Tuesday, May 21, 2013
For Republican lieutenant governor, the biggest battle isn't in the state Capitol - it's dealing with the every day challenges that come with being a parent.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Rebecca Kleefisch is the highest ranking woman in Wisconsin politics today, having been elected twice to the office of lieutenant governor. She is Gov. Scott Walker's point person business creation in the state and is a sought after speaker on conservative values. She has also battled colon cancer during her first run for office and is an advocate for early screenings, like the one that made her fight against the disease easier to overcome. But it is not the political campaign or the fight over cancer that …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The divorce file of Jeanne Tarantino, former aide to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, has been sealed after it was revealed that she claimed gender discrimination while working in Kleefisch's office.
State 98th Assembly District candidate Jeanne Tarantino's divorce file has been sealed by a Waukesha County Circuit Judge after it was revealed that she claimed discrimination while employed in the Lt. Governor office, reported Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s 2010 campaign manager said she was discriminated against and transferred last month from her state job because of her age and gender. Tarantino said this while being questioned in December as part of legal dispute with her ex-husband. Staffers from the Lt. Governor's office have denied the claim. Kleefisch has endorsed Tarantino in her Assembly race. Tarantino will be running against four others for an open seat in the 98th Assembly District. …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Jeanne Tarantino, former aide to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, said in a deposition that she was transfered from her state job because of her gender and age.
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch’s 2010 campaign manager said she was discriminated against and transferred last month from her state job because of her age and gender, reported the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jeanne Tarantino — who is a candidate for the 98th Assembly District special election — said this while being questioned in December as part of legal dispute with her ex-husband. When asked why she was terminated from the lieutenant governor's office, Tarantino said it was because she was an older woman and they wanted a younger man in the position. Kleefisch and Gov. Scott Walker’s office has denied the accusation from Tarantino that she was discriminated when she was transferred out of her $69,900 salary job in the lieutenant governor’s…
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Republican lieutenant governor says Wisconsin is "in better shape today than we were before, and we're not done yet."
With a collective sigh of relief, we can now look back at the time since Governor Walker and I took office, and size up the accomplishments of the last two years. Although we've seen things unprecedented and unpredictable, our experiences have made us stronger. We have a lot to be proud of. Our successes give us new perspective, though, and through the lens of a state pursuing economic competitiveness, we see we have a lot of room to grow in our future. Despite the rampant wrong turns from our federal government, Wisconsin is finally on the path to prosperity. We inherited a $3.6 billion budget deficit that has been balanced without raising taxes. After seeing nearly 150,000 jobs lost under the last three years of the previous …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch encourages small business owners to join Small Business Summit.
On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch delivered the weekly radio address titled Small Business Summit. The following is the transcript from her address: Hi I’m Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. This week marks the end of October as National Manufacturing Month. You probably already know we lead the nation in making cheese, and you definitely know the Packers will always be at the top. But did you know that Wisconsin still ranks first among the 50 states in manufacturing jobs per capita? That’s right! And we’re making strides to improve our business climate and improve our workforce to make Wisconsin even better for manufacturers, other small businesses, and our great citizens. We’re doing this by listening to you. At last year’s…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
An estimated 800 people were at the Republican Party of Waukesha County's rally with the Florida senator.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had a message for the Green Bay Packers who play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Please, please don’t run up the score if the Packers get ahead in the game, he said. “We are both swing states,” Rubio said. “Take it easy.” An estimated 800 people were at the Republican Party of Waukesha County’s headquarters Thursday morning during a rally for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s political campaign. The Wisconsin Republicans were cheering especially loud whenever Ryan’s name or the Green Bay Packers was mentioned. Rubio looked at the packed room on the east side of Waukesha and encouraged the Republicans to keep up their momentum in the last week and a half before the Nov. 6 election between President Barack Obama and …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch among those featured at conservative gathering.
On the same day that President Barack Obama made a campaign stop in Milwaukee, about 250 gathered at the Waukesha County Expo Center Saturday afternoon for "Yes, We Did Build It!" rally. The events, sponsored by Citizens for Responsible Government, featured speeches from U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, Joseph Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, and WTMJ-AM talk show host Charles Sykes. The rally also featured testimonials from local business leaders.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Sikh temple in Brookfield housed hundreds of supporters during special services Monday night, including Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch.
Hundreds came out to the Sikh temple in Brookfield Monday night for special services in honor of those who passed away during Sunday's shooting rampage in Oak Creek. Joined by Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, the supporters in the packed temple prayed in unison for the seven people who passed away, including man behind the gun, 40-year-old Wade Michael Page. Following the ceremony, the entire group gathered just outside the temple for a candlelight vigil and moment of silence honoring the victims of the shooting before going back inside for a langar community meal.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
With almost the exact same for level of support Gov. Scott Walker as in 2010, the Village of Sussex has spoken as residents overwhelmingly choose to keep Walker in office.
It looks like residents in Sussex cannot be swayed as Gov. Scott Walker pulled in 74 percent of the votes during Tuesday’s election, the exact same amount he snagged when running against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2010. Sussex Village Clerk Sue Freiheit reports there were 6,996 registered voters in Sussex, and after a total of 5,392 residents cast a ballot, the village saw more than an 77 percent turnout at the polls. What's more is that Sussex officials registered almost 550 new voters on election day alone. Fewer than 4,700 residents voted in the 2010 gubernatorial election. Final, unaudited city results: Walker’s win in Sussex comes at no surprise after it was revealed how village residents donated. According to Patch's interactive …
Governor cruises to victory in Waukesha County with no major issues reported out of the clerk's office.
With the two special recall elections of 2012 behind us, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus has made it through both without incident. Nickolaus’ office reported elections results numbers Tuesday evening without a hitch after she came under scrutiny in the past year for large election night flubs. Results came out in a timely fashion Tuesday evening with final results reported by only delayed by large voter turnouts in areas such as Oconomowoc, where absentee votes were not counted until after the polls closed. "Everything went very well,” said Shawn Lundie, chief of staff for Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas. "We’ve been working hard for the past several months to implement a system that would disseminate election results in a …