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What Will WI High Court Race Tell Us About November?

The last time a Wisconsin Supreme Court race drew national media attention was 2011. That was in the heat of the battle over Governor Scott Walker’s Act 10 public union reforms. The Left decided to make incumbent Justice David Prosser a surrogate for Walker on the ballot. Prosser narrowly defeated JoAnne Kloppenburg, 50.2% to 49.8%. […]

Policy

The WaPo’s False Claim of a Walker Attack on The Liberal Arts

Media Trackers previously reported that UW Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson proposed that the university cut thirteen majors from the program in response to a recent enrollment decline and to deal with a $4.5 million dollar deficit. But critics see another motive: an attack on liberal arts education. The proposal would cut 13 majors in […]

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Who Watches the Watchdog?

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Former state Treasurer Jack Voight wants voters to reject a referendum on April 3 that would eliminate his old job. However, his “Save Our Fiscal Watchdog” group could use a fiscal watchdog themselves. Save Our Fiscal Watchdog submitted a campaign finance statement to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission that they […]

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Dallet’s San Francisco Values Defined

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers After a fundraiser in San Francisco last week for her state Supreme Court race, Judge Rebecca Dallet’s statement that their values are our values was never clarified by the campaign. However, the host of the fundraiser, state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and the San Francisco judge who introduced […]

Open Government

Brown County Board Candidate Tried to Erase Public Input

A candidate for a Brown County Board of Supervisors seat on April 3, who is a county Board of Health(BOH) member, is accused of attempting to erase from the public record comments two citizens made at a BOH meeting last year. Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy (BCCRWE) has been advocating for county residents […]

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Dallet Loves Her Some “San Francisco Values”

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Judge Rebecca Dallet, a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, told an audience at a fundraiser for her in San Francisco, CA, that her campaign is an effort to bring their values back to Wisconsin. “It’s San Francisco. Like this is awesome, the people,” Dallet said. “I know that […]

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WI GOP Insiders: Concern Over Fall Elections “Is Indeed Dire”

Wisconsin was one of three improbable state victories that propelled Donald Trump to the White House in 2016. But without immediate Republican Party course corrections, the state’s conservative revolution could screech to a halt after the November elections, or even be reversed in some areas. That’s according to two Republican insiders, whose job it is […]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Politifail

By James Wigderson “The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Kertscher, writing in the newspaper’s fact-checking Politifact section, once again substitutes opinion for an objective evaluation of a political candidate’s statement. Kertscher gave a Supreme Court candidate a “half true” rating when everything he wrote in evidence pointed to a “Pants on Fire” rating for knowingly making […]

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Will WI Dems Repudiate Clinton’s Labeling of State Voters?

Hillary Clinton’s recent remarks about the states she didn’t win in the 2016 presidential election suggested  that backwards-looking,  racist and sexist messages appealed to voters there. With Wisconsin being one of the states covered by Clinton’s latest effort to explain away her defeat, the question now becomes: will Democrats candidates and leaders here repudiate her […]