Eastern Wisconsin U.S. Attorney JAMES SANTELLE announced today that former AFSCME District Council 48 President PAULA DORSEY has been charged with embezzling labor union funds. The alleged embezzlement stemmed from a union account directed to Operation Big Vote, a non-partisan program to encourage minority voting. See the press release: http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=201182
BILL SAVAGE, an aide to Hartford GOP state Rep. DON PRIDEMORE who underwent quadruple bypass surgery last August, completed a half marathon in Fort Atkinson last weekend. Read the announcement: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=200680
A group calling itself Concerned Citizens of New Berlin announced an effort to recall Mayor JACK CHIOVATERO following his support for a controversial low-income housing proposal. See the press release: http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=200868
Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent WILLIAM ANDREKOPOULOS has officially retired after eight years leading the district. GREGORY THORNTON took over the post today.
GOP Attorney General J.B. VAN HOLLEN will throw out the first pitch at the Milwaukee Brewers baseball game July 8.