Photo by EAGNews.orgTHUMBS UP: UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow (right) tells Wisconsin Watchdog he had 'one contact' with Jude Legiste while he was employed at the university - and that involved the Legiste's sexually charged email. This picture seems to show another 'contact.'

UW-La Crosse parent says chancellor dismissed concerns about ‘orgasm’ emailer

Published on: March 23, 2017
AP file photoINVESTIGATION ONGOING: A spokesman for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says an investigation into leaked, court-sealed John Doe documents continues.

Attorney general’s office remains silent on John Doe leak probe

Published on: March 22, 2017
AP file photoINVESTIGATION ONGOING: A spokesman for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says an investigation into leaked, court-sealed John Doe documents continues.

Attorney general’s office remains silent on John Doe leak probe

Published on: March 22, 2017

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Does prosecutorial immunity trump justice in John Doe-related lawsuit?

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"You have to seek a real warrant from a real judge in an open court," said MacIver Institute attorney Ben Hurst.
Published on: March 20, 2017
SPEECH BATTLE: UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow finds himself in a free speech battle after the university fired an employee who made comments in support of President Donald Trump.

Attorney: Should UW-La Crosse chancellor be fired for his conduct?

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The attorney for a fired employee wants an investigation of whether UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow should be held to the same standard as his client.
Published on: March 20, 2017

Memo comparing voucher and public school aid doesn’t tell whole story

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A memo from the LFB requested by Sen. Janet Bewley makes it appear voucher schools are getting more money than public schools.
Published on: March 20, 2017
Photo by The Associated PressLEGAL ADVICE: Sen. Tammy Baldwin paid a Washington, D.C. law firm $87,000 in 2015. The firm, described as a 'political fixer,' assisted Baldwin during her troubles involving the Tomah VA Medical Center scandal.

Baldwin paid nearly $90,000 to ‘political fixer’ during Tomah VA scandal

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Marc Elias is known inside and outside the Swamp as a “political fixer” for his adroit way of getting Dems out of legal and public relations trouble.
Published on: March 17, 2017
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Justice Department sued over records in school choice investigation

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The DOJ is accused of failing to comply with a FOIA request related to an investigation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
Published on: March 17, 2017
Photo by U.S. HouseGET TOGETHER: U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wausau, says it's time for battling Republicans to come together on a plan to replace Obamacare.

Duffy advises conservatives to ‘sheath their swords,’ pass Obamacare replacement

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The Wausau Republican said the internal battle between Republican leadership and fiscal hawks needs to end.
Published on: March 17, 2017
Photo by WPR.orgRADIO DEBATE: UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow appeared on the Mark Belling Show on NewsTalk 1130 WISN Thursday. He defended his institution's decision to fire and then reinstate an employee who expressed support for President Donald Trump's immigration policy.

UW-La Crosse chancellor defends employee firing, reinstatement

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“We feel the university has created a kind of hostile environment for her," said attorney Lee Fehr.
Published on: March 16, 2017
Wisconsin's unprecedented recalls this past spring cost local governments $13.5 million, according to the Government Accountability Board.

Bill aims to change Madison-centric state leases

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The proposal requires the DOA to identify the “most appropriate and cost efficient locations to place an agency when securing or renewing a lease.”
Published on: March 15, 2017

Embattled UW-P criminal justice professor: ‘I have been treated like a criminal’

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Sabina Burton in an EEOC complaint claims she has been the “target of vicious retaliation by both her fellow professors and the administration of the school.”
Published on: March 14, 2017

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Photo contributedA WHISTLEBLOWER'S STORY: Social Security Administration employee and federal whistleblower Machelle Keller says her health has rapidly declined since she first brought allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse to light.

A whistleblower’s story: Paying the price for shining a light

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“I’m so tired of it. I don’t know how much more I can take,” the Social Security Administration employee said.
Published on: March 8, 2017

Assembly passes state treasurer amendment, issue goes to voters

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The proposal to eliminate the position of state treasurer goes to referendum in April 2018.
Published on: March 10, 2017
Photo by politicalpoint.netCALLING ALL STATES: State Sen. Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, says his bill calling for Wisconsin to join a convention of states to discuss a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. constitution is moving forward.

Article V balanced budget resolution working way through Legislature

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“We’re excited about it. We’ve got a good list of cosponsors so it looks pretty good for this resolution to go through,” Kapenga said.
Published on: March 6, 2017

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400 new jobs, low unemployment bad news for Walker-hating left

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Candy-maker Haribo plans to spend $242 million building a plant in Kenosha County in an economic development deal expected to create 400 jobs/

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UW-La Crosse parent says chancellor dismissed concerns about ‘orgasm’ emailer

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The incident received national attention when Drake Hall Director Jude Legiste fired off a sexually explicit email to nearly 300 students.

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Lawsuit: MPS violating constitution by denying bus rides to religious school students

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“It’s a hardship for many of our families,” said Gessner. “Without transportation it definitely impacts the choice of school that parents can select.”

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Attorney general’s office remains silent on John Doe leak probe

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Governor, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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There is a small universe of people who had access to the documents, and that universe is almost exclusively populated by prosecutors, investigators and court officials.

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Appeals court tosses forced union dues lawsuit, next stop Supreme Court

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Illinois, Judiciary, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“No one should be forced to pay union dues or fees just for the privilege of working for their own government,” Mix said.

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Town hall disruption crew now keeping out ‘uninvited’ guests

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“They will be invitation only and will not be visible to the uninvited on Facebook or any other Internet search,” A group Facebook post noted

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