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Pocan Credits Liberal Coalition for Trump Executive Order on TPP

Wisconsin Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan gave credit on Twitter last week to a coalition of liberal groups for an action taken by Republican President Donald J. Trump. The defeat of the #TPP is a testament to the power of grassroots organizing. Our trade deals should benefit US workers not big corporations. pic.twitter.com/CtF01qA3GV — Rep. Mark […]

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Radical Liberal Group Distorts, Vilifies Republican Effort to Help Homeless Teens

After the Heroin epidemic it is possible that human trafficking is the the fast growing societal scourge with which Wisconsin law enforcement is grappling. A close third might be teen homelessness, which fuels the human trafficking problem. In an effort to address the human trafficking and homelessness issues, State Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clint0n), and State […]

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Oil and Water, and Fear: Examining the Media’s Oil Pipeline Scare

The United States in recent years has grown its global position as a crude oil producer to a degree that was unimaginable just 20 years ago. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and other technological advancements have made it feasible for energy companies to reach oil that once seemed hopelessly imprisoned beneath the earth.  And with the Trump […]

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Media Responds with Hyperbole to DNR Change in Climate Wording

The Wisconsin media was not at a loss for loaded verbs when reporting on a recent change in the way the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources addresses climate change on its website. The DNR, in December, changed this: “Earth’s climate is changing. Human activities that increase heat-trapping (‘greenhouse’) gases are the main cause.” To this: […]

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Mark Pocan’s School Voucher Hatred Goes National

Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Black Earth) has never been a fan of school voucher programs both in the Badger State and nationally; now he’s going to have his own taxpayer-recognized clubhouse to say so. On Tuesday, Pocan’s war with school vouchers continued when he was introduced as a founding member of the House Public Education Caucus. […]

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Walker to Media Trackers: WI Roads Will Be Safe

Despite an expected battle with Assembly Republican leadership, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker insists there will be no fee or gas tax increases to pay for road construction. Walker, in an interview with Media Trackers the day after his state of the state address, was asked about the tepid response his no tax or fee pledge […]

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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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