Milwaukee committee seeks answers to MPD tech system meltdown

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MILWAUKEE – Common Council members say they hope to finally get some answers about the January catastrophic failure of the Milwaukee Police Department’s video system used for recording criminal suspect interviews.

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Abrahamson asks appeals court to help her hold on to chief justice seat

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson wants a federal appeals court to help her reclaim the state court’s top job.

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Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws cost taxpayers more, study finds

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – The Platteville School District might just underscore the problems and complexities of Wisconsin’s 80-year-old prevailing wage laws.

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Study: More freedom leads to better results for charter school students

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Allowing schools greater independence to make important policy decisions leads to better results for students, according to a new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

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Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office issues gag order on staff

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – The people who brought you political John Doe investigations and repressive secrecy orders now want to slap a gag order on their own department.

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Education week-in-review: A deadbeat and a killer mural

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Arizona, Education, Education Blog, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From a million dollar deadbeat in New York to a killer mural in Milwaukee, it’s been a busy week in education.

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