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Robin Vos Policy
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Vos Obstructed Prevailing Wage Reform, Now Takes Credit for It

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who resisted efforts to pass prevailing wage reform in the last legislative session, is touting it as one of the GOP’s major accomplishments, and himself as a “leader” who helped shepherd the reform through to passage. Vos’ comments on prevailing wage follow Representative Andre Jacque’s announcement  that he was stripped of […]

joe-sanfelippo Policy
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Lawmaker Tracks Down Millions Spent by WiDot

While Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature argue over whether a gas tax increase is needed to pay for road repair, one GOP lawmaker is making the case that millions of dollars can be saved at the State Department of Transportation. DOT secretary Mark Gottlieb was grilled by lawmakers on the Assembly Transportation committee on December […]

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Liberal Group Received WI Gas Tax Dollars For Years

Wisconsin gas tax dollars provided significant financial support to a liberal Wisconsin environmental group from 1998 to 2015, documents obtained by Media Trackers show. The documents show that the non-profit organization named “Wisconsin Lakes” (formerly the Wisconsin Association of Lakes) received $200,000 a year through the DNR’s Lake Protection Grant Program. Wisconsin Lakes received this […]

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WI’s Newest American Legion Post and Prevailing Wage

Listeners to Green Bay Packers or Wisconsin Badgers radio broadcasts in recent weeks may have noticed advertisements urging them to visit americanlegionpost139.org and expressing concerns about job security for veterans. A visit to the website provides the standard boiler plate information about the American Legion Post. It also includes a petition that warns viewers: Did […]

robinvos Political Parties
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Jacque Punished over Prevailing Wage

Republican State Representative Andre Jacque tells Media Trackers that he has been stripped of his Assembly committee chairmanships by Speaker Robin Vos as punishment for holding a hearing on prevailing wage reform legislation in the Labor Committee this past legislative session. A news release issued by Vos’ office Wednesday afternoon showed that Jacque was the […]

Concealed Carry Policy
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WI GOP May Go Big on Guns In ’17

A state lawmaker says Republicans may go big and go bold on 2nd Amendment issues in the next legislative session. Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum, was a driving force being a “campus carry” bill that stalled last session. Currently concealed carry license holders can carry on campus grounds but cannot take guns into university buildings. Kremer […]

Media
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Prosser Candid About Court Dysfunction

In an extraordinarily rare moment of candor, recently retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser shared, for the first time in an even quasi-public setting, his version of an infamous 2011 incident where fellow Justice Ann Walsh Bradley accused Prosser of choking her. Prosser’s account came in a Q&A session with Will McKinley of the […]

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