on Friday AM which they're kicking off on Saturday. Beyond this release, there will be more dates
and times for this initiative around the state coming out in the future. This
PUBLIC INVITED TO "WALK WITH WALKER"
First Lady Tonette Walker to boost awareness of state's trails, health benefits of walking
MADISON- First Lady Tonette Walker today announced that High Cliff State Park in Sherwood will be the site of
her first "Walk with Walker" event on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. "Walk with Walker" is the First Lady's new
initiative to promote and explore the state's abundance of scenic landscapes and hiking trails while also
promoting health and fitness. The First Lady invites the public to join her as she experiences Wisconsin's most
picturesque trails, parks, and landscapes including both the well-known sites and the hidden gems.
"Wisconsin is full of beautiful trail systems and parks that offer a wide variety of activities, including hiking,
walking and running, and are a natural place to be active and healthy," said Mrs. Walker. "No matter where you
are located in Wisconsin, a trail that offers both a safe exercise outlet and incredible scenery is just a short
distance away."
High Cliff State Park Superintendent Carolyn Morgen will join Mrs. Walker and serve as the guide for the 1.7 mile
walk on the Lime Kiln trail. The trail traverses the Niagara Escarpment, a significant geological formation that
extends from Lake Winnebago and Door County in Wisconsin to Niagara Falls, New York. High Cliff State Park is
the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, which is Wisconsin's largest inland lake.
"The Department of Tourism is honored to team up with the First Lady to promote Wisconsin's trails and parks
and the benefits they provide," said Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett who will also be participating in the walk.
"Whether at the state, county or city level, we have done a stand-up job to develop the infrastructure that lets
residents and visitors alike enjoy the state's natural scenic beauty. It's what makes us a leader in the nation."
The June 4 walk is free to the public and the state park admission fee will be waived for those taking part in the
event. High Cliff State Park is located at N7630 State Park Road in Sherwood. Participating walkers should meet
in the parking lot at the Lime Kiln trailhead. The 1.7 mile loop offers a level lakeside segment as well as steeper
climbs, descents and stairways on the escarpment segment.
The public is invited to learn more about Wisconsin's First Lady's "Walk with Walker" initiative at
www.walkwithwalkerwi.org.
From: Julie •
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:42AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: Reaction?
8/2/2011
###
Just tried you, but don't think you could hear me. will try again now
From: Werwie, Cullen J- GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 8:39 AM
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: RE: Reaction?
Julie-
Page 4 of6
Can you give me a call when you get a chance today? I think I've got an offer that TMJ may be interested in.
Give me a call on my direct line
Thanks,
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608} 267-7303

www. walker. wi.qov
From: Julie Pearl
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:37 AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: Reaction?
Thanks Cullen.
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From: Werwie, Cullen J- GOV [mailto:Cullen.Werwie@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:30 AM
To: Julie Pearl
Subject: RE: Reaction?
The Governor's office won't be commenting on this case. It didn't involve us. If you have ?'s about the
implications of it, contact DOA. Carl.vigue@wisconsin.gov
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: (608} 267-7303

www. walker. wi. gov
From: Julie Pearl············
8/2/2011
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:47 AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Reaction?
BC-WI--Wisconsin Budget-Unions, 120
URGENT
Judge voids Wisconsin collective bargaining law
Eds: APNewsNow.
Page 5 of6
MADISON, Wis. (AP) --A Wisconsin judge has struck down a law taking away nearly all collective bargaining
rights from most state workers.
Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi ruled Thursday that Republican legislators violated Wisconsin's open
meetings law during the run up to passage. She says that renders the law void.
The law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker takes away all bargaining rights except over base salary for teachers and
other public workers.
The decision is not the end of the legal fight. The state Supreme Court has scheduled arguments for June 6 to
determine whether it will take the same case.
Lawmakers could also pass the law again in order to nullify open meeting concerns that led to the judge's ruling
Thursday.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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MEETING BRIEFING
Friday, June 3
Event: TMJ4 AM show
Drafted by: Cullen Werwie
PUBLIC INVITED TO "WALK WITH WALKER"
First Lady Tonette Walker to boost awareness of state's trails, health benefits of walking
MADISON- First Lady Tonette Walker today announced that High Cliff State Park in Sherwood
will be the site of her first "Walk with Walker" event on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. "Walk with
Walker" is the First Lady's new initiative to promote and explore the state's abundance of
scenic landscapes and hiking trails while also promoting health and fitness. The First Lady
invites the public to join her as she experiences Wisconsin's most picturesque trails, parks, and
landscapes including both the well-known sites and the hidden gems.
"Wisconsin is full of beautiful trail systems and parks that offer a wide variety of activities,
including hiking, walking and running, and are a natural place to be active and healthy," said
Mrs. Walker. "No matter where you are located in Wisconsin, a trail that offers both a safe
exercise outlet and incredible scenery is just a short distance away."
High Cliff State Park Superintendent Carolyn Morgen will join Mrs. Walker and serve as the
guide for the 1.3 mile walk on the Forest Management Trail. The trail starts at the Forest
Management Trail parking lot. This self-guided trail compares managed and unmanaged
woodlots. A 25-stop guide is available at the park office for visitors interested in woodlot
management. High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake
Winnebago, which is Wisconsin's largest inland lake.
"The Department of Tourism is honored to team up with the First Lady to promote Wisconsin's
trails and parks and the benefits they provide," said Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett who will
also be participating in the walk. "Whether at the state, county or city level, we have done a
stand-up job to develop the infrastructure that lets residents and visitors alike enjoy the state's
natural scenic beauty. It's what makes us a leader in the nation."
The June 4 walk is free to the public and the state park admission fee will be waived for those
taking part in the event. High Cliff State Park is located at N7630 State Park Road in Sherwood.
Participating walkers should meet in the parking lot at the Forest Management trailhead.
The public is invited to learn more about Wisconsin's First Lady's "Walk with Walker" initiative
at www.walkwithwalkerwi.org.
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Nolan, Annie - GOV
From: Hayden, Stephanie L- DCF
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 12:59 PM
To: Nolan, Annie- GOV
Subject: FW: Media Clips: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Annie, if you can't open these links let me know. The first few are about yesterday's event (you
can ignore the rest unless you are really interested). I will continue to send them as they pop up
on our media report.
Thank you again for all of your help! I think the everyone that was honored was very happy
with the event, and Mrs. Walker was fabulous!! I hope she enjoyed it as much as everyone else.
Please let me lmow if I can ever be of any assistance! I look forward to working with you in the
future.
Stephanie
From: DCFMEDIA
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 201112:49 PM
To: DCF DL Media Clips
Subject: Media Clips: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Eau Claire Couple Honored With Foster Care Award
Source: WAXX-FM (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 2:59 PM 10240271601
Keywords: Department of Children and Families (8), Eloise Anderson, foster home (3), foster parent (5), foster
child (3), foster care (3)
Abstract: ... Eau Claire Couple Honored With Foster Care Award 5/24/2011 From News Release: Earlier
today First Lady Tonette Walker and Department of Children ...
Eau Claire Couple Honored With Foster Care Award
Source: WAVY-AM (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 3:06 PM 10240282180
Keywords: Department of Children and Families (8), Eloise Anderson, foster home (3), foster parent (5), foster
child (3), foster care (3)
Abstract: ... Eau Claire Couple Honored With Foster Care Award 5/24/2011 From News Release: Earlier
today First Lady Tonette Walker and Department of Children ...
Eau Claire Couple Honored With Foster Care Award
Source: WEAQ-AM (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 3:08PM 10240287614
Keywords: Department of Children and Families (8), Eloise Anderson, foster home (3), foster parent (5), foster
child (3), foster care (3)
8/2/2011
Abstract: ... Eau Claire Couple Honored With Foster Care Award 5/24/2011 From News Release: Earlier
today First Lady Tonette Walker and Department of Children ...
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.. ..
Source: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 7:36 PM 10240582334
Keywords: foster home, foster parent, foster care (2)
Page 2 of5
Abstract: ... Krista Hostetler- bio Local couple receives Foster Care Award in Madison Eau Claire County
(WQOW) -There are about 4,000 foster homes in ...
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State's Foster Parents Recognized in Ceremony
Source: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 10:46 PM 10240753595
Keywords: foster parent (2), foster care (2)
Abstract: ... State's Foster Parents Recognized in Ceremony A local family received a big honor Tuesday for
their work ...
Eau Claire couple wins Governors Foster Care Award
Source: WEAU News (WI)
Indexed At: 05/25/2011 12:05 AM 10240845762
Keywords: Department of Children and Families (4), foster home, foster parent, foster child (2), foster care (4)
Abstract: ... Eau Claire couple wins Governors Foster Care Award Eau Claire couple wins Governor's Foster
Care Award Mat and Trudie Brixen were honored ...
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WBAY-TV Green Bay-Fox Cities-Northeast Wisconsin News
Source: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay (WI)
Indexed At: 05/25/2011 12:11 AM 10241739449
Keywords: child protective services
Abstract: ... and she is now in the custody of child protective services. She's said to be ·in good health. The
teens will not appear in court ...
Foster care families still needed in Wisconsin
Source: WKOW-TV 27 ABC (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 2:19PM 10240196246
Keywords: Department of Children and Families (4), Eloise Anderson, foster parent, foster child, foster care (4)
Abstract: ... Teresa Mackin- bio Foster care families still needed in Wisconsin MADISON (WKOW)- Ten
foster parents, two foster children, and ...
Mary O'Connell: State child care rating system is flawed
.. ··-······-········
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) Circulation: 186,433
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 6:46 PM 10240572178
Keywords: YoungStar (7), child care quality, Wisconsin Works
Abstract: ... homes and centers that accept children eligible for Wisconsin Works stipends must apply to
YoungStar, Wisconsin's new child care rating system. And most will have ...
Editorial: Privatizing FoodShare job OK, with caution
Source: Appleton Post-Gazette & Post Crescent.com (WI) Circulation: 52,000
Indexed At: 05/25/2011 4:06AM 10241 076995
Keywords: FoodShare (2)
Abstract: ... Editorial: Privatizing FoodShare job OK, with caution You will be redirected to the page you want
to view ...
State Employees' Credit Union Voluntarily Removes Garnishment as a Collection Option
8/2/2011
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Source: Milwaukee Business Journal (WI) Circulation: 10,400
Indexed At: 05/24/20111:44 PM 10240140143
Keywords: child support
Abstract: ... in helping resolve social obligations such as taxes, child support, alimony and fraud. Working
directly with the member on personal debts is the better, fairer. ..
Sturgeon Bay: HELP hires Bunnell as executive director
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette (WI) Circulation: 56,300
Indexed At: 05/25/2011 8:26AM 10241405763
Keywords: domestic violence (2)
Abstract: ... witness for Northeastern Wisconsin, a state-certified trainer for domestic violence advocates,
and a term as board member for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. HELP ...
HELP hires Bunnell as executive director
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette (WI) Circulation: 56,300
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 2:23PM 10240204744
Keywords: domestic violence (2)
Abstract: ... witness for Northeast Wisconsin, a state-certified trainer for domestic violence advocates, and a
term as board member for the Wisconsin Coalition NJainst Domestic Violence. HELP aims ...
No Headline
Source: Children's Trust Fund (WI) (WI)
Indexed At: 05/25/2011 9:21AM 10241502555
Keywords: child welfare, FoodShare, DCF (WI only), child abuse and neglect (117), welfare, Wisconsin Shares,
domestic violence, foster care, emergency assistance, family resource centers (11), Department of
Children and Families (4), child protective services (7), child care resources and referral agencies
(10)
Abstract: ... Request for Proposals and Application lnstructionsFAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
NETWORKOne grant will be awarded to serve an identified target geographic service area in
Forest, ...
Court ruling allows local father to move forward with wrongful death claim
Source: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:44 PM 10240490853
Keywords: child support
Abstract: ... out he was the father, and started paying child support. He claims the child's mother and her
family prevented him from visiting the boy. The ...
Joint Finance Committee votes to end Madison day care subsidy
Source: Milwaukee WTMJ (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 6:41 PM 10240562861
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Abstract: ... Finance Committee votes to end Madison day care subsidy MADISON, Wis. (AP) -A state
subsidy for a child care provider in Madison serving state workers would end under a decision made
by the Legislature's ...
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8/2/2011
Source: Wisconsin State Journal and Madison.com (WI) Circulation: 91,575
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 6:39 PM 10240557293
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Abstract: ... State subsidy for Madison child care cut A state subsidy for a child care provider in Madison
serving state workers would end under a decision made ...
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Joint Finance Committee votes to end Madison day care subsidy
Source: WTMJ-AM (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:56 PM 10240513052
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Page 4 ofS
Abstract: ... Finance Committee votes to end Madison day care subsidy MADISON, Wis. (AP) -A state
subsidy for a child care provider in Madison serving state workers would end under a decision made
by the Legislature's ...
Wis. budget committee votes to end subsidy for child care services for state workers
Source: WITI Fox Channel6 (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:55PM 10240511698
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Abstract: ... Associated Press Wis. budget committee votes to end subsidy for child care services for state
workers MADISON, Wis. (AP)- A state subsidy for a child care provider in Madison serving state
workers would end under a decision made by the Legis ...
State Subsidy for Madison Child Care Cut
Source: WMTV-TV NBC 15 Madison (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:45 PM 10240493963
Keywords: child care subsidy (12)
Abstract: ... State subsidy for Madison child Care Cut NBC15 Weather Authority ForecastWe take a dip with
the through midweek with rain ...
State subsidy for Madison child care cut
Source: WQOW-TV ABC 18 Eau Claire (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:44 PM 10240490851
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Abstract: ... State subsidy for Madison child care cut MADISON, Wis. (AP)- A state subsidy for a child care
provider in Madison serving state workers would end under a decision ...
State Subsidy For Madison Child Care Cut
Source: WISC-TV CBS 3 Madison (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:25 PM 10240457553
Keywords: child care subsidy (8)
Abstract: ... State subsidy For Madison child Care Cut Money Benefited Day Care Provider Located Near
State Capitol MADISON, Wis.- A state subsidy for a child care provider in Madison serving state
workers would end under a decision ...
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State subsidy for Madison child care cut
Source: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:14PM 10240438553
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Abstract: ... State subsidy for Madison child care cut MADISON, Wis. (AP) -A state subsidy for a child care
provider in Madison serving state workers would end under a decision ...
State subsidy for Madison child care cut
Source: WXOW-TV ABC 19 LaCrosse (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:11 PM 10240433200
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
8/2/2011
Wisconsin
Source: WFRV-TV and WJMN-TV (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 5:02 PM 10240415971
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Page 5 of5
Abstract: ... PM CDT MADISON, Wis. (AP)- A state subsidy for a child care provider in Madison serving
state workers would end under a decision made the Legislature's ...
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State subsidy for Madison child care cut
Source: WAOW-ABC 9-Wausau (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 4:49 PM 10240405972
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Abstract: ... Colin Baker State subsidy for Madison child care cut MADISON, Wis. (AP) -A state subsidy for a
child care provider in Madison state workers would end under a decision ...
State subsidy for Madison child care cut
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Source: WAOW-ABC 9-Wausau (WI)
Indexed At: 05/24/2011 4:48 PM 10240405971
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Abstract: ... State subsidy for Madison child care cut MADISON, Wis. (AP) -A state subsidy for a child care
provider in Madison state workers would end under a decision ...
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No Headline
Source: Shawano Leader (WI) Circulation: 6,300
Indexed At: 05/25/2011 2:32AM 10240967713
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
Abstract: ... A state subsidy for a child care provider in Madison serving state workers would end under a
decision made by the Legislature's ...
State subsidy for Madison child care cut
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Source: Racine Journal Times (WI) Circulation: 28,800
Indexed At: 05/25/2011 2:21AM 10240951574
Keywords: child care subsidy (4)
8/2/2011
Abstract: ... State subsidy for Madison child care cut A state subsidy for a child care provider in Madison
servingstate workers would end under a decision made ...
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Nolan, Annie - GOV
From: Ed Brandon [ ebrandon@mccbsa.org]
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 4:59 PM
To: Nolan, Annie - GOV
Subject: Award deadline.
Annie,
Sorry I missed your call. The deadline is May 15 if at all possible. I received
materials from Gov. Walker's mother, and I'm looking of the info from Tonette.
have also been able to make a contact with Badger Boy's State to get an
endorsement from them. I also had a chance to speak with Mike Grebe at the
Bradley Foundation, and he welcomed the idea of giving an endorsement. I hope
he is one that you are contacting? I know this is rushed, and I certainly
appreciate your leadership in the matter.
Thanks,
E
T. Edmund Brandon
Scout Executive/CEO
Milwaukee County Council, BSA
330 South 84
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Milwaukee, Wl53214-1468
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Nolan, Annie - GOV
From: Mark Graul [mgraul@arenastrategy.com]
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 8:44AM
To: Nolan, Annie - GOV
Subject: Thank you
Annie- Thank you so much for all your help with yesterday's event. I hope Mrs. Walker enjoyed herself. She
did a fantastic job.
It was great to meet you and get the chance to work with you.
Please let me know if you need anything else from my end.
Mark
PS If you haven't seen it, here is the link to the Press Gazette story:
http:Uwww.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110408/GPG0101/104080603/Boys-Girls-Ciub-benefits-from-
Packers-fans-cheers-?odyssey=tab I topnews I img I FRONTPAGE
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Nolan, Annie - GOV
From: Evelyn Dale [edale@madisonsymphony.org]
Sent: Monday, March 28, 201111:16AM
To: Abramson, Elliott; Adams Winston, Mona; Andrew, Emy; Nolan, Annie- GOV; Ballweg, Diane;
Barhorst, Bettsey; Bolger, Tom; Bolz, Marian; Casey, Martha; Cieslewicz, David; Cleveland,
Gretchen; Cox, Jeffrey; Crow, James; DeMain, John; Dinndorf, Robert; Douma, Wallace; Dybdahl,
Audrey; Ebben, Jim; Ehrmann, Mark; Euclide, K; Falk, Kathleen, Dane County Exec.; Farrell, Tom;
Frink, Clayton; Fritz, Jonathan; Gialamas, Gina; Hailer, Terry; Henderson, Perry; Hiegel, Jerry;
Horowitz, Robert; litis, Ted; lnhorn, Stanley; Kau, Carolyn; Kazamias, Valerie; Latta, Richard; Lee,
Kim ( Kristine Euclide's assistant); Lindsey, Ann; Rick Mackie; Midtbo, Larry; Mischler, Elaine;
Mischler, Nick; Mohs, Fred; Morgan, Richard; Morton, Stephen; Olson, Chris (Jeff Ticknor's
assistant); Petersen, Tracy; Peterson, John; Plesko, E.J.; Pritzkow, Michael; Reuhl, Douglas;
Ritcherson, Velma; Robertson, Fred; Schaffer, John; Schroeder, Margaret; Schultz, Bill; Shain,
Irving; Sheldon, Edwin; Simenstad, Ellen; Skornicka, Joel; Sollinger, Mary Lang; Stark, Sharon;
Stathas, Lynn; Swan, Barbara; Szczys, Amanda; Tatman, Richard; Ticknor, Jeff; Villa, David;
Walker, Tonette; White, Carolyn; Wiley, John; Yocom, Anders; Zanoni, Stephen; Zilavy, Tom;
Zimdars, John
Subject: Message from Rick Mackie
To: Madison Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors
From: Rick Mackie
Re: Tentative Contract Agreement
Friends, I am pleased to inform you that we have reached tentative agreement with the Madison Symphony
Orchestra Players' Committee and AFM on a new collective bargaining agreement. Once signed, it will be in
effect through the 2013-2014 season. The final document is being prepared for ratification by the Orchestra and
the Executive Committee in April. Congratulations and thanks are due all around: to Ann Bowen and Doug Reuhl
for their wisdom and persistence; to the Executive Committee for its sensitive guidance; to you and the
Orchestra for your patience and understanding, and to the MSOPC for their earnest goodwill and hard work on
the settlement.
8/2/2011
Nolan, Annie - GOV
From: Erwin, David - GOV
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 5:27 PM
To: Nolan, Annie - GOV
Subject: Re: Invitation from the Wisconsin Troopers' Association
Yes
From: Nolan, Annie - GOV
To: Erwin, David - GOV
Sent: Mon Mar 2117:16:39 2011
Subject: RE: Invitation from the Wisconsin Troopers' Association
Dave:
I haven't yet heard from Ryan or Glen. Is it ok for me to contact one of them by phone?
Jlnnie !M. :Nolan
Assistant to the First Lady
Executive Residence
246-5501
fax: (608) 246-3245
annie.nolan@wisconsin.gov
From: Erwin, David - GOV
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 201111:51 AM
To: Zukowski, Ryan - DOT; Jones, Glen A - DOT (State Patrol)
Cc: Nolan, Annie - GOV; Erwin, David - GOV
Subject: Invitation from the Wisconsin Troopers' Association
Glen or Ryan,
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Will you please get back to Annie Nolan the 1'
1
Ladies assistance reference her questions below about Tracy
Fuller and his remarks?
Thanks
Dave
Lieutenant David M. Erwin
WSP Dignitary Protection Unit
State Capitol Room B2 North
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From: Nolan, Annie - GOV
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 5:00PM
To: Erwin, David - GOV
Subject: FW: Invitation from the Wisconsin Troopers' Association
8/2/2011
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Hi, Dave:
Mrs. Walker has received an invitation to participate in an event with the WTA, and in doing some background
research on them, I came across the following:
If Walker were hoping to gain politically by sparing police and firemen, his plan has likely backfired. Last week, Tracy Fuller,
director of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association, denounced Walker's decision to abolish collective bargaining
privileges for public employees.
"I specifically regret the endorsement of the Wisconsin Trooper's Association for Gov. Scott Walker. I regret the governor's
decision to 'endorse' the troopers and inspectors of the Wisconsin State Patrol," Fuller wrote. "I regret being the recipient of
any of the perceived benefits provided by the governor's anointing. I think everyone's job and career is just as significant as
the others."
Fuller and the WLEA, which includes state police as members but is a completely separate organization, endorsed Scott's
opponent, Tom Barrett.
It is my understanding that WLEA and WTA are completely different, and that Fuller has no official capacity to
speak on behalf ofWTA, but given the confusion of Fuller "regretting" the endorsement of the WTA, I wanted to
run it by you. Do you think it's ok to send Mrs. Walker to the WTA event? Please call if I can clarify anything.
Thank you!
J/.nnie !M. :Nofan
Assistant to the First Lady
Executive Residence
office: (608) 246-5501
fax: (608) 246-3245
annie.nolan@wisconsin.gov
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Subject: Invitation from the Wisconsin Troopers' Association
Hi Annie,
I got your name from my friend Kristin Ruesch; she mentioned you are the person in charge of the First Lady's
schedule. I would have loved to call and speak with you personally, but the voicemail box is understandably full.
I'm writing on behalf of one of our clients, the Wisconsin Troopers' Association (WTA), who would like to invite
First Lady Walker to present awards and give remarks at their Annual Art and Essay Contest.
The WTA started the Art and Essay Contest in 1989. The goal of the contest is to provide a positive activity for
Wisconsin's youth and encourage interaction between our youth and law enforcement officials. The contest is
open to students in grades Kindergarten through 12
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h grade and this year's theme is "Discover the hidden
treasures." The WTA chooses 53 winners from around Wisconsin. In prior years, attendance at the ceremony
has been over 300 people.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, Apri116, 2011 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center
in Wisconsin Dells. The WT A would be honored if the First Lady could attend to greet the winners and pose with
them for photos at noon and give short remarks at the start of the Awards Ceremony, which starts at 1 pm. We
understand that she has a very busy schedule, so if she is able to attend for a short period of time, it would be
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wonderful if she could give brief remarks at the Ceremony of support for the kids and the goals of the contest
Thank you for your consideration of this request
Marina Dupler
Marina Dupler
Martin Schreiber & Associates
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Governor Walker Interview
My name is Josh Weiss, I am the producer for the Don Wade and Roma morning show on WLS 890 AM in Chicago. I was
wondering if it was possible to set up an interview Thursday or Friday morning with Gov. Walker to discuss the courts
stopping the collective bargaining bill, also to talk about the supreme court election, and the possible recall battles that
will be taking place in Wisconsin. Let me know if we can work something out and if you have any questions for me
please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you!
Joshua Weiss
Producer- Don Wade and Rom a
WLS-AM 890
190 North State Street
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ICYMI: Lost: The common good
The Chicago Tribune editorial tomorrow says,
"But how proud are they that the children of Madison, Wis., have missed school the last two days because so
many oftheir teachers abandoned their classrooms and joined a mass demonstration? Joined a mass
demonstration to intimidate the members of the Wisconsin Legislature, who are trying to close a $3 billion
deficit they face over the next two years? ... Walker is trying to give Wisconsin a reality check. In response,
public workers have interrupted the Legislature. Madison and many neighboring public schools have closed
because so many teachers called in sick and left to join the protest. Democratic lawmakers disappeared on
Thursday, to stall a vote on the budget measures, and Walker sent state troopers to find them. Apparently some
of them fled to ... Illinois.
Public sentiment is changing. There is a growing sense that public-sector unions are not battling for better, safer
workplaces. They're not battling unscrupulous employers. They're battling ... the common good."
Lone common good
6:05PM (:ST, February 17, 2011
America's labor movement can claim historic victories that have served the common good. Safer workplaces.
Laws to protect children from workplace exploitation. The eight-hour workday. Those who are in unions can
justifiably be proud of those and other accomplishments.
But how proud are they that the children of Madison, Wis., have missed school the last two days because so
many of their teachers abandoned their classrooms and joined a mass demonstration? Joined a mass
demonstration to intimidate the members of the Wisconsin Legislature, who are trying to close a $3 billion
deficit they face over the next two years?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has demanded that state workers contribute roughly 5.8 percent of their wages
toward their retirement. He wants them to pay for 12 percent of their health-care premiums. Those modest
employee contributions would be the envy of many workers in the private sector.
Walker wants goverrnnent officials to have authority to reshape public-employee benefits without collective
bargaining. Walker wouldn't remove the right of unions to bargain for wages.
No, he is not seeking to eliminate unions, though you might get that impression from the heated rhetoric of the
employees and even from President Barack Obania, who called this an "assault on unions."
Walker is trying to give Wisconsin a reality check. In response, public workers have interrupted the Legislature.
Madison and many neighboring public schools have closed beGause so many teachers called in sick and left to
join the protest. Democratic lawmakers disappeared on Thursday, to stall a vote on the budget measures, and
Walker sent state troopers to find them. Apparently some of them fled to ... Illinois.
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Public sentiment is changing. There is a growing sense that public-sector unions are not battling for better, safer
workplaces. They're not battling unscrupulous employers. They're battling ... the common good.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie became an Internet sensation when he confronted a teacher in an argument
caught on video. A recent Quinnipiac University survey in New Jersey showed that citizens overwhelmingly
support layoffs and wage freezes for public employees to save the state government from fiscal disaster. The
poll found 62 percent of New Jersey voters had a favorable view of teachers, but only 27 percent had a
favorable view of the state's largest teachers union.
Private-sector union membership has declined over the years, while public-sector unions have thrived. One
reason: In the private sector, unions and m;111agement may argue but they have a common cause. They
understand that if their company cannot compete, it will fold and no one will have a job. Look what happened to
the U.S. auto industry.
Governments don't operate under the constraints of market forces. They operate under political forces. Public
unions play an inordinate role in the selection of management- witness the heavy union support for Gov. Pat
Quinn's election last year. In Illinois, labor and management, Republicans and Democrats, have been complicit
over the years in overpromising wages and benefits. In negotiations, they essentially sit on the same side of the
table: Public officials who generously compensate workers tend to reap votes, contributions and campaign work
from those same employees and their unions.
Many states -Illinois is not yet among them - are coming to the realization that that calculation has to
undergone a wrenching change.
It might surprise the protesters in Madison to know that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt counseled against
public-sector unions because "militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of government
employees." Even the late AFL-CIO President George Meany expressed reservations.
Something is happening. Something is changing. In Madison, we see public servants in mass protest to preserve
a status quo that has pushed the state toward insolvency. This is not labor versus management. This is labor
versus the common good.
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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ICYMI: Politifact TRUE:Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says state employees could pay
twice as much for health care premiums and still be paying half the national average
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says state employees could pay
twice as much for health care premiums and still be paying half the
national average
Share this story:
Gov. Scott Walker left no doubt in his first "state of the state" address that he wants benefits concessions from state
employees.
Walker said state employees need to share the pain felt by private-sector workers so the state can balance its budget
without tax Increases .. In making his case, he tossed out some stark statistics on pensions and health care coverage:
"Most state workers only pay about 6 percent of their premium costs for their health care plan," Walker told
lawrnakers."Asking public employees to make ... a premium payment of12 percent, which is about half of the national
average, would save the state more than $30 minion over three months." ·
He added: "Most workers outside of government would love a deal like that- particularly if it means saving jobs."
We set out to test the governor's claim.
Walker press secretary Cullen Werwie pointed to a Kaiser Family Foundation study that employees nationally -- public
and private -- pay an average of 29 percent of the cost of the premiums. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported
those findings on Sept. 12, 2010.
Werwie also provided state documents showing the premium contribution by union and non-union state workers, as
well as the total premium cost to the state. He said they show that most state employees pay between 4 percent and
6 percent.
Let's dig into both ·sides of the equation.
First, is Walker correct that "most" state employees pay only about 6 percent?
state workers In the most common insurance tier pay $78 a month on family premiums that cost the state
between $1,500 and $1,800, state figures show. That's in the 4 percent to 5 percent range by our calculation. Non-
union state workers pay a bit more -- $89 a month in most cases. That works out to a 5 percent to 6 percent share.
So Walker's number.looks good.
And so does the "most state employees" claim: More than 98 percent of state employees fall Into those categories,
according to figures from the state's Department of Employee Trust Funds. ·
There Is a higher-premium plan in which some state employees pay about 15 percent ofthe cost, or $412 a month.
But it is used by just a tiny fraction of state government workers.
Just to cap this off, we asked the state to calculate the employee share across all plans, both single and family
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coverage, for all employees. They came up with 5.6 percent.
Now the national side.
First, a bit of background. The national cost trend is clear. Since 2000, average premiums for family coverage have
increased 114 percent, the Kaiser study found.
Several other studies back up Walker's claim on the national numbers regarding public and private employees.
The U,S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 health care benefits survey put the employee share at 32 percent for family
coverage. It's 21 percent fqr single coverage.
Of course, there Is a range, but that's the collective national figure for civilian workers, public and private. Union
workers paid much less than non-represented workers.
Now let's tease out just government workers, to see how Wisconsin compares there.
The Kaiser study -- the one relied on by Walker for his overall comparison -- put the employee share paid by state
and local government workers nationwide at 25 percent for family coverage.
Finally, a study by The Segal Co., a private benefits firm, that looked just at state government workers showed a
majority paying between 20 percent and 60 percent of their premium costs for family coverage.
If Wisconsin workers are paying around 6 percent, that puts them in the bottom fifth nationally among state
employees, Segal's data shows, A very small number pay zero toward their premium.
There's a clear trend toward asking state. employees to pay more, the Segal study said. Still, private-sector workers
are being asked to share even more, said J. Richard Johnson, Segal's public sector health practice leader.
Experts W<lrn against drawing comparisons without looking at employees' total package of wages and benefits -- and
what they may have given up to get them. (We examined another aspect of that in an earlier item on public vs.
private sector pay.)
So In this item we're not trying to determine where Wisconsin workers stand in the big picture.
But we can come to a firm conclusiol) on the state employee health premiums, here and nationally.
The governor relies on a statistic that mixes public and private workers, but in this case that's not a problem: Walker's
point is that state workers need to be more In line with their private counterparts. Walker's numbers for state workers
and the national context are right on target. And his math holds up even when the comparison is narrowed to just
public employees.
We rate his statement True.
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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Illinois Union Ally Turns Critic
IL lawmakers r considering cutting pensions. We r not- only asking 4 pension contribution:
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Interview with "FOX & Friends" Tomorrow???
Please let me know if Gov. Walker is available for a LIVE interview about this tomorrow morning with "Fox &
Friends."
Best wishes,
Andrew Murray
Associate Producer
"FOX & Friends"
{212} 301-3683
March 29, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, {608} 267-7303
The One Opinion Piece the New York Times Didn't Want You to Read
In the weeks s.ince Governor Walker introduced his reforms to balance the budget and protect middle-class
taxpayers the New York Times has repeatedly used its editorial pages to opine on the reforms. All told there
have been at least seven editorials, op-eds or columns in the paper about the Wisconsin reforms.
Below is the Op-Ed that Governor Walker wrote that the New York Times chose not to run:
In nearly every state across America, Governors are facing major budget deficits. Many, Democrat and
Republican alike, are cutting state aidto schools and other local governments- which will force massive
layoffs, massive property tax increases or both.
In Wisconsin, we are doing something progressive in the best sense of the word. We are implementing
reforms to protect middle class jobs and middle class taxpayers. While our idea may be a bold political move
it is a very modest request of our employees.
We are reforming the bargaining system so our state and local governments can ask employees to contribute
5.8% for pension and 12.6% for health insurance premiums. These reforms will help them balance their
budgets. In total, our reforms save local governments more than $700 million each year.
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Most workers outside of government would love our proposal. Over the past several months, I have visited
numerous factories and small businesses across Wisconsin. On these tours, workers tell me that they pay
anywhere from 15% to 50% of their health insurance premium costs. The average middle class worker is
paying more than 20% of his or her premium.
Even federal employees pay more than twice what we are asking state and local government workers to pay
and most of them don't have collective bargaining for wages or benefits. These facts beg the question as to
why the protesters are in Wisconsin and not in Washington, D.C. By nearly any measure, our requests are
quite reasonable.
Beyond helping to balance current and future budgets, our reforms will improve the quality of our
governments. No longer will hiring and firing be done solely based on seniority and union contracts. Instead,
schools- as well as state and local governments- will be able to make decisions based on merit and
performance.
This concept works well in Indiana. In 2005, Governor Mitch Daniels reformed collective bargaining. In turn,
the government got more efficient, more effective and more accountable to the public. Governor Daniels
even encouraged employees to come forward with ways to save taxpayer dollars and they
responded. Eventually, the state was able to reward top performing employees. This is true reform- making
government work for the people.
A recent columnist on these pages opined that "common problems deserve common solutions" suggesting
that Republicans and Democrats work together. In principle, that is a good idea.
Since January 3'd, we passed some of the most aggressive economic development legislation in the
country. And on nearly every measure, many Democrats joined with all ofthe Republicans and an
Independent to vote in favor of the various pieces of legislation. The Wisconsin legislature recognized that we
are growing, not Republican or Democratic jobs, but Wisconsin jobs. Together, we worked to show that
Wisconsin is open for business.
But sometimes, bi-partisanship is not so good. During several ofthe past budgets, members of both political
parties raided segregated funds, used questionable accounting principles and deferred tough decisions. This,
along with the use of billions of dollars worth of one-time federal stimulus money for the budget two years
ago, left Wisconsin with the current $3.6 billion deficit.
Our reforms allow us to take a new and better approach. Instead of avoiding the hard decisions and searching
for short-term solutions, we make a commitment to the future. The choices we are making now in Wisconsin
will make sure our children are not left picking up the pieces of the broken state budget left behind. Our
reforms create the lowest structural deficit in recent history ensuring our budget is stable for decades to
come. These changes will give businesses the confidence they need to grow and invest in our state.
We live in the greatest nation on earth because for more than 200 years we've had leaders who cared more
about their children and grandchildren than themselves. Having the courage to make decisions in the best
interest of the next generation- despite external pressures- is a concept that America has always admired,
but is forgetting today. My hope is that Wisconsin will remind the nation what makes our country great.
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Just to confirm ...
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Cullen and Tom: Someone forwarded me the text below and said it was Governor Walker's letter to state employees. If it
indeed is, I would like to run it as Monday's Milwaukee Biz Blog, to share the governor's thoughts with our readers. But I
would like you to confirm that it indeed is the governor's letter. Can you please confirm ASAP? Thank you!
Thankyouforyour service to your state andyourfellow citizens. I know that youha\/e worked hardduringthis econoll]ic downturn
to ensure that our citizens continue to great service, despite our state having and fewer resources. l,.like all
am grateMforyour professionalism and pommitmentto public service. .. ·.·· . .. .. . . .... ··. . . . . ..
Ukealmost every state across the nation, our state faces some very.serious and undeniable financial challenges. Qverthe lasi
three months, I haveworked diligently to review the status of our finances and to put forward a plan that balancesour budget
now and will create stability in future budgets.
Many ofyouare aware ofthe immediate challenges facing our state, In the currentfiscal }'ear which ends ooJune 30, 2011, we
face a budget deficit of $136:7 miUion .. ·We also owe morethan$200 million to the Injured Patients and Families Compensation
Fund. Failure tq immediately address this shortfall could result in the state being unable to pay for health services to thousands of
children and fall]llies In Wisconsin's BadgerCare program ... · . . .... . ..... . ... ·. . . . .
Looking to the future, our challenges are even greater. Over thenext twoyears, the StateofWiscollsinfaces a biennial budget
deficit of $3.6 billion. ·
Whilesome of these financial challenges may be attributed to the slowing of our ecolloiny, the reality isihatthese problems were
deCisions approved andpromoted by past elected leaders, Republicans and Democratsalike.By
relying on the use of one,time rnone)';segregated fund raids, andincreases ln·taxes and fees, past leaders have focused on short
term sqlutionswithout looking toward the future.. ... . ·...
Whiiethese decisions may have appeared tobethe easiest solution; or the path ofleast resistance, the bills forthese decisions
come and the path to long tenn financial solvency for our state requires shaiedsacrifices from everyone, .
Today, I am introducing a Budge\ Repair Bill to address our current fiscal year deficit of $136.7 million. Later this month, I Will
in)roducemy 2011-2013BienniaiBIJdget proposal toaddress the pending $3.6 billion . .
The Budget RepairBill will include a number of reform measures focused on bringing government employee benefits closerto the
private sector, including;
·Pension Contributions- Currently,·state, school dis!ricfand municipal employees who are members of the Wisconsin Retirement
System contribute very little\oward their pensions .. The bill requires thatWRSempioyees, including myself and my cabinet officers,
asweii as employeeso(the City and County of Milwaukee, contribute 50 percent of their mqnthly pension contributions. This
amountis estimated tobe 5.8 percent of salary for 2011 ,which is about thenationalaverage for private sector employees.
· Health Insurance Contributions--' Gurrently,state employees pay approximately B. percent of annualhealthinsurance premiums.
Th.is bill requires that state employees, again Including myself and my cabinet officers, pay at least 12 percent of monthly premiums.
which is stilllessthan halfolwhat the private sector pays. In addition, the bill directs theGroup Insurance Board to implement
changes to health insurance plan designs to further reduce premiums by 5 percent and will implement health riskassessmentsfor ali
state employees beginning on January 1, 2012. Local employers participating in the Public Employers Group Health insurance
program operated by the state will be prohibitedfrom payingmorethan 88 percent oflhe lowest cost pian •......
·Collective Bargaining -Given the above changes, the bill also makes various changes to limit colleqtlve bargaining t<lthe base
pay rate. Total increases cannot exceed the Consumer Price Index (GPI) unless approved by a referendum; Contracts wiU be limited
to oneyearand wages win be frozen until ttie new contract is settled; Collective bargaining unitswill haveto take annual votes to
maintain certification as a union .• Employers will be prohibited from collecting union dues and members of collective bargaining units
will not be. required to pay dues. These changes take effect upon the expiration of existing contracts. Local police and fire
employees and State Patrol Troopers and Inspectors are exempted from these changes.
Collectively, these changes Will result in savings of approximately $30 million in the remaining few months of the current fiscal year:
In the days ahead, some may attempt tomisrepresent these reform measures, spreading inaccurate ormisleading information: To
ensure that you know the facts, I would like to proactively address these issues. ·
Furloughs- Overtbe last several years, state employees have been required to take furloughs resulting in an across the board pay
cut of approximately 3 percent. The Budget Repair Bill and my 2011-2013 Biennial Budget proposal will notincJude additional
furlough days for state employees.
Layoffs -Without the pension and health care reforms described above, saving $30 million over the last three months of the current
fiscal year would require laying-off more than 1,500 state government employees. By implementing these reforms, the provisions
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contained in both my Budget Repilir Bill and my 2011 '13 Biennial Budget proposal are focusedon avoicting layoffs for state ·
e111p1oyees. . . . . . · . . • . . . ... ··.. . •.. . . . •.. · . . . . .. . . ·.. . . . . · .. · .. ·.. . . . ,· .··
Wisconsin's Civil ServiceSyste111-TheBudget Repair Bill and my 2011-2013 BienniaiBudget proposal will notincludeany
provisions to alter ormoctifY the main tenets of Wisconsin's Civil Service System, pne ofthe strongest in the nation. The grievance
ahd dispute resolution systems currently in place,as well as all employee protections, will remain.
Vacationand Leave Policy- Recent news stories have suggested that I am considering altering the stale's vacation or sick
leave policy; Bill and my2011 ,13 Biennial Budget proposal Will not include any provisions to alter or modifY state
employees' vacationer sick leave policy. In addition, benefits currently accrued by any state employees will not be altered inany
way. . . . . .. . ·.. . ... . .·· . . ·
Last week in rny State ofthe Address, I shared my beliefthat government employees are among some ofthe most honest,
hard working; dedicated, professional workers ill thisstate. I slncerelybelievelhat. .. .
We all recognize that these are historic Urnes thatrequire us to rethink how government operates. I ask that we continlle to work
together to dowhafis necessary to bring.thestate's spending inlinewith ourtaxpayers' ability t
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pay. . ·
Wisconsin's state employees are second to hone ,in our nation. Our citizens expect great service, and you have delivered. I know
you will continue to deliver top,notch programsfor Wisconsin's taxpayers.· Tliank you again for your service to our state,
Sincerely,
Governor Scott Walker
Steve Jagler
Executive Editor
BizTimes Milwaukee
126 N. St. Ste 403
Milwaukee, WI 43202
Direct Dial414-336-7116
414-277-8191 (fax)
steve.jagler@biztimes.com
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Kaukauna board OKs budget moves I Appleton Post Crescent I postcrescent.com
Kaukauna: "teachers will be called back if the state's collective bargaining legislation that is on hold pending a legal
challenge takes effect":
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Lisa Black (Chicago Tribune)
Lisa from the Chicago Tribune is doing a story on Paul Ryan and called for comment from the governor.
lblack@tribune.com
312.451.3408
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Subject:
Attachments: 6.9.11 Bader Sykes McKenna briefing.doc
There is one briefing for Bader/Sykes/McKenna, all the same issue. (Briefing attached)
Charlie Sykes call-in
Thursday June 9
exact hit time 9:08-9:20am, call in at 9:05
Call-in number: 414-964-4841
Vicki McKenna call-in
Thursday June 9
5:09-5:20pm, call in at 5:05
Call-in number:
Jerry Bader call-in
Friday, June 10
9:00-9:30 (he is going to be taking phone calls)
Call-in number: 888-455-1360
Thanks,
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office ofGovernor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608) 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@WI.Gov
www. walker. wi.qov
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To: Charlie Sykes
Subject: Walker on Thursday?
Would you like the Guv on Thursday from 9:08-9:20 to talk about how his collective bargaining reforms have already
produced positive results?
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608} 267-7303
Email: Cullen. Werwie@WI.Gov
www. walker. wi.qov
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MEETING BRIEFING
Tuesday, June 9
Event: Phone into Charlie Sykes, Jerry Bader, Vicki McKenna
Drafted by: Cullen Werwie
• The fiscal reforms are working even before they've been implemented. More than 100
school districts out of 400 have entered contracts that gain many of the concessions the
Governor called for and have already saved over $155 million.
• And they are making reforms that go beyond savings:
o Palmyra: In addition to financial concessions, the district will have new flexibility
with staffing. "The elimination of contract language on seniority allows
administrators more flexibility to staff the classrooms in their buildings," Schlender
(School Superintendent) said.
o Menomenee Falls: Switching from WEA Trust to Humana will save the district $1.3
million per year. Teachers will contribute 8% to 15% of the premium. The second
year of the new contract also includes merit pay language and language to guide
layoffs away from seniority, Marty said. By requiring teachers to pay their share of
the retirement plan as of July 1, the district saved another $1.5 million per year, he
said
• Local governments and schools could save at least $724 million annually, or over $1.4 billion
over the biennium.
• Recent examples also show why these reforms are so important.
o Hartland: The teachers voted to switch insurance providers from WEA Trust to save
the district $700,000, but the executive committee of the union that "represents"
the unions said no.
o Middleton-Cross Plains School District: The school board has spent $300,000 in the
last year fighting a grievance filed by the teacher's union for a teacher that was fired
after an investigation found he viewed pornography at school. It has been in
arbitration for over a year.
• Job creators recognize that Wisconsin is changing for the better
o CEO Ranking jump
o Credit Rating Contrast with Federal Government
o 25,000 new jobs created in the private sector
o Balanced budget that virtually eliminates the structural deficit, freezes property
taxes, is a net decrease in taxes, and maintains vital services.
Oling, Lane - GOV
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Day, Stacy - GOV
Friday, April 15, 20111:43 PM
Evenson, Tom - GOV
Monica Showalter (Investors Business Daily)
Monica is writing an editorial for Investors Business Daily on Chile's recent rejections of collective bargaining rights. She is
seeking comment on our perspective on unions/collective bargaining to show how Wisconsin's actions may have
influenced Chile.
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From: Evenson, Tom- GOV
Sent: Monday, March 28, 201110:57 AM
To:
Subject:
Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
NY Times Editorial Page
February 26: Rich: Why Wouldn't the Tea Party Shut It Down?
March 2: Budget Battles and American Workers
March 2:
March 5:
March 10:
March 21:
March 25:
March 27:
Tom Evenson
Press Aide
The Hollow Cry of 'Broke'
State Workers and N.Y.'s Fiscal Crisis
It's Not Over in Wisconsin
Wisconsin's Radical Break
A Shabby Crusade in Wisconsin
Krugman: American Thought Police
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Tel: (608} 267-7303
E-Mail: tom.evenson@wisconsin.gov
http:/lwalker.wi.gov
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Wed February 16, 2011 5:02 PM
J- GOV; Evenson, Tom- GOV; Schutt, Eric- GOV; Murray, Ryan M -
GOV; Gilkes, Keith - GOV
NYT: As Big Cuts Loom, Angry Protests Hit Wisconsin
As Big Cuts Loom, Angry Protests Hit Wisconsin
By MONICA DAVEY
MADISON, Wis. -As four game wardens awkwardly stood guard, protesters, scores deep, crushed into a corridor leading to the
governor's office here on Wednesday to protest some of the most far-reaching budget cutback proposals in the nation. Screams of
"Come out, come out, wherever you are!" echoed throughout the Capitol building.
Behind closed doors, Scott Walker, the Republican who has been Wisconsin's governor for about six weeks, calmly described his intent
to forge ahead with plans to cut benefits to public workers and to sharply curtail collective bargaining rights in the state. Yes, some
angry workers had surrounded his state car on Tuesday and started pounding on it. And yes, others had surrounded his home in
Wauwatosa. But Mr. Walker said he had no other options.
''I'm trying to balance a budget," he said.
For months, state and local officials around the country have unhappily tackled their budget problems by finding trims here and there,
apologetically resorting to layoffs, and searching for accounting moves to get through one more year.
Events in Wisconsin this week, though, are a sign of something new: No more apologies, no half-measures, no more
limping by until revenues return next year. Given the dire straits of states around the country, Mr. Walkeris likely to joined by
other. state leaders who are forced to take similarly dramatic steps, particularly on matters of state workers, pension and unions.
"I'm sure we're gong to hear more from other states where Republican governors are_ trying to heap the entire burden of the
financial crisis on public employees and public employees unions," said William B. Gould IV, a labor law professor at Stanford
University and former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. "I think it's quite possible that ifthey're successful in doing
this a lot of other Republican governors will emulate this."
With both chambers of the State Legislature dominated by Republicans after November's election, Mr. Walker's notion had largely
drawn praise from those controlling the Legislature. Votes were expected later this week. Mr. Walker has said that he hopes to get the
plan approved by next week, when he is expected to propose a new budget for the coming years that will include more sharp cuts.
Here, workers said they were frightened of what the cuts would mean for their family budgets, particularly for some workers who were
already struggling. The changes call for them to pay 5.8 percent of their salary toward their pensions, much more than now, and at least
12.6 percent of their health care premiums, double their current contribution.
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But workers also seemed worried about the broader, lasting impact of the proposed changes to the way public employee unions operate
in the state.
Aside from police and firefighters, raises for workers would be limited to the consumer price index, unless the public agreed to a higher
raise in a referendum. Most unions would have to hold annual elections to keep their organizations intact and would lose the ability to
have union dues deducted from s.tate paychecks -making it more difficult, some here say, for unions to survive.
Mr. Walker, who promised during the campaign to level the playing field of benefits for public workers and private workers, has said the
state's financial circumstances require the·changes.
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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We•dne,sday, February 16, 2011 6:01 PM
Eric- GOV; Gilkes, Keith- GOV; Evenson, Tom- GOV; Werwie, Cullen J- GOV;
Murray, Ryan M - GOV
Obama on Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (AP) --President Barack Obama says he's monitoring the tensions in Madison. That's where protesters are criticizing
efforts to eliminate collective bargaining rights for state employees.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker is pushing the measure, which would also increase how much public workers pay for their pensions and
health care. Thousands are protesting at the Capitol in Madison.
In an interview with WTMJ-TV, Obama says everyone has to make adjustments to new fiscal realities. He notes that he imposed a two-
year freeze on pay increases for federal workers, and says adjustments like that "are the right thing to do."
However, he says making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain "seems like more of an assault on unions."
Obama adds that public employees shouldn't be blamed for larger budget problems.
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Direc(or
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpf@wisconsin.gov
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Tweet
February 25, 201110:21 AM
Evenson, Tom - GOV
Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Oh, To Be a Teacher in Wisconsin
Collective bargaining IS a fiscal matter:
http://mobile2.wsl.com/device/article.php?mid=3&CALL URL=http://www.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703408
604576164290717724956.html?mod=WSJ hpp sections opinion
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Importance:
steve jagler <steve.jagler@biztimes.com>
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:29 PM
Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Evenson, Tom - GOV
one question for you, Cullen and Tom
High·
Fred Kessler just said on Assembly floor that he does not remember Gov. Walker saying before he was elected that he
was going to try to revoke collective bargaining rights of public employees.
Scott has said no one should be surprised, that he was saying it all along.
Can you please document one time before he was elected when he said he would go after collective bargaining rights? If
you can, I would love to share thaUcite that with our readers and settle this issue once and for all.
Please advise ASAP.
Steve Jagler
Executive Editor
BizTimes Milwaukee
126 N. St. Ste 403
Milwaukee, WI
Direct Dial414-336-7116
414-277-8191 (fax)
steve.iaqler@biztimes.com
www.biztimes.com
www.biztimes.com/daily
www.twitter.comfstevejagler
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Ben Gottlieb
north@harpers.org
Evenson, Tom - GOV
Monday, Aprill8, 2011 3:13 PM
Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Phone Msg
What is state of collective bargaining in Wisconsin right now? Was it partial repeal? A total repeal?
Tom Evenson
Press Aide
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Tel: (608} 267-7303
E-Mail: tom.evenson@wisconsin.gov
http:/lwalker.wi.gov
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From:
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Subject:
Mark Pitsch
State Journal
Evenson, Tom - GOV
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 2:04 PM
Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Phone Msg
Wants answers on the collective bargaining Q&A he sent you last night. Deadline is this afternoon for
tomorrow's paper.
252-6145
Tom Evenson
Press Aide
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Tel: {608} 267-7303
http:ljwalker.wi.gov
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From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent:
To:
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 3:11 PM
Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject:
Tim- Producer
Jason Lewis Show
Phone Msg
He wants the Gov on sometime this week to talk about Sumi's decision to strike down collective bargaining
law.
Tom Evenson 1 Office of the Governor
Communications Aide
Office: 608-267-7303 f E-Mail: tom.evenson@wisconsin.gov
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Mond<IY March 07, 2011 2:38 PM
To: Evenson, Tom- GOV; Werwie, Cullen J- GOV
Subject: Proposed tweet
Did you know that because of collective bargaining unions didn't want an 86 year old to volunteer as a crossing guard?
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Subject:
Dear Governor Walker,
William T Peche
Monday, March 07, 201111:25 AM
Governor Scott Walker; Evenson, Tom - GOV
RE: collective bargaining and public employee unions
I am writing to ask you to please re-consider your position regarding public employee unions in the budget
repair bill. Work to diffuse the situation rather than continue to exacerbate it. Remove the collective bargaining
issue from the budget repair bill and debate it separately.
I make this request in light of facts presented in AI Hunt's Bloomberg News article below, especially:
1- Most experts agree the real cause of the budgetary crisis on tlte state and local as well as the national level
is tlte 2008 financial crisis. [not collective bargaining]
2- ... wlten factoring in education levels, state and local workers earned 11 percent to 12 percent less titan
comparable private workers. That was true in Wisconsin, too.
3-lf America's school problem was simply attributable to unions, why is it tltat Finland, witlt a widely
praised education system, ltas heavily unionized teachers?
Your intransigence in insisting to restrict state employees' collective bargaining rights is dividing Wisconsinites
and bringing state worker morale to an all-time low as you hang on to an issue that is hardly at the heart of the
cause for our state's budget shortfall.
A smart leader knows when to change course. Now is the time for you to do so.
Respectfully,
http://www. bloomberg.com/news/20 11-03 -06/attacking -teachers-shows-cost -less-than-in-81-commentary -by-
albert-hunt.html
The power of collective bargaining, critics charge, is a cause of the states' fiscal situation. Yet some states such
as Texas, which prohibits collective bargaining for public employees, have a far greater budget shortfall than
Wisconsin. Most experts agree tlte real cause of tlte budgetary crisis on tlte state and local as well as tlte
national level is the 2008 financial crisis.
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Regardless, some Republican governors insist public-employee wages and benefits have to be brought in line
with the private sector. A Bureau of Labor Statistics report in December found the average state-local
government worker earns more than $40.10 an hour in salary and benefits, or almost 50 percent more than the
$27.88 an hour earned by the average private worker.
Pay Differences
Upon closer examination, that's misleading, as government workers tend to be better educated; 60 percent of
Wisconsin public employees have college degrees, and a report last year by the bipartisan Center for State and
Local Government Excellence found that when factoring in education levels, state and local workers earned
11 percent to 12 percent less than comparable private workers. That was true in Wisconsin, too.
Still, with huge budget shortfalls primarily caused by the economic crisis, there's no dispute that teachers,
nurses and cops have to make sacrifices. They complain, however, that governors in Wisconsin, New Jersey
and Ohio, by taking any higher taxes off the table, aren't spreading the sacrifice. New Jersey's Christie
vetoed a small tax increase for millionaires; the average teacher in his state makes $65,000 a year.
'Rubber Rooms'
Teachers' unions are the focus of the debate. Often they're their own worst enemies, not because of high
salaries-- usually teachers aren't paid enough-- or lavish pensions, but because of rigid work rules that protect
inept teachers and stifle innovation. New York City is still trying to phase out its "rubber rooms," where
teachers accused of incompetence or misconduct receive full pay for months as they sit in a room awaiting
adjudication.
Yet if America's school problem was simply attributable to unions, the education. expert Diane Ravitclt wrote
recently in The New York Review of Books, why is it that Finland, with a widely praised education system,
has heavily unionized teachers?
Albert R. Hunt is the executive editor for Washington at Bloomberg News
To contact the writer of this column: Albert R. Hunt in Washington at ahuntl@bloomberg.net.
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Subject:
Matejov, Scott - GOV
Monday, February 28, 201112:13
Schrimpf, Chris - GOV;
Evenson, Tom- GOV; We·rwie
Re: DRAFT: Unions Say There Can Be No Concessions, Period.
The Governor has read and has approved this.
From: Schrimpf, Chris- GOV
28, 201112:08 PM
Cc: Evenson, , Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott - GOV
Subject: DRAFT: Unions Say There Can Be No Concessions, Period.
Governor- we will be sending this release out shortly.
Unions Say There Can Be No Concessions, Period.
Madison- For several days, government union bosses have said that government workers would be willing to
contribute to their pensions and pay a slightly larger portion of their healthcare premiums. The Governor's
office today released a flier posted in the Capitol by the National Nurses United.
The flier says, "there can be no more concessions, period."
The organization wrote on its website that there should be no cuts in public sector pay, pensions or health
benefits.
The flier was endorsed by local units of AFL-CIO, AFSCME, IBEW, and TAA-AFT.
Previously the Governor's office released other information on the union bosses saying one thing, and doing
another.
In Janesville, government workers are proposing a contract that includes 2 percent pay increases this year and
for the next two years. The government would pay all of the workers' pension contributions and workers
would only pay 8 percent toward their health insurance premiums.
In LaCrosse County government workers have agreed to a one-year contract with health and dental premiums
at the same level as 2010. The agreement has the county covering the full pension payment of most
government workers.
Government workers with the Milwaukee Area Technical College agreed to a new contract where the workers
contribute nothing toward their pension. The College's attorney say the agreement means MATC would leave
$7.1 million on the table.
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In Madison, government workers have proposed a contract that would allow them to continue to receive their
current pension and health benefits for the next two years. Many government workers would receive a 3-
percent pay raise.
In Racine government workers have agreed to a contract that includes pay raises.
In Sheboygan government workers agreed to a contract where nurses pay nothing toward their pensions.
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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Monday, February 28, 2011 3:41 PM
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Cc: Evenson, Tom - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV
Subject: Re: DRAFT: Statement in Response to President Obama's Misunderstanding
Yes. Yes. Yes.
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
S e n ~ : Monday, Februa 28, 2011 03:38 PM
To:
Cc: venson, om - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV
Subject: DRAFT: Statement in Response to President Obama's Misunderstanding
Governor- Here's what we drafted.
Statement in Response to President Obama's Misunderstanding
Madison- Today President Obama again weighed in against Governor Walker's proposal to balance the state's
budget deficit by having state government workers contribute a modest amount toward their own pensions
and pay 12.6 percent toward their healthcare premiums.
In response to the President's comments, the Governor's Press .Secretary Cullen Werwie issued the following
statement:
I'm sure the President knows that most federal employees do not hove collective bargaining for wages and benefits while
our plan allows it for base pay. And I'm sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for
health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.
Furthermore, I'm sure the President knows that we have repeatedly praised the more than 300,000 government workers
who come to work every day in Wisconsin.
I'm sure that President Obama simply misunderstands the issues in Wisconsin, and isn't acting like the union bosses in
saying one thing and doing another.
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Friday, May 06, 2011 2:07 PM
To: Evenson, Tom- GOV; Schrimpf, Chris- GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Bauer moved to 3pm, just call him at the end of the others.
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608} 267-7303
Email:
www. walker. wi.gov
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 20111:53 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Gov is in DOA now. Keith is over here on a conf call with him that may run past 2:15. Give Bauer the heads up. Unless
you want to move him to 3PM and keep the rest on schedule.
Your call
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 01:34PM
To: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Thanks. We good los end?
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 20111:25 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Add the word "in" in title.
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From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
S e n ~ : Frida 011 01:19PM
To:
Cc: enson, Tom - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV
Subject: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
FYI. We'll send this soon. I shortened the excerpted part just a little. The rest is the same as the hard copy you have.
May 6, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Wisconsin Saw Greatest Improvement in Survey of CEOs
Madison-Today a ranking of the best and worst states for business was released by Chief Executive Magazine,
which was based on a survey of more than 500 CEOs who considered a criteria ranging from taxation and
regulation to workforce quality and living environment. This annual ranking shows that Wisconsin, who in
2010 was ranked the 41st best state to do business in, jumped more than any other state in the nation to the 24th
best state in 2011.
"I am glad that our Open for Business message is resonating," said Governor Scott Walker. "From our special
session to the budget, we are focused on helping our economy grow and letting the world know that Wisconsin
welcomes job creators. Despite our progress, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make sure our state's
private sector can create 250,000 new jobs by 2015. Two of our most immediate needs are making sure the
Department of Commerce's transition to a public-private partnership. goes well, and that Wisconsin is able to
attract more venture capital."
According to Chief Executive Magazine:
Wisconsin and Louisiana posted the two biggest gains since 2010 ... By contrast, Illinois has dropped 40 places
in five years and is now in a death spiral. Its bond ranking is 49th, ahead of only California. The state may play
host to fugitive state senators from nearby Wisconsin and Indiana who avoid voting in their home legislatures,
but businesses are heading for the exits. Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, is raising the
specter of moving the heavy equipment maker out of Illinois. In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, he wrote, "The
direction that this state is headed in is not favorable to business, and I'd like to work with you to change that. "
Business leaders graded the states on a variety of categories grouped under taxation and regulation, workforce
quality and living environment. "Do not overtax business, " offered one CEO. "Make sure your tax scheme does
not drive business to another state. Have a regulatory environment and regulators that encourage good
business-not one that punishes businesses for minor infractions. "
Not surprisingly, states with punitive tax and regulatory regimes are punished with lower rankings, and this can
offiet even positive scores on quality of living environment. While state incentives are always welcome, what
CEOs often seek are areas with consistent policies and regulations that allow them to plan, as well as
intangible factors such as a state's overall attitude toward business and the work ethic of its population.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who confronts one of the nation's worst pension underfunding problems, is
using the prospect of insolvency to push for significant pension reductions. In his move to end public sector
collective bargaining to get control of the state's budget, Wisconsin's Scott Walker made Chris Christie appear
reasonable. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels slowed state government payrolls to the point where Indiana has
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the nation's fewest state employees per capita. In addition, while at least 35 states raised taxes during the
recession, Indiana cut them.
These are some of the actions that encourage business leaders. As another CEO respondent remarked, "We
need some political backbone to control spending, address out-of-control debts, and use common sense on
environmental and other governmental regulations. Quit demonizing businesses. Who do they think provide real
jobs?"
The entire article can be accessed at: http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent:
To:
Friday, May 06, 20111:34 PM
Evenson, Tom - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Thanks. We good los end?
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 20111:25 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Add the word "in" in title.
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sen •. r.iday., May 06, 2011 01:19PM
To:
Cc: Evenson, Tom - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV
Subject: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
FYI. We'll send this soon. I shortened the excerpted part just a little. The rest is the same as the hard copy you have.
May 6, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Wisconsin Saw Greatest Improvement in Survey ofCEOs
Madison-Today a ranking of the best and worst states for business was released by Chief Executive Magazine,
which was based on a survey of more than 500 CEOs who considered a criteria ranging from taxation and
regulation to workforce quality and living environment. This annual ranking shows that Wisconsin, who in
2010 was ranked the 41st best state to do business in, jumped more than any other state in the nation to the 24
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h
best state in 2011.
"I am glad that our Open for Business message is resonating," said Governor Scott Walker. "From our special
session to the budget, we are focused on helping our economy grow and letting the world know that Wisconsin
welcomes job creators. Despite our progress, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make sure our state's
private sector can create 250,000 new jobs by 2015. Two of our most immediate needs are making sure the
1
Department of Commerce's transition to a public-private patinership goes well, and that Wisconsin is able to
attract more venture capital."
According to Chief Executive Magazine:
Wisconsin and Louisiana posted the two biggest gains since 2010 ... By contrast, Illinois has dropped 40 places
in five years and is now in a death spiral. Its bond ranking is 49th, ahead of only California. The state may play
host to fugitive state senators from nearby Wisconsin and Indiana who avoid voting in their home legislatures,
but businesses are heading for the exits. Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, is raising the
specter of moving the heavy equipment maker out of Illinois. In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, he wrote, "The
direction that this state is headed in is not favorable to business, and I'd like to work with you to change that. "
Business leaders graded the states on a variety of categories grouped under taxation and regulation, workforce
quality and living environment. "Do not overtax business, " offered one CEO. "Make sure your tax scheme does
not drive business to another state. Have a regulatory environment and regulators that encourage good
business-not one that punishes businesses for minor infractions. "
Not surprisingly, states with punitive tax and regulatory regimes are punished with lower rankings, and this can
offset even positive scores on quality of living environment. While state incentives are always welcome, what
CEOs often seek are areas with consistent policies and regulations that allow them to plan, as well as
intangible factors such as a state 's overall attitude toward business and the work ethic of its population.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who confronts one of the nation's worst pension underfunding problems, is
using the prospect of insolvency to push for significant pension reductions. In his move to end public sector
collective bargaining to get control of the state's budget, Wisconsin's Scott Walker made Chris Christie appear
reasonable. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels slowed state government payrolls to the point where Indiana has
the nation's fewest state employees per capita. In addition, while at least 35 states raised taxes during the
recession, Indiana cut them.
These are some of the actions that encourage business leaders. As another CEO respondent remarked, "We
need some political backbone to control spending, address out-of-control debts, and use common sense on
environmental and other governmental regulations. Quit demonizing businesses. Who do they think provide real
jobs?"
The entire atiicle can be accessed at: http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpf@wisconsin.gov
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From: Evenson, Tom- GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 2:09 PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Thanks.
From: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 02:06 PM
To: Evenson, Tom - GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Bauer moved to 3pm, just call him at the end of the others. ·
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608) 267-7303
Email: Cullen.Werwie@WI.Gov
www. walker. wi.qov
From: Evenson, Tom- GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 20111:53 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Gov is in DOA now. Keith is over here on a conf call with him that may run past 2:15. Give Bauer the heads up. Unless
you want to move him to 3PM and keep the rest on schedule.
Your call
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 01:34PM
To: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Thanks. We good tos end?
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 20111:25 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Add the word "in" in title.
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
S e n ~ 0 1 1 01:19PM
To:--
Cc: Evenson, Tom - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV
Subject: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
FYI. We'll send this soon. I shortened the excerpted part just a little. The rest is the same as the hard copy you have.
May6, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Wisconsin Saw Greatest Improvement in Survey ofCEOs
Madison-Today a ranking of the best and worst states for business was released by Chief Executive Magazine,
which was based on a survey of more than 500 CEOs who considered a criteria ranging li'om taxation and
regulation to workforce quality and living environment. This annual ranking shows that Wisconsin, who in
2010 was ranked the 41st best state to do business in, jumped more than any other state in the nation to the 24th
best state in 2011.
"I am glad that our Open for Business message is resonating," said Governor Scott Walker. "From our special
session to the budget, we are focused on helping our economy grow and letting the world know that Wisconsin
welcomes job creators. Despite our progress, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make sure our state's
private sector can create 250,000 new jobs by 2015. Two of our most immediate needs are making sure the
Department of Commerce's transition to a public-private partnership goes well, and that Wisconsin is able to
attract more venture capital."
According to Chief Executive Magazine:
Wisconsin and Louisiana posted the two biggest gains since 2010 ... By contrast, Illinois has dropped 40 places
in jive years and is now in a death spiral. Its bond ranking is 49th, ahead of only California. The state may play
host to fugitive state senators from nearby Wisconsin and Indiana who avoid voting in their home legislatures,
but businesses are heading for the exits. Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, is raising the
specter of moving the heavy equipment maker out of Illinois. In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, he wrote, "The
direction that this state is headed in is not favorable to business, and I'd like to work with you to change that."
Business leaders graded the states on a variety of categories grouped under taxation and regulation, workforce
quality and living environment. "Do not overtax business, " offered one CEO. "Make sure your tax scheme does
not drive business to another state. Have a regulatory environment and regulators that encourage good
business-not one that punishes businesses for minor infractions. "
Not surprisingly, states with punitive tax and regulatory regimes are punished with lower rankings, and this can
offiet even positive scores on quality of living environment. While state incentives are always welcome, what
2
CEOs often seek are areas with consistent policies and regulations that allow them to plan, as well as
intangiblefactors such as a state's overall attitude toward business and the work ethic of its population.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who confronts one of the nation's worst pension underfunding problems, is
using the prospect of insolvency to push for significant pension reductions. In his move to end public sector
collective bargaining to get control of the state's budget, Wisconsin's Scott Walker made Chris Christie appear
reasonable. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels slowed state government payrolls to the point where Indiana has
the nation's fewest state employees per capita. In addition, while at least 35 states raised taxes during the
recession, Indiana cut them.
These are some of the actions that encourage business leaders. As another CEO respondent remarked, "We
need some political backbone to control spending, address out-of-control debts, and use common sense on
environmental and other governmental regulations. Quit demonizing businesses. Who do they think provide real
jobs?"
The entire article can be accessed at: http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
###
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 20111:53 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Gov is in DOA now. Keith is over here on a conf call with him that may run past 2:15. Give Bauer the heads up. Unless
you want to move him to 3PM and keep the rest on schedule.
Your call
From: Schrimpf, Chris- GOV
. Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 01:34 PM
To: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Thanks. We good los end?
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 1:25 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Add the word "in" in title.
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06 2011 01:19PM
Toiiiiiiiiiiillii
C c ~ V ; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV
Subject: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
FYI. We'll send this soon. I shortened the excerpted part just a little. The rest is the same as the hard copy you have.
May 6, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Wisconsin Saw Greatest Improvement in Survey ofCEOs
1
Madison-Today a ranking of the best and worst states for business was released by Chief Executive Magazine,
which was based on a survey of more than 500 CEOs who considered a criteria ranging from taxation and
regulation to workforce quality and living environment. This annual ranking shows that Wisconsin, who in
2010 was ranked the 41st best state to do business in, jumped more than any other state in the nation to the 24
111
best state in 2011.
"I an1 glad that our Open for Business message is resonating," said Govemor Scott Walker. "From our special
session to the budget, we are focused on helping our economy grow and letting the world know that Wisconsin
welcomes job creators. Despite our progress, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make sure om· state's
private sector can create 250,000 new jobs by 2015. Two of our most immediate needs are making sure the
Department of Commerce's transition to a public-private partnership goes well, and that Wisconsin is able to
attract more venture capital."
According to Chief Executive Magazine:
Wisconsin and Louisiana posted the two biggest gains since 20IO ... By contrast, Illinois has dropped 40 places
in five years and is now in a death spiral. Its bond ranking is 49th, ahead of only California. The state may play
host to fugitive state senators from nearby Wisconsin and Indiana who avoid voting in their home legislatures,
but businesses are heading for the exits. Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, is raising the
specter of moving the heavy equipment maker out of lllinois. In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, he wrote, "The
direction that this state is headed in is not favorable to business, and I'd like to work with you to change that. "
Business leaders graded the states on a variety of categories grouped under taxation and regulation, workforce
quality and living environment. "Do not overtax business, " offered one CEO. "Make sure your tax scheme does
not drive business to another state. Have a regulatory environment and regulators that encourage good
business-not one that punishes businesses for minor infractions. "
Not surprisingly, states with punitive tax and regulatory regimes are punished with lower rankings, and this can
offiet even positive scores on quality of living environment. While state incentives are always welcome, what
CEOs often seek are areas with consistent policies and regulations that allow them to plan, as well as
intangible factors such as a state's overall attitude toward business and the work ethic of its population.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who confronts one of the nation's worst pension underfunding problems, is
using the prospect of insolvency to push for significant pension reductions. In his move to end public sector
collective bargaining to get control of the state 's budget, Wisconsin 's Scott Walker made Chris Christie appear
reasonable. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels slowed state government payrolls to the point where Indiana has
the nation's ftwest state employees per capita. In addition, while at least 35 states raised taxes during the
recession, Indiana cut them.
These are some of the actions that encourage business leaders. As another CEO respondent remarked, "We
need some political backbone to control spending, address out-of-control debts, and use common sense on
environmental and other governmental regulations. Quit demonizing businesses. Who do they think provide real
jobs?" ·
The entire article can be accessed at: http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
###
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Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Add the word "in" in title.
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Evenson, Tom - GOV
Friday, May 06, 20111:25 PM
Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Sent: 2011 01:19PM
Cc: , Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV
Subject: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
FYI. We'll send this soon. I shortened the excerpted part just a little. The rest is the same as the hard copy you have.
May 6, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Wisconsin Saw Greatest Improvement in Survey ofCEOs
Madison-Today a ranking of the best and worst states for business was released by Chief Executive Magazine,
which was based on a survey of more than 500 CEOs who considered a criteria ranging from taxation and
regulation to workforce quality and living environment. This annual ranking shows that Wisconsin, who in
2010 was ranked the 41st best state to do business in, jumped more than any other state in the nation to the 24th
best state in 2011.
"I am glad that our Open for Business message is resonating," said Governor Scott Walker. "From our special
session to the budget, we are focused on helping our economy grow and letting the world know that Wisconsin
welcomes job creators. Despite our progress, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make sure our state's
private sector can create 250,000 new jobs by 2015. Two of our most immediate needs are making sure the
Department of Commerce's transition to a public-private partnership goes well, and that Wisconsin is able to
attract more venture capital."
According to Chief Executive Magazine:
Wisconsin and Louisiana posted the two biggest gains since 2010 ... By contrast, Illinois has dropped 40 places
in five years and is now in a death spiral. Its bond ranking is 49th, ahead of only California. The state may play
host to fugitive state senators from nearby Wisconsin and Indiana who avoid voting in their home legislatures,
but businesses are heading for the exits. Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, is raising the
specter of moving the heavy equipment maker out of Illinois. In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, he wrote, "The
direction that this state is headed in is not favorable to business, and I'd like to work with you to change that. "
Business leaders graded the states on a variety of categories grouped under taxation and regulation, worliforce
quality and living environment. "Do not overtax business, " offered one CEO. "Make sure your tax scheme does
1
not drive business to another state. Have a regulatory environment and regulators that encourage good
business-not one that punishes businesses for minor infractions. "
Not surprisingly, states with punitive tax and regulatory regimes are punished with lower rankings, and this can
offset even positive scores on quality of living environment.· While state incentives are always welcome, what
CEOs often seek are areas with consistent policies and regulations that allow them to plan, as well as
intangible factors such as a state's overall attitude toward business and the work ethic of its population.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who confronts one of the nation's worst pension underfunding problems, is
using the prospect of insolvency to push for significant pension reductions. In his move to end public sector
collective bargaining to get control of the state's budget, Wisconsin's Scott Walker made Chris Christie appear
reasonable. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels slowed state government payrolls to the point where Indiana has
the nation's fewest state employees per capita. In addition, while at least 35 states raised taxes during the
recession, Indiana cut them.
These are some of the actions that encourage business leaders. As another CEO respondent remarked, "We
need some political backbone to control spending, address out-of-control debts, and use common sense on
environmental and other governmental regulations. Quit demonizing businesses. Who do they think provide real
jobs?"
The entire article can be accessed at: http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpf@wisconsin.gov
###
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Oling, lane - GOV
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 2:12 PM
To: Evenson, Tom- GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Is the release good to go
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpf@wisconsin.gov
From: Evenson, Tom- GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 2:09PM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Thanks.
From: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 02:06PM
To: Evenson, Tom - GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Bauer moved to 3pm, just call him at the end of the others.
Cullen Werwie
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Press Office: {608} 267-7303
Email:
www. walker. wi.qov
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 1:53PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Gov is in DOA now. Keith is over here on a conf call with him that may run past 2:15. Give Bauer the heads up. Unless
you want to move him to 3PM and keep the rest on schedule.
Your call
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 01:34PM
1
To: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: RE: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Thanks. We good los end?
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpf@wisconsin.gov
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 1:25 PM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Add the word "in" in title.
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2011 01:19PM
To:--
Cc: ~ V ; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Matejov, Scott- GOV
Subject: draft: Wisconsin Jumps 17 Spots Business Ranking
FYI. We'll send this soon. I shortened the excerpted part just a little. The rest is the same as the hard copy you have.
May 6, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Wisconsin Jnmps 17 Spots Business Ranking
Wisconsin Saw Greatest Improvement in Survey ofCEOs
Madison-Today a ranking of the best and worst states for business was released by Chief Executive Magazine,
which was based on a survey of more than 500 CEOs who considered a criteria ranging from taxation and
· regulation to workforce quality and living environment. This annual ranking shows that Wisconsin, who in
201 0 was ranked the 41st best state to do business in, jumped more than any other state in the nation to the 24 °'
best state in 2011.
"I am glad that our Open for Business message is resonating," said Governor Scott Walker. "From our special
session to the budget, we are focused on helping our economy grow and letting the world know that Wisconsin
welcomes job creators. Despite our progress, we still have a lot of work ahead of us to make sure our state's
private sector can create 250,000 new jobs by 2015. Two of our most immediate needs are making sure the
Department of Commerce's transition to a public-private partnership goes well, and that Wisconsin is able to
attract more venture capital."
According to Chief Executive Magazine:
Wisconsin and Louisianaposted the two biggest gains since 2010 ... By contrast, illinois has dropped 40 places
in five years and is now in a death spiral. its bond ranking is 49th, ahead of only California. The state may play
2
host to fugitive state senators from nearby Wisconsin and Indiana who avoid voting in their home legislatures,
but businesses are heading for the exits. Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar, is raising the
specter of moving the heavy equipment maker out of Illinois. In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, he wrote, "The
direction that this state is headed in is not favorable to business, and I'd like to work with you to change that."
Business leaders graded the states on a variety of categories grouped under taxation and regulation, worliforce
quality and living environment. "Do not overtax business, " offered one CEO. "Make sure your tax scheme does
not drive business to another state. Have a regulatory environment and regulators that encourage good
business-not one that punishes businesses for minor infractions. "
Not surprisingly, states with punitive tax and regulatory regimes are punished with lower rankings, and this can
offiet even positive scores on quality of living environment. While state incentives are always welcome, what
CEOs often seek are areas with consistent policies and regulations that allow them to plan, as well as
intangible factors such as a state 's overall attitude toward business and the work ethic of its population.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who confronts one of the nation's worst pension underfunding problems, is
using the prospect of insolvency to push for significant pension reductions. In his move to end public sector
collective bargaining to get control of the state's budget, Wisconsin's Scott Walker made Chris Christie appear
reasonable. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels slowed state government payrolls to the point where Indiana has
the nation's fewest state employees per capita. In addition, while at least 35 states raised taxes during the
recession, Indiana cut them.
These are some of the actions that encourage business leaders. As another CEO respondent remarked, "We
need some political backbone to control spending, address out-ofcontrol debts, and use common sense on
environmental and other governmental regulations. Quit demonizing businesses. Who do they think provide real
jobs?"
The entire article can be accessed at: http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-for-business
Chris Schrimpf
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Press Office: 608-267-7303
Email: chris.schrimpj@wisconsin.gov
###
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent:
To:
Saturday, April 30, 201110:55 AM
Evenson, Tom - GOV
Subject: Re: Draft statement Fw: DOD Identifies Army Casualty- Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson,
Appleton (UNCLASSIFIED)
Thanks
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:54 AM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Subject: RE: Draft statement Fw: DOD Identifies Army Casualty- Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, Appleton
(UNCLASSIFIED)
I'll send you a draft before I blast it
Tom Evenson
Press Aide
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Tel: {608} 267-7303
E-Mail: tom.evenson@wisconsin.gov
http://walker.wi.gov
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:54 AM
To: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Subject: Re: Draft statement Fw: DOD Identifies Army Casualty - Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, Appleton
(UNCLASSIFIED)
Ok.
From: Evenson, Tom - GOV
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:53 AM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Subject: RE: Draft statement Fw: DOD Identifies Army Casualty - Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, Appleton
(UNCLASSIFIED)
I'm here at the office now. I'll take care of it!
Tom Evenson
Press Aide
Office of Governor Scott Walker
Tel: {608} 267-7303
E-Mail: tom.evenson@wisconsin.gov
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http://walker.wi.gov
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:47 AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Evenson, Tom - GOV
Subject: Re: Draft statement Fw: DOD Identifies Army Casualty - Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, Appleton
(UNClASSIFIED)
Nevermind, I'm going to swing by the office
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 09:23 AM
To: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Evenson, Tom - GOV
Subject: Fw: Draft statement Fw: DOD Identifies Army Casualty - Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, Appleton
(UNClASSIFIED)
Is there any chance that either of you can get this out today? If not I can do it.
Sent: 1.09:20 AM
To: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
Cc: Gilkes, Keith - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Re: Draft statement Fw: DOD Identifies Army Casualty - Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, Appleton
(UNClASSIFIED)
It is fine.
From: Schrimpf, Chris - GOV
2011 07:56AM
To:
Cc: Werwie, Cullen J - GOV
Subject: Draft statement Fw: DOD Identifies Army Casualty- Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, Appleton (UNCLASSIFIED)
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Sgt. Hermanson, especially to his wife and parents. We're enormously
grateful for his service. His family is in our prayers during this time of grief.
From: Guthrie, Jacqueline A LTC NGWI [mailto:jacqueline.guthrie@us.army.mil]
Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 06:57AM
To: Guthrie, Jacqueline A- DMA; Dunbar, Donald P Brig Gen NGWI <donald.p.dunbar@us.army.mil>; Anderson, Mark E-
DMA; Stopper, George E CSM NGWI <george.stopper@us.army.mil>; Legwold, Scott- DMA;
Bair, Margaret BrigGen USAF ANG WIHQ/ZSEC1
<margaret.bair@ang.af.mil>; Cariello, Dominic A BG NGWI <dominic.a.cariello@us.army.mil>;
DominicCariello@RacineFed.com <DominicCariello@RacineFed.com>; Ladue, Jon M TSgt NGWI
<jon.ladue@us.army.mil>; Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI <joy.a.staab@us.army.mil>; Krenz, Craig- DMA; Hagedorn, Brian K-
GOV; Moore, Dorothy J - GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV; Rasmussen, Lynn - DMA (1st); NGWI JOC
- DMA; Lt. Governor; Chisholm, James CMSgt USAF ANG JFHQ-WI/CCC <james.chisholm@ang.af.mil>; Hedman, Douglas
V MAJ NGWI <douglas.hedman@us.army.mil>; Bruns, Mark- DMA; Gross, Tammy- DMA;
nan.m.gardner@healthnet.com <nan.m.gardner@healthnet.com>; Hitt, Andrew A- GOV; Koon, Kenneth - DMA; Erwin,
David - GOV; Hutter, Shelly - GOV; McMahon, Jack- GOV; Fitzgerald, Richard - GOV (Rick); Barron, Julio - DMA; Walters,
Jason- DMA; Mills, Jamie- DMA; Miles, Stephanie M MSgt USAF ANG 115 FW/CC <stephanie.miles@ang.af.mil>; Olson,
Larry- DMA (1st); Sweet, Russell- DMA; Watkins, Steve- DMA; Zarm, Tara M Mrs CTR NGWI <tara.zarm@us.army.mil>;
Williams, Kori R CTR NGWI <kori.williams@us.army.mil>; NGWI TAG PAO <int-WING-PAO@ng.army.mil>; Fuller, Patrick
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-LEGIS; Laura.Jones@legis.wisconsin.gov <Laura.Jones@legis.wisconsin.gov>; Inabnet, Kay- LEGIS;
robert.marchant@legis.state.wi.us <robert.marchant@legis.state.wi.us>; Jeff.Renk@legis.state,wi.us
<Jeff.Renk@legis.state.wi.us>; Ric F- DVA; Senator Kohl - DMA;
<Ryan_Knocke@kohl.senate.gov>; Zarm, Tara M Mrs CTR NGWI
<tara.zarm@us.army.mil>; Tim Lau
Subject: DOD Identifies Army Casualty -
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: FOUO
Ladies and Gentlemen I regret to inform you that DoD has just announced that Sgt. Matthew D.
Hermanson, 22, of Appleton, Wis., died April 28, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked
his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade
Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.
Funeral arrangements are pending. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.
Jackie Guthrie
LTC, Wisconsin National Guard
Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 608.242.3050 (DSN 724.3050)
...........
From: DoD News [mailto:dodnews@subscriptions.dod.mil]
Sent: Friday, April29, 201111:21 PM
To: Guthrie, Jacqueline A LTC NGWI
Subject: DOD Identifies Army Casualty
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
No. 362-11
April 30, 2011
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sgt. Matthew D. Hermanson, 22, of Appleton, Wis., died April 28, in Wardak province, Afghanistan of wounds suffered when
enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat
Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La.
For more information, media should contact the Fort Drum public affairs office at, 315-772-8286.
U.S. Department of Defense
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Oling, Lane - GOV
From: Hilt, Andrew A- GOV
Sent:
To:
· Monday, March 28, 2011 9:11AM
Ristow, Nate - GOV
Subject: FW: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (UNCLASSIFIED)
Here is some infer for the eventual EO.
Andrew A. Hit!
Deputy Legal Counsel
Office of Governor Scott Walker
From: Guthrie, Jacqueline A LTC NGWI [mailto:jacgueline.guthrie@us.army.mill
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 9:03AM
To: Dunbar, Donald P Mark E - DMA; McCoy, John E - DMA; Stopper, George E CSM NGWI;
Legwold, Scott- DMA; Bair, Margaret BrigGen USAF ANG WIHQ/ZSEC1; Cariello, Dominic A BG
NGWI; DominicCariello@RacineFed.com; Guthrie, Jacqueline A- DMA; Ladue, Jon M TSgt NGWI; Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI;
Krenz, Craig - DMA; Hagedorn, Brian K- GOV; Moore, Dorothy J - GOV; Schrimpf, Chris - GOV; Werwie, Cullen J - GOV;
Rasmussen, Lynn - DMA (1st); NGWI JOC- DMA; Lt. Governor; Chisholm, James CMSgt USAF ANG JFHQ-WI/CCC;
Hedman, Douglas V MAJ NGWI; Bruns, Mark - DMA; Gross, Tammy - DMA; Hitt, Andrew A- GOV; Koon, Kenneth - DMA;
EriNin, David - GOV; Hutter, Shelly - GOV; McMahon, Jack- GOV; Fitzgerald, Richard - GOV (Rick); Barron, Julio - DMA;
Walters, Jason - DMA; Mills, Jamie - DMA; Olson, Larry - DMA (1st); Sweet, Russell - DMA; Watkins, Steve - DMA; Zarm,
Tara M Mrs CTR NGWI; Williams, Kori R CTR NGWI; NGWI TAG PAO; Fuller, Patrick- LEGIS;
Laura.Jones@legis.wisconsin.gov; Inabnet, Kay - LEGIS; robert.marchant@legjs.state,wi.us; Jeff.Renk@legis.state.wi.us;
Mathews, Ric F- DVA; Senator Kohl (Luoma)- DMA; Ryan Knocke@kohl.senate.gov; Lundquist,
Jessica - LEGIS
Subject: FW: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (UNCLASSIFIED)
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I regret to inform you that Spc. Justin D. Ross, 22, of Green Bay, Wis., died March 26 in Helmand
province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. He was
assigned to the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Wausau, Wis. He is currently en route to return to the U.S.
-funeral arrangements are pending. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.
Jackie Guthrie
LTC, Wisconsin National Guard
Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 608.242.3050 (DSN 724.3050)
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Subject: DOD Identifies Army Casualty
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:31:00-0500
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
No. 244-11
March 27, 2011
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Spc. Justin D. Ross, 22, of Green Bay, Wis., died March 26 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his unit
was attacked by small arms fire. He was assigned to the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Wausau, Wis.
For more information, the media may contact Lt. Col. Nathan Banks, 364th Public Affairs Operations Center in Minneapolis,
Wis., at 856-693-1217.
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Mr. Nenno and Mr. Hitt,
Ross Executive Order Information:
Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI <joy.a.staab@us.army.mil>
Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:40 PM
Hitt, Andrew A - GOV; Nenno, Bob - GOV
Moore, Dorothy J - GOV
FW: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (UNCLASSIFIED)
EO 326 - Lower Flag- Pvt. Adam Novak_DRAFT.doc; DOD.pdf
High
Follow Up
Completed
Corporal Justin David Ross will not be laid to rest for a few more weeks, because his will be buried at Arlington National
Cemetery.
However, he will be having a memorial service here in Wisconsin on Monday,
April 4th. I have attached an example of an executive order for another
soldier who was not laid to rest on the same day as his memorial service.
The important thing to note about Cpl. Ross is that his DOD News Release was slightly incorrect.
Correction:
#1- Ross is a Corporal, not a Specialist (he was posthumously promoted)
#2- He was assigned to the 428th Engineer Company, attached to the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Wausau, Wis.
With regards to the number of Executive Orders to bring to the Church for the family meeting: One mounted copy for
his parents and two un-mounted copies (one for each of his brothers).
Please let me know if you need any additional information.
Sincerely,
Joy Staab, Captain
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Wisconsin National Guard Department of Military Affairs
Email: joy.a.staab@us.army.mil
Tel: 608-242-3053 (DSN 724-3053)
Fax: 608-242-3051
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-----Original Message-----
From: Moore, Dorothy J- GOV [mailto:Dorothy.Moore@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:03 PM
To: Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI
Subject: RE: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (UNCLASSIFIED)
Both because one needs the flags and the other is the proclamation. Thanks.
Dorothy J. Moore
Executive Assistant to Governor Scott Walker
115 East State Capitol
WI 53702
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From: Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI [mailto:joy.a.staab@us.army.mil]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:01 PM
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Perfect. I just got off the phone with the CAO and he expressed to me that the family would prefer to meet prior to the
visitation on Monday, so that should work just fine.
Who would you like me to coordinate with for the proclamation, Bob Nenno or Andrew Hitt?
FYI, still awaiting confirmation on flight arrival time on Sunday.
Does the governor know how he would like to travel to Green Bay? Just wondering in case I need to put in a request for
a Blackhawk.
Joy Staab, Captain
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Wisconsin National Guard Department of Military Affairs
Email: joy.a.staab@us.army.mil
Tel: 608-242-3053 (DSN 724-3053)
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-----Original Message-----
From: Moore, Dorothy J- GOV [mailto:Dorothy.Moore@wisconsin.gov]
Sent: Thursday, March 31,2011 2:57PM
To: Staab, Joy A CPT NGWI
Subject: RE: DOD Identifies Army Casualty (UNCLASSIFIED)
Hi Joy:
The Governor would like to go on Monday from 8:30-9:00am at the church.
Dorothy J. Moore
Executive Assistant to Governor Scott Walker
115 East State Capitol
Madison, WI 53702
....
dorothy.moore@wisconsin.gov
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Ladies and gentlemen,
At this time, CPL Ross (posthumously promoted) is still at Dover, AFB.
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Funeral plans are pending until he returns to Wisconsin. The Casualty Assistance Officer informed me they don't expect
to have a funeral service before the middle of next week. Funeral services will take place at First Assembly of God
Church in Green Bay.
I'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Joy Staab, Captain
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
Wisconsin National Guard Department of Military Affairs
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I regret to inform you that Spc. Justin D. Ross, 22, of Green Bay, Wis., died March 26 in Helmand province, Afghanistan,
of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. He was assigned to the 863rd Engineer
Battalion, Wausau, Wis. He is currently en route to return to the U.S.-
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funeral arrangements are pending. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.
Jackie Guthrie <mailto:jacqueline.guthrie@us.army.mil>
LTC, Wisconsin National Guard
Director of Public Affairs
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DOD Identifies Army Casualty
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Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:31:00-0500
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 244-11
March 27, 2011
DOD Identifies Army Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring
Freedom.
Spc. Justin D. Ross, 22, of Green Bay, Wis., died March 26 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered
when his unit was attacked by small arms fire. He was assigned to the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Wausau, Wis.
For more information, the media may contact Lt. Col. Nathan Banks, 364th Public Affairs Operations Center in
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