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Media Trackers Podcast 4/3/17: PP Felony Charges Could Chill Investigative Journalism

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader spoke with Rick Esenberg of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty about felony charges filed against two  activists for secretly recording conversations with Planned Parenthood officials. Esenberg is not involved in the case but shared his legal opinion of it with Media Trackers. Esenberg says the charges could […]

road-construction Organizations
Wisconsin

Is This The Paradigm Shift That’s Needed at WiDOT?

First in a series A scathing audit of spending and project efficiency at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has shifted debate in Madison from how to pay for new road projects to how to cure systemic dysfunction at the DOT.  While the deficiencies have been widely reported, here’s a brief recap: Major highway projects in […]

Scott_Walker_Wiki Policy
Wisconsin

GOP Lawmakers, Privately, Use Harsh Language to Criticize Walker Budget

In what has become a biennial ritual, the Wisconsin media is crafting alarmist stories about the “structural deficit” in Governor Scott Walker’s proposed 2017-2019 state budget. What is new, however, is the tone of criticism several Republican lawmakers are voicing about the Walker budget in private conversations. The Wisconsin State Journal claimed in a headline: […]

Concealed Carry Policy
Wisconsin

Lawmakers Circulate “Constitutional Carry” Bill for Wisconsin

A pair of Wisconsin lawmakers today have begun circulating for co-sponsorship a bill that would make Wisconsin a “constitutional carry” state. Under current law, the “open” or exposed carry of a firearm is legal without a concealed carry license. The “Right to Carry Act,” authored by State Senator David Craig and Representative Mary Felzkowski would remove […]

Nicole-Schneider Campaigns
Wisconsin

Another GOP Name Surfaces in WI 2018 Senate Race:UPDATED

The race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2018 could be crowded and expensive. There are already three candidates considered likely to run for the chance to challenge incumbent Tammy Baldwin: Madison businessman Eric Hovde, Milwaukee area business consultant and Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson and State Senator Leah Vukmir.  Most observers consider Nicholson […]

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