Dane County approves pay raises for elected officials to skirt Act 10

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The Dane County board approved pay increases for the sheriff and clerk of courts.

Dane County approved a hefty pay raise for its sheriff and clerk of courts to make up for the employee pension contributions required by Act 10.

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How Wisconsin’s voucher students did better than you were told

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Wisconsin  /  No Comments


Voucher students scored better on standardized tests than their public school counterparts, but you wouldn’t know it reading the mainstream newspapers.

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In Wisconsin, 417 days of false imprisonment is worth $7,600

By   /  April 8, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — A year of liberty in Wisconsin is worth less than many of the nightly giveaways handed out to contestants on the Wheel of Fortune.
That’s according to a state Claims Board decision to award former inmate Robin Gavinski $7,600 for the 417 days he wrongly sat in prison due [...]

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Open records? DPI charging exorbitant fees for public documents

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

DPI will give you the records you need - for a prince's ransom.

DPI will provide you the records you need – for a fee.

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Arguments for Internet sales tax fall apart

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

After Amazon.com moved to Wisconsin, the argument for the Marketplace Fairness Act fell apart, according to research by Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.

New research pokes holes in the arguments used by Internet sales tax proponents in Wisconsin.

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