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Foxconn Begins Its Outreach to Wisconsin Businesses

With an estimated pot of $1.4 billion in contracts, supply chain placement and jobs for the taking, Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn has begun the process of looking for its local Wisconsin vendors. With construction of a 10,000 acre facility near Mount Pleasant set to begin later this spring, Foxconn is reaching out to Wisconsin-based businesses […]

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Bryce on ICE

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Randy Bryce, the leading Democratic candidate hoping to challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s first congressional district, has called for an end to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, according to a report in The Hill on Tuesday. “Rather than deporting immigrants who pose a risk […]

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Defendant in Controversial Dallet Sentencing Arrested Again

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers A homeless sex offender at the center of the Wisconsin Supreme Court election on April 3 was arrested again last Thursday. Donald Skenandore, who was just given two years in jail for sexually assaulting minor children by Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Dallet, was arrested for failing to meet […]

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Lau Accuses Judges of Seeking Favor With Their Endorsements

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Waukesha County Court Commissioner Laura Lau has an explanation why the more conservative Waukesha County judges are endorsing her opponent, Wisconsin Division of Gaming Administrator Jack Melvin, in the election for Waukesha County circuit court judge. She accuses the judges of putting their ambitions above their judgment. “The [three] […]

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Republicans End Bid to Stop Special Elections

It appears Republicans in the State Legislature and Governor Scott Walker have fully abandoned efforts to stop a pair of special elections to fill vacant legislative seats. On Wednesday, an appellate judge became the third in a week to rule against Walker’s efforts to block the elections, prompting Walker to drop a bid to bring […]

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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 […]