College investigating instructor who threatened boycott over GOP signs

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Censorship, First Amendment, News, unions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


Milwaukee Area Technical College is investigating a nursing instructor who threatened financial harm against Quality Healthcare Options owner Sally Sprenger because she displayed GOP campaign signs at her business.

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Cancel the messenger: One embedded reporter’s fight for freedom of the press

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  First Amendment, National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


By M.D. Kittle |

MADISON, Wis. – Wayne Anderson, seeing the carnage unfold before him, did what you might think any veteran embedded reporter in a war zone would do: He reported on it.

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Postal worker who dumped GOP political mailers could face criminal charges

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. — The postal carrier who investigators say dumped hundreds of GOP political mailers in a Neenah apartment complex recycling bin days before the general election could face criminal charges, a federal agent tells Wisconsin Reporter.

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Despite $38B in unfunded liabilities, WI’s pension system tops in the nation

By   /  November 14, 2014  /  Budget and Spending, News, Pensions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

PONDERING PENSIONS: Pennsylvania lawmakers believe there's an appetite for pension reform, but there's no exact idea of what it will look like yet.

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Take a bow, Wisconsin.
Under the leadership of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the Badger State once again has the most well-funded public pension system in the nation, according to a study released this week by State Budget Solutions, a fiscally conservative think tank based in Virginia.
The Wisconsin Retirement System […]

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Kelly Rindfleisch will fight on in Fourth Amendment case

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

AP file photo

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Kelly Rindfleisch says she’s disappointed but determined to fight on after a state appeals court on Wednesday upheld her conviction as part of a politically charged John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker, then the Milwaukee County executive.

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Mississippi’s pension system one of nation’s worst

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Economy, Legislature, Local Government, Mississippi, Pensions, Politics, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


According to a new study by State Budget Solutions, Mississippi’s pension system is far worse financial straits than its recent financial report indicated.

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