Ballot for spring election will be full, but without recall of governor
There will be a lot on the ballot, but a recall of Gov. Scott Walker is one of the few things Oshkosh voters won't cast votes on April 3. The spring general election ballot is often a low-turnout affair focused on local elections for the Winnebago County Board, Oshkosh Common Council and Oshkosh Board of Education.
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#1 Dec 11, 2011
I'm glad that we're having an April election.
This gives voters extra months to learn about
the candidates--especially in the pres race.
Over the last few months, the pres Repbublican
side has seen huge swings in various candidates' popularity. Whose to say, this won't continue?
The later Wisconsin has their turn to vote, the better off they'll be. And as far as the democrats
switching sides to taint the pool? Well, something like this could backfire and we'd get a pres worse than Obama!
I'm not so glad that voting expense account watchers are hoping, oh, so hoping that there won't be a Feb expense for a run off. They're probably hoping to use some of this cash to pay for the huge expense of running a governor's race again--- only a year from the last one!
I don't see how Wisconsin can have another gov race until the constitutional questions are answered. If the old districting lines hold for the gov/senator recall race, then some people are going to have TWO votes per person!
And some people's vote won't count! To me
the questions are mute. The new district lines should hold for all elections after the redistricting was past. It's been like that since 1789! for Pete's sake. Redistricting is mandated when population shifts cause some votes to "weigh"
more in unpopulated areas and "weigh" less in populated ones. It isn't a Repub or Dem thing
at all---it's a population thing. Some people are
in the switched areas and if the old lines hold, then they can't vote for their representative!
Sure, they'll cast a ballot, but it'll be for some other district! Basically, it won't count for them.
And as far as school funding refs---
During the Doyle years, the state withheld state
funding for schools to the tune of almost 1 million dollars, leaving the districts to cough up revenue through property tax raises. Districts couldn't manuever their budgets because the high expense items were locked with contract upon contract demands for the moon and whatnot. So they reaised taxes.
And the money that Doyle did send to school districts was siphoned off from other funds---that is why there was this new state law that wanted specific funding to stay specific for its purpose just so electeds like Doyle couldn't misled voters into thinking the money was for one thing, but used for another.
Which brings me to the wheel tax.....right---for transit--- right....and what else? Locals should follow the non-siphon principle. It makes good sense.
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