Jerry Bader

Lawmakers Receive “Veterans Hardest Hit” Mailer on Prevailing Wage Reform

Many, if not all, Wisconsin state legislators received a mailing from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Legion this week (posted below) urging defeat of efforts to fully repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. Lawmakers last session repealed the portion of the law impacting local projects. Legislation under consideration this session would repeal the requirement […]

Democrat Gives Orwellian Response to Aborted Fetal Tissue Use Ban

The latest Republican effort to ban the use of fetal tissue harvested from abortions was circulated for legislator co-sponsorship last week. The “Heal Without Harm Initiative,” introduced by State Representative Joel Kleefisch and State Senator Terry Moulton attempts to prevent the exploitation of aborted babies for profit while recognizing the need for scientific research. A […]

Group Raises Concerns about NOAA Lake Michigan Sanctuary

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing a National Marine Sanctuary off  the Western Coast of Lake Michigan. The stated intent of the 1,075-square-mile sanctuary adjacent to Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties is to preserve shipwrecks in the area.  But a group opposing the designation says sanctuaries allow NOAA to do much more than […]

Reporter No Longer in a Hurry to Defend Pipeline Hit Piece

In January, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ran a two-part series on the Enbridge pipeline system running under Wisconsin and the Straits of Mackinac. In a decidedly alarmist tone, reporter Dan Egan strongly implied the pipelines posed a potential hazard to the public. Media Trackers responded with a piece that heavily quoted a spokesperson for Enbridge. Our […]

CAW, With Qualifiers, Apologizes for Role in Bogus Ron Johnson Story

In a lengthy blog post, more than 1,400 words, Citizen Action of Wisconsin Executive Director Robert Kraig apologized for his organization’s role in pushing out a false story about U.S. Senator Ron Johnson. While Kraig clearly apologizes for CAW’s part in advancing the false narrative that Johnson was sending cease and desist letters to constituents […]

Dem. State Senator Wants to Know if Warm Feb. Temps Scare You

Democratic State Senator Chris Larson asked followers on his Twitter feed if an unusual (but not rare) Wisconsin warm spell had them thinking of about the future: Does our warm February give you pause to consider the growing dangers of climate change? — Senator Chris Larson (@SenChrisLarson) February 27, 2017 Larson shared a link to […]

Will Larson Apologize For Re-tweet of False Ron Johnson Story?

State Senator Chris Larson re-tweeted a now debunked claim that U.S. Senator Ron Johnson sent a “cease and desist letter” to constituents trying to meet with him, calling Johnson a national embarrassment: US Senator @RonJohnsonWI is a national embarrassment. — Chris Larson (@ChrisJLarson) March 2, 2017 But about an hour and a half after […]

Southwest Licking Local Schools

Walker Proposes Eliminating Requirement for Monthly School Board Meetings

Governor Scott Walkers 2017-19 budget eliminates the requirement that school boards meet every month. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson told Media Trackers that the change is among several requirements Walker wants to eliminate in an effort to allow school boards to innovate and determine best practices. Evenson said, “ultimately, school boards are accountable to their voters.” Evenson […]