Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Congress voted Thursday morning.
While the Democrats voted in favor of current-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Ryan garnered enough votes from Republicans, including members of the House Freedom Caucus, securing the speakership with 236 votes.
MADISON — Governor Scott Walker’s administration says the state finished the last fiscal year with a $135 million surplus.
The Department of Administration released report on Thursday that found the state finished the fiscal year that ended June 30 with a balance of $135.6 million in its general fund, which includes taxes, gaming compact revenue and other revenue generated by state agencies.
There will be a RPW training session in Wausau on Nov 14 at the Holiday Inn. If anyone is interested in attending contact Bill Berglund (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here’s a list of subjects that will be discussed:
- Community Captain Training
- Party Building
- Candidate Training
- Communications Training
- Technology Training
- County Treasurer’s Training
- Campaign Updates
The Wisconsin governor’s campaign built a wealth of voter data and volunteer enthusiasm that could help save the endangered senator’s 2016 campaign. The election is more than a year away, but Sen. Ron Johnson’s reelection campaign in Democratic-leaning Wisconsin already faces stiff headwinds and, according to one recent reputable survey, a double-digit polling deficit against Russ Feingold, the former senator who lost his seat to Johnson in the 2010 Republican wave.
But top officials with Johnson’s campaign are confident they can make up the gap with the help of a secret weapon—one they inherited from Scott Walker.
The Wisconsin governor, working in conjunction with the Republican Party of Wisconsin, built a formidable political machine on the way to winning three statewide elections from 2010 to 2014. And instead of scuttling the operation after Walker won his second term last year, he decided to hand over control of it—including meticulously built volunteer lists and highly prized profiles of the Wisconsin electorate—to Johnson.
Ben Carson Draws Gasps From Crowd, Glares From Hosts as He Takes Strong Anti-Abortion Stand on ‘The View’
Famed neurosurgeon and 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson faced-off against the women of “The View” on Tuesday after he decried abortion and said that “we’re killing babies all over the place.”
“In my case, I spent my entire career trying to preserve life and give people quality of life,” he said, explaining his past operations on premature babies and babies still in the womb. “There is no way you’re going to convince me that they’re not important, that they’re just a mass of cells.”
Host Whoopi Goldberg countered by asking whether Carson has “met with the women who have to make these horrendous decisions,” and questioned whether the Republican candidate is empathetic — to which he said that he is.
The House of Representatives will decide the destiny of the Republican Party and the nation when we select a new speaker.
As the people’s House, it is our duty to be the voice of the American people, and in the last few years, the voters have not been heard. Our next speaker needs to offer a bold vision that inspires our conference as well as the American people we represent.
We will not find that speaker in a rushed process lacking full and open dialogue. A leader will mirror the process by which he or she is selected, and this country needs someone to open the House back up to the people it serves.
As a kid, I was drawn to Ronald Reagan because he was a Republican and a conservative. But most of all, I admired him because of his eternal optimism in the American people.
That thought came into my head when we were all standing at the Reagan Library last Wednesday. President Reagan was good for America because he was an optimist.
Sadly, the debate taking place in the Republican party today is not focused on that optimistic view of America. Instead, it has drifted into personal attacks.
In the end, I believe that voters want to be for something and not against someone. Instead of talking about how bad things are, we want to hear about how we can make them better for everyone.
We need to get back to the basics of our party:
We are the party that believes that people create jobs - not the government - and the best way to grow the economy is to get the government out of the way and build it from the ground up.
We are the party that believes that the way to measure success in government is by how many people are no longer dependent on the government - because we ultimately believe in the dignity of work.
We are the party that believes that a strong military leads to peace through strength and that will protect our children and future generations - we believe that good will triumph over evil.
We are the party that believes in the American people - and not the federal government.
These ideas will help us win the election next fall and - more importantly - these ideas will help make our country great again.
To refocus the debate will require leadership. While I was sitting in church yesterday, the pastor’s words reminded me that the Bible is full of stories about people who were called to be leaders in unusual ways.
Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the race so that a positive conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With that in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately.
I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current frontrunner. This is fundamentally important to the future of the party and - ultimately - to the future of our country.
This is a difficult decision as so many wonderful people stepped up to support our efforts. Tonette and I are so very thankful for the many outstanding volunteers and the excellent staff who helped us throughout the campaign. You have become like family to us.
And speaking of family, I want to personally thank my wife Tonette - who has been a rock - as well as our amazing sons Matt and Alex. I thank my parents, my brother David and his family - and all of our other family and friends for their love and support.
Most of all, I want to thank God for His abundant grace. Win or lose, it is more than enough for any of us.
Reception for US Senator Ron Johnson.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 19, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club
Cash bar. Complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.
Come one, come all. Invite your friends. Let’s have a great Door County turnout for one of Wisconsin’s finest, US Senator Ron Johnson.
No RSVP necessary.
Questions? Contact Bill Berglund, email@example.com, 920-493-8492.
Save the date: Luncheon with Jerry Bader!
Please mark your calendars for a special event with WTAQ Talk Show Host Jerry Baker!
Jerry’s presentation will focus on the importance of the 2016 election on changing the nation and the world.
Date: Friday, November 6, 2015
(one year from election day!)
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Rock Garden, 1951 Bond St., Howard, WI
Admission: $25/person, $500 VIP Host Tables for 6 people
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31
All proceeds will benefit Wisconsin State Representative David Steffen’s re-election campaign.
More details to follow next month.
I hope to see you there!