May 23, 2011 03:00 PM Wisconsin Accountability Board Approves 3 GOP Recall Elections The first round of Wisconsin state Republican senators slated for recall elections has just been approved. Senators Dan Kapanke, Randy Hopper, and Luther Olsen will face a recall election in July. Wisconsin Accountability Board Approves 3 GOP Recall Elections MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker and GOP leaders have launched a push to ram several years worth of conservative agenda items through the Legislature this spring before recall elections threaten to end the partys control of state government. Republicans, in a rapid sequence of votes over the next eight weeks, plan to legalize concealed weapons, deregulate the telephone industry, require voters to show photo identification at the polls, expand school vouchers and undo an early release for prisoners. Lawmakers may also act again on Walkers controversial plan stripping public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights. An earlier version, which led to massive protest demonstrations at the Capitol, has been left in limbo by legal challenges. Everythings been accelerated, said Republican Rep. Gary Tauchen, who is working on the photo ID bill. Weve got a lot of big bills were trying to get done. Wisconsin GOP Rush Agenda Ahead Of Recalls ------------------------------------- Nobody saw that coming.