Wisconsin

Abrahamson asks appeals court to help her hold on to chief justice seat

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson wants a federal appeals court to help her reclaim the state court’s top job.

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Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws cost taxpayers more, study finds

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – The Platteville School District might just underscore the problems and complexities of Wisconsin’s 80-year-old prevailing wage laws.

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Study: More freedom leads to better results for charter school students

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

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Allowing schools greater independence to make important policy decisions leads to better results for students, according to a new study from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

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Will Wisconsin see the return of the ‘Liquor Wars’ through sneaky bill?

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – The nation’s liquor makers are worried Republican leadership are about slip a Mickey to Wisconsin’s three-tier alcohol distribution system.

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Watchdog Podcasts: Say it Loud, Say it Proud — Free speech, Marquette University and Louie CK

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Accountability, Censorship, Education, Issues, Podcast, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with Wisconsin Reporter’s Matt Kittle to discuss the ongoing free speech issues at Marquette University. John McAdams, a professor at the school, has been suspended since November for defending a student who argued against same-sex marriage in a philosophy class.

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Five years later: America just learning ‘tyrannical’ secrets of Wisconsin’s John Doe

By   /  May 5, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – If all of this had gone down a little differently, the prosecutors behind Wisconsin’s infamous John Doe investigations might be marking May 5 – the fifth anniversary of the secret political probes – by sipping Coronas on Cinco de Mayo and boasting about their great successes in taking down Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin conservative activists.

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