Sam Morateck

Hopes of Foxconn Failure Leads to Dem Embarrassment

Democrats were quick to jump on a report Wednesday that Foxconn was backing away from its promised financial investment in Wisconsin. Too quick, it now appears. Japan business publication Nikkei Asian Review published a report (that has since changed) claiming that Foxconn plans to cut back on its initial investment in the state. However the Journal […]

Frostman Ideology Still Unclear

Media Trackers previously reported several people who know former Door County Economic Development Corporation Caleb Frostman were surprised when he announced his candidacy as a Democrat rather than Republican candidate for the June special election to fill the 1st District State Senate seat. While Frostman did not respond to any Media Trackers inquiry, talk show host Josh […]

Revisiting the SPLC Definition of “Hate Group”

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is facing criticism by Democrats after a financial disclosure revealed that he had attended a conference hosted by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBT hate group. However, while historically the SPLC has fought for civil rights, the increasing number of labeled hate […]

Oconto Falls School Board Votes Not To Renew Social Worker

Oconto Falls School district social worker Sharon Stodola-Eslien failed in her bid Monday night to get the school board to reverse a decision to eliminate her position. Media Trackers previously reported that the Oconto Falls School district told media that they eliminated Stodola-Eslien’s position for budgetary reasons, however Stodola-Eslien discovered the district also gave several […]

School District Cuts $23K Social Worker After Adding $36K in Administrative Salaries

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader The Oconto Falls School District eliminated a part-time social worker position for budgetary reasons after giving several administrators pay increases for the current school year, one as high as 17%. In an interview with Media Trackers, Sharon Stodola-Eslien described the need for her position at the school and said […]

Who is Midwest Growth Fund?

By Sam Morateck and Jerry Bader As a Republican primary in a special election for Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District grows near, a 527 independent expenditure committee is on a spending blitz; attacking State Representative Andre Jacque. Jacque and Green Bay businessman Alex Renard are vying for the Republican nomination May 15. “Midwest Growth Fund” is […]

Free Speech Prevails at UWSP

While there was an attempt at the University of Stevens Point to shut down a “NRA University” event last week, free speech has prevailed as the event was reported a success. Matt Kittle of the MacIver Institute reported that posters for the event were continually being removed, however, despite the actions of those against the event, Amelia […]

Frenette’s Fundraising Fantasy

As the June deadline to file for candidacy for the 7th Congressional District election approaches, many may not be aware of the democratic candidates running against Republican incumbent Sean Duffy. Included in the Democratic candidates is music manager Kyle Frenette, who has reported high fundraising numbers. However, according to a Federal Election Commission financial summary, those […]

Spring Election: Fervor Vs. Facts

There is a difficult to explain phenomenon that occurred on Wisconsin’s April 3 Spring Election. Clerks in several predominately liberal counties predicted strong turnout with the media spreading their message. But once the polls closed the reported numbers didn’t live up to their projections. While many point to the spring election as an indicator of […]

Do The Supreme Court Results Really Say Anything About November?

The results of the Supreme Court election had many Republicans pointing to the outcome as a sign of an impending “blue wave;” an indicator for what may happen in the November elections. Despite Liberal Judge Rebecca Dallet’s win, Republican strategist Mark Graul told Media Trackers he doesn’t believe that’s the case. Graul is highly regarded […]