Union group coordinated with elected officials to defeat anti-living wage bill

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  News, Open Records, unions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON, Wis. — A political nonprofit funded by Service Employees International Union coordinated with public officials to defeat legislation to eliminate local “living wages” that rely on state and federal funding, Wisconsin Reporter has learned.

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Poll finds strong support for School Choice in Wisconsin’s swing districts

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – School choice in Wisconsin now has a very big voice advocating for it.

The American Federation for Children, “the nation’s voice for educational choice,” this week announced the launch Wisconsin Federation for Children.

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GAB director says agency just following the law in John Doe probe

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – If a video camera had been rolling in those early morning hours when law enforcement officials conducted what have been described as “predawn, paramilitary-style” raids on the homes of conservatives targeted in highly politicized John Doe probe, the outcry in Wisconsin would be analogous to the “Ray Rice situation,” a state senator tells Wisconsin Reporter.

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Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won’t oppress transgender voters

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  Alabama, Elections, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, National, News, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A voter integrity watchdog says a study arguing transgender voters could be disenfranchised by strict voter ID laws is overblown.

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AFSCME wages war on Scott Walker, Public Union Enemy No. 1

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Elections, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Big labor’s got payback on its mind in Wisconsin, and they’re waging an all-out war on their Public Union Enemy No. 1.

“We have a score to settle with (Gov.) Scott Walker,” Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees told the Washington Post Thursday in his first interview about the union’s midterm strategy.

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Is John Doe story colored with a bit of ‘Macbeth?’

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Critics of a secret investigation into dozens of conservative groups have called the probe a partisan fishing expedition, a witch hunt.

Now, according to new revelations, there were personal motivations driving the meandering probe, launched by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, in late summer 2012.

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