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Democrats in Disarray

The national  media narrative during the first two and a half months of the Trump presidency has been one of an administration in disarray, even chaos. And yes, the Trump era hasn’t launched with a particularly smooth start. That has allowed the media, particularly in Wisconsin, to ignore the fact the Democratic Party in the […]

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Prevailing Wage Repeal Counteroffensive

Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, and Rep. Rob Hutton, R–Brookfield, Tuesday reintroduced a bill that would repeal Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law for state projects following the announcement the initiative was removed from the budget last week. “As lawmakers we have a responsibility to manage the transportation budget efficiently,” Vukmir said in a news release. “It’s unrealistic […]

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Grothman Faces Raucous Crowd at Sheboygan Town Hall

Sheboygan – No one can ever say Representative Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) isn’t willing to face a tough crowd. The second-term Congressman from Wisconsin’s Sixth Congressional did just that on Monday morning before an overflow crowd of nearly 200 during an hour-long town hall meeting at Sheboygan’s Mead Public Library. Quite a turnout for the @RepGrothman […]

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Full Prevailing Wage Repeal Removed From State Budget

A full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law was one of 83 items removed from Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal by the Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee. Lawmakers last session repealed the requirement for local government projects. Walker’s budget provision would have removed it for state projects. Prevailing wage laws mandate that taxpayers pay artificially […]

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Did a Last Minute Jim Doyle Move Cost the State Millions?

On December 22, 2010, then-Governor Jim Doyle’s Department of Administration renewed a rental lease for the State Department of Corrections offices in Madison that State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk says cost the state millions more than the cost of building a new office building would have. Adamczyk says just two weeks before Republican Scott Walker would […]

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School District Wastes Little Time in Ramping up Post Referendum Defeat Scare Machine

There were 65 school referendums on ballots around Wisconsin Tuesday. Northeast Wisconsin saw several successful ballot initiatives: two in Green Bay and one in the Denmark School District. However, another Brown County School referendum suffered a crushing defeat. The Howard-Suamico School District asked voters for permission to exceed state-imposed revenue limits by $4 million a […]

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Walker Backs Lake Michigan Sanctuary Zone

In recent weeks an opposition group has raised questions about a Lake Michigan Sanctuary proposed for an area off of the lake’s Wisconsin shoreline. The state purpose of the sanctuary is to protect historic shipwrecks. Leaders in communities adjacent to the zone, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Port Washington have expressed strong support for the sanctuary. But […]

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Media Trackers Podcast 4/3/17: PP Felony Charges Could Chill Investigative Journalism

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader spoke with Rick Esenberg of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty about felony charges filed against two  activists for secretly recording conversations with Planned Parenthood officials. Esenberg is not involved in the case but shared his legal opinion of it with Media Trackers. Esenberg says the charges could […]

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