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wetland Policy
Wisconsin

An “Act 10” for Wetland Reform

A pair of Republican legislative leaders will introduce a bill Friday to reform wetland regulation that advocates say will be a boon for real estate development while leaving current regulation of federal wetlands in place. More than 80% of wetlands in Wisconsin are adjacent to navigable waters and fall under federal jurisdiction. The bill by […]

Kathleen Vinhout
Wisconsin

Democratic Governor Candidates Condemn Bipartisan Supported Bill

A newly announced Democratic candidate for governor appears to have knee-jerk reacted to another candidate who is seen as running to the left of the field. Senator Kathleen Vinehout withdrew as a co-sponsor of a recently proposed bipartisan supported bill a day after another governor candidate, Mike McCabe, published a press release heavily criticizing the […]

votevote Policy
Wisconsin

A Closer Look at the UW Voter ID Survey

While One Wisconsin Now and the New York Times are claiming that Wisconsin’s Voter ID law has “deterred” thousands of voters from voting in the 2016 election, there are many more factors that are at play which they both  avoid. A closer look at a study of registered voters conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor […]

Scott Walker 2017 Policy
Wisconsin

Walker Exposes Dem Hypocrisy on School Aid: Liberal Heads Explode

Despite a historic increase in K-12 in the 2017-19 state budget, Democrats continue to criticize the amount as not enough. Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling: “As Wisconsin working families continue to pay more for less, the Republican budget further rigs the economy for the wealthy. This budget was bad from the start, and with his veto […]

Right+to+Work+sign Policy
Wisconsin

Baldwin Follows Single-Payer Extremism with Right to Work Ban

It seems Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) and several of her Democratic colleagues in the Senate have issues with federalism. Rather than fight for changing a public policy they hate in 50 states, Democrats appear satisfied to use the federal government to shut it down completely. It’s what’s been done with federal policy towards abortion. […]

flambeau mine
Wisconsin

“Back Forty” Mine Faces Uphill Battle with the Spread of Mining Misinformation

The Aquila Resource mining company is facing an uphill battle to promote the potential “back forty” mine as misinformation about the mining industry has affected county boards in Wisconsin and their decisions to pass resolutions opposing the mines earlier this summer. Aquila’s Director of Social Performance and Engagement Chantae Lessard spoke with Media Tracker’s Director of […]

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