Sanfelippo fires back at Dems who fear DPI ‘power grab’

By   /  October 6, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo submitted by Rep. Joe Sanfelippo

“Besides, it really shouldn’t matter which party makes the appointment. All that matters is we pick the best possible candidate and see steady improvement in our public school system,” Sanfelippo wrote.

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American Federation of Teachers union spends $37 million on politics

By   /  October 6, 2015  /  Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

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The 2015 American Federation of Teachers annual report shows a left-wing political machine humming on all cylinders — with teachers buying the gas. Even more political spending was tucked away elsewhere in AFT’s annual U.S. Department of Labor filing, reported as “Contributions, Gifts and Grants,” “General Overhead” or “Representational Activities.”
AFT paid union president Randi Weingarten, one of the nation’s most prominent “progressive” activists, a total of $497,118. The union reported only 2 percent of her time as political activity.

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Wolf’s $5 billion tax plan heading for mid-week showdown

By   /  October 6, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

Andrew Staub/PA Independent

Gov. Tom Wolf said a broad-based tax increase is necessary to balance Pennsylvania’s budget. Republicans may disagree.

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Philadelphia teachers to challenge union leadership

By   /  October 6, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Some feel that the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers needs new blood at the top.

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Economists discuss ‘grim’ jobs report as Shumlin spins outlook in Vermont

By   /  October 6, 2015  /  Economy, Jobs + Growth, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday released its September jobs report to near universal groans. The gloomy reception from economists was in stark contrast to upbeat comments about jobs made by Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

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Judge orders GAB to turn over emails with liberal groups

By   /  October 5, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Kevin Kennedy at GAB

A Waukesha County judge has ordered the state Government Accountability Board to turn over communications it had with liberal political groups.

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