Diane Hendricks, the richest woman in Wisconsin, had a state income tax bill of zero for 2010, state records show.
The goose egg in 2010 was the first zero obligation posted by the Beloit billionaire since at least 2002, according to records from the state Department of Revenue and ABC Supply Inc., the nation’s largest wholesale distributor of roofing, windows and siding and owned by Hendricks. She had a seven-figure Wisconsin tax bill in four of the previous five years, the records show.
Hendricks was thrust into the spotlight last month when a videotape showing her talking with Gov. Scott Walker about strategies to fight unions was released. In the tape, which is part of a documentary under production, Walker talked about using a “divide and conquer” strategy toward unions through his budget-adjustment bill, which curtailed most collective bar gaining for most public employee unions and created a political uproar that will culminate with Tuesday’s recall election.
Michael Reagan Says ‘Win One for the Gipper’ in New Pro-Walker Ad
With a little more than a week to go untilWisconsin’s gubernatorial recall election, a national tea party group on Monday released a TV ad in which the son of President Ronald Reagan invokes the memory of his father while giving his strong support to Gov. Scott Walker.
In the ad, paid for by the Campaign To Defeat Barack Obama, Michael Reagan, a conservative commentator, compares Wisconsin’s Republican governor to his father and even uses the phrase: “Win this one for the Gipper.”
Barrett Calls on Walker to Come Clean on John Doe Probe
At a Milwaukee press conference, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett put more pressure on Gov. Scott Walker to disclose his involvement in the John Doe investigation that centers around staffers from Walker’s time as the Milwaukee County executive conducting campaign activities on county time.
New Marquette Poll Puts Walker Up By Six Points Over Barrett
Gov. Scott Walker is up by six points against Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, according to a new Marquette University Law School poll of likely voters.
The results of the poll were released Wednesday during a segment of the on-going “On the Issues” series with Mike Gousha and Professor Charles Franklin. Polling of 704 registered voters took place between May 9-12, and the poll results include responses from 600 likely voters in the pool with a 3.8 percent margin of error.
Only 3 percent of those surveyed said they are undecided.
Just a day after Gov. Scott Walker called recent jobs numbers inaccurate and sped up the release of federal statistics, the state Department of Workforce Development reported the state lost private sector jobs for the second consecutive month.
The recall effort against Walker was largely sparked over the passage of the contentious budget bill, which curtailed collective bargaining rights for most public workers, but now the main event’s central issue has shifted to jobs.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walker’s challenger in a recall election set for June 5, has hit the governor on what he calls Walker’s inability to jumpstart the state’s economy and to deliver on a campaign promise to create 250,000 private sector jobs.