Jerry Bader

Walker on Lake Michigan Sanctuary, Then and Now

Supporters of a proposed national marine sanctuary zone along Lake Michigan’s west coast were caught off guard this week when Governor Scott Walker rescinded his support for the proposal. Walker’s new stance is in sharp contrast to a defensive response Media Trackers got last year when asking Walker’s office about his support for the zone. […]

Not on the Ballot, Gard Looms Large in State Senate Primary

Lobbyist and former state assembly speaker John Gard won’t be on the ballot in August for the 1st State Senate District Republican primary. But his presence may loom large in the race nonetheless. Gard is involved in the campaign of 24 year old Alex Renard, who announced Tuesday he will challenge State Representative Andre Jacque […]

Podcast: Will MSM Cover Courthouse Identity Theft Threat?

Last week, Media Trackers broke the story of a serious identity theft threat that exists in some Wisconsin courthouses. Media Trackers shared the story with several media outlets. But as Communications Director Jerry Bader reports in today’s podcast, it appears none have reported on it; at least not yet.

Brown Co. Sales Tax Suit Dismissed, But Case May Not Be Over

Attorneys representing the Brown County Taxpayers Association say they are reviewing their options with their clients after a judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against the county’s half-percent sales tax. The tax as approved by the Brown County Board last year is to last six years and help pay for a number of projects, including […]

“This Vet Does Not Support Tammy Baldwin”

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Over Michael Marquette’s objections, supporters of Senator Tammy Baldwin’s are still going to include a photo of him in an ad of veterans supporting the senator’s re-election campaign, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Marquette, an attorney from Green Bay and a Republican, objected to the use of the […]

How Wisconsin Courthouses Pose Identity Theft Threat

If you were divorced in Wisconsin before July 1, 2016, or were involved in virtually any civil litigation before that date, your social security number, driver’s license number, bank account numbers and other information could be in court records that are open to the public in courthouses around Wisconsin. But there are steps you can […]

Is Light Rail The Third Rail in Waukesha Co. Politics?

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers Waukesha Common Council President Aaron Perry and Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton recently collaborated on an op-ed that appeared at OnMilwaukee.com celebrating a new spirit of cooperation between the two cities as a result of the deal allowing Waukesha to purchase Lake Michigan water from Milwaukee. However, Perry […]

Screnock’s Entire Email to the NRA: The Left’s Al Capone’s Vault

Monday brought disappointment to Wisconsin liberals expecting proof that State Supreme Court candidate, Judge Michael Screnock, sold his judicial soul to the NRA to get its endorsement in the April contest. In an email to voters before the February 20 primary, the NRA said Screnock: “vowed to protect your firearm freedom.” Liberals argued that such […]

MMAC Backs MU Over McAdams in Free Speech Fight

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court for permission to file a non-party brief in defense of Marquette University’s decision to fire Professor John McAdams. Why would a business organization wade into a free speech court battle between a university and a professor? […]

AG Race: Out of State Kaul Haul

Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul is among Democrats who received campaign contributions from businessman Mark Bakken, who is caught up in a sexual harassment case. The $20,000 contribution from Bakken is also notable because it is one of eight that total $95,000, or more than 20% of the $410,000 Kaul has raised from individual contributions, according […]