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 […]
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, during a visit to Wisconsin, spoke with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader on the net neutrality issue.
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 […]
Today is the 5th anniversary of the failed attempt to remove Governor Scott Walker from office over his Act 10 public employee union reforms. Walker spoke with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader and looked back at that tumultuous period. Walker discusses the impact of Act 10 and the current state of the liberal and […]
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 […]
(The following is one in a series of posts looking at the players; political, media, or activist, who were prominent in the 2011-12 Wisconsin Recalls. Monday is the 5th anniversary of the failed effort to recall Governor Scott Walker in the wake of Act 10.) From the moment Governor Scott Walker unveiled Act 10 in […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a line item on local property tax bills that few Wisconsinites notice. But Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate the state property tax, or forestry tax, has become a contentious issue within his own Republican Party. As Christian Schneider explained at JSonline.com back in March, the state property tax is a flat tax; so […]
Governor Scott Walker joined Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader to discuss the disagreement he is having with Assembly Republicans over transportation spending and eliminating the state property tax.