Common Cause holding town halls on state’s judicial recusal problem


Nonpartisan, nonprofit Common Cause in Wisconsin is holding town hall public hearings in Milwaukee and Madison on the theme “Why We Need Effective Judicial Recusal Rules in Wisconsin”, given the state is among the four worst in terms of recusal standards for judges receiving campaign contributions. It held a Green Bay town hall Monday.

Rep. Glenn Grothman’s town hall in Beaver Dam


U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman held a town hall session on Sunday night in Beaver Dam and heard concerns from local residents ranging from the fate of the “Dreamers” to the current shape of the Republican Party. Beaver Dam’s Daily Citizen provides a summary.

Sen. Johnson announces opening of a Madison office


Sen. Ron Johnson announced the opening of a constituent services office in Madison, starting Oct. 2. The office in Madison will be a workplace for Johnson’s staff, and will allow constituents to seek assistance with federal government issues. Johnson’s current Wisconsin offices are located in Oshkosh and Milwaukee. > Channel 3000

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman announces rescheduled town halls


U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman announced his rescheduled town halls in Mount Calvary and Beaver Dam. They will take place on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 3-4 p.m. at Mount Calvary Village Hall, and from 6-7 p.m. at The Watermark Community Center in Beaver Dam. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sensenbrenner, Grothman holding September town halls


U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner is holding three town halls this month, in Hartford and Elm Grove on Sep. 9 and in Delafield on Sep. 24. U.S. Rep. Grothman also has a town hall scheduled for Sep. 17 in Mt. Calvary. Details for these and town halls across the country can be found at the Town Hall Project.

Foxconn package tops concerns at Appleton listening session


Attendees at a listening session last week questioned the Foxconn deal making its way through the state Legislature, specifically the amount of financial incentives in play and the possible loosening of environmental regulations. The session was hosted by state Reps. Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton) and Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna), plus a staffer from Sen. Baldwin’s office. > Appleton Post-Crescent