.OOPS! Turns out Gov. Scott Walker is not at the center of some sinister "criminal scheme." A John Doe prosecutor is force to correct the record Thursday.

Wisconsin in focus: U.S.-Canada trade battle heats up

Published on: April 26, 2017
Photo courtesy of Flickr.FRESH INK: Tennessee's four largest newspapers seem preoccupied only with out-of-state money going to right-of-center groups in Tennessee.

Wisconsin in focus: Repeal of prevailing wage debated

Published on: April 25, 2017

Wisconsin community banks hopeful for Dodd-Frank rollback

Published on: April 24, 2017

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Wisconsin in focus: Milk plants asked to save dairy farms

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: Milk plants asked to save Wisconsin dairy farms Mullins Cheese, which says it’s the largest family-owned and operated cheese factory in Wisconsin, has tossed a lifeline to eight dairy farms that were at risk of closing from a trade dispute with Canada. “My field staff looked at them and said, ‘My gosh, these […]
Published on: April 24, 2017
CHARGE IT: Wisconsin lawmakers charged taxpayers $140,370 for subscriptions to newspapers and online news services in FY 2013.

Wisconsin’s top headlines – April 21

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ohio dairy sues Wisconsin over butter dispute An Ohio-based dairy has sued the state of Wisconsin over its ban on the sale of ungraded butter. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, for the Western District of Wisconsin, Minerva Dairy argues that the ban is an anti-competitive restriction that protects Wisconsin […]
Published on: April 21, 2017
Photo courtesy of Flickr.FRESH INK: Tennessee's four largest newspapers seem preoccupied only with out-of-state money going to right-of-center groups in Tennessee.

Wisconsin’s top headlines: April 20

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Green Bay Press-Gazette: County arena proposal concerns lawmakers GREEN BAY – Some Brown County lawmakers are raising concerns about a multimillion-dollar proposal to replace the aging Veterans Memorial Arena and upgrade a neighboring exhibition hall. A briefing about the proposal Wednesday lasted more than an hour as a half dozen lawmakers raised issues ranging from costs to […]
Published on: April 20, 2017

Wisconsin’s top headlines – April 18

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President Trump’s in Wisconsin Tuesday, technology jobs are growing in the state and more headlines from around Wisconsin. CNN: Trump to push ‘Buy American, Hire American’ policy at Wisconsin visit President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order directing federal agencies to implement the “Buy American, Hire American” rhetoric of his campaign. The order […]
Published on: April 18, 2017

UW-Platteville whistleblower professor fighting on

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“I wasn't willing to give up my integrity and forego the safety of our students for the carrot they offered,” Burton wrote.
Published on: April 13, 2017
Shutterstock ImageTAXPAYERS BURNED: Taxpayers are on the hook for at least $2 million for a police officer on paid suspension.

Treasurer: ‘Glaring example of stupidity’ to cost taxpayers $90 million in rent payments

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Over the 20-year life of the lease, total rent payments on the Department of Corrections building are expected to hit $90 million.
Published on: April 5, 2017
AP file photoTHIS IS WHAT SOCIALISM LOOKS LIKE: Here's a spoiler alert: Medicaid expansion is paid for by taxpayers somewhere.

Commentary: Refusing Medicaid expansion frustrates dependency democracy crowd

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The money didn’t just magically appear on the table. It was taken from taxpayers everywhere.
Published on: April 6, 2017

Voters choose Evers, $464.7 million in new bonding for schools

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Voters re-elected Tony Evers for Superintendent of Public Instruction and to raise taxes and borrowing in school referendums.
Published on: April 6, 2017
AP file photoSEEKING JUSTICE: President Donald Trump introduces appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Filibusters and a so-called 'nuclear option' loom before Gorsuch's confirmation vote this week.

Schimel receives an attaboy as Senate’s Gorsuch war intensifies

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RAGA is making a digital ad buy in Wisconsin saluting Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel for his support of would-be Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Published on: April 5, 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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Wisconsin in focus: Bill would let victims, witnesses block body camera releases

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Wisconsin State Journal: Bill Would let victims, witnesses block body camera releases State Republican legislators are circulating a bill that would seal off huge chunks of police body camera video from the public, saying they want to protect the privacy of people shown in the footage. Rep. Jesse Kremer and Sen. Patrick Testin’s bill would […]

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Wisconsin in focus: U.S.-Canada trade battle heats up

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: U.S. slaps Canada with tariffs on lumber A week after President Donald Trump called Canada a “disgrace” for policies that hurt Wisconsin dairy farmers, he’s slapping tariffs on Canadian lumber. “It has been a bad week for US-Canada trade relations,” U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday. The tariffs, of up to […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Repeal of prevailing wage debated

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Wisconsin State Journal: Debate over prevailing wage repeal Critics of a proposal to fully repeal the state’s prevailing wage laws decried it Monday as an assault on the wages of blue-collar workers, while proponents framed the move as frugal stewardship of public funds. A state Senate panel gave the proposal its first legislative hearing Monday. […]

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Wisconsin community banks hopeful for Dodd-Frank rollback

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act was sold as a way to rein in a freewheeling Wall Street, but Wisconsin bankers say the law has burdened community banks to the point of accelerating mergers and consolidation. “2016 saw a significant jump in merger activity here in Wisconsin,” Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Milk plants asked to save dairy farms

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: Milk plants asked to save Wisconsin dairy farms Mullins Cheese, which says it’s the largest family-owned and operated cheese factory in Wisconsin, has tossed a lifeline to eight dairy farms that were at risk of closing from a trade dispute with Canada. “My field staff looked at them and said, ‘My gosh, these […]

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Wisconsin’s top headlines – April 21

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ohio dairy sues Wisconsin over butter dispute An Ohio-based dairy has sued the state of Wisconsin over its ban on the sale of ungraded butter. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, for the Western District of Wisconsin, Minerva Dairy argues that the ban is an anti-competitive restriction that protects Wisconsin […]

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