Ryan Ekvall uncovers government waste, fraud and abuse for Wisconsin Reporter. His work has appeared at Reason, Fox News and Human Events.

Why are minimum wage hike advocates so stingy?

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Commentary, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Living wage protesters rallied outside WMC headquarters in downtown Madison.

Why so stingy, minimum wage hike advocates?

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Let us in! Wisconsin libertarians file complaint to get in debates

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin says the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association provides illegal in-kind campaign contributions to candidates who qualify for its television debates.

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Madison spending committee puts brakes on new community center

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

Alderwoman Lisa Subeck failed to mention to colleagues that a community center already exists less than 500 feet from where she wants the city to construct a new one.

By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Madison’s Board of Estimates declined to spend $469,000 to purchase a vacant building on the city’s southwest side for a new community center Monday after board members learned a nonprofit already runs a community center less than 500 feet from the proposed site.
“We’re doing quite a bit in [...]

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Wisconsin taxpayers foot the cost of opening grocery stores

By   /  June 24, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Unions, special interest groups and Democrats say they will oppose any attempt to start taxing groceries in Nebraska.

Ben Campioni is working overtime to open his new Pat’s Foods grocery store in Florence by Thursday. If not for the help of state taxpayers, it’s work Campioni says he wouldn’t have.

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Gov. Scott Walker: ‘I will not back down’

By   /  June 20, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Abraham Lincoln once said, “Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.”

The truth on the widely covered “John Doe” is that two judges, one state and one federal, reviewed the accusations of partisans within a Democrat District Attorney’s Office and determined their theories have no merit or basis in law.

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Kenosha school board settles lawsuit over collective bargaining

By   /  June 6, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — The Kenosha school board Thursday night nullified a collective bargaining agreement that got the school district sued.
The board rescinded the agreement with the Kenosha Education Association as part of a settlement with the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.
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