Happ not the heroin-fighting heroine she paints herself to be, sources say

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ likes to tout her record as an aggressive prosecutor in Wisconsin’s war on heroin.

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Milwaukee election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukee’s largest polling place say they are being shut out by partisan election officials.

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Burke thought raiding transportation fund made ‘good sense’ before $680M shortfall

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Elections, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke once gushed over former Gov. Jim Doyle raiding almost $1.4 billion from the segregated transportation fund to balance several state budgets, saying the series of moves made good business sense.

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Advocates debate ‘bribery’ ban’s impact on Wisconsin charter schools

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Is it wrong for charter schools to boost enrollment numbers by giving parents money anytime they refer a new student to the school?

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Mary Burke’s taxing resume problems

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

TAX GAP: Tax return documents obtained by Wisconsin Reporter indicate Burke was not listed in the state database as an income taxpayer that year, although her resume lists her working at her father's Wisconsin holding company.

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Mary Burke’s resume, much like the Democratic candidate for governor, has gone through a lot of changes – particularly over the course of her campaign.

And some new tax records obtained by Wisconsin Reporter beg more questions about Burke’s shifting employment record.

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Appeals court denies request to rehear John Doe civil rights case

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A federal appeals court has denied a petition from Wisconsin conservatives targeted in a politically charged investigation asking the full court to rehear their case against John Doe prosecutors.

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