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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. https://t.co/nGQuZ7qOTZ — Chris Larson (@ChrisJLarson) March 2, 2017 But about an hour and a half after […]

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 […]

Walker Budget Eliminates Minimum Hours of Instruction for School Districts

Governor Scott Walker recommends repealing several state mandates on K-12 public schools in his 2017-19 budget, including the current minimum hours of instruction requirement. A bill passed in 2014 repealed the requirement that school districts must hold school for at least 180 days each year, but left in place the requirement that schools must schedule […]

TV Headline: “Future of Education Depends on Referendum”

Hyperbole in teases and headlines has become a staple of the television news industry. In the 1970’s and 80’s it became industry standard to instill a threat of risk or loss in  viewers: “are you children safe at school,” “is the food you’re feeding your family safe.” A television station in Milwaukee actually did a […]

Packers Will Look Into Use of Team Logo by Holtz Campaign

Green Bay Packers Spokesman Aaron Popkey said Friday there will be internal discussions concerning the use of legendary coach Vince Lombardi’s image and the Packers logo on posts on the Twitter feed of Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Lowell Holtz. Numerous posts on Holtz’s feed use the image. Holtz campaign spokesman Briton Schiel told Media […]

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 […]