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Untold story of Act 10 told in new report

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  Education, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A new study on the effects of Act 10 on education in Wisconsin focuses on the non-economic benefits of the controversial law, including giving local school districts more freedom to find out what works in their classrooms. “One recurring theme was how superintendents were using Act 10 for their districts for merit pay, to have […]

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Russ Feingold goes Hollywood in latest campaign haul

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The California kid, Russ Feingold, D-Middleton (and California), raked in more than $31,000 in campaign donations from Tinseltown and the broader entertainment community

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New docs show GAB spent more than 2,500 hours on John Doe probe

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Accountability, Free Speech, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The documented time amounts to $107,715.08 spent on the specialized labor between 2013 and 2015

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Lawmaker wants review of state administrative subpoena powers

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  News, Power Abuse, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I would not be surprised if there were overly broad administrative subpoena powers inside our state agencies right now,” the lawmaker said.

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Taxing trend: Wisconsinites voting to raise own taxes to pay for schools

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Education, News, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While the spring election in Wisconsin produced national headlines because of the victories by Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary, Wisconsin voters were simultaneously voting to raise their property taxes $630 million to spend on schools. In an interview, Chris Rochester, communications director for the John K. MacIver Institute […]

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Attorney to climate-change police: Expect a First Amendment fight

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, First Amendment, Free Speech, National, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Your demand on CEI is offensive, it is un-American, it is unlawful, and it will not stand,” Grossman wrote in the letter.

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