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Eau Claire County leading Wisconsin’s fraud fight, Walker says

By   /  August 30, 2016  /  Accountability, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“When people abuse the system, they are taking taxpayer-funded resources and putting the programs at risk for those who truly need them.”

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Report shows Democrats ignore key data in school funding debate

By   /  August 30, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A new report by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) debunks Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling’s claim that a memo from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) shows the legislature cut funding to school districts. “We don’t dispute the Legislative Fiscal Bureau,” said CJ Szafir, vice president of policy for WILL, in an interview […]

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Madison Social Security office like ‘giant dysfunctional family,’ source says

By   /  August 30, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Good people continue to leave the Madison Hearing Office because of this. Those that stay have become ill, extremely stressed…”

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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, Wis. — 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 […]

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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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