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.

GOP sues state election overseer over ‘deeply flawed and confusing’ ballot

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The state’s campaign finance and election law regulator is being accused of “either blatant partisanship or sheer incompetence” in a complaint filed Wednesday by top Republicans who demand the Government Accountability Board improve the “deeply flawed and confusing” standard ballot for November’s general election.

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Kelly Rindfleisch: Where are the tears for the kids the Milwaukee school system failed?

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Bombshell allegations published last week that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm was personally motivated in pursuing secret investigations into Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies came as no surprise to Kelly Rindfleisch.

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Happ-less defense: Susan Happ property scandal takes new sordid turn

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ isn’t talking. Neither is her assistant district attorney.

But the defense attorney for a Jefferson County man at the center of a real estate scandal involving Happ is sharing some sordid details about his client, Daniel J. Reynolds, answering critics who claim Reynolds got light treatment after he was charged with sexual assault of a child.

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Walker’s jobs plan includes drug-testing for individuals on public assistance

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Three years ago, Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co. Inc. was begging for workers, and struggling to hire candidates who could simply pass a drug test.

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Heat on Susan Happ intensifies following scandal

By   /  September 15, 2014  /  Elections, News, Politics, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. –The fallout continued over the weekend in a scandal involving Democrat state attorney general candidate Susan Happ, accused of going easy on a man who had faced felony counts of sexual assault of a child – a man who had purchased a home from Happ.

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Poll finds strong support for School Choice in Wisconsin’s swing districts

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – School choice in Wisconsin now has a very big voice advocating for it.

The American Federation for Children, “the nation’s voice for educational choice,” this week announced the launch Wisconsin Federation for Children.

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