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 […]
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 […]
Governor Scott Walker this week introduced his 2017-19 State Budget, drawing the expected criticism from Democrats and even some from within his own party. Walker discussed the spending plan with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader on Friday.
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 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 […]
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 […]
The Winter Edition of Marquette University’s “Marquette Magazine” includes what appears to be a self-congratulatory piece where open expression on campus is concerned, through its yearlong Marquette Forum series. The column chronicles the university’s fall semester efforts to generate discourse on the topic of racial justice and inequality: During the fall semester the university seized […]
On Tuesday, Media Trackers shared the story of alleged efforts by Marquette University staff to keep a conservative audience from attending an appearance by popular conservative pundit Ben Shapiro. In today’s podcast, we speak with Emily Jashinsky of Young America’s Foundation, who broke the story.
Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan gave credit on Twitter last week to a coalition of liberal groups for an action taken by Republican President Donald J. Trump. The defeat of the #TPP is a testament to the power of grassroots organizing. Our trade deals should benefit US workers not big corporations. pic.twitter.com/CtF01qA3GV — Rep. Mark […]