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Ross Parrots Pelosi: Gorsuch Threatens The Air You Breathe

As all eyes in Washington are firmly fixed on the debate over the American Health Care Act, another story has gone almost entirely unnoticed. Senate Democrats are struggling mightily in an effort to stymie the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Politico reported this week that Gorsuch has breezed through some 70 […]

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Lawmakers Receive “Veterans Hardest Hit” Mailer on Prevailing Wage Reform

Many, if not all, Wisconsin state legislators received a mailing from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Legion this week (posted below) urging defeat of efforts to fully repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. Lawmakers last session repealed the portion of the law impacting local projects. Legislation under consideration this session would repeal the requirement […]

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In Search for New Taxes, Illinois Picks Wisconsin’s Brain

The state of Illinois is nearly $12 billion in debt, which has forced lawmakers to scramble for whatever sources of tax revenue they can. Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Launer has been portrayed in the media as Illinois’ Scott Walker: a GOP reformer trying to bring big state government down to size. Yet, if the latest proposal goes […]

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Democrat Gives Orwellian Response to Aborted Fetal Tissue Use Ban

The latest Republican effort to ban the use of fetal tissue harvested from abortions was circulated for legislator co-sponsorship last week. The “Heal Without Harm Initiative,” introduced by State Representative Joel Kleefisch and State Senator Terry Moulton attempts to prevent the exploitation of aborted babies for profit while recognizing the need for scientific research. A […]

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Group Raises Concerns about NOAA Lake Michigan Sanctuary

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing a National Marine Sanctuary off  the Western Coast of Lake Michigan. The stated intent of the 1,075-square-mile sanctuary adjacent to Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties is to preserve shipwrecks in the area.  But a group opposing the designation says sanctuaries allow NOAA to do much more than […]

Newspaper Media

Reporter No Longer in a Hurry to Defend Pipeline Hit Piece

In January, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ran a two-part series on the Enbridge pipeline system running under Wisconsin and the Straits of Mackinac. In a decidedly alarmist tone, reporter Dan Egan strongly implied the pipelines posed a potential hazard to the public. Media Trackers responded with a piece that heavily quoted a spokesperson for Enbridge. Our […]

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Dem. State Senator Wants to Know if Warm Feb. Temps Scare You

Democratic State Senator Chris Larson asked followers on his Twitter feed if an unusual (but not rare) Wisconsin warm spell had them thinking of about the future: Does our warm February give you pause to consider the growing dangers of climate change?https://t.co/aJ91CO4moD — Senator Chris Larson (@SenChrisLarson) February 27, 2017 Larson shared a link to […]

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“Review” of EPA’s Waters’ Rule Seen as Welcome News

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump gave thousands of Wisconsin farmers, ranchers, and landowners reprieve from one of the most-poorly thought out regulations of the Obama Administration. With the issuing of an executive order, Trump ordered a “review” of the 2015 “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, leading many to believe the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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