By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE, Wis. — An ethics complaint was filed Thursday against Wisconsin Jobs Now for making campaign contributions to Milwaukee County board members who were instrumental in passing a union-boosting living wage ordinance, sources have told Wisconsin Reporter. The complaint comes one day after Wisconsin Reporter first reported that county supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic [...]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – A defendant in the federal lawsuit alleging a Democrat prosecutor, his assistants and others violated the civil rights of a conservative activist says he “is not responsible.” Dean Nickel, a shadowy contract investigator for the state Government Accountability Board, made the claim in a legal response Wednesday. It [...]
Part 31 of 31 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – The state investigator involved in a Democratic District Attorney’s secret probe into Wisconsin conservative groups asks a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit – by making an unusual appeal to states’ rights. Responding Wednesday to a federal civil rights [...]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – Graeme Zielinski has written a lot of things that have gotten him into a lot of trouble. His mouth and keypad cost him his job a year ago as spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, after firing off tweets comparing Gov. Scott Walker to serial killer [...]
By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Two Milwaukee County Board members instrumental in passing a living wage ordinance may have violated the county’s code of ethics by accepting campaign contributions from Big Labor groups likely to benefit from the legislation. At least two people with ties to Service Employees International Union agencies also appear to [...]
Part 30 of 30 in the series Wisconsin's Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – Facing sudden death, officials behind a Democrat-led investigation into conservative political groups on Friday begged a judge to keep their probe alive while they draft a motion to dismiss a suit that would kill the inquiry immediately. Conservative plaintiffs, [...]
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — School districts throughout the state have some tough decisions to make about mandatory health care for their part-time employees.
Saying it has the power of the American people on its side, proponents of the long-embattled Keystone XL Pipeline planned to deliver more than a half-million comments to the State Department urging President Obama to approve the pipeline.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a complaint with the state’s campaign and elections agency against the AFL-CIO, alleging the union failed to disclose its activity in attempting to influence a state Assembly election.