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Walker Proposes Eliminating Requirement for Monthly School Board Meetings

Governor Scott Walkers 2017-19 budget eliminates the requirement that school boards meet every month. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson told Media Trackers that the change is among several requirements Walker wants to eliminate in an effort to allow school boards to innovate and determine best practices. Evenson said, “ultimately, school boards are accountable to their voters.” Evenson […]

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DOT Audit Hearing Gives No Easy Answers in Transportation Debate

There were no easy answers, but plenty of questions in the Wisconsin State Capitol on Tuesday during a hearing of the legislature’s Joint Audit Committee. At issue were the findings of a January audit of the state Department of Transportation’ state highway program and how best it could implement its recommendations going forward. By the […]

schools Policy
Wisconsin

TV Headline: “Future of Education Depends on Referendum”

Hyperbole in teases and headlines has become a staple of the television news industry. In the 1970’s and 80’s it became industry standard to instill a threat of risk or loss in  viewers: “are you children safe at school,” “is the food you’re feeding your family safe.” A television station in Milwaukee actually did a […]

holtz Campaigns
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Packers Will Look Into Use of Team Logo by Holtz Campaign

Green Bay Packers Spokesman Aaron Popkey said Friday there will be internal discussions concerning the use of legendary coach Vince Lombardi’s image and the Packers logo on posts on the Twitter feed of Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Lowell Holtz. Numerous posts on Holtz’s feed use the image. Holtz campaign spokesman Briton Schiel told Media […]

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Prevailing Wage Repeal Foes Play Veterans Card, Again

In July 2015, Governor Scott Walker signed into law a partial repeal of the state’s repealing wage lifting the requirement for local projects around the state. With the newly announced 2017-19 biennial Wisconsin state budget, Walker now hopes to see the Republican-led state legislature to fully repeal the state’s prevailing wage law. Prevailing wage laws; a […]

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