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Speaker Shut Down at Brown Co. Meeting

A citizen attempting to speak at a Brown County Board of Health meeting in July was stopped after the board’s chairman raised concerns that a board member might be slandered. An open government specialist tells Media Trackers that such prior restraint of public speech at a governmental meeting is unconstitutional. William Acker was attempting to […]

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Walker Cites “National Environment,” Not Trump Directly in Re-Election Challenge

Recent surveys show that President Donald Trump’s unpopularity is increasingly creating  a drag on Republican candidates around the country in November, and not just those running for Senate and House seats. The polls would indicate that a number of melodramatic controversies in recent weeks have driven Trump’s numbers down, increasing the prospects of Democrats nationwide. […]

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Dan Kohl’s Contradictory Congressional Campaign Ads

Congressional Democrat candidate Dan Kohl recently released three ads, in which he states that he is not a politician, that he won’t take money from corporate PACs, that he will fight for term limits and that he won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. However despite what Kohl tells the camera, his history […]

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Josh Kaul Dodges $89 Million Obamacare Question

Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General, repeatedly told a Madison audience on Thursday he is opposed to current Attorney General Brad Schimel’s lawsuits to kill the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. However, when asked about a recent Obamacare victory by Schimel that netted Wisconsin $89 million, Kaul had nothing to […]

Open Government

Milwaukee Co. Election Glitch Caused By State Election Commission Software Error: UPDATE

A misreporting of the vote totals in the Democratic Primary for Milwaukee County Sheriff can be traced to new software being used by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. “The Wisconsin Elections Commission used a new, more secure system for county clerks to report official election results for the August 14 Partisan Primary,” said Reid Magney, the […]

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Evers Compares Abortion to Tonsillectomy, Supports Public Funding

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, the Democratic candidate for governor, compared abortions to tonsillectomies and declared his support for taxpayer-funded abortions in a recent interview with the Weekly Standard. In the interview, Evers was asked if there is room for pro-life Democrats in the Democratic Party. Evers said yes, but then spelled out his […]

Open Government

Investigations into Green Bay City Officials Continue

A pair of investigations into Green Bay city officials continue, according to Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney. Toney is serving as special prosecutor investigating the complaints; one against Mayor James Schmitt and one against five aldermen who asked for an investigation into Schmitt’s actions in the Hotel Northland redevelopment project. Brown County […]

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Software Problem Blamed for Inflated Milwaukee Co. Sheriff’s Primary Election Results

Problems with the WisVote software are being blamed for the Milwaukee County canvass of the August 14 Democratic Sheriff’s primary showing almost exactly double the number of votes actually cast on Election Day.  The discrepancy was visible in the canvass online, seen in this screen capture: The official canvass filed Tuesday  shows the correct numbers. The […]

“Unprotected”

The Republican Party of Wisconsin has released a new ad continuing their line of attack on Democratic Governor Candidate Tony Evers. In the ad, the RPW highlights instances in Evers’ career as State Superintendent when the DPI has failed to take licences away from teacher’s accused of immoral conduct in the classroom, including one case previously […]