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Wisconsin | Policy

Assembly Ed. Plan Could Cost Milwaukee, Green Bay Schools Millions

Green Bay Public schools have been bleeding students to other school districts for years through open-enrollment. And under a K-12 education spending plan unveiled by Republicans this week, the loss of students to other public school districts could cost Green Bay more than $2 million a school year in state aid. When a student transfers […]

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Wisconsin | Campaigns

Race to the Left in WI High Court Contest

By James Wigderson, special to Media Trackers The race to be the remaining liberal challenger to Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in 2018 is on. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet jumped into the contest on Thursday joining fellow Democrat Madison attorney Tim Burns. Provided Gableman, Dallet and Burns all make the ballot, the primary […]

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Wisconsin | Policy

Lawmaker Proposes Firearm Education in Public Schools

State Representative Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin) introduced a bill Thursday that would have the Department of Public Instruction develop a firearm course for Wisconsin High school students. In an era of gun-free school zones and zero tolerance policies that punish students for liking pictures of guns on Instagram, the notion of firearm training in schools likely […]

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Wisconsin | Campaigns

Our Wisconsin Revolution: Single Payer Healthcare, “Free Tuition” and More!

It is almost poetic that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s convention this weekend falls just two days before the 5th anniversary of the failed recall attempt of Governor Scott Walker. Wisconsin Democrats have been so marginalized since that crushing defeat that infighting among Republicans on transportation generates most of the drama in Madison these days.  Wisconsin […]

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Wisconsin | Education

Walker Praises Tuition Freeze: Rejects Dem Criticism

While some saw it as a defeat, Governor Scott Walker hailed as a victory the Joint Finance Committee’s decision Thursday to remove a 5% tuition decrease from the second year of Walker’s budget. The move leaves in place a tuition freeze.  “Oh it’s a huge win,” Walker told Media Trackers Friday. “And remember, “there was […]

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