Kevin Binversie

DOT Audit Hearing Gives No Easy Answers in Transportation Debate

There were no easy answers, but plenty of questions in the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday during a hearing of the legislature’s Joint Audit Committee. At issue were the findings of a January audit of the state Department of Transportation’ state highway program and how best it could implement its recommendations going forward. By the […]

Prevailing Wage Repeal Foes Play Veterans Card, Again

In July 2015, Governor Scott Walker signed into law a partial repeal of the state’s repealing wage lifting the requirement for local projects around the state. With the newly announced 2017-19 biennial Wisconsin state budget, Walker now hopes to see the Republican-led state legislature to fully repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage laws; a […]

Media Analysis: “So Rumor Qualifies as News Now?”

For a profession so obsessed these days with the proliferation of “Fake News,” you’d think they’d know it when it comes up and smacks them in the face. Apparently not, because Monday saw a number of national and Wisconsin-based news outlets go into a tailspin based solely on the words of one the most partisan […]

DPI Candidate Admits He’s Still a Progressive; Just Not on Education Issues

Saying he is running to head up Wisconsin’s education bureaucracy, and not for governor, candidate for state Superintendent of Public Instruction John Humphries on Thursday addressed many of the controversies swirling around his recent political past. Humphries, a veteran school administrator at a number of various school districts throughout Wisconsin, joined talk radio host and Media Trackers Communication […]

Marquette Staff Trying to Sabotage Ben Shapiro Speech

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro is popular with the under-thirty crowd, which may explain the reception he’s gotten on college campuses. First reported by Young America’s Foundation (YAF), an effort appears to be underway from members of the Marquette faculty to intentionally sabotage a planned on campus event with Shapiro scheduled for the evening of February 8. […]

The “Wisconsin is in Deficit” Lie Resurfaces

For many Wisconsin Democrats, they just can’t keep a good talking point down. Last week, Gov. Scott Walker gave his seventh “State of the State Address” to a joint session of the state legislature. As to be expected, partisan cheering or jeering from individual legislators came with whatever party they happened to belong to. Republicans […]

Mark Pocan’s School Voucher Hatred Goes National

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Black Earth) has never been a fan of school voucher programs both in the Badger State and nationally; now he’s going to have his own taxpayer-recognized clubhouse to say so. On Tuesday, Pocan’s war with school vouchers continued when he was introduced as a founding member of the House Public Education Caucus. […]