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Policy

Public Input at Green Bay School Board Meetings Debated

The Green Bay School Board is expected to decide in December whether to continue allowing public input while a motion on a recommended hire is before the board. The school board holds a public input session at the beginning of its regular meetings. In February it began allowing input on items as they were being […]

Media

How Wisconsin Media Handled the Baldwin Fundraiser Story

Fox News and CNN both reported Thursday on a planned Oct. 1 fundraising event for Wisconsin Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin that was to feature the lawyers for Professor Christine Blasey Ford. Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980’s when both were in high school. CNN reported […]

Organizations

UWSP Pro-Life Group Apologizes for Missionaries to the Preborn Protest

The UW-Stevens Point pro-life organization, Pointers for Life,  apologized this week after another pro-life group not associated with the college or group was accused of harassing students and disrupting classes. The anti-abortion group Missionaries to the Preborn protested at the UW-Stevens Point campus earlier this week, as part of their “Wisconsin Fall Campus Tour” which […]

Policy

Dan Kohl, Term Limits and Irony

6th District Congressional Democratic candidate Dan Kohl recently argued for term limits, saying eight years in Congress is enough. Apparently lost on Kohl is the irony of his position, given that his uncle, retired Senator Herb Kohl, served 24 years in the U.S. Senate. On “Upfront with Mike Gousha” Kohl told Gousha he believes in […]

Campaigns

Kaul Doesn’t Talk on Issues; Money Sources Say Plenty

Democratic Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul has many questioning his stances on certain topics such as managing the prison populations and sanctuary cities. Absent candor on key issues, the source of much of his campaign funding may give the best indicator of what voters could expect of Kaul as Attorney General. Kaul is running against Republican […]

Campaigns

Walker Not Backing Down on Teacher’s License Revocation Issue

With Governor Scott Walker touting himself as the “education governor” and with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers as his Democratic opponent, education issues are dominating this fall’s race. Walker and Republicans have hit Evers hard on the issue of not revoking the licenses of teachers accused of inappropriate behavior. Politifact recently evaluated an […]

Policy

Gov. Walker Defends Against Prison Visit Criticism

Governor Scott Walker has said he believes there is no value in his visiting state correctional facilities. This position has been criticized on the left and has puzzled some on the right. In an interview with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader, Walker defended against the criticism expressing his views on reform, and was again […]

Open Government

Speaker Shut Down at Brown Co. Meeting

A citizen attempting to speak at a Brown County Board of Health meeting in July was stopped after the board’s chairman raised concerns that a board member might be slandered. An open government specialist tells Media Trackers that such prior restraint of public speech at a governmental meeting is unconstitutional. William Acker was attempting to […]

Campaigns

Walker Cites “National Environment,” Not Trump Directly in Re-Election Challenge

Recent surveys show that President Donald Trump’s unpopularity is increasingly creating  a drag on Republican candidates around the country in November, and not just those running for Senate and House seats. The polls would indicate that a number of melodramatic controversies in recent weeks have driven Trump’s numbers down, increasing the prospects of Democrats nationwide. […]