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Labor Stat’s Challenge Legion Post Commander’s “Vet’s Hardest Hit Claim”

Earlier this month Media Trackers published a report examining American Legion Post 139, which was featured in radio ads claiming that “Wisconsin Legislators are planning to remove job protections for our veterans.” The ads on the Packers and Badgers radio networks were paid for by Construction Business Group and Post 139 has ties to Operating Engineers local 139. In […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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