Sam Morateck

Dems Rip Walker Jobs Creation Record Amid Worker Shortage

Gov. Scott Walker and officials of Green Bay Packaging Inc. earlier this week released a statement announcing a $500 million dollar investment in a new Northeast Wisconsin facility that would bring in 200 jobs around the state. However, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin criticized Walker’s involvement in the announcement, calling it a move to “distract […]

Kwik Trip Fights to Keep Unfair Sales Act

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers A law that is supposed to protect “mom and pop” grocery stores is now being used by one of the largest independently held convenience store chains in the country as a marketing tool to sell more beer. Kwik Trip, a gas station and convenience store chain with more than […]

Liberals Use Violent Imagery on Walker, Vukmir

A liberal group is being criticized for its imagery of a target on Governor Scott Walker and state Senator Leah Vukmir. The image on a Citizen Action of Wisconsin podcast shows a target with an arrow or spear over Walker and Vukmir with the message: “open political season.” Walker is seeking re-election, Vukmir is a […]

Renard’s Absence Makes 1SD Race Less Complicated for GOP

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader The race for the vacant 1st Senate District Seat became less complicated for Republicans Friday, when Alex Renard did not file nominating papers for the August primary. Friday was the filing deadline. Renard was defeated by State Representative Andre Jacque in May for the Republican nomination in a special […]

WI Civics 101: Voters Change The State Constitution

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader News this week that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson will not seek another ten year term on the court next year was hardly unexpected; she apparently has been dealing with health issues of late.  But her decision is significant nonetheless. The open seat likely will be hotly contested […]

WI GOP House Candidate’s Ads Disappear from Facebook

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Steve Toft is already facing tough odds in the race against Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI03), but now he has Facebook against him, too. Mysteriously and without explanation, Toft’s ads were pulled from Facebook over the Memorial Day weekend for “Unauthorized Political Content” even though they met all of Facebook’s […]

Figures Don’t Lie But…

New data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Minnesota has now passed Wisconsin in terms of total jobs, however many factors are at play in the way the data has been interpreted. Also, in reaction to the study, many are using the data to compare conservative Gov. Scott Walker with liberal Minnesota […]

Hopes of Foxconn Failure Lead to Dem Embarrassment

Democrats were quick to jump on a report Wednesday that Foxconn was backing away from its promised financial investment in Wisconsin. Too quick, it now appears. Japan business publication Nikkei Asian Review published a report (that has since changed) claiming that Foxconn plans to cut back on its initial investment in the state. However the Journal […]

Frostman Ideology Still Unclear

Media Trackers previously reported several people who know former Door County Economic Development Corporation Caleb Frostman were surprised when he announced his candidacy as a Democrat rather than Republican candidate for the June special election to fill the 1st District State Senate seat. While Frostman did not respond to any Media Trackers inquiry, talk show host Josh […]

Revisiting the SPLC Definition of “Hate Group”

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is facing criticism by Democrats after a financial disclosure revealed that he had attended a conference hosted by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBT hate group. However, while historically the SPLC has fought for civil rights, the increasing number of labeled hate […]