The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has agreed to drop the practice of denying credit to students who fulfill its mandatory community service requirement by volunteering for faith-based activities, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF says UW-Eau Claire agreed to end the practice as part of a settlement ending a lawsuit that ADF attorneys filed […]
A pair of Democratic state lawmakers is urging lobbyists to fight professional licensing reform. Representative Jonathan Brostoff and Senator LaTonya Johnson sent out this email to lobbyists, obtained by Media Trackers: Current initiatives in Wisconsin could have a detrimental impact on an industry you lobby for and the integrity of the work done under the […]
Democrat Randy Bryce hopes to unseat Speaker of the House Paul Ryan from in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional district in 2018. So he must have savored the opportunity to put himself on display in a CNN interview. Then, the hosts pointed out the Bryce supports universal health care and asked how he would pay for it: […]
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R)-WI, joined Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader to discuss the North Korea nuclear threat, health care reform and states’ refusal to comply with the Trump voter fraud commission.
A July 1 deadline has come and gone and the State of Wisconsin is still without a new budget. How to pay for transportation has been the biggest point of contention between the Senate and the Assembly. Senate leaders have backed Governor Scott Walker’s pledge not to raise taxes or fees to pay for roads. […]
Representative Gordon Hintz (D)-Oshkosh, held a news conference at U.S. Senator Ron Johnson’s Oshkosh office Friday to present three residents who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The three residents are women and Hintz appears to be suggesting that women would be hardest hit by a Republican proposal to eliminate the ACA: Today, […]
The Green Bay Area Public School District held a news conference Wednesday to address safety concerns at Washington Middle School. Media Trackers first reported the story of former teacher Kerstin Westcott resigning June 5, saying she no longer felt safe at Washington because of violent, aggressive behavior by students that has gone unchecked. Here are […]
Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty’s Rick Esenberg joined Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader to discuss Thursday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in an Appleton School District open meeting case.
Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn this week argued that the state’s concealed carry law was fueling his city’s growing crime problem. But the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s 2016 annual report on the CCW law appears to challenge Flynn’s assertion. Flynn made his comments during a panel discussion on Milwaukee’s crime problem: The audience was able […]
Two sources tell Media Trackers that one of the candidates pondering a run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin in 2018 has decided against it. The sources tell us that Nicole Schneider of the Green Bay area has decided against a run, apparently reaching her decision in the past couple of weeks. […]