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.

Success breeds funding disparity for Wisconsin’s charter schools

By   /  April 17, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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We know Milwaukee charter school students are outperforming their traditional public school peers.

So why are charter schools, which really are public schools, being funded at significantly lower rates than traditional schools in the Milwaukee Public Schools system?

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Two voices, two paths as Madison awaits decision in Tony Robinson affair

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  Commentary, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – In liberal Madison’s philosophical battle between the idea that the rule of law is a value worth keeping and the notion that all cops are bad come two interesting voices.

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Tax Day comes with hefty tax burden for Wisconsin

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Happy Tax Day Wisconsin! You have the 12th highest tax burden in the nation.

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Abrahamson’s attorney sits on board of Soros-supported judicial group

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The Washington, D.C. attorney representing Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson in her civil rights case against her peers serves on the board of directors of a George Soros-backed judicial group.

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John Doe reform bill stalls in Legislature

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – So, whatever happened to that John Doe reform bill we heard so much about?

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Dane County Ethics Board hears testimony on complaint involving sheriff

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  Ethics, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney was a no-show Monday at a meeting of the Dane County Ethics Board, which took testimony about allegations that the sheriff violated the county’s ethics codes.

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