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Will Walker’s Self-Insurance Plan Die Today?

By James Wigderson, special to Media Trackers The state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is expected on Thursday to take up, and reject, Governor Scott Walker’s plan to move Wisconsin to a self-insurance model for state employees. The Capital Times reports: Also on Thursday, the committee will vote on contracts to approve Walker’s proposal to move […]

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WI Democrats Get Alexandria Right. One Wisconsin Now, Not So Much

Democratic members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation tweeted dignified and appropriate comments in response to the ambush rifle attack on Republicans at an Alexandria,Virginia park: My heart goes out to @SteveScalise, his staff & @CapitolPolice. Sending prayers & wishing everyone a swift recovery. https://t.co/qOPhz5sIRq — Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) June 14, 2017 My prayers are with […]

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WI AFT Local President Fails Econ 101 on PLAs and Prevailing Wage

An effort to school Governor Scott Walker on free market forces morphed into a self-taught lesson in irony Tuesday for American Federation of Teachers Local 212 President Mike Rosen. Rosen joined  Democratic Assembly Leader Peter Barca and Rep. Katrina Shankland on a media conference call to respond to President Donald Trump’s visit to Wisconsin and appearance […]

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Herb Kohl’s Nephew to Run Against Glenn Grothman

Will a last name be enough to land you into a seat in Congress? That’s what Dan Kohl, the 51 year old nephew of former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl (D-Milwaukee) and a Mequon area businessman, is hoping with his challenge against 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah). Kohl, along with Scott Olmer of Plymouth, are hoping […]

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Pocan No-Shows at Own Anti-Israeli Forum

So much for standing up for what you sponsor. According to a follow-up report from the Washington Free Beacon‘s Adam Kredo, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) failed to appear at an anti-Israeli forum he was sponsoring on Capitol Hill. Pocan was exposed as being the chief sponsor last week, but his press office failed to […]

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The Math Likely Behind The “Three-Tier System” Draft Proposal

In the movie “Philadelphia,” attorney Joe Miller, played by Denzel Washington, often asked witnesses to explain something to him “like I’m a five year old.” Without sounding the least bit patronizing, Mark Garthwaite, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Brewers Guild, takes that approach when explaining the controversial three-tier system of alcohol distribution in Wisconsin. “Any […]

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Wisconsin Media Blackout on Pocan Story

For a politician who often seems like he can’t get enough press coverage, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) has suddenly gone quiet about one story; whether or not he’s the lead sponsor for any anti-Israeli forum on Capitol Hill. Early last week, Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reported that an unknown member of Congress […]

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Race to the Left in WI High Court Contest

By James Wigderson, special to Media Trackers The race to be the remaining liberal challenger to Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in 2018 is on. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet jumped into the contest on Thursday joining fellow Democrat Madison attorney Tim Burns. Provided Gableman, Dallet and Burns all make the ballot, the primary […]

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