Jerry Bader

Lawmaker Tracks Down Millions Spent by WiDot

While Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature argue over whether a gas tax increase is needed to pay for road repair, one GOP lawmaker is making the case that millions of dollars can be saved at the State Department of Transportation. DOT secretary Mark Gottlieb was grilled by lawmakers on the Assembly Transportation committee on December […]

Liberal Group Received WI Gas Tax Dollars For Years

Wisconsin gas tax dollars provided significant financial support to a liberal Wisconsin environmental group from 1998 to 2015, documents obtained by Media Trackers show. The documents show that the non-profit organization named “Wisconsin Lakes” (formerly the Wisconsin Association of Lakes) received $200,000 a year through the DNR’s Lake Protection Grant Program. Wisconsin Lakes received this […]

WI’s Newest American Legion Post and Prevailing Wage

Listeners to Green Bay Packers or Wisconsin Badgers radio broadcasts in recent weeks may have noticed advertisements urging them to visit americanlegionpost139.org and expressing concerns about job security for veterans. A visit to the website provides the standard boiler plate information about the American Legion Post. It also includes a petition that warns viewers: Did […]

Jacque Punished over Prevailing Wage

Republican State Representative Andre Jacque tells Media Trackers that he has been stripped of his Assembly committee chairmanships by Speaker Robin Vos as punishment for holding a hearing on prevailing wage reform legislation in the Labor Committee this past legislative session. A news release issued by Vos’ office Wednesday afternoon showed that Jacque was the […]

WI GOP May Go Big on Guns In ’17

A state lawmaker says Republicans may go big and go bold on 2nd Amendment issues in the next legislative session. Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, was a driving force being a “campus carry” bill that stalled last session. Currently concealed carry license holders can carry on campus grounds but cannot take guns into university buildings. Kremer […]

Prosser Candid About Court Dysfunction

In an extraordinarily rare moment of candor, recently retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser shared, for the first time in an even quasi-public setting, his version of an infamous 2011 incident where fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley accused Prosser of choking her. Prosser’s account came in a Q&A session with Will McKinley of the […]

Senate Race Shows Recount Futility

The recount of Wisconsin’s presidential election is facing lawsuit and FEC complaint challenges from Republicans, not because they are afraid it will change the outcome but rather because they consider it pointless. A lawsuit filed in federal court in Madison by Trump supporters Friday argues that the recount violates the constitution because ballots aren’t treated equally in […]

Flattery?

For several days after the November 8th election the homepage of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin website remained unchanged, urging people to get out and vote. Eventually it was updated, to this:     Perhaps that slogan seems familiar to you. Perhaps this is why: Walker has been using the slogan for years. The New […]

WI GOP to File FEC Complaint on Recount

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is preparing to file a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission alleging improper coordination between Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to force a recount of Wisconsin’s November 8 vote. A draft complaint, first reported on by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and obtained by Media Trackers, […]

Craig: Shorten Recount Request Deadline

A state lawmaker believes the time given to request election recounts in Wisconsin should be shortened. State Representative David Craig suspects Green Party candidate Jill Green waited until the 11th hour to request a recount of Wisconsin’s presidential election results to disrupt the process of Donald Trump’s victory being made official by the Electoral College. […]