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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 […]

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Democratic Lawmaker Pushes Red Herring on UW Merger Plan

If demographics are destiny, then the announcement this week by University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Due in large part to smaller families and declining birth rates, enrollment is declining throughout the UW System. As a result, the UW’s 13 two-year colleges have been hardest hit by this new reality. In the […]

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Familiar Arguments Repeated at Hearing on Mining Moratorium Repeal

As expected, many environmental groups testified against lifting the mining moratorium at a public hearing before the Assembly Labor Committee Friday; countered by assurances from others testifying that  mining under the new legislation would still uphold environmental standards, and be done “safely and responsibly.” The bill’s Senate author, Tom Tiffany, began the hearing reiterating that […]

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Email Calls for the Walker “bird-dogging” to Begin

Although a protest group wanted to retain the element of surprise, Media Trackers has found out that Mark Rice, assistant state director of EXPO(EX-Prisoners Organizing), is calling on supporters to protest Governor Walker at the Wisconsin Business and Industry Luncheon in Madison on October 16th.  The email calls on supporters  to “bird dog” the event. The leaders of […]

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Cowles Not Yet On Board With Lifting Mining Moratorium

A source familiar with the situation tells Media Trackers that supporters of lifting Wisconsin’s mining moratorium are concerned that Republican State Senator Rob Cowles of the Green Bay area may not support the bill. Cowles tells Media Trackers he has not made a final decision but needs to know the bill will protect water quality […]

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Wisconsin Democrats Finally Respond to Harvey Weinstein Donations

For a political party which holds itself up as the defender of women’s rights, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin sure took their time answering what to do regarding bombshell accusations of one its past donors. The New York Times reported on Thursday that Hollywood megamproducer and the former head of Miramax Films, Harvey Weinstein, had for over […]

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Wisconsin Cookie Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

You may now begin to pre-heat your ovens. A Lafayette County circuit court judge on Thursday ruled that Wisconsin’s notorious “Cookie Ban,” a law which restricted the selling of home-made goods as unconstitutional. The move allows small business owners and others to sell cookies, brownies, and other confections without a professional baking license. The ruling allows them to […]

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New “Resistance” Guide: Polarize and Confront

Little media attention has been given to a new alt left guide to “resistance,” although its message and the support of Our Wisconsin Revolution may be a cause for concern. The 72 paged “Resistance Guide” was released last month provided by members of “The Momentum” who offer their advice on how to “sustain a movement and […]

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