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Wisconsin

Walker Praises Tuition Freeze:Rejects Dem Criticism

While some saw it as a defeat, Governor Scott Walker hailed as a victory the Joint Finance Committee’s decision Thursday to remove a 5% tuition decrease from the second year of Walker’s budget. The move leaves in place a tuition freeze.  “Oh it’s a huge win,” Walker told Media Trackers Friday. “And remember, “there was […]

Jessica Murphy Education
Wisconsin

Podcast: UWGB Student Takes on Academia

MacIver Institute published an extensively researched piece Monday written by intern Jessica Murphy titled: “Top 5 Wasteful Classes in the UW-System.” The social media blow back was swift. Murphy discussed the piece and the reaction to it with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader.  

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Wisconsin

The Journal-Sentinel’s Photo ID Hypocrisy

The distance between stating something as  fact and strongly implying it is fact appears to be wide when it comes to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Their PolitiFact operation put this Tammy Baldwin tweet to its “truth-o-meter” test: Voter turnout in 2016 was reduced by approx. 200,000 votes because of WI’s photo ID laws. We need to […]

Krist Atanassoff Policy
Wisconsin

In Support of Lower Pump Prices

Millions of Wisconsinites fill their gas tanks each day, blissfully unaware that the cost per gallon they pay is artificially inflated by state law. The Unfair Sales Act, a legislative artifact of the Depression Era, requires state retailers to charge customers 9.18% more for gasoline than the business pays for it. The goal of the […]

jim schmitt Policy
Wisconsin

Who Made Anonymous Green Bay Open Records Request? UPDATED

The City of Green Bay received an open records request for text, emails and social media messages from alderpersons involving two recent city controversies. The request was made anonymously, which is allowed under state law: 1.       All emails, text messages and social media private message from the alderpersons to each and Mike Frantz, Dennis Doucette […]

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