Jerry Bader

Gwen Moore and Democracy for Sale

By James Wigderson Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI04) wants to stop the sale of Democracy, and she’s willing to have fundraisers with D.C. lobbyists until it happens. On Wednesday, well-known lobbyists Bill and Cindy Broydrick hosted a fundraiser in Washington D.C. for Moore. The cost to attend was $1000 per person for individuals and $1500 for […]

Missing Ingredient in K-C Debate: Mike Ellis?

State lawmakers will gather next week for a lame duck session that was called, ostensibly, to consider a $70 million subsidy package to save hundreds of union jobs at a Kimberly-Clark Fox Valley plant. The proposal has been stalled for months and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported this week that while other bills may be considered, […]

“Trust Us”

Washington Middle School in Green Bay made national news in 2017 when Media Trackers broke the story of teacher Kerstin Westcott’s tearful resignation statement to the School Board.  Westcott painted a picture of near total dysfunction at Washington; she said neither staff nor students were safe because of extreme behavioral problems by many students: “I […]

UWSP and ICE

By Amelia Heup The  UW-Stevens Point Student Government Association is once again in the spotlight after a controversial resolution on immigration policy passed unanimously last month. A Resolution in Support of Students who are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival Recipients, Undocumented Immigrants, Refugees, or from Majority-Muslim Countries, references the current United States administration has promised […]

Investigation into Green Bay Mayor Continues

As the one year mark approaches, an investigation into Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt continues. It was announced in January that Brown County District Attorney David Lasee had asked Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney to investigate a pair of complaints because of a conflict of interest resulting from dealings his office has […]

Kimberly-Clark’s Challenging Senate Math

A source tells Media Trackers that at least five state Senate Democrats will have to vote for a bill that would give tens of millions of dollars in incentives to keep Kimberly Clark’s Cold Spring facility open, if it is to pass the legislature. As a public hearing was to get underway Wednesday, the source, […]

Other Big Wisconsin Winners Tuesday

While Governor Scott Walker has yet to concede, Democrat Tony Evers appears to be the biggest winner in Wisconsin’s Tuesday elections with an apparent win over Walker. A close second would be Democrat Josh Kaul who closed a gap in the polls to earn an apparent victory over incumbent Republican Attorney general Brad Schimel. But […]

GOP Accuses Evers of Investment Hypocrisy

The Republican Party of Wisconsin Tuesday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers of hypocrisy for what it says are conflicts between Evers words on the campaign trail and investments he has made. The GOP cites several examples of contrast between Evers’ purported positions and his personal investments: That Evers voices support for renewable energy and […]

Several Stations Agree to Stop Airing Ad Attacking Schimel

By Jerry Bader and James Wigderson The campaign manager for Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says several television stations in Wisconsin have agreed to stop airing an ad attacking Schimel. Johnny Koremenos said that “at issue is a commercial run by the People’s Lawyer Project, a shadowy out-of-state group funded by the Democratic Attorneys General […]

Bryce Invokes Civil Rights Icon to Explain His Nine Arrests

Democratic Congressional candidate Randy Bryce compared himself with civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, in defense of the nine times he has been arrested. Bryce was debating Republican Bryan Steil; the two are vying to replace retiring Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. When Steil brought up Bryce’s nine arrests, […]