Jerry Bader

Report: Semrad out as College Dem Vice Chair After Tweets

A UW-La Crosse student is out as Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin College Democrats after tweets, first reported in a story broken by Media Trackers Friday Morning. Talk show host Jerry Bader also reported on the tweets Friday morning. Talk show host Mark Belling and Campus Reform later reported on the tweets. The La Crosse Tribune reports that Sarah […]

Conservative Group Rejected at UW-Stevens Point After 4 Hours of Grilling

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader After four hours of criticism, including being called racists and a threat to safety, a conservative group was denied recognition as an official campus organization by the UW-Stevens Point Student Government Association Thursday night. Representatives of various student organizations took to the podium to attack Turning Point USA (TPUSA). The […]

WI College Dem Vice Chair: I F**king Hate White Men

The Vice Chair of the Wisconsin College Democrats tweeted Thursday that “I F**king hate white men.” You can see Sarah Semrad’s unedited tweet here: In a tweet from last month, Semrad also suggested she engages in vandalism at the UW-La Crosse campus: Semrad’s Twitter account is locked; only those she allows can view it. But […]

Did Appleton Schools Attempt an Open Meetings Workaround?

It appears the Appleton Area School District is attempting to use a policy change to work around a Wisconsin Supreme court ruling that the district violated the state’s open meeting law. The court ruled in June that the state’s open meetings law applied to an Appleton school committee that repeatedly met behind closed doors to review […]

Cowles Stands With Armageddon Democrats on Mining Bill

As was widely expected, Green Bay area Sen. Rob Cowles-(R), cast the lone GOP vote against a bill to allow sulfide mining to resume in Wisconsin after a near 20 year absence. Cowles told Media Trackers weeks ago that he had concerns that resuming mining could impact water quality in Northeast Wisconsin.  Cowles’ no vote […]

Baldwin Campaign Agrees to Return Excessive Contributions

The Tammy Baldwin for Senate Campaign Committee will return contributions in excess of legal limits, according to a campaign response to an Federal Elections Commission inquiry posted on the FEC website. As Media Trackers reported last month:  According to the notice, the Baldwin campaign appears to have received excessive contributions totaling $179, 701.99: Excessive Contributions […]

Vos Apologizes for “Terrorists” Comment

After taking criticism from fellow Republicans, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has apologized for calling three Republican state senators “terrorists” for a tactic they used during the state budget process. In a recorded interview with Mike Gousha on “Upfront” which aired Sunday, Vos called Senators Chris Kapenga, Steve Nass and Duey Stroebel terrorists for withholding their […]

City of Green Bay Denies Open Records Request, Again

The Green Bay Mayor’s office is sticking by its contention that departmental spending requests are not subject to the state’s open records law. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported last week that Assistant City Attorney Joanne Bungert refused the request, saying the requests are drafts and therefore are exempt from the open records law. On Monday […]

Did Green Bay Get the Law Right on a Recent Open Records Request?

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported last week that the Green Bay Mayor’s office refused to release the spending requests  that city department heads presented to Mayor Jim Schmitt as part of his 2018 budget preparation. The Press-Gazette reported that Assistant City Attorney Joanne Bungert denied an open records request for the documents, saying they are drafts […]