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Capitol Notes: Walker Schedules Special Elections, Voters Decide Whether to Dump State Treasurer


It was a wild week at the State Capitol, as Gov. Walker scrambled to get a court to overturn a Dane County judge's order that he call special elections to fill two vacant legislative seats. 

A second Dane County judge and a Wisconsin Appeals court refused to delay the order.  Walker was thinking about getting the state Supreme Court but in the end, decided not to, and went ahead and scheduled the elections. 

In this week's "Capitol Notes" conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson wondered why it was so important to Walker to avoid calling the special elections, so she asked JR Ross of

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Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. She is also host of WUWM's weekly political podcast, Capitol Notes.