Jerry Bader

Tony Evers and “Immoral Conduct”

The Republican Party of Wisconsin is hitting Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers for his decision three years ago not to revoke the license of a teacher who had watched pornography at school. Middleton Teacher Andrew Harris was fired in 2010 after he and other teachers looked at sexually explicit images at school. But an arbitrator ruled […]

Podcast: What Reviving Mining Would Mean to Northern Wisconsin

As debate is expected to heat up over lifting Wisconsin’s moratorium on sulfide mining,  Florence County Director of Economic Development Wendy Gehlhoff spoke with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader Friday on how vital resumption of mining would be to her region. A public hearing on a bill co-sponsored by Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative […]

Aborted DPW Open Records Request Wastes Time, Taxpayer Money

Fearing success is an unenviable political position. But it is the one in which Wisconsin Democrats currently find themselves in the Foxconn debate. Even before Foxconn’s plan for a $10 billion dollar campus creating as many as 13,000 jobs was announced, Democrats and their allies at One Wisconsin Now were throwing shade at the proposal. […]

Irony Alert: DPW Claim about Nicholson Politifact Piece False

U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson’s conversion from Democrat to Republican in the early 2000’s has already become a campaign issue even though Nicholson, at the moment, is the only announced Republican candidate for the 2018 GOP primary. One particular element of that conversion continues to haunt Nicholson; whether or not he voted for a democratic […]

Court Buys NYT “We’re So Clueless” Defense in Palin Defamation Suit

A federal judge Tuesday dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. Palin sued after a Times opinion piece in June falsely tied Palin to the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona. The Times editorial included a long discredited claim that shooter Jared Loughner was motivated by an ad […]

Evers includes Conservative Talk Stations in Anti-Foxconn(APPARENTLY VERY SMALL) Media Buy

State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers launched his first radio ad Monday in his campaign to earn the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker next year. The ad running in the Green Bay, Milwaukee and Wausau markets sharply criticizes the proposed agreement with Foxconn to bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin. What’s notable […]

DPI Responds to Manitowoc Schools Virtual Charter School Ban

The Manitowoc Public Schools’ prohibition of students enrolling in Virtual Charter Schools is an exercise in futility, based on comments from a spokesman for the State Department of Public Instruction. Media Trackers reported Friday that  Manitowoc Public Schools Business Services Manager Ken Mischler said he is denying all requests for students to enroll in virtual charter […]

Manitowoc Schools Deny Students Virtual School Option

Manitowoc Public Schools are denying all requests for students to enroll in virtual charter schools this summer. If parents make such a request during the state’s open enrollment period in spring, school districts don’t have the option of rejecting enrollment in virtual charter schools. However after that window closes there is an “alternative application procedure” […]

Darling Sees Few Changes to Foxconn Bill

By James Wigderson, special to Media Trackers State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), a co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee, said she does not think there will be substantial changes to the Foxconn bill that was passed by the state Assembly on Thursday. “I think the Assembly really dug into it and made sure that […]