Jerry Bader

The Anti-Mining Hysteria Begins

The environmental left has wasted little time in launching hyperbole at a proposed repeal of Wisconsin’s metallic mineral mining moratorium. Republican Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton on Thursday introduced a bill repealing the moratorium. on Friday The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters issued a news release titled “Tiffany’s Industrial Acid Mining Bill is […]

Tiffany: Ending Mining Moratorium Could Transform WI Economy

One of the sponsors of a bill to end Wisconsin’s moratorium on metallic mineral mining says the move could help transform the state’s economy. As Media Trackers reported Thursday, State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton have introduced a bill that would repeal the existing prohibition on issuing sulfide ore mining permits. Tiffany told Media […]

Lawmakers Propose Repealing Metallic Mineral Mining Ban

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to lift Wisconsin’s longstanding moratorium on metallic mineral mining. The bill by State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton repeals the existing prohibition on issuing sulfide ore mining permits. Current law prohibits the DNR from issuing any permits for the purpose of mining a sulfide ore body until […]

Podcast: Mike Gallagher on North Korea

8th CD Representative Mike Gallagher (R)-Wisconsin, joined Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader to answer criticism of comments by President Trump concerning potential military action against North Korea.

TV Station Fabricates Ted Nugent Controversy

Controversy flared this spring when rocker Ted Nugent was announced as one of the acts for the Wisconsin Valley Fair. The chair of the Marathon County Democratic Party said Nugent wasn’t a good fit for the Wausau community. Nugent makes no secret of his conservative politics and has made a number of controversial comments in […]

Gronik Recycles Discredited Photo ID Claim

What started with an unsubstantiated day after Election Day tweet has become a liberal article of faith: Wisconsin’s photo ID law kept hundreds of thousands of people from voting last November. Trump won Wisconsin by 27,000 votes. 300,000 voters were turned away by the states strict Voter ID law. There is your "rigged" election. — […]

Interview: The USPS Whistle Blower Talks with Media Trackers

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has called Central Wisconsin postal worker Timm Kopp a “courageous whistle blower.” Two things are clear from talking with Kopp. First, he wears that title uncomfortably. Second, he had no political motivations when he complained about a longstanding practice last year that created staffing shortages at post offices around the country. […]

Dem Senator Says U.S. is No Place for Manufacturers

In the roughly two days since we learned that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will build a 13,000 employee facility in Southeastern Wisconsin, state Democrats have made clear they will oppose the development for purely political reasons. They believe the $10 billion complex and the jobs it brings will help Governor Scott Walker’s re-election prospects in 2018. […]