State Sen. JIM SULLIVAN, D-Wauwatosa, said this week he’s shooting to hold a public hearing on his payday loan bill in mid-March in West Allis, and that he’s attempting to arrange a meeting with Assembly sponsor GORDON HINTZ, D-Oshkosh, to iron out the differences in the bills.
Former state Sen. GARY GEORGE penned a letter to Gov. JIM DOYLE this week indicating his support for the administration’s minority business initiatives. George, a Milwaukee Democrat who served a four-year prison term on corruption charges, said he was misquoted in a story about the former Minority Business Grants and Loan Program and the new Forward Innovation Fund. See the letter: http://wispolitics.com/index.Iml?Article=187186
DONA POELMAN, who serves as Racine County co-chair for the Walker for Governor Campaign, was named the county GOP’s recipient of the annual Anita Hunt Award for volunteer party activists. See the press release: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=187089