Federal Judge’s judgment takes John Doe probe off life support

By   /  February 1, 2015  /  Abuse of power, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge on Friday effectively pulled the life support plug on a politically charged John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups, and took the rare step of ordering the Government Accountability Board to post his decision on its website.

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How Wisconsin media support DA’s war on conservatives

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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People of a certain generation – and a certain wonky persuasion – will remember one of the late Daniel Schorr’s greatest achievements as a journalist.

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Treasurer saves $275K annually by laying off staff with ‘no duties’

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Newly elected State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk is expected to save Wisconsin close to $275,000 in public funds by eliminating his staff he says barely had any duties.

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Group calls on Wisconsin lawmakers to improve charter school funding gap

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Kristy Casey feels blessed that her three children have had the opportunity to attend public charter schools in the Milwaukee area. But Casey, advocacy coordinator for the Wisconsin Coalition for Public Charter Schools, doesn’t think it’s fair that students in her state are essentially being punished for having a choice.

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College grad to-be: School choice changed my life

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Courtney Mullen | Wisconsin Reporter

Madison, Wis. – Hundreds of supporters packed the state Capitol rotunda Thursday to celebrate Wisconsin’s storied and growing school choice movement.

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After damaging silence, Baldwin now calls for probe of troubled VA center

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is now calling for a “broad and detailed” investigation of the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the VA system at large in the wake of bombshell reports of mass overprescribing of opiates that may have led to the death of a Marine Corps veteran.

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