policy

DOC Defends Against “Missing” Sex Offenders Allegations

A press release by Representative Sondy Pope about “missing sex-offenders” is being used by Democrats to criticize Walker and the Department of Corrections.  Pope is referring to those not in compliance with sex offender registration requirements. However, Democrats and Pope fail to recognize that under Walker the noncompliance rates are lower than under Governor Doyle, […]

Josh Kaul Dodges $89 Million Obamacare Question

Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General, repeatedly told a Madison audience on Thursday he is opposed to current Attorney General Brad Schimel’s lawsuits to kill the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. However, when asked about a recent Obamacare victory by Schimel that netted Wisconsin $89 million, Kaul had nothing to […]

DPI Spox Says Homeschooling Quote Was Taken Out of Context

A quote by State Department of Public Instruction Spokesman Thomas McCarthy suggests he doesn’t believe parents are qualified to home school their children. McCarthy tells Media Trackers that he was quoted out of context. But the TV station that reported the story appears to be standing behind it. The quote in question comes in a […]

Kapenga Opposes KC Bailout

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Wisconsin Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) announced his opposition to a proposed state bailout of the Kimberly-Clark factories in Fox Crossing, WI and Neenah, WI. The bailout is modeled after the incentive package being offered to Foxconn to locate a large manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, WI. “The Foxconn deal […]

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 […]