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Madison school board votes unanimously for $26 million referendum

By   /  August 30, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON — The Madison Metropolitan School District board of directors voted Monday night to ask the voters in November for permission to spend $26 million over the state’s cap on local education revenue. The vote was unanimous despite concerns raised about the lack of specifics on how the money will be spent. Those concerns were not shared by […]

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Conservatives lay out what’s at stake in November

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“If we stay home and pout because we don’t like this candidate or that candidate, you will see President Hillary put three or four more Ruth Bader Ginsbergs on the United States Supreme Court.”

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State education spending up, according to latest fiscal bureau figures

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, Federal Government, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

NO. 20 AND RISING: An annual study done by the National Education Association shows New Mexico jumped from 25th to 20th in per-pupil spending in the past year.

Wisconsin Democrats attempted to use the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau to score political points in the school funding debate, claiming the state was short-changing education spending. Now Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir has her own memo from the LFB that shows all state spending on schools is actually up since 2011. “It was pretty obvious that (the […]

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Was Russ Feingold laying groundwork for Senate run while at State Department?

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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(A)ll of that reaching out and political brainstorming while he worked at the State Department could be legally problematic for this Everlasting Gobstopper of politics.

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Evers accuses school districts of poaching teachers

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“In addition, especially in this part of the world, and I know you don’t want to hear it, after Act 10, the ability of districts to poach other teachers,” Evers said to over 300 attendees of the Wisconsin Public Education Network conference at Wauwatosa East High School

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Senate committee probe into Social Security whistleblower retaliation continues

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“We are putting pressure on the agency and working with the IG’s office making sure they are getting what they need.”

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