Burke not entirely accurate with minimum wage statement, Culver’s spokesman says

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke wasn’t entirely accurate in her first debate with Republican Gov. Scott Walker last week when she claimed the co-founder of a local restaurant chain favored a statewide minimum wage increase for adults, says a spokesman for Culver’s CEO Craig Culver.
Paul Pitas, director of public relations [...]

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Did Susan Happ cost a slain couple, community, justice?

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Less than two years after she was elected Jefferson County’s district attorney, Susan Happ chose to prosecute one of the more violent crimes in the history of the rural county just east of Madison.

A prominent Wisconsin district attorney tells Wisconsin Reporter that Happ’s decision to personally prosecute the homicide case and not turn it over to more qualified prosecutors was an egregious error in judgment that cost a slain young couple and the community at large justice.

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Armed and growing: Milwaukee County DA beefs up his ‘police force’

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The Milwaukee County prosecutor-pushed predawn, paramilitary-style raids on the homes of conservative activists last year was perhaps the logical result of a department that has expanded its armed investigative force, a Wisconsin Reporter investigation shows.

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Federal judge stops John Doe prosecutors from bothering conservative group

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge ruled Tuesday prosecutors involved in a politically charged John Doe case may not interfere with the First Amendment rights of conservatives associated with the group Citizens for Responsible Government.

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Supreme Court’s blockage of WI voter ID law only temporary, election reform expert says

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Elections, News, Voter Fraud, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday may have blocked Wisconsin’s voter identification law, but an election reform expert is calling the decision purely procedural and expects the requirement to be in place at some point in the future.
The high court didn’t give a reason for its decision in a brief [...]

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Republican group rolls out ‘significant’ ad campaign for Wisconsin’s second in command

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The Badger State’s quiet race is about to get a bit noisier.

Wisconsin’s race for lieutenant governor has all but been drowned out by the din of the battle for governor – a bitter contest caught in the national spotlight.

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