Milwaukee makes it hard to buy its many empty school buildings

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The words “bizarre” and “hilariously tragic” aren’t normally associated with real estate transactions.
But there’s very little normal about the problems private schools and charter schools face when they try to buy one of Milwaukee Public Schools vacant school buildings.
“The whole thing was very, very bizarre,” Henry Tyson said, […]

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Hundreds set to attend National School Choice celebration at Capitol

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Hundreds of people are expected to turn out next Thursday at the state Capitol to celebrate Wisconsin’s school choice programs and to push for expanded options statewide.

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Opponent: Milwaukee streetcar PR campaign an ‘incestuous relationship’

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Despite all the Milwaukee trolley supporters’ breathless cries of a Koch brothers-led cabal behind the opposition campaign, the streetcar movement is driven by powerful special interests on the inside.

And the public relations point man for it all is none other than H. Carl Mueller.

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Right-to-work is wrong for union bosses

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Labor, Missouri, National, New Mexico, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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When labor unions insist right-to-work laws are “wrong,” what they really mean is right-to-work laws are wrong for union bosses.

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O’Keefe takes his case against John Doe to U.S. Supreme Court

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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As promised, Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth are taking their First Amendment fight with prosecutors of a secret John Doe investigation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Federal taxpayers on the hook big time for Milwaukee streetcar

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

City of Milwaukee project rendering

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – It looks like Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has the votes for his desired downtown streetcar, but taxpayers outside the city’s limits will be stuck with nearly half of the bill for the proposed $124 million project’s first phase.

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