Shawn Johnson http://whqr.org en Ex-Aide's Emails May Taint Wisconsin Governor's Political Ambitions http://whqr.org/post/ex-aides-emails-may-taint-wis-gov-walkers-political-ambitions A Wisconsin court has released an enormous number of emails — 27,000 pages — from a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker.<p>Kelly Rindfleisch was convicted last year of using her government job to do illegal campaign work. At the time, Walker was the Milwaukee County executive.<p>The emails paint a picture of constant coordination between Walker's county office and his 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Shawn Johnson 50748 at http://whqr.org Ex-Aide's Emails May Taint Wisconsin Governor's Political Ambitions Wisconsin's Walker Downplays Presidential Buzz http://whqr.org/post/wisconsins-walker-downplays-presidential-buzz A little more than a year ago, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall election after an epic battle with unions that gave him folk-hero status with many conservatives. Some political observers now consider him a presidential contender.<p>But Walker is downplaying that talk, even as he takes steps that hint at national ambition.<p>Although the state Legislature hasn't yet passed his latest budget, Walker is already touring the state on a victory lap. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:53:00 +0000 Shawn Johnson 38310 at http://whqr.org Wisconsin's Walker Downplays Presidential Buzz Wisconsin Governor Tries To Rejuvenate State's Mining Industry Amid Protest http://whqr.org/post/wisconsin-governor-tries-rejuvenate-states-mining-industry-amid-protest Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The state of Wisconsin is locked in an emotional fight over mining. Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, is pushing a bill that would clear the way for one of the world's largest open pit iron mines. Supporters hope the project will rejuvenate an industry that helped to build Wisconsin. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:55:00 +0000 Shawn Johnson 32255 at http://whqr.org Four GOP Candidates In Wis. Show Party's Divisions http://whqr.org/post/four-gop-candidates-wis-show-partys-divisions Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>Wisconsin voters head to the polls again next week, just two months after their first ever gubernatorial recall election. Defeating that recall brought the state's Republicans together, but choosing among four GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate is showcasing the party's divisions, as Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson reports.<p>SHAWN JOHNSON, BYLINE: If former Governor Tommy Thompson had announced his candidacy for U.S. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Shawn Johnson 21946 at http://whqr.org Talk Of Union Rights Fades In Wis. Recall Election http://whqr.org/post/talk-union-rights-fades-wis-recall-election Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>There's just a week to go before Wisconsin holds a recall election for governor, only the third in U.S. history. Republican incumbent Scott Walker faces Democrat Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee. And while Democrats forced this election, it's Barrett who finds himself playing catch-up. Wisconsin public radio's Shawn Johnson has the story.<p>MAYOR TOM BARRETT: Hey, folks. Just want to say hello. I'm Tom Barrett. Tue, 29 May 2012 20:32:00 +0000 Shawn Johnson 17125 at http://whqr.org