While it's looking like the Walker recall effort may fall short, it just became much more likely that Democrats will take contrl of the Senate and thus be able to exert some influence.
EDIT: woops, I should have linked to a different news source for the story, but I can't seem to edit the thread topic line. Sorry, Mods.A Wisconsin state senator facing a June primary election abruptly resigned Friday, plunging the Senate into a tie and shaking up the state's political landscape. Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau) announced she would be resigning effective Saturday from the seat she has held since her November 2010 election. In a statement on her website and Facebook page, Galloway said that she was resigning in order to deal with family issues.
Anyway, here's the huffpo link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1354268.html
And another source: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepo...142927885.html