Senator Patrick Testin Wednesday reported a “did I say that out loud moment,” from a Democratic leader discussing the Foxconn incentive package . With the deal finally wrapped up and approved, Testin spoke with Media Trackers’ Director of Communications Jerry Bader and revealed a moment of hypocrisy by Senator Jennifer Shilling. Testin claims Shilling revealed that […]
With news that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn was going to invest $10 billion and create as many as 13,000 new jobs, one would think such an announcement would have brought Badger State Republicans and Democrats together. Instead, the news that one of Apple’s largest contractors was planning on setting up a 1,000 acre campus in southeast Wisconsin was […]
Abraham Maslow is probably best known for his “hierarchy of needs” theory. But Maslow is also credited with the concept of “the law of the instrument.” It’s also known as the law of the hammer; an over reliance on a single tool. It gave birth to the expression: “if the only tool you have is […]
Draconian handgun laws in Chicago, Washington D.C. and other cities have done little to stem a rising tide of violent crime. What they have done is making it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to self-protect with guns. That indisputable reality doesn’t keep Democratic lawmakers from insisting that making easier for non-criminals to legally carry guns […]
The latest Republican effort to ban the use of fetal tissue harvested from abortions was circulated for legislator co-sponsorship last week. The “Heal Without Harm Initiative,” introduced by State Representative Joel Kleefisch and State Senator Terry Moulton attempts to prevent the exploitation of aborted babies for profit while recognizing the need for scientific research. A […]
If Democrats hope to capture the Wisconsin Senate, they may want to start hammering facts, not myths, with their talking points.
Emails between a union front group and Wisconsin state senators shows at least one state senate likely violated Wisconsin ethics laws.
By: Brian Sikma When asked about improving Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure, freshman state Senator Jennifer Shilling said she believes it may be necessary to look at new revenue mechanisms to provide the money needed to update the state’s roads and bridges. Policymakers on both sides of the political aisle have recognized that Wisconsin is going to […]
By: Brian Sikma Just two months after winning her seat in a recall election last summer, state Sen. Jennifer Shilling sponsored legislation to repeal budget reform measures that have so far saved her constituents millions of dollars. Campaigning for re-election, Shilling has talked about her support for tax cuts and other proposals designed to help […]
By Brian Sikma Just weeks into the new school year, the Berlin school district was ordered by the state to change its mascot to comply with a state law passed in 2010. The law bans the use of Native American images, names and symbols as mascots. The current mascot for the Berlin High School and […]