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 […]
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It’s a line item on local property tax bills that few Wisconsinites notice. But Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate the state property tax, or forestry tax, has become a contentious issue within his own Republican Party. As Christian Schneider explained at JSonline.com back in March, the state property tax is a flat tax; so […]
Governor Scott Walker joined Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader to discuss the disagreement he is having with Assembly Republicans over transportation spending and eliminating the state property tax.
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.
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 […]
How do you appeal to voters statewide when your party seems married to two of the state’s most populous counties? That’s the question the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) has going before it as it prepares to meet in early June for its annual state convention outside Middleton. How can the party move past its […]
Thistle Pettersen, a radical Madison liberal/feminist, made You Tube infamy the day after Governor Scott Walker survived a recall election: Five years after suffering the stinging defeat Pettersen is now engaged in a radical leftist civil war. Pettersen is attempting to sue The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice for defamation. A Go Fund Me […]
If there’s one thing that unites most Democrats in Wisconsin and the rest of the country, it is hatred of Donald Trump and other elected Republicans such as Scott Walker and Paul Ryan. Beyond that, they are as divided as ever on everything from stances on public policy to where to take the party politically […]
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 […]
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 […]