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Sheriff David Clarke takes down drunk and agressive passenger on NC-bound flight

By   /  September 25, 2016  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“If it had been directed at me I would have kicked his ass.”

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Schimel still weighing options on John Doe leaks

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, First Amendment, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“This isn’t just communications between some government official and someone else, this is political speech that has been violated.”

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Evers misses the boat on teacher pay complaint

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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When State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers said in his state of education address at the Capitol last week that part of the cause of teacher shortages in Wisconsin is how much they’re being paid, he left out a few salient facts. “From 2009 to 2014, Wisconsin ranked near the bottom for change in teacher […]

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What if? Report looks at life without U.S. ‘energy renaissance’

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

FRACKING IMPRESSIVE: The U.S. economy would have been hundreds of billions of dollars poorer with more than 4 million fewer jobs without the U.S. energy boom of the past several years, a new U.S. Chamber of Commerce report finds.

Without the energy renaissance, America would not have created some 4.3 million jobs and would not have realized an estimated $548 billion in annual gross domestic product.

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Legislators to Evers: Worry more about students, less about dollars

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Education, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

NEW VENTURE: The left-leaning New Venture dumped a lot of cash into the fight over a school funding initiative.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers says Wisconsin schools need more money. His critics say he should spend less time worrying about funding and more time working to overhaul a failing system. In his annual state of education address last week, Evers said, “each year that we kick the can down the road instead of […]

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Federal agents stepping up investigation into troubled Social Security offices

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Now, the Social Security Administration is taking those allegations seriously and a number of investigations and reviews have been initiated.”

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