James Wigderson is a Wisconsin-based reporter for Watchdog. He is also an online contributor to MacIver Institute and RightWisconsin, blogs at the Wigderson Library and Pub, and was formerly an award-winning local columnist for the Waukesha Freeman. James is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He lives in Waukesha, WI, with his wife Doreen and their children.

Amendment to eliminate state treasurer moves to Assembly

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Issues, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The Wisconsin Senate voted 18-15 Tuesday to amend the state constitution to get rid of the state treasurer position.

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State treasurer: Occupational licenses taking too much money

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Treasurer says give license holders a break.

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Study finds charter and voucher schools do better than public schools

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Religious voucher schools perform even better.

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McAdams says Kirkpatrick Award nice, but he’d rather be teaching

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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John McAdams was indefinitely suspended by Marquette after a November 2014 commentary on his blog.

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New DOT secretary dealing with trust deficit more than budget ‘shortfall’

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  News, State Budgets, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“How is it if we’re going to build confidence with you as an agency and miss $550 million in a report?” Ross asked lawmakers.

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Oconomowoc schools marketer caught consulting on taxpayer dime resigns

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The Oconomowoc Area School District announces that Kate Winckler has resigned from her position as director of Communication and Marketing.”

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