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{{tnr}}'''Robert "Bob" Jauch''' (b. November 22, 1945) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]]. He has represented District 25 since 1986. From 1993 to 1995, he was the Senate Minority Leader.  He was previously a member of the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] from 1982 to 1986.  He has also worked as a field representative for United States Congressman David Obey.
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{{tnr}}'''Robert "Bob" Jauch''' (b. November 22, 1945) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Wisconsin State Senate]], representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986. From 1993 to 1995, he served as the [[Senate Minority Leader]].
  
Jauch's professional experience includes the United States Army, Vietnam.
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Jauch served in the [[Wisconsin State Assembly]] from 1983 to 1987.
  
Jauch attended the Universities of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and Superior. <ref name=bio>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3453 Project Vote Smart - Senator Jauch]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Jauch attended the Universities of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and Superior. Jauch's professional experience includes the United States Army, Vietnam. He has also worked as a field representative for United States Congressman David Obey.<ref name=bio>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3453 Project Vote Smart - Senator Jauch]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
At the beginning of the 2011 legislative session, Jauch served on the following committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jauch served on the following committees:
  
 
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
At the beginning of the 2009 legislative session, Jauch served on the following committees:
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jauch served on the following committees:
  
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
Sen. Jauch does not list his positions on the issues on his website, but some information is available:<reF>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/sen25/news/bio.asp Biography]</reF>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Sen. Jauch does not list his positions on the issues on his website, but some information is available from his state profile:<ref>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/sen25/news/bio.asp Biography]</ref>
 
* His main focus is on education and increased school funding
 
* His main focus is on education and increased school funding
 
* He supports the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants<ref>[http://www.legis.wi.gov/senate/sen25/news/Press/2009/pr2009-027.asp Smoking ban press release]</reF>
 
* He supports the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants<ref>[http://www.legis.wi.gov/senate/sen25/news/Press/2009/pr2009-027.asp Smoking ban press release]</reF>
  
===Legislation===
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===Sponsored legislation===
 
Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Jauch includes:<reF>[http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll/Session%20Related/indxauth/1/15?f=templates$fn=document-frame.htm Legislation]</reF>
 
Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Jauch includes:<reF>[http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll/Session%20Related/indxauth/1/15?f=templates$fn=document-frame.htm Legislation]</reF>
 
* A bill regarding the disposal of electronic devices<reF>[http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll/Session%20Related/bills09/9505/9506?f=templates$fn=document-frameset.htm Bill 107]</ref>
 
* A bill regarding the disposal of electronic devices<reF>[http://nxt.legis.state.wi.us/nxt/gateway.dll/Session%20Related/bills09/9505/9506?f=templates$fn=document-frameset.htm Bill 107]</ref>
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The 2011 legislative session was sharply divided between Republican and Democratic lawmakers on nearly all of Walker’s proposed legislation. The earlier protests included two protesters who chained themselves to railings in the Senate chamber’s viewing gallery.
 
The 2011 legislative session was sharply divided between Republican and Democratic lawmakers on nearly all of Walker’s proposed legislation. The earlier protests included two protesters who chained themselves to railings in the Senate chamber’s viewing gallery.
 
Once Gov. Walker signs the budget into law, it will take effect July 1.
 
 
One protester began shouting from the Senate chamber’s viewing gallery as Senate President [[Michael Ellis]] called for a vote.
 
“I want my democracy back!” she screamed.
 
  
 
Republicans accused Democrats of being short-sighted and resisting measures that could bring jobs to Wisconsin, ultimately benefiting the state.
 
Republicans accused Democrats of being short-sighted and resisting measures that could bring jobs to Wisconsin, ultimately benefiting the state.
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Democrats accused Republicans of ignoring the needs of children by slashing funding for education while introducing tax breaks for businesses, and of targeting low-income residents while refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy.
 
Democrats accused Republicans of ignoring the needs of children by slashing funding for education while introducing tax breaks for businesses, and of targeting low-income residents while refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy.
  
“It’s an abandonment of our responsibility as officials to make sure that each citizen has the same opportunities,” said state Sen. [[Robert Jauch]].<ref>[http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/senate-oks-budget-above-din-of-protesters "Senate OKs budget above din of protesters, "Wisconsin Reporter", June 16th, 2011]</ref>
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“It’s an abandonment of our responsibility as officials to make sure that each citizen has the same opportunities,” said Jauch.<ref>[http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/senate-oks-budget-above-din-of-protesters "Senate OKs budget above din of protesters, "Wisconsin Reporter", June 16th, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===Legislative walkout===
 
===Legislative walkout===
Jauch and the 13 other Democratic senators participated in a legislative walkout on February 17, 2011 in opposition to [[Wisconsin Assembly Bill 11, the "Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill" (2011)|Assembly Bill 11]] - a Republican-sponsored bill aimed at limiting collective bargaining rights, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees.<ref name=bill>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/data/JR1AB-11.pdf ''Wisconsin.gov,''  ASSEMBLY BILL 11, accessed 17 Feb. 2011]</ref> The Democratic departure left the [[Wisconsin State Senate|Senate]] one vote shy of a quorum. Reports confirmed the senators fled to a hotel in Rockford, Illinois.<ref name=gazette>[http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110217/GPG0101/110217145/State-Democrats-flee-to-Rockford-Ill-hotel-to-block-anti-union-bill ''Green Bay Press Gazette,'' Wisconsin Democrats flee to Clock Tower Hotel in Rockford, Ill., to block anti-union bill, 17 Feb. 2011]</ref> State police were dispatched by [[Governor of Wisconsin|Governor]] [[Scott Walker]] (R) to retrieve the senators, but were unable to cross state lines. <ref>[http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9LENT880.htm ''Bloomberg Businessweek,'' Senator: Missing Wis. lawmakers left the state, 17 Feb. 2011]</ref> The 14 state senators who left the state are being described as the "Badger 14" or "Fab 14."<ref>[http://thebadger14.wordpress.com/ ''The Badger 14'']</ref><ref>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-FAB-14/185813994790263 Fab 14 Facebook page]</ref>
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Jauch and the 13 other Democratic senators participated in a legislative walkout on February 17, 2011 in opposition to [[Wisconsin Assembly Bill 11, the "Scott Walker Budget Repair Bill" (2011)|Assembly Bill 11]] - a Republican-sponsored bill aimed at limiting collective bargaining rights, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees.<ref name=bill>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/data/JR1AB-11.pdf ''Wisconsin.gov,''  ASSEMBLY BILL 11, accessed 17 Feb. 2011]</ref> The Democratic departure left the [[Wisconsin State Senate|Senate]] one vote shy of a quorum. Reports confirmed the senators fled to a hotel in Rockford, Illinois.<ref name=gazette>[http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20110217/GPG0101/110217145/State-Democrats-flee-to-Rockford-Ill-hotel-to-block-anti-union-bill ''Green Bay Press Gazette,'' Wisconsin Democrats flee to Clock Tower Hotel in Rockford, Ill., to block anti-union bill, 17 Feb. 2011]</ref> State police were dispatched by [[Governor of Wisconsin|Governor]] [[Scott Walker]] (R) to retrieve the senators, but were unable to cross state lines. <ref>[http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9LENT880.htm ''Bloomberg Businessweek,'' Senator: Missing Wis. lawmakers left the state, 17 Feb. 2011]</ref> The 14 state senators who left the state were described as the "Badger 14" or "Fab 14."<ref>[http://thebadger14.wordpress.com/ ''The Badger 14'']</ref><ref>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-FAB-14/185813994790263 Fab 14 Facebook page]</ref>
  
On February 22, speaking from the basement of an Illinois hotel, [[State Senate Minority Leader|Senate Minority Leader]] [[Mark Miller]] provided the minority response to Gov. [[Scott Walker]], saying, "The governor has the tools at his disposal to put this issue to an end. As soon as he is willing to take a compromise, we will go back to work in an instant."  Miller stated that the legislators payed for the trip themselves, and that no taxpayer money was spent.<ref>[http://www.wisn.com/news/26960783/detail.html ''WISN,'' "State Sen. Minority Leader Responds to Walker," February 22, 2010]</ref>
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On February 22, speaking from the basement of an Illinois hotel, [[State Senate Minority Leader|Senate Minority Leader]] [[Mark Miller]] provided the minority response to Gov. [[Scott Walker]], saying, "The governor has the tools at his disposal to put this issue to an end. As soon as he is willing to take a compromise, we will go back to work in an instant."  Miller stated that the legislators payed for the trip themselves, and that no taxpayer money was spent.<ref>[http://www.wisn.com/news/26960783/detail.html ''WISN,'' "State Sen. Minority Leader Responds to Walker," February 22, 2010]</ref>
  
[[Scott Walker|Walker]] called on the Democratic senators to return to the state by March 1 in order to vote to restructure the state's debt.  If they did not, he stated he may have to start cutting state jobs, saying: <blockquote>It’s not just a number, it’s not just a budget, it’s ultimately a real person with a real family, so I’m going to push that back as far as I can.  We’ve got to have real numbers to balance the budget to avoid layoffs. My hope is those 14 state senators … realize that in the end, it’s much better off to avoid those cuts, it’s much better off to avoid the most dire consequences that will come if we don’t pass this bill.<ref>[http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0228/Wisconsin-governor-to-missing-senators-Come-back-or-I-ll-lay-off-1-500 ''Christian Science Monitor,'' "Wisconsin governor to missing senators: Come back or I'll lay off 1,500," February 28, 2011]</ref></blockquote> The Democratic senators said they would not return until the governor was willing to compromise on the budget-repair bill.
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[[Scott Walker|Walker]] called on the Democratic senators to return to the state by March 1 in order to vote to restructure the state's debt.  If they did not, he stated he may have to start cutting state jobs, saying: <blockquote>"It’s not just a number, it’s not just a budget, it’s ultimately a real person with a real family, so I’m going to push that back as far as I can.  We’ve got to have real numbers to balance the budget to avoid layoffs. My hope is those 14 state senators … realize that in the end, it’s much better off to avoid those cuts, it’s much better off to avoid the most dire consequences that will come if we don’t pass this bill."<ref>[http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0228/Wisconsin-governor-to-missing-senators-Come-back-or-I-ll-lay-off-1-500 ''Christian Science Monitor,'' "Wisconsin governor to missing senators: Come back or I'll lay off 1,500," February 28, 2011]</ref></blockquote> The Democratic senators said they would not return until the governor was willing to compromise on the budget-repair bill.
  
 
====Democrats threatened with arrest====
 
====Democrats threatened with arrest====
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It gave them until 4 p.m. to return or the sergeant-at-arms was ordered to take "any and all necessary steps, with or without force, and with or without the assistance of law enforcement, by warrant or other legal process, as he may deem necessary in order to bring that senator to the Senate chambers."<ref name="WSJ">[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703300904576178741090978496.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal,'' "Pressure Mounts on Absent Democrats in Wisconsin, Indiana," March 3, 2011]</ref>   
 
It gave them until 4 p.m. to return or the sergeant-at-arms was ordered to take "any and all necessary steps, with or without force, and with or without the assistance of law enforcement, by warrant or other legal process, as he may deem necessary in order to bring that senator to the Senate chambers."<ref name="WSJ">[http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703300904576178741090978496.html?mod=googlenews_wsj ''Wall Street Journal,'' "Pressure Mounts on Absent Democrats in Wisconsin, Indiana," March 3, 2011]</ref>   
  
The constitutionality of that resolution was unclear, however, as the [[Wisconsin Constitution]] only allows for the arrest of legislators while in session if they are suspected of committing a felony, treason, or breach of the peace. Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, said the resolution was an "unreasonable abuse of police power."<ref>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_8d9ad090-45bd-11e0-bf68-001cc4c03286.html ''Wisconsin State Journal,'' "Senate orders arrest of missing Democrats," March 3, 2011]</ref>   
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The constitutionality of that resolution was unclear, however, as the [[Wisconsin Constitution]] only allows for the arrest of legislators while in session if they are suspected of committing a felony, treason, or breach of the peace. Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, said the resolution was an "unreasonable abuse of police power."<ref>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_8d9ad090-45bd-11e0-bf68-001cc4c03286.html ''Wisconsin State Journal,'' "Senate orders arrest of missing Democrats," March 3, 2011]</ref>   
  
 
Sen. [[Jon Erpenbach]] provided the Democratic response, stating, "All 14 of us remain in Illinois, very strong in our convictions. Issuing arrest warrants at 4 p.m. isn't going to solve the problem. This is a debate about protection of the middle class in Wisconsin; that is what the Republicans should be focusing on."<ref name="WSJ"/>
 
Sen. [[Jon Erpenbach]] provided the Democratic response, stating, "All 14 of us remain in Illinois, very strong in our convictions. Issuing arrest warrants at 4 p.m. isn't going to solve the problem. This is a debate about protection of the middle class in Wisconsin; that is what the Republicans should be focusing on."<ref name="WSJ"/>
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The move by Republicans came the day after they issued fines of $100 a day for not showing up at the Capitol, along with taking away parking spaces.<ref>[http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/politics/wisconsin-state-senate-democrats-illinois-fine-100-day-budget-union-republican-walker-20110302 ''My Fox Chicago,'' "Wisconsin GOP Slaps Missing Dems With $100 Daily Fines," March 2, 2011]</ref>  The week before Republicans also passed a rule suspending direct-deposit of paychecks. Sen. [[Jon Erpenbach|Erpenbach]] found a way around this by granting power of attorney to two of his aides, giving them power to, among other things, pick up his paycheck. In the end [[State Senate Majority Leader|Senate Majority Leader]] [[Scott Fitzgerald]] mailed the check to Erpenbaach.<ref>[http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/awol-wisconsin-dem-beats-the-system-gets-his-paycheck-mailed-to-him.php ''Talking Points Memo,'' "AWOL Wisconsin Dem Beats The System, Gets His Paycheck Mailed To Him," March 3, 2011]</ref>
 
The move by Republicans came the day after they issued fines of $100 a day for not showing up at the Capitol, along with taking away parking spaces.<ref>[http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/politics/wisconsin-state-senate-democrats-illinois-fine-100-day-budget-union-republican-walker-20110302 ''My Fox Chicago,'' "Wisconsin GOP Slaps Missing Dems With $100 Daily Fines," March 2, 2011]</ref>  The week before Republicans also passed a rule suspending direct-deposit of paychecks. Sen. [[Jon Erpenbach|Erpenbach]] found a way around this by granting power of attorney to two of his aides, giving them power to, among other things, pick up his paycheck. In the end [[State Senate Majority Leader|Senate Majority Leader]] [[Scott Fitzgerald]] mailed the check to Erpenbaach.<ref>[http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/awol-wisconsin-dem-beats-the-system-gets-his-paycheck-mailed-to-him.php ''Talking Points Memo,'' "AWOL Wisconsin Dem Beats The System, Gets His Paycheck Mailed To Him," March 3, 2011]</ref>
  
====Meeting/possible compromises====
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====Meeting and possible compromises====
On March 7, Democratic leader Sen. [[Mark Miller]] sent a letter to the governor and senate majority leader asking for a meeting near the Wisconsin-Illinois border to restart talks on the collective bargaining issue.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08wisconsin.html?_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "Wisconsin Democrats Urge New Talks on Labor Bill," March 7, 2011]</ref> Gov. Walker responded at a press conference, calling the letter "ridiculous," and saying that several meetings between the two sides have taken place, but that Miller has stood in the way of a compromise.<ref>[http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/07/wisconsin.budget/ ''CNN,'' "Wisconsin gov: Democratic senator's border meeting idea 'ridiculous'," March 7, 2011]</ref>
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On March 7, Democratic leader Sen. [[Mark Miller]] sent a letter to the governor and senate majority leader asking for a meeting near the Wisconsin-Illinois border to restart talks on the collective bargaining issue.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/us/08wisconsin.html?_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "Wisconsin Democrats Urge New Talks on Labor Bill," March 7, 2011]</ref> Gov. Walker responded at a press conference, calling the letter "ridiculous," and saying that several meetings between the two sides have taken place, but that Miller has stood in the way of a compromise.<ref>[http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/07/wisconsin.budget/ ''CNN,'' "Wisconsin gov: Democratic senator's border meeting idea 'ridiculous'," March 7, 2011]</ref>
  
 
Sen. [[Chris Larson]] said, "Dems will return when collective bargaining is off the table. That could be soon based on the growing public opposition to the bill and the [[Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)|recall]] efforts against Republicans."<ref>[http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/wisconsin-dems-deny-wsj-report-of-imminent-return.php?ref=fpa ''Talking Points Memo,'' "Wisconsin Dems Deny WSJ Report Of Imminent Return," March 6, 2011]</ref>
 
Sen. [[Chris Larson]] said, "Dems will return when collective bargaining is off the table. That could be soon based on the growing public opposition to the bill and the [[Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)|recall]] efforts against Republicans."<ref>[http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/03/wisconsin-dems-deny-wsj-report-of-imminent-return.php?ref=fpa ''Talking Points Memo,'' "Wisconsin Dems Deny WSJ Report Of Imminent Return," March 6, 2011]</ref>
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The only [[Democrat]] present at the meeting, [[State Assembly Minority Leader|Assembly Minority Leader]] [[Peter Barca]] (D), attempted to stop the proceedings, stating that the committee was in violation of the state's open meeting law. According to the law, most public bodies are required to give 24 hours notice before a meeting. The two hours notice that the committee provided led Barca to declare, "Mr. Chairman, this is a violation of law! This is not just a rule — this is the law."<ref name="MH"/>  Ignoring Barca, [[Senate Majority Leader]] [[Scott Fitzgerald]] (R) ordered the vote taken as shouts of protest rang from the galleries.
 
The only [[Democrat]] present at the meeting, [[State Assembly Minority Leader|Assembly Minority Leader]] [[Peter Barca]] (D), attempted to stop the proceedings, stating that the committee was in violation of the state's open meeting law. According to the law, most public bodies are required to give 24 hours notice before a meeting. The two hours notice that the committee provided led Barca to declare, "Mr. Chairman, this is a violation of law! This is not just a rule — this is the law."<ref name="MH"/>  Ignoring Barca, [[Senate Majority Leader]] [[Scott Fitzgerald]] (R) ordered the vote taken as shouts of protest rang from the galleries.
  
The bill was given a stay by [[Judgepedia:Maryann Sumi|Dane County Court Judge Maryann Sumi]]. On May 26, 2011, Sumi struck down the legislative actions leading to the bill eliminating public employee collective bargaining on the grounds that it violated the state's Open Meetings Law. The state Departments of Justice and Department of Administration appealed the decision to the [[Wisconsin Supreme Court]]. <ref>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_85597736-87a5-11e0-9d62-001cc4c03286.html ''Wisconsin State Journal'', "Judge strikes down Walker's collective bargaining law, case moves to state Supreme Court", May 26, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/judge-collective-bargaining-bill-violated-open-meetings-law ''Wisconsin Reporter'', "Judge: Collective bargaining bill violated open meetings law", May 26, 2011]</ref> On June 14 the [[Judgepedia:Wisconsin Supreme Court|Wisconsin Supreme Court]] overruled the district court decision, stating it "exceeded its jurisdiction, invaded the legislature’s constitutional powers...and erred in enjoining the publication and further implementation of the act."<ref>[http://shorewood.patch.com/articles/high-court-reinstates-controversial-budget-repair-bill ''Shorewood Patch,'' "UPDATE: Unions Sue to Block Supreme Court's Reinstatement of Controversial Budget Repair Bill," June 14, 2011]</ref>
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The bill was given a stay by [[Judgepedia:Maryann Sumi|Dane County Court Judge Maryann Sumi]]. On May 26, 2011, Sumi struck down the legislative actions leading to the bill eliminating public employee collective bargaining on the grounds that it violated the state's Open Meetings Law. The state Departments of Justice and Department of Administration appealed the decision to the [[Wisconsin Supreme Court]].<ref>[http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_85597736-87a5-11e0-9d62-001cc4c03286.html ''Wisconsin State Journal'', "Judge strikes down Walker's collective bargaining law, case moves to state Supreme Court", May 26, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.wisconsinreporter.com/judge-collective-bargaining-bill-violated-open-meetings-law ''Wisconsin Reporter'', "Judge: Collective bargaining bill violated open meetings law", May 26, 2011]</ref> On June 14 the [[Judgepedia:Wisconsin Supreme Court|Wisconsin Supreme Court]] overruled the district court decision, stating it "exceeded its jurisdiction, invaded the legislature’s constitutional powers...and erred in enjoining the publication and further implementation of the act."<ref>[http://shorewood.patch.com/articles/high-court-reinstates-controversial-budget-repair-bill ''Shorewood Patch,'' "UPDATE: Unions Sue to Block Supreme Court's Reinstatement of Controversial Budget Repair Bill," June 14, 2011]</ref>
  
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===Recall campaigns===
In the wake of events surrounding the bill, both [[Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)|Democratic and Republican senators were targeted by active recall campaigns]]. Recall sponsors filed signatures on petitions targeting 6 Republican state senators and 3 Democratic state senators. Challenges were filed in all 9 of those campaigns, and the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board approved the six campaigns against Republicans at meetings on May 23 and May 31, and approved the three campaigns against Democrats on June 8. Democrats held onto the 30th district seat on July 19. Republicans lost two seats in the August 9 recalls, but held onto four. Two incumbent Democrats successfully retained their seats on August 16.
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In the wake of events surrounding the bill, both [[Recall of Wisconsin State Senators (2011)|Democratic and Republican senators were targeted by active recall campaigns]]. Recall sponsors filed signatures on petitions targeting six Republican state senators and three Democratic state senators. Challenges were filed in all nine of those campaigns, and the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board approved the six campaigns against Republicans at meetings on May 23 and May 31, and approved the three campaigns against Democrats on June 8. Democrats held onto the 30th district seat on July 19. Republicans lost two seats in the August 9 recalls, but held onto four. Two incumbent Democrats successfully retained their seats on August 16.
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====Mining bill recall efforts====
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:: ''See also: [[Bob Jauch recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)]]''
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Following Jauch's vote against a proposed mining bill, the conservative group Citizens for Responsible Government filed recall paperwork with the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]] on March 19, 2012. The paperwork allowed them to begin collecting signatures for a potential recall election.<ref>[http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20120319/GPG0101/120319045/Update-Conservatives-plan-recall-2-over-mine-vote?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|GPG-News ''Green Bay Press Gazette,'' "Citizens For Responsible Government Network plans to recall 2 state senators over mine vote," March 19, 2012]</ref> However, they suspended the recall a week before the May 18 deadline.<ref>[http://www.ashlandcurrent.com/article/12/05/11/jauch-calls-recall-group-disreputable ''Ashland Current,'' "Jauch Calls Recall Group Disreputable," May 11, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==  
 
==Elections==  
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:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Jauch was re-elected to the [[Wisconsin State Senate]] District 25 seat in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary.  He defeated [[Republican]] [[Dane Deutsch]] in the general election on [[Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/candidates ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board,'' "Candidates Registered by Office, 2010," July 13, 2010]</ref>
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Jauch was re-elected to the [[Wisconsin State Senate]] District 25 seat in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary.  He defeated [[Republican]] [[Dane Deutsch]] in the general election on [[Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/results/candidates ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board,'' "Candidates Registered by Office, 2010," July 13, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/2010%20Fall%20General%20Election%20Results%20Summary.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Official General Election 2010 Results]</ref>
<ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/result/primary_percentage_results_78075.pdf Official GAB primary results]</ref><ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/2010%20Fall%20General%20Election%20Results%20Summary.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Official General Election 2010 Results]</ref>
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===2006===
 
===2006===
On November 7, 2006, Robert Jauch won re-election to the [[Wisconsin State Senate]], District 25. <ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=10032&locid=47 Wisconsin State Election Results, 2006]</ref>
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On November 7, 2006, Jauch won re-election to the [[Wisconsin State Senate]], District 25.<ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=10032&locid=47 Wisconsin State Election Results, 2006]</ref>
  
Robert Jauch raised $68,806 for his campaign, while Shirley Reidmann raised $32,168.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87532 Follow the Money 2006]</ref>
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Jauch raised $68,806 for his campaign, while Shirley Reidmann raised $32,168.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87532 Follow the Money 2006]</ref>
 
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==Recall efforts==
 
:: ''See also: [[Bob Jauch recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)]]''
 
Following Jauch's vote against a proposed mining bill, the conservative group Citizens for Responsible Government filed recall paperwork with the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]] on March 19, 2012. The paperwork allowed them to begin collecting signatures for a potential recall election.<ref>[http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20120319/GPG0101/120319045/Update-Conservatives-plan-recall-2-over-mine-vote?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|GPG-News ''Green Bay Press Gazette,'' "Citizens For Responsible Government Network plans to recall 2 state senators over mine vote," March 19, 2012]</ref> However, they suspended the recall a week before the May 18 deadline.<ref>[http://www.ashlandcurrent.com/article/12/05/11/jauch-calls-recall-group-disreputable ''Ashland Current,'' "Jauch Calls Recall Group Disreputable," May 11, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
==Personal==
 
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* [http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/jauch/Pages/default.aspx Sen. Jauch's Wisconsin State Legislature website]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3453 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3453 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3453 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=3453 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134729 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118238 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98241 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87532 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8472 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58597 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56743 1998]
 
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=134729 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118238 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98241 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87532 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=8472 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=58597 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=56743 1998]
* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/201065-robert-jauch-wisconsin Robert Jauch on State Surge]
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* [http://www.statesurge.com/members/robert-jauch-wisconsin-209413 Robert Jauch on State Surge]
  
 
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Robert Jauch
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Wisconsin State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
1987 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Assembly Member, Wisconsin State Assembly
1983 - 1987
Personal
Birthday11/22/1945
Place of birthWheaton, IL
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Robert "Bob" Jauch (b. November 22, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986. From 1993 to 1995, he served as the Senate Minority Leader.

Jauch served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1983 to 1987.

Biography

Jauch attended the Universities of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and Superior. Jauch's professional experience includes the United States Army, Vietnam. He has also worked as a field representative for United States Congressman David Obey.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jauch served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial Institutions and Rural Issues
Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Jauch served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jauch served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Sen. Jauch does not list his positions on the issues on his website, but some information is available from his state profile:[2]

  • His main focus is on education and increased school funding
  • He supports the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants[3]

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Jauch includes:[4]

  • A bill regarding the disposal of electronic devices[5]
  • An amendment permitting the legislature to tax principal homesteads differently than other property [6]
  • A bill to regulate mercury-added products[7]

Unemployment bill, 2011

Republicans Rich Zipperer, Mary Lazich and Glenn Grothman were the only three state senators who voted no on the Wisconsin State Senate's version of an unemployment bill in July 2011.

The bill to eliminate a newly instituted one-week waiting period on the receipt of unemployment benefits, passed in the Senate with a vote of 30-3. State officials said the one-week waiting period was a crucial part of the effort to root out fraud, but the bill worked to eliminate it.

Senator Jauch called the one-week waiting period “a 55 million dollar highway robbery of workers."[8]

Budget bill, 2011

The legislative process for creating and passing the budget the state budget included protestors and a lot of national attention. Late on June 16, 2011, the state Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker’s $66 billion budget on a party-line 19-14 vote after nine hours of debate.

The 2011 legislative session was sharply divided between Republican and Democratic lawmakers on nearly all of Walker’s proposed legislation. The earlier protests included two protesters who chained themselves to railings in the Senate chamber’s viewing gallery.

Republicans accused Democrats of being short-sighted and resisting measures that could bring jobs to Wisconsin, ultimately benefiting the state.

“You want to talk values? Let’s talk values,” said state Sen. Alberta Darling. “Frugality...having a job...that’s the mission we have.”

Democrats accused Republicans of ignoring the needs of children by slashing funding for education while introducing tax breaks for businesses, and of targeting low-income residents while refusing to raise taxes on the wealthy.

“It’s an abandonment of our responsibility as officials to make sure that each citizen has the same opportunities,” said Jauch.[9]

Legislative walkout

Jauch and the 13 other Democratic senators participated in a legislative walkout on February 17, 2011 in opposition to Assembly Bill 11 - a Republican-sponsored bill aimed at limiting collective bargaining rights, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees.[10] The Democratic departure left the Senate one vote shy of a quorum. Reports confirmed the senators fled to a hotel in Rockford, Illinois.[11] State police were dispatched by Governor Scott Walker (R) to retrieve the senators, but were unable to cross state lines. [12] The 14 state senators who left the state were described as the "Badger 14" or "Fab 14."[13][14]

On February 22, speaking from the basement of an Illinois hotel, Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller provided the minority response to Gov. Scott Walker, saying, "The governor has the tools at his disposal to put this issue to an end. As soon as he is willing to take a compromise, we will go back to work in an instant." Miller stated that the legislators payed for the trip themselves, and that no taxpayer money was spent.[15]

Walker called on the Democratic senators to return to the state by March 1 in order to vote to restructure the state's debt. If they did not, he stated he may have to start cutting state jobs, saying:
"It’s not just a number, it’s not just a budget, it’s ultimately a real person with a real family, so I’m going to push that back as far as I can. We’ve got to have real numbers to balance the budget to avoid layoffs. My hope is those 14 state senators … realize that in the end, it’s much better off to avoid those cuts, it’s much better off to avoid the most dire consequences that will come if we don’t pass this bill."[16]
The Democratic senators said they would not return until the governor was willing to compromise on the budget-repair bill.

Democrats threatened with arrest

Republicans passed a unanimous resolution on March 3 finding the missing legislators in contempt and threatening them with arrest. It gave them until 4 p.m. to return or the sergeant-at-arms was ordered to take "any and all necessary steps, with or without force, and with or without the assistance of law enforcement, by warrant or other legal process, as he may deem necessary in order to bring that senator to the Senate chambers."[17]

The constitutionality of that resolution was unclear, however, as the Wisconsin Constitution only allows for the arrest of legislators while in session if they are suspected of committing a felony, treason, or breach of the peace. Jim Palmer, executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, said the resolution was an "unreasonable abuse of police power."[18]

Sen. Jon Erpenbach provided the Democratic response, stating, "All 14 of us remain in Illinois, very strong in our convictions. Issuing arrest warrants at 4 p.m. isn't going to solve the problem. This is a debate about protection of the middle class in Wisconsin; that is what the Republicans should be focusing on."[17]

The move by Republicans came the day after they issued fines of $100 a day for not showing up at the Capitol, along with taking away parking spaces.[19] The week before Republicans also passed a rule suspending direct-deposit of paychecks. Sen. Erpenbach found a way around this by granting power of attorney to two of his aides, giving them power to, among other things, pick up his paycheck. In the end Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald mailed the check to Erpenbaach.[20]

Meeting and possible compromises

On March 7, Democratic leader Sen. Mark Miller sent a letter to the governor and senate majority leader asking for a meeting near the Wisconsin-Illinois border to restart talks on the collective bargaining issue.[21] Gov. Walker responded at a press conference, calling the letter "ridiculous," and saying that several meetings between the two sides have taken place, but that Miller has stood in the way of a compromise.[22]

Sen. Chris Larson said, "Dems will return when collective bargaining is off the table. That could be soon based on the growing public opposition to the bill and the recall efforts against Republicans."[23]

On March 8, the Governor's office released an email exchange dated March 6 between Eric Schutt, Walker's deputy chief of staff, and Democratic Senators Cullen and Jauch. The exchange discusses possible compromises on the bill, including allowing unions to bargain for wages beyond inflation rates, permitting collective-bargaining on certain economic issues, allowing public workers to collectively bargain workplace safety issues, and limiting collective bargaining agreements to 2 years or less.[24]

Republicans pass bill

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In a surprise maneuver, Senate Republicans on March 9 passed controversial reforms to the collective bargaining rights of public sector workers. In a process that took just over two hours, Republicans passed the bill by a vote of 18-1, with Sen. Dale Schultz (R) casting the only no vote.[25]

Republicans skirted the need for a quorum by removing the sections of the bill that had to do with appropriating funds. With these removed, the bill only needed to be passed by a simple majority -- rather than requiring a quorum of 20 senators. At 4 p.m. on March 9 a conference committee on the budget-repair bill was convened. Two hours later the committee met and advanced the new measure without debate. Immediately following that, the Senate met and passed the new version, also without debate. It was then sent to the Assembly.[26]

The only Democrat present at the meeting, Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca (D), attempted to stop the proceedings, stating that the committee was in violation of the state's open meeting law. According to the law, most public bodies are required to give 24 hours notice before a meeting. The two hours notice that the committee provided led Barca to declare, "Mr. Chairman, this is a violation of law! This is not just a rule — this is the law."[25] Ignoring Barca, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) ordered the vote taken as shouts of protest rang from the galleries.

The bill was given a stay by Dane County Court Judge Maryann Sumi. On May 26, 2011, Sumi struck down the legislative actions leading to the bill eliminating public employee collective bargaining on the grounds that it violated the state's Open Meetings Law. The state Departments of Justice and Department of Administration appealed the decision to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.[27][28] On June 14 the Wisconsin Supreme Court overruled the district court decision, stating it "exceeded its jurisdiction, invaded the legislature’s constitutional powers...and erred in enjoining the publication and further implementation of the act."[29]

Recall campaigns

In the wake of events surrounding the bill, both Democratic and Republican senators were targeted by active recall campaigns. Recall sponsors filed signatures on petitions targeting six Republican state senators and three Democratic state senators. Challenges were filed in all nine of those campaigns, and the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board approved the six campaigns against Republicans at meetings on May 23 and May 31, and approved the three campaigns against Democrats on June 8. Democrats held onto the 30th district seat on July 19. Republicans lost two seats in the August 9 recalls, but held onto four. Two incumbent Democrats successfully retained their seats on August 16.

Mining bill recall efforts

See also: Bob Jauch recall, Wisconsin State Senate (2012)

Following Jauch's vote against a proposed mining bill, the conservative group Citizens for Responsible Government filed recall paperwork with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on March 19, 2012. The paperwork allowed them to begin collecting signatures for a potential recall election.[30] However, they suspended the recall a week before the May 18 deadline.[31]

Elections


Senator Jauch talks about preserving the Great Lakes

2010

See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2010

Jauch was re-elected to the Wisconsin State Senate District 25 seat in the November 2, 2010 general election. He was unopposed in the September 14, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Dane Deutsch in the general election on November 2, 2010.[32][33][34]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Robert Jauch (D) 31,437 51.27%
Dane Deutsch (R) 29,854 48.69%
Wisconsin Senate, District 25 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bob Jauch (D) 8,929 99.79 %

2006

On November 7, 2006, Jauch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate, District 25.[35]

Jauch raised $68,806 for his campaign, while Shirley Reidmann raised $32,168.[36]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 (2006)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Robert Jauch (D) 38,721
Shirley Reidmann (R) 23,454

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jauch is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Jauch raised a total of $223,881 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[37]

Robert Jauch's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Not up for election $25,823
2010 Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Won $61,056
2008 Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Not up for election $12,610
2006 Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Won $68,806
2004 Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Not up for election $6,891
2002 Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Won $13,796
2000 Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Not up for election $4,900
1998 Wisconsin State Senate, District 25 Won $29,999
Grand Total Raised $223,881

2012

Jauch was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Jauch raised a total of $25,823.

2010

Jauch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Jauch raised a total of $61,056.

2008

Jauch was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Jauch raised a total of $12,610.

2006

Jauch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Jauch raised a total of $68,806.

2004

Jauch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Jauch raised a total of $6,891.

2002

Jauch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Jauch raised a total of $13,796.

2000

Jauch was not up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Jauch raised a total of $4,900.

1998

Jauch won re-election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Jauch raised a total of $29,999.

Personal

Jauch is married and has two children.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Senator Jauch
  2. Biography
  3. Smoking ban press release
  4. Legislation
  5. Bill 107
  6. Assembly resolution 8
  7. Bill 200
  8. "Amended Unemployment Bill Could Hamper Fraud Detection Efforts," MacIver News Service, July 20, 2011
  9. "Senate OKs budget above din of protesters, "Wisconsin Reporter", June 16th, 2011
  10. Wisconsin.gov, ASSEMBLY BILL 11, accessed 17 Feb. 2011
  11. Green Bay Press Gazette, Wisconsin Democrats flee to Clock Tower Hotel in Rockford, Ill., to block anti-union bill, 17 Feb. 2011
  12. Bloomberg Businessweek, Senator: Missing Wis. lawmakers left the state, 17 Feb. 2011
  13. The Badger 14
  14. Fab 14 Facebook page
  15. WISN, "State Sen. Minority Leader Responds to Walker," February 22, 2010
  16. Christian Science Monitor, "Wisconsin governor to missing senators: Come back or I'll lay off 1,500," February 28, 2011
  17. 17.0 17.1 Wall Street Journal, "Pressure Mounts on Absent Democrats in Wisconsin, Indiana," March 3, 2011
  18. Wisconsin State Journal, "Senate orders arrest of missing Democrats," March 3, 2011
  19. My Fox Chicago, "Wisconsin GOP Slaps Missing Dems With $100 Daily Fines," March 2, 2011
  20. Talking Points Memo, "AWOL Wisconsin Dem Beats The System, Gets His Paycheck Mailed To Him," March 3, 2011
  21. New York Times, "Wisconsin Democrats Urge New Talks on Labor Bill," March 7, 2011
  22. CNN, "Wisconsin gov: Democratic senator's border meeting idea 'ridiculous'," March 7, 2011
  23. Talking Points Memo, "Wisconsin Dems Deny WSJ Report Of Imminent Return," March 6, 2011
  24. CNN, "E-mails: Wisconsin governor offers concessions on budget bill," March 8, 2011
  25. 25.0 25.1 Miami-Herald, "Wisconsin Republicans bypass Democrats on union bill," March 9, 2011
  26. Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, "Senate advances collective bargaining changes; Democrats to return after Assembly vote," March 9, 2011
  27. Wisconsin State Journal, "Judge strikes down Walker's collective bargaining law, case moves to state Supreme Court", May 26, 2011
  28. Wisconsin Reporter, "Judge: Collective bargaining bill violated open meetings law", May 26, 2011
  29. Shorewood Patch, "UPDATE: Unions Sue to Block Supreme Court's Reinstatement of Controversial Budget Repair Bill," June 14, 2011
  30. Green Bay Press Gazette, "Citizens For Responsible Government Network plans to recall 2 state senators over mine vote," March 19, 2012
  31. Ashland Current, "Jauch Calls Recall Group Disreputable," May 11, 2012
  32. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office, 2010," July 13, 2010
  33. Official GAB primary results
  34. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Official General Election 2010 Results
  35. Wisconsin State Election Results, 2006
  36. Follow the Money 2006
  37. followthemoney.org, "Jauch, Robert," accessed June 4, 2013
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