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Fighting For Higher Taxes With Taxpayer Money

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is asking its members for more taxpayer money to fight for higher taxes on businesses, and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) is crying foul. “It is laughable that taxpayer funds could be used to promote higher taxes, however that is exactly what the League […]

Policy

Wisconsinites Perception on School Spending Askew of Reality

Education spending likely will be a key issue in the upcoming Wisconsin gubernatorial race. The current Democratic front runner is State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers. Democrats are ripping Governor Scott Walker for calling himself the “education governor.” They claim his recent attention to and additional funding for public schools after what they […]

Organizations

SPLC Apology Dings Media Schimel Criticism

The Southern Poverty Law Center, most commonly known for tracking “hate groups,” was recently forced to publicly apologize after losing a law suit for including Maajid Nawaz in their “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.” This is not the first time their credibility has been challenged, as their “hate group” list contains many questionable categories such as […]

Campaigns

Behind the MU Law School Poll Numbers: The Walker/Baldwin Voter?

Governor Scott Walker has often referred to the “Walker/Obama” voter. Walker, a Republican, won a recall election in June, 2012, the same year President Barack Obama, a Democrat, carried Wisconsin in November in earning a second term. Walker would even pen a piece for the Wall Street Journal explaining how to appeal to Obama voters.  […]

Baldwin Admits Double Standard On Family Separation Issue

By James Wigderson for Media Trackers The do-nothing record of Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was on full display on CNN on Wednesday when she was asked what she did to oppose the border-control family separation policy when President Barack Obama was in office. “As so many people in this country were certainly outraged by the […]

Campaigns

Tony Evers’ Interesting Map

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers led nine other candidates for the Democratic nomination for Governor Tuesday in the latest Marquette University Law School poll. Evers had 25%, the rest of the field was in single digits. About the time that poll was being conducted, Evers’ Facebook campaign page shared an interesting map. The […]

Campaigns

Dems Rip Walker Jobs Creation Record Amid Worker Shortage

Gov. Scott Walker and officials of Green Bay Packaging Inc. earlier this week released a statement announcing a $500 million dollar investment in a new Northeast Wisconsin facility that would bring in 200 jobs around the state. However, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin criticized Walker’s involvement in the announcement, calling it a move to “distract […]

Campaigns

Graul: No Blue Wave Evident In Wisconsin Special Elections

Despite Democrats capturing a State Senate seat they haven’t held for four decades, a Green Bay-based Republican strategist rejects the notion that the results of a pair of legislative special elections Tuesday foreshadow a “blue wave” of Democratic dominance coming in the fall elections. Earlier this year Graul said Republicans were facing strong headwinds in […]

Campaigns

Flynn: Democratic Party “Pickled in Identity Politics”

One of the 10 Democratic candidates for Wisconsin Governor admitted that his party is “pickled in identity politics.” Former Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairman Matt Flynn made the comments Monday to WHBY, Appleton talk radio host Josh Dukelow. Dukelow told Flynn he believes the Democratic Party focus has shifted to “identity politics” since the time […]

Campaigns

Wisconsin Being Watched Tue. For Blue Wave Clues

National political watchers are focusing on two Wisconsin special elections Tuesday, looking for evidence of a fall “Blue Wave” of Democratic electoral success.  The elections are to fill vacancies in the 1st State Senate District in Northeast Wisconsin and the 42nd Assembly District in South Central Wisconsin. Both seats became open when Governor Scott Walker […]