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Bill Would Take Former Presidents Off The Government Dole

If former President Barack Obama can pull down a $65 million book deal for his memoirs and thousands more in speaking engagements within weeks of leaving office, should taxpayers help provide for his retirement? What about former President Bill Clinton, who together with his wife Hillary, made $153 million from speeches alone before the 2016 campaign began in earnest? […]

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Working Families Flexibility Act: Separating Fact from Fiction

A bill that will allow private-sector employers to offer  employees the choice between being paid extra for overtime hours worked or getting  paid time off  instead of cash,  allowing them greater choice and increased time flexibility in the workplace, passed out of a House Committee last week. Wisconsin 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman said in a news release […]

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“Patriotic Millionaires” and the Minimum Wage Myth

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders and members of “Patriotic Millionaires” in Washington Wednesday unveiled what they call  “a groundbreaking new unified Democratic minimum wage bill which will raise wages for millions of Americans.” So, who are the “Patriotic Millionaires?” If you missed some of the media coverage they have received: The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of […]

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How Far Could Congress Go With Congressional Review Act?

While there isn’t much for members of Congress to talk about in regards to newly passed legislation this Easter Recess, one area of success they can point is the rolling back of a number of last-minute Obama Administration rules and regulations. This was done through the use of something known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The Congressional […]

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Did Dems Open the Door to “51” for Legislation?

One thing all observers seem to agree on is that the decision by Republicans to employ the “nuclear option” to secure the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has forever changed the Senate. The question now is how much? In what now seems a prophetic statement, 6th District Congressman Glenn Grothman told the Jerry […]

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“Vets Hardest Hit” Prevailing Wage Myth Goes Multi-State

It has been nearly a year since Huffington Post ran a piece arguing that the repeal of of prevailing wage laws would disproportionately harm veterans. Media Trackers deconstructed the argument and revealed the myth in the argument in October, 2016. After failing to stop a partial repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law last session, union backed […]

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Belling: NC School Requiring Parental Permission for Students to View Inaugration

Milwaukee Talk Show host Mark Belling shared with his audience Friday an email from a North Carolina Teacher who said his employer is requiring parental permission slips before students can view President-Elect Donald Trump’s inaugural address on Friday. Belling read on-air an email that his North Carolina listener said came from an assistant superintendent of schools. […]

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