Don Gonyea http://wfpl.org en Minimum Wage Fight Takes Shape Across The Map http://wfpl.org/post/minimum-wage-fight-takes-shape-across-map You never know where you might find a volunteer with a clipboard looking for signatures trying to get a voter referendum on the local ballot – like Ed Flanagan in the town of North Pole, Alaska.<p>"I'm out in what's called the North Pole transfer station. This facility has about 50 metal dumpsters arranged in a fenced area. Folks back up and throw their household trash in there. This is a very busy place," he says.<p>There's no residential trash pick-up there so people have to haul their own. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:11:26 +0000 Don Gonyea 8207 at http://wfpl.org Minimum Wage Fight Takes Shape Across The Map College Republicans Offer GOP Advice For Winning Over Their Generation http://wfpl.org/post/college-republicans-offer-gop-advice-winning-over-their-generation During President Obama's State of the Union address this week, 14 members of the <a href="http://www.osucrs.com/" target="_blank">College Republicans at Ohio State University</a> gathered in a meeting room at their student union on campus in Columbus, Ohio.<p>The president's speech, which they watched on a giant flat-screen TV, was punctuated with groans, rebuttal, criticisms and sarcasm from this young audience. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:29:32 +0000 Don Gonyea 4046 at http://wfpl.org College Republicans Offer GOP Advice For Winning Over Their Generation For GOP Comeback, Leaders Urge Stepped-Up Outreach http://wfpl.org/post/gop-comeback-leaders-urge-stepped-outreach In their first big party gathering since Election Day, Republican leaders from around the country met in Charlotte, N.C., this week.<p>The GOP is promising a great deal of change in advance of the next election, but one area where there will be no change for the party is in its leadership. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was elected to another two-year term.<p>In his acceptance speech, he cited a simple reason why Republicans failed to win the White House and lost seats in the House and Senate in November.<p>"I'm no math whiz; I'm an attorney. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:19:48 +0000 Don Gonyea 3635 at http://wfpl.org For GOP Comeback, Leaders Urge Stepped-Up Outreach Tea Party May Be Losing Steam, But Issues Still Boil http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-may-be-losing-steam-issues-still-boil The battle over how to avoid the looming cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff is a frustrating one for the Tea Party. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:45:18 +0000 Don Gonyea 2853 at http://wfpl.org Older, Tougher — But Will The Tea Party Be Stronger? http://wfpl.org/post/older-tougher-will-tea-party-be-stronger The 2010 elections were a coming of age for the Tea Party, with big gains in Congress and in statehouses. As 2012 approached, the movement was looking for similar success. Then came this year's GOP presidential primaries, with no surviving Tea Party favorite.<p>Polls showed public support for the movement falling off significantly after several nasty showdowns in Congress. But the Tea Party remains a force in many states. Its favored candidate for the U.S. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:51:43 +0000 Don Gonyea 1236 at http://wfpl.org Older, Tougher — But Will The Tea Party Be Stronger?