February 6 2012
Well the New York Giants won the Superbowl after beating the New England Patriots, 21-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Ahmad Bradshaw’s 6-yard touchdown run with only 57 seconds left sealed the deal for the Giants. Giants Quarterback Eli Manning said, “I’m proud of the way we fought all year. We kept out confidence and our enthusiasm.”
Democratic State Senator Tim Cullen recently announced that he will not run in a recall race against Governor Walker because he can’t raise the money to compete with better-known opponents. Cullen has been saying for months that he would run to challenge Walker if the recall election is held. His decision now leaves former Dane County Exec Kathleen Falk as the only announced Democrat.
The Medical College of Wisconsin wants to expand and is proposing to train as many as 100 doctors a year at new sites throughout the state. By doing this, it would give a statewide presence while addressing the shortage of primary care physicians. The goal is to start as early as 2014 and the college would partner with universities, colleges and health systems to train students interested in primary care and offering residency programs for primary care physicians.
The City of Milwaukee is proposing a $420,000 Riverwalk expansion in the Third Ward. The city would finance the Riverwalk segment along two parking lots, between the River Renaissance Condos and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design…that’s where one of the last remaining gaps in the Riverwalk is. Now if the Common Council approves this, construction would most likely start in April and be finished by August.
Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney had a big win in Nevada over the weekend, and this is coming just four days after his breakthrough victory in Florida. Now Newt Gingrich is still Romney’s top rival but trailed behind on Saturday. Both Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are fading fast as Romney and Gingrich are head to head. A handful of states are holding caucuses next week, including Maine, Minnesota and Colorado.
Governor Walker recently signed the open enrollment changes, which will give parents and students more time to request a move to a new school district. Walker said, “open enrollment empowers parents with additional educational opportunities for students.” The bill was introduced a year ago, but the Senate and Assembly didn’t agree on the final version until last month.