policy

What Do Mother Teresa and Britney Spears Have in Common?

The answer to the question posed in the headline of this story is: nothing. Which makes it a lot like a story and headline One Wisconsin Now posted about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Behind this click bait is, with all due apologies to William Shakespeare,  sound and fury, […]

Will The Media Fawn Over James Hoffman’s Latest Comments?

Hoffman Construction of Black River Falls and its owner, James Hoffman, aren’t exactly household names in Wisconsin. But James Hoffman became a Badger State media darling three years ago when he announced that he was looking to expand his business in Minnesota because of two key policy changes in Wisconsin: Right to Work and Prevailing […]

McAdams Reacts to State Supreme Court Win

Marquette University Political Science Professor John McAdams nearly four year legal battle with his employer came to a close this morning with a sweeping victory for McAdams at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The state’s high court ruled that McAdams was improperly suspended after he publicly criticized a graduate student by name on his politically conservative blog and opened her up […]

G.B. School Bd. VP: Police, Not Guns, Are Answer To School Violence

The Green Bay School Board recently rejected a proposal for armed security guards in schools in response to recent school shootings elsewhere. The Vice President of the school board tells Media Trackers that he believes more police in schools are needed. But he believes the personal relationships school resource officers cultivate with students will do […]

Fighting For Higher Taxes With Taxpayer Money

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is asking its members for more taxpayer money to fight for higher taxes on businesses, and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) is crying foul. “It is laughable that taxpayer funds could be used to promote higher taxes, however that is exactly what the League […]

Wisconsinites Perception on School Spending Askew of Reality

Education spending likely will be a key issue in the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial race. The current Democratic front runner is State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers. Democrats are ripping Governor Scott Walker for calling himself the “education governor.” They claim his recent attention to and additional funding for public schools after what they […]

Figures Don’t Lie But…

New data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Minnesota has now passed Wisconsin in terms of total jobs, however many factors are at play in the way the data has been interpreted. Also, in reaction to the study, many are using the data to compare conservative Gov. Scott Walker with liberal Minnesota […]

Supreme Court

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Expects Membership Exodus

Could a U.S. Supreme Court ruling have the same effect nationally as Act 10 has had in Wisconsin? That seems to be very likely. With many court watchers focusing on cases regarding redistricting and cake bakers in Colorado, one court case could send shock waves throughout the political landscape. If the nation’s highest court rules […]

When Figures Do Lie

The adage “figures don’t lie, but liars sure figure,” has withstood the test of time; numbers don’t deceive but those who manipulate them often do, although not always intentionally.  Take the case of Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany (R)-Hazelhurst. He tells Media Trackers in referring to the most recent legislative session: “No doubt about it […]

DPI: “Social Justice Equity Warriors Please Apply”

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers   The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is hiring a new Assistant Director for Teacher Education/Professional Development/Licensing, but apparently conservatives need not apply. Assistant State Superintendent Sheila Briggs posted a link to the position on Twitter and added, “Social Justice Equity Warriors please apply.” State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt […]