Sam Morateck

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Wisconsin |

Sen. Tom Tiffany Defends “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights”

State Senator Tom Tiffany on Friday attempted to separate liberal myth from the reality of the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights” he co-sponsored with Rep. Adam Jarchow. While some websites like urbanmilwaukee.com claim this initiative is scheming to take power away from local governments, the bill has measures in place that protect homeowners and keep local control. Media […]

Prevailing wage
Wisconsin |

Revisiting the Champions of Prevailing Wage Reform

Repealing the prevailing wage law in Wisconsin has been a battle for Republicans since the planning of the 2015-17 state budget, and in the last budget, was successfully repealed. Over the years, repealing prevailing wage was met with opposition from both sides, including figures like Speaker Robin Vos, who stripped State Representative Andre Jacque from his Assembly committee chairmanships […]

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Wisconsin | Policy

New Bill to Help Protect Teachers From Student Violence

There may be reason for hope for teachers feeling threatened or powerless against unruly students. A bill being introduced today by Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt would help protect teachers against student violence and give them more control over the classroom. Earlier this summer, Media Trackers was the first to report  on Green Bay Washington middle school teacher Kerstin Westcott, who […]

Tom Weatherston
Wisconsin |

Rep. Weatherston’s “Endorsement” of Dem Mayor Candidate Now A “Misunderstanding”

Republican State Representative Thomas Weatherston has taken heavy fire from Milwaukee conservative talk radio hosts for seemingly endorsing Democratic candidate Cory Mason over conservative candidate Sandy Weidner in the Racine Mayoral race. Along with his reported endorsement, Representative Barca and the Working Families party also wrote in support of Mason. Weatherston’s apparent act of support […]

Mining moratorium hearing
Wisconsin | Policy

Familiar Arguments Repeated at Hearing on Mining Moratorium Repeal

As expected, many environmental groups testified against lifting the mining moratorium at a public hearing before the Assembly Labor Committee Friday; countered by assurances from others testifying that  mining under the new legislation would still uphold environmental standards, and be done “safely and responsibly.” The bill’s Senate author, Tom Tiffany, began the hearing reiterating that […]

Protest Picture
Wisconsin | Organizations

Email Calls for the Walker “bird-dogging” to Begin

Although a protest group wanted to retain the element of surprise, Media Trackers has found out that Mark Rice, assistant state director of EXPO(EX-Prisoners Organizing), is calling on supporters to protest Governor Walker at the Wisconsin Business and Industry Luncheon in Madison on October 16th.  The email calls on supporters  to “bird dog” the event. The leaders of […]

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National | Policy

Now Facts Require “Trigger Warnings”

University students in Colorado were so disturbed by graphics on an Americans For Tax Reform tour bus, that the group recently was ordered to move out of the lot they were paying to park in. The graphics on the bus however, were simply statements about the Obamacare taxes still in effect. Facts, that were apparently […]

MadisonMinWageProtest
Wisconsin | Organizations

New “Resistance” Guide: Polarize and Confront

Little media attention has been given to a new alt left guide to “resistance,” although its message and the support of Our Wisconsin Revolution may be a cause for concern. The 72 paged “Resistance Guide” was released last month provided by members of “The Momentum” who offer their advice on how to “sustain a movement and […]

Kathleen Vinhout
Wisconsin |

Democratic Governor Candidates Condemn Bipartisan Supported Bill

A newly announced Democratic candidate for governor appears to have knee-jerk reacted to another candidate who is seen as running to the left of the field. Senator Kathleen Vinehout withdrew as a co-sponsor of a recently proposed bipartisan supported bill a day after another governor candidate, Mike McCabe, published a press release heavily criticizing the […]

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