Gov. Walker to announce WEDC’s new CEO in Oshkosh

Oshkosh will be the first of three stops on Thursday to announce Gov. Scott Walker’s selection of a new chief executive officer for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Reed Hall, the retired executive director of the Marshfield Clinic, was named Tuesday … Continue reading

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Sen. Ron Johnson tells the Atlas statue’s story

Chances are, if you’ve driven in or out of Oshkosh on County Highway A, you’ve noticed a statue of Atlas holding the world on his shoulders, with the phrase, “Fight to be free” emblazoned at the base. The statue sits in … Continue reading

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Sen. Ron Johnson responds to “worst week in Washington” designation

Who had the worst week in Washington? According to the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, it was Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. The senator was quick to respond to the ‘award’ with a statement this afternoon: “The Washington Post — the poster … Continue reading

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Rep. Gordon Hintz reappointed to state Building Commission

Rep. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, was appointed to serve a second session on the State of Wisconsin Building Commission. The eight-member commission is chaired by Gov. Scott Walker. In the commission’s first meeting of the current legislative session, the commission approved … Continue reading

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Rep. Tom Petri named Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman

U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., will serve as chairman of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee for the 113th Congress. Petri was appointed to lead the subcommittee by Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Penn., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “Every American … Continue reading

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Area legislators weigh in on State of the State

State Reps. Gordon Hintz, D-Oshkosh, and Michael Schraa, R-Town of Algoma, both released statements in response to Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State speech delivered Tuesday night. “The reforms that Gov. Walker has put in place over the last … Continue reading

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin visits UW-Oshkosh, talks student success

Sen. Tammy Baldwin visited the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Student Success Center today as part of a tour of the Fox Valley, which included Pierce Manufacturing in Appleton and the site of the redeveloping Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center. Baldwin said … Continue reading

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Longtime Petri press secretary retiring

After more than 30 years as Rep. Tom Petri’s press secretary, Niel Wright will retire this month. Wright worked for the congressman for almost 32 years, and was his press secretary for all but the first year-and-a-half. His first job … Continue reading

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin to visit Oshkosh on Tuesday

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will visit the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Tuesday, following a trip to Appleton. Baldwin will tour the UWO Student Success Center, starting at 1:30 p.m. She will then join university leaders and partners at the site … Continue reading

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Sen. Johnson’s committee assignments announced

The Senate Republican Conference announced committee assignments for the 113th Congress today. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., will serve on the following committees: Committee on the Budget Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Foreign Relations Committee on Homeland Security … Continue reading

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