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Hopes of Foxconn Failure Leads to Dem Embarrassment

Democrats were quick to jump on a report Wednesday that Foxconn was backing away from its promised financial investment in Wisconsin. Too quick, it now appears. Japan business publication Nikkei Asian Review published a report (that has since changed) claiming that Foxconn plans to cut back on its initial investment in the state. However the Journal […]

Campaigns

Frostman Ideology Still Unclear

Media Trackers previously reported several people who know former Door County Economic Development Corporation Caleb Frostman were surprised when he announced his candidacy as a Democrat rather than Republican candidate for the June special election to fill the 1st District State Senate seat. While Frostman did not respond to any Media Trackers inquiry, talk show host Josh […]

Organizations

Revisiting the SPLC Definition of “Hate Group”

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is facing criticism by Democrats after a financial disclosure revealed that he had attended a conference hosted by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBT hate group. However, while historically the SPLC has fought for civil rights, the increasing number of labeled hate […]

Education

Milk: A Symbol of Neo-Nazi Hate

When administrators at UW-Stevens Point announced plans to eliminate 13 majors, critics decried the plan as evidence of a waning commitment to liberal arts and an effort to lay off faculty under new rules regarding tenure. The university said the move was driven by declining enrollment and a multi-million dollar deficit, and said programs would […]

Campaigns

Crute: “Evers called Me An F-ing Liar”

Liberal Milwaukee talk host and former gubernatorial candidate Mike Crute is accusing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers of calling him an “f-ing liar.” Crute says it happened during a candidate’s forum Saturday aired on Crute’s Milwaukee radio station after Evers was upset with Crute’s appraisal of the Evers’ track record on minority education. […]

Campaigns

1st Senate GOP Primary: Analyzing the Jacque Win

Tuesday’s GOP primary for a June special election for the vacant 1st District Senate seat could be called “The Tale of Two David and Goliaths.” Early on, it appeared Jacque was the more formidable candidate. He is a well established state representative whose conservative bona fides are unquestioned. Jacque announced his candidacy shortly after former […]

Oconto Falls School Board Votes Not To Renew Social Worker

Oconto Falls School district social worker Sharon Stodola-Eslien failed in her bid Monday night to get the school board to reverse a decision to eliminate her position. Media Trackers previously reported that the Oconto Falls School district told media that they eliminated Stodola-Eslien’s position for budgetary reasons, however Stodola-Eslien discovered the district also gave several […]

Campaigns

The Return of The Unruly

Democratic protesters showed up Friday as Governor Scott Walker was meeting with grassroots conservatives in advance of the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s convention today in downtown Milwaukee. A Republican insider on the scene shared with Media Trackers photos and a video of the protesters, and a description of what happened:   All of this happened […]

Campaigns

Who is Midwest Growth Fund?

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader As a Republican primary in a special election for Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District grows near, a 527 independent expenditure committee is on a spending blitz; attacking State Representative Andre Jacque. Jacque and Green Bay businessman Alex Renard are vying for the Republican nomination May 15. “Midwest Growth Fund” is […]