Jerry Bader

Gehl Still Says She’s Not Running in ’18: Can Dems Change Her Mind?

While nothing is a certainty in American politics today until it happens (just ask President Hillary Clinton), most Wisconsin political observers believe Governor Scott Walker will seek a third term in 2018. First, Walker is giving every indication, without declaring, that he will run again. And equally important is the fact that Democrats don’t appear […]

WI Supreme Court Case Could Limit WI Open Meetings Act

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday morning in a case whose outcome observers say could provide local governments with a workaround to compliance with the Open Meetings Act. At the heart of the case is this question: can local governments evade the Open Meetings Act by having administrators create committees instead of […]

Democrats Continue Distortion on Walker School Record…as Predicted

Governor Scott Walker’s plan to increase education spending in the 2017-19 state budget has prompted a predictable response from Democrats in the legislature. They argue the hike doesn’t make up for “the cuts” Walker has made in education spending. A sample: Instead of making schools he cut by record amount whole, @GovWalker diverts funds to […]

Green Bay Mayor Sat for a Year on Letter Clearing 3 Aldermen

Media Trackers has learned that Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt was told a year ago that a campaign finance investigation against three aldermen had been closed but said nothing. Schmitt, in December 2015, requested the investigation after one was launched into his campaign finances. The probe into the Mayor’s finances ultimately led to misdemeanor conviction charges […]

Pro-Life Groups Disappointed in Fetal Body Parts Bill

The Heal Without Harm Coalition, comprised of Wisconsin Catholic Conference, Wisconsin Family Action, Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Right to Life  has serious reservations about a bill circulated for co-sponsorship late Tuesday afternoon. It included a 5 PM Wednesday deadline for lawmakers to co-sponsor the legislation. From the Coalition’s statement sent to state lawmakers: The Heal […]

Media Trackers Podcast Feb. 8: Duffy Responds to Media Attacks over CNN Interview

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader interviewed 7th District Congressman, Republican Sean Duffy. Among the topics covered: An interview Duffy gave to CNN on Tuesday. You can hear the podcast here: Several media outlets pounced on a comment Duffy made during the interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about how the Trump administration handles terrorism. The […]

What “Activity” From Liberals is Pocan Encouraging?

Parallels have been drawn between the current protests and riots against the Donald Trump Administration and the Act 10 protests in Wisconsin in 2011. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan feels liberals opposing Trump should learn a lesson from the failed efforts to stop Act 10; don’t stop: In a […]