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Republicans Will Try to Find Unity After Senate Primary

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Wisconsin Republicans are hoping that an expensive dinner and reception for large GOP donors will bring unity to the U.S. Senate race after a divisive primary. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), will be the guests of honor […]

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What Do Mother Teresa and Britney Spears Have in Common?

The answer to the question posed in the headline of this story is: nothing. Which makes it a lot like a story and headline One Wisconsin Now posted about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Behind this click bait is, with all due apologies to William Shakespeare,  sound and fury, […]

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Kohl Mum on Abolishing ICE

What once would have been considered a far left fringe position is growing increasingly closer to mainstream status: a proposal to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, or ICE.  Democrats are readying legislation to abolish ICE, with Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan a driving force behind the effort. From the Washington Post: The text […]

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Will The Media Fawn Over James Hoffman’s Latest Comments?

Hoffman Construction of Black River Falls and its owner, James Hoffman, aren’t exactly household names in Wisconsin. But James Hoffman became a Badger State media darling three years ago when he announced that he was looking to expand his business in Minnesota because of two key policy changes in Wisconsin: Right to Work and Prevailing […]

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More on Evers and Teachers Behaving Badly

Media Trackers has learned that in three cases of teacher licence revocation, the offenses had been brought to the attention of the State Department of Public Instruction years earlier, but no action occurred until State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers was under scrutiny from the GOP in relation to the Andrew Harris case. Evers is currently […]

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McAdams Reacts to State Supreme Court Win

Marquette University Political Science Professor John McAdams nearly four year legal battle with his employer came to a close this morning with a sweeping victory for McAdams at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The state’s high court ruled that McAdams was improperly suspended after he publicly criticized a graduate student by name on his politically conservative blog and opened her up […]

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Tammy Baldwin’s Ad About Nothing

Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently released a television ad for her re-election campaign that would seem to tout an accomplishment: Baldwin says in the ad: There are millions of jobs in America that need to be filled. But there aren’t enough workers for the right training. I wrote the “Partners Act” to bring businesses […]

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G.B. School Bd. VP: Police, Not Guns, Are Answer To School Violence

The Green Bay School Board recently rejected a proposal for armed security guards in schools in response to recent school shootings elsewhere. The Vice President of the school board tells Media Trackers that he believes more police in schools are needed. But he believes the personal relationships school resource officers cultivate with students will do […]

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Fighting For Higher Taxes With Taxpayer Money

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is asking its members for more taxpayer money to fight for higher taxes on businesses, and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) is crying foul. “It is laughable that taxpayer funds could be used to promote higher taxes, however that is exactly what the League […]

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Wisconsinites Perception on School Spending Askew of Reality

Education spending likely will be a key issue in the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial race. The current Democratic front runner is State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers. Democrats are ripping Governor Scott Walker for calling himself the “education governor.” They claim his recent attention to and additional funding for public schools after what they […]