Target: John Doe prosecutors making up campaign law as they go along

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The prosecutors in a secret investigation into conservative groups not only have offered a flimsy defense of their politically charged probe, they are badly interpreting state law to fit their purposes, say attorneys representing key conservative targets in a civil rights lawsuit.

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IRS awards more than $1 million in bonuses to tax collector tax cheats

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  National, News  /  No Comments

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The Internal Revenue Service handed out a combined $2.8 million in monetary awards to more than 2,800 agency employees who had recently been disciplined for conduct issues, according to an audit released Tuesday by the IRS’ auditor.

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Wisconsin, you are (tax) free at last!

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Congratulations, Wisconsin taxpayers. You have arrived.

It’s Tax Freedom Day for all you tax-burdened Badger Staters – the day when Wisconsin taxpayers have earned enough money to pay their total local, state and federal tax bill for the year.

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Taxpayer tab: $961,000 and counting to defend Act 10

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Nearly $1 million.
That’s the price tag to date Wisconsin taxpayers have paid to outside special counsel in defense of Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s signature law reforming public-sector labor union collective bargaining in the state.
The tally is considerably higher, when factoring in the man hours and dedicated resources [...]

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DPI’s ruling: Porn-watching teacher keeps his license to teach

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction believes the actions of a teacher who viewed and shared scores of pornographic and other sexually explicit content in a public school classroom were “highly inappropriate,” but not cause for the educator to lose his license.

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