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Penzey Corporate Advertising Vote for Baldwin Message

Did Bill Penzey make undeclared corporate contributions to the Democratic Party? Penzey, the owner of Penzeys Spices, is known for his emails to his customers excoriating conservatives, Trump voters, and even people who moved to Waukesha County for a better life. All of them are guilty of racism, according to Penzey’s emails. But now Penzey’s […]

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USPS Hatch Act Violation Battle Not Over

The U.S. Postal Service and the unions representing its employees continue to battle over policy changes banning employees from taking unpaid time off for political campaigning. As Media Trackers was first to report in late 2016, the USPS inspector general investigated the practice after a whistle blower in a central Wisconsin post office reported the […]

How is Evers Going to Pay for His Increases in Spending?

Following his victory in the Democratic primary for governor Tuesday night, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers made big promises on education but omitted any plans for funding them in his victory speech. “I will make the largest investment in early childhood education that our state has ever seen,” Evers said. He added, “In my first […]

McAdams Estimates His Case Could’ve Cost University $1 Million

Last month the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Marquette University Political Science Professor John McAdams was improperly suspended after he publicly criticized a graduate student by name on his politically conservative blog. But what was the cost to the university after the nearly four year battle? Media Trackers previously reported the case, in which Marquette had indefinitely suspended […]

Randy Bryce Stands By Support of 32 Trillion Dollar Medicare for All

Randy Bryce, a Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional District, recently released his “healthcare platform” which includes his support of passing Medicare for All, a program that has been projected to cost $32 trillion over ten years, while also promising to increase nursing staff in hospitals and schools. But just how will this plan be […]

“Making a Murderer” Sheriff Candidate Says He Is a Republican Despite Signing Walker Recall Petition

The Calumet County Sheriff’s race is catching more than just Wisconsin attention after Republican candidate Mark Wiegert, known for his role in the popular Netflix docuseries “Making a Murderer,” was revealed to have signed and circulated a petition to recall Gov. Scott Walker in 2011. Despite running as a Republican, an article by the Appleton […]

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GOP Files Complaint Over Campaigning at Mandatory Milwaukee County Training

The Republican Party of Wisconsin has asked the Wisconsin Ethics Commission to investigate Democratic congressional candidate Thomas Palzewicz regarding alleged campaigning while conducting a seminar for the Milwaukee County Department of Aging. First reported by WISN’s Mark Belling on August 1, Palzewicz allegedly asked Milwaukee County employees to vote for him during the seminar. Palzewicz is the […]

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More Licensing Revocation Questions for Evers’ DPI

Two educators who were referred to the State Department of Public Instruction for possible license revocation under a 2011 immoral conduct law were allowed by DPI to remain licensed, Media Trackers has learned.  The incidents involve a Bloomer special education substitute teacher in 2017 and a Kenosha School District administrator in 2016. DPI is led […]

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RPW Targets Four Dem Governor Candidates

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Some things just can’t wait. Wisconsin’s Republican Party is targeting four Democratic candidates ahead of the August 14 primary election with radio ads in key markets around the state. The four Democrats are: state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, firefighter union boss Mahlon Mitchell, former state Democratic Party […]