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Brown Co. Sales Tax Suit Dismissed, But Case May Not Be Over

Attorneys representing the Brown County Taxpayers Association say they are reviewing their options with their clients after a judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against the county’s half-percent sales tax. The tax as approved by the Brown County Board last year is to last six years and help pay for a number of projects, including […]

Is Light Rail The Third Rail in Waukesha Co. Politics?

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Waukesha Common Council President Aaron Perry and Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton recently collaborated on an op-ed that appeared at OnMilwaukee.com celebrating a new spirit of cooperation between the two cities as a result of the deal allowing Waukesha to purchase Lake Michigan water from Milwaukee. However, Perry […]

New Report Says Teachers Stopped “Fleeing” Wisconsin Years Ago

A new report from the non-partisan Wisconsin Policy Forum, the name for the newly-merged Madison-based Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum, may put a dent in a popular Democratic narrative about Act 10’s effect on the Badger State. It seems that teachers aren’t fleeing Wisconsin as so many have liked to claim; […]

Gallagher, Grothman, Join Call for FISA Memo Release

There were indications Saturday that a secret memo detailing alleged government surveillance abuses will be released to the public soon. The development came the same day two Wisconsin congressmen joined the call for release of the memo, and underscored how serious they believe its contents are.  Republican House members who have viewed the highly classified […]

Pro-Life Groups Push Sen. Leaders on Fetal Tissue Bills

A coalition of Wisconsin pro-life groups are frustrated with state senate leadership inaction on a set of bills that aims to ensure fetal tissue research without the controversy that has surrounded the issue in recent years. The “Heal Without Harm Initiative” has been co-sponsored by nearly a third of the state legislature. The Fetal Remains […]

Macco Supports Sales Tax: Leaves Legality To The Courts To Decide

A Northeast Wisconsin lawmaker is among a group of officials urging the Brown County Taxpayers Association(BCTA) to drop its lawsuit against the County’s recently enacted 0.5 percent sales tax. Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach was joined by dozens of local government and business officials, urging the group to drop the suit. The suit, filed by […]

Construction Firm That Dissed WI Gets Foxconn Road Project

A construction firm that said it would expand in Minnesota rather than its home state of Wisconsin because of the 2015 passage of a Right to Work law has landed a Foxconn-related road project contract with the state.  According to a news release from the Black River Falls-based Hoffman Construction: The State of Wisconsin Department […]