Just days before he asks voters to elect him judge, a prominent Waukesha County defense attorney is still representing over two dozen individuals charged with crimes. While many of his clients remain innocent until proven guilty, two have already admitted their guilt. Unfortunately for Waukesha residents, judicial candidate Ron Sonderhouse was able to help the two criminals get significant reductions, or no time in jail at all, for committing their serious offenses.
Running on transparency and honesty seems like a good bet for a local candidate for school board. But it may not be a good bet for a candidate that recently lied to police about her role in a hit-and-run incident, fessed up to her lie, and is now claiming a conspiracy is behind her hitting her neighbors vehicle and misreporting it to police.
Despite assertions by university officials that a hyper-liberal University of Wisconsin “think-and-do” tank is reimbursing the University for using state facilities and resources, an open records request seeking proof of those reimbursements turned up no record of such payments.
A bipartisan majority of the Wisconsin State Assembly passed legislation to increase freeway speeds from the current 65 miles per hour to 70 miles per hour on a 76-22 vote. But despite not wanting to legally raise the speed limit, at least five of those that voted ‘No’ have no problem seeing how closely they can get their gas pedal to the floor – even if it meant breaking the law.
After legislative changes reduced the amount Wisconsin income earners have withheld in state taxes from their paychecks, state income tax refunds have not surprisingly went down. But while the correlation between reduced withholdings and lower tax refunds may not surprise most, the liberal reaction to reduced income tax refunds shows just how much some liberals don’t understand how taxes are collect.
With a proposed $57 million state budget cut hanging over their heads, University of Wisconsin-Madison officials have been in full defense mode. Some inside and outside the University have claimed the cut will impact research, and consequently the economy, but as Media Trackers has found, not all of the University’s research is created equal.
In a predictable lawsuit filed in Wisconsin this week, several Wisconsin unions challenged the state’s new Right to Work law. Unfortunately for unions and their lawyers, their lawsuit inadvertently highlighted their real concern – their problem with federal National Labor Relations Act.
As debate continues in Wisconsin over Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed cuts to the University of Wisconsin system, Media Trackers analyzed the courses being offered throughout the UW system to determine whether the system’s current budget is being used to prepare students for careers after graduation.
Evidence continues to mount that the University of Wisconsin system employees most vocally opposed to Wis. Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed UW budget are also those that work the least.