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Former DOA Secretary MARC MAROTTA has been named chairman of the Bradley Center Sports & Entertainment Corp. board. Marotta was DOA secretary from 2003 to 2005 and is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner. Marotta replaces ULICE PAYNE JR., who had served as board chairman since 2001. See the press release:

Marquette University President ROBERT A. WILD plans to retire effective June 30, 2011, but will stay longer if a successor isn’t  in place. Wild, 70, has been with Marquette since 1996. See the announcement:

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Conservative author and Americans for Tax Reform president GROVER NORQUIST appeared Wednesday at a kickoff fundraiser for the state Senate campaign of Pewaukee GOP Rep. RICH ZIPPERER, who’s seeking to succeed the retiring Sen. TED KANAVAS. See details:

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The National Taxpayers Union awarded U.S. Rep. JIM SENSENBRENNER, R-Menomonee Falls, its "Taxpayers’ Friend Award" for his voting record on fiscal matters. Sensenbrenner scored 95 percent on the group’s rating scale, which tied him for third place as the "most taxpayer friendly" House member. See the announcement:

State Sen. TIM CARPENTER, D-Milwaukee, officially announced his re-election campaign this week. Carpenter, who has served in the Legislature since 1985, is seeking his third Senate term. See the press release:

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Attorney General J.B. VAN HOLLEN announced felony election fraud charges against five individuals after Milwaukee Election Fraud Task Force investigations into the 2008 fall elections. Charges were filed against MARIA MILES and KEVIN CLANCY for submitting multiple voter registration applications to meet ACORN registration quotas, along with MICHAEL HENDERSON for voting while on probation and HERBERT and SUZANNE GUNKA for double voting. See the press release:

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