Milwaukee living wage to cost taxpayers $218K for new government jobs

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

money series: hudreds of green dollar texture

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The recently passed “living wage” in Milwaukee County already could be spurring job growth — in the public sector.
Taxpayers are being asked to spend nearly $218,000 a year to hire three new compliance officers to oversee the county’s union-influenced living-wage law.
The county’s Audit Services Division on Thursday will present a [...]

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Wisconsin, you are (tax) free at last!

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Congratulations, Wisconsin taxpayers. You have arrived.

It’s Tax Freedom Day for all you tax-burdened Badger Staters – the day when Wisconsin taxpayers have earned enough money to pay their total local, state and federal tax bill for the year.

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Taxpayer tab: $961,000 and counting to defend Act 10

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Nearly $1 million.
That’s the price tag to date Wisconsin taxpayers have paid to outside special counsel in defense of Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s signature law reforming public-sector labor union collective bargaining in the state.
The tally is considerably higher, when factoring in the man hours and dedicated resources [...]

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DPI’s ruling: Porn-watching teacher keeps his license to teach

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction believes the actions of a teacher who viewed and shared scores of pornographic and other sexually explicit content in a public school classroom were “highly inappropriate,” but not cause for the educator to lose his license.

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Civil rights expert: John Doe law is ‘un-American,’ like something from ‘Nazi Germany’

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Hans von Spakovsky is one of the nation’s premier experts on campaigns, elections and civil rights.

And so when the former member of the Federal Election Commission, describes something as “un-American,” he does so with a keen perspective and the kind of credentials that relatively few in his field possess.

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