Media Trackers Leah Vukmir interview on John Doe III

The controversy surrounding the “John Doe III” investigation continues, as Senate Majority leader Scott Fitzgerald recently called for an expanded investigation into the former Government of Accountability Board. Senator Leah Vukmir, whose emails were revealed in a report by Attorney General Brad Schimel as among those targeted, called for criminal charges on Tuesday against those […]

Media Blackout on John Doe III Facts Persists

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald are now calling for the resignation of two Ethic and Election Commission administrators, after Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s report last week regarding the leak of thousands of private GOP emails. Attorney General Brad Schimel spoke with Media Trackers Director of Communications Jerry Bader Thursday […]

Revisiting the Champions of Prevailing Wage Reform

Repealing the prevailing wage law in Wisconsin has been a battle for Republicans since the planning of the 2015-17 state budget, and in the last budget, was successfully repealed. Over the years, repealing prevailing wage was met with opposition from both sides, including figures like Speaker Robin Vos, who stripped State Representative Andre Jacque from his Assembly committee chairmanships […]

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Vos Attacks Senate Trio as Renegade Hijackers Who Achieved Little

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos attacked a trio of state senators as “renegades” and hostage takers because of their opposition to items included in the budget that was ultimately passed by the state senate. While the budget bill is in its final stages of passage, in an interview with Joy Cardin of the Wisconsin Public Radio, […]

Capitol influence peddler and lobbyist Brandon Scholz (Left) and Republican Speaker Robin Vos (Right) Policy

Is Cronyism Killing Common Sense Conservative Reforms?

When it comes to getting rid of some of Wisconsin’s dumbest laws, a distinct pattern is starting to settle in. At its core is a rather peculiar question: What do the Grocers think? While not one of Wisconsin’s most powerful lobbies, the Wisconsin Grocers Association is one of its most connected given the friendship of Assembly Speaker […]