Kittle is a 25-year veteran of radio, newspaper and online journalism. In July 2011, Kittle joined Watchdog.org as bureau chief for Wisconsin Reporter. He has spent much of the past three years covering the seismic political changes taking place in the Badger State. Last year, Kittle joined Watchdog’s national reporting team, covering everything from energy policy to governmental assaults on civil rights. Beyond being published in Wisconsin’s daily newspapers and in multimedia news outlets, Kittle’s work has appeared on Fox News, and in Human Events, Reason Magazine, Newsmax and Town Hall. His special investigation into a politically charged John Doe probe, “Wisconsin’s Secret War,” was the basis of a 2014 documentary on Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze. Kittle has made several appearances on Fox News, including “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. He serves as weekly politics commentator for Lake 96.1 FM in Lake Geneva, and WRJN-AM 1400 in Racine. His resume includes multiple awards for journalism excellence from The Associated Press, Inland Press, Wisconsin Broadcast Association and other journalism associations. Contact Kittle at mkittle@watchdog.org.

Hearings slated for surveillance technology, WIAA open records bills

By   /  February 8, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Many of these technologies have the capability of collecting massive amounts of personal data risking infringement of constitutional rights,” the lawmakers said.

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Sheriff David Clarke calls on Milwaukee voters to dump the status quo

By   /  February 7, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Your vote sends a message that the status quo isn’t working. Feb. 16, you get to decide the direction we’re moving in,” the sheriff says in a series of radio spots

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Court denies DAs’ motion to open up John Doe records to private attorneys

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Prosecuting attorneys are “generally not authorized to delegate official powers and duties to others, including private counsel,” the majority opinion states.

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Minimum competition: Wisconsin’s minimum markup law costs consumers big

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Here we are with what is really an exceedingly important issue and topic and we can’t even get a hearing,” said Mike Nichols, president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.

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AG Brad Schimel on John Doe authority question: It’s complicated

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Indeed, it would be an unreasonable reading of the law for a district attorney to rely on anything in this case other than how not to run a John Doe investigation.”

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Conservatives: Attorney General alone has authority over John Doe petition

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The Legislature has vested this particularly important exercise of sovereign authority in the chief legal officer of the state, the Attorney General, and not with individual district attorneys.”

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