Wisconsin in focus: Tiny town, big bucks: Official earns $142,000 to run village of 4,000

By   /  July 21, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tiny town, big bucks: Official earns $142,000 to run village of 4,000 Meet Andy Pederson, who has one of the cushiest government jobs in the Milwaukee area. Pederson is the village administrator for the tiny suburb of Bayside, a community not much larger than a subdivision. Its 2010 population: 4,389. In his position, […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Charter, virtual schools could expand statewide under Senate GOP budget

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Wisconsin State Journal: Charter, virtual schools could expand statewide under Senate GOP budget The number of independent charter and private virtual schools in Wisconsin could expand under the new state budget proposal put forward by Senate Republicans this week. The proposed spending plan authorizes a state charter school office to create charter schools statewide without […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Assembly GOP will review Senate budget plan

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

Channel 3000: Assembly GOP will review Senate budget plan The state Assembly’s top Republicans say they agree with most of the Senate’s new budget proposal but will have to review the plan. Senate Republicans introduced their proposal Tuesday as a standoff with their Assembly counterparts over road funding stretches on. It calls for $712 million in […]

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Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

A Florida congressman and an open-government organization have launched a campaign to make key information on federal pension recipients subject to public disclosure. The legislation, which is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, would make information about pension recipients subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act. The information subject to public review would […]

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Haupt: Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – Francis Bellamy Those that crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to work in the Civil Rights Movement were shocked to experience denial of justice and […]

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Krug: Editors and publishers fail when transparency is absent in reader ‘comments’

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Where the media falls down so badly so often is in its approach to stories. Slanted and misleading headlines, hyperbolic and unsubstantiated reporting that’s short on facts and long on opinion, and manufactured outrage probably are the worst of what stands for journalism today. But that’s simply the content that lives above the comment line. […]

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