policy

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 […]

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 […]

WI Dems Move to Ban High Capacity Magazines

Democrats in the state legislature are moving to ban “high capacity magazines” for most gun owners in Wisconsin. But what effect such a ban would have on mass shootings and even the definition of what a high capacity magazine is remains heavily disputed. According to an analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau, the bill: prohibits […]

The Battle Over UW Segregated Fees Continues

By Amelia Heup for Media Trackers Conservative students across the University of Wisconsin system in recent months have begun to call out university policies which they contend favor liberal and progressive student organizations, causes, and messages. This problem does not simply plague big schools, such as UW-Madison, but has come to light on small campuses […]

The Truth Behind HR 5087

A recent YouGov poll showed that 39 percent of Democrats supported the full and outright repeal of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If that is indeed the case, than their representatives in Congress look to be doing just that. As a result of the tragic shooting at Parkland, Florida high school last month, […]