Wisconsin community banks hopeful for Dodd-Frank rollback

Published on: April 24, 2017

Wisconsin in focus: Milk plants asked to save dairy farms

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

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

Published on: April 20, 2017

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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

SSA whistleblowers ask, where’s the justice?

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Amid multiple federal investigations last fall, two top administrators for the Chicago region said they would be stepping down. They haven't.
Published on: April 5, 2017
Photo by Roger Burton.REMOVED: Professor Sabina Burton looks on as UW-Platteville Police Chief Joe Hallman signs off on Burton’s return of her office keys. In January, Burton was ordered to clean out her campus office. Now the chancellor who she accuses of retaliation is moving to fire her.

UW-Platteville chancellor prepares to fire whistleblower professor

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UW-Platteville Associate Professor Sabina Burton on Thursday received a letter from Chancellor Dennis Shields advising her that he has “found just cause” to dismiss her.
Published on: April 3, 2017
Photo by IndivisibleINDIVISIBLE INDIGNATION: While the left-wing 'resistance' movement known as Indivisible doesn't like to be described as 'scripted,' some of its members are complaining about the script.

‘Spontaneous’ left-wing group with scripts hates being described as ‘scripted’

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“Well I have lots of HOPE. I believe in Obama and I believe in US. We just have to be logical and how we help Jim see our position,” the Indivisible member wrote.
Published on: April 4, 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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“People need to watch the police. Don’t be afraid of the police or the government. They serve us, not the other way around.”

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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.

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Probes into troubled Social Security offices crawling along

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Iraq war veteran burned by ‘very frustrating process’ at VA

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Kris Ottman’s job came with the kind of stress that few ever experience. Now he can’t get the care he needs.

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Will conservative reforms survive Republican infighting?

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, News, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Walker and Vos have of late been sniping at each other in a very public feud that has titillated the left and the usual suspect press.

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Johnson, Baldwin on the Gorsuch ‘judicial war’

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Federal government, Judiciary, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The so-called “nuclear option” is precisely what Democrats in 2013 sought and used to advance President Barack Obama’s executive nominees in recent years.

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