District Court evaluates new standard for gerrymandering
District Court evaluates new standard for gerrymandering
Graham Deese | July 20, 2016|   16
MADISON, Wis – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin is preparing to rule on the constitutionality of a state legislative redistricting plan and the validity of a new standard that state Democrats want to apply for assessing gerrymandering. The plaintiffs, 12 Democratic voters from Wisconsin, argue that the 2011 Act 43 passed […]
Wisconsin per pupil spending still above national average
Wisconsin per pupil spending still above national average
James Wigderson | July 19, 2016|   34
A new report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows that per pupil educational spending in the state is 1.6 percent above the national average, or $11,186 per pupil, according to the latest census figures available from 2014. Despite the passage of Act 10 in 2011, employee benefits are still keeping Wisconsin’s per pupil spending up, […]
Wisconsin’s 80-year-old ‘Tied House’ rules strike again
Wisconsin’s 80-year-old ‘Tied House’ rules strike again
Benjamin O'Connell | July 19, 2016|   19
Wisconsin is home to 121 craft breweries and over 80 wineries, all of which are being regulated by a three-tier system and “tied house” laws that date back to the end of Prohibition
Cheddarheads dominate GOP convention
Cheddarheads dominate GOP convention
M.D. Kittle | July 18, 2016|   46
The convention’s speaker list, a veritable who's who in Republican politics, includes five Badger Staters.
Wisconsin GOP delegate standing by his candidate – and it’s not Trump
Wisconsin GOP delegate standing by his candidate – and it’s not Trump
M.D. Kittle | July 18, 2016|   31
While Cleveland may be Donald Trump’s Republican Party coronation, a lot of folks in Wisconsin have pledged their support to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Harry Reid blocks vote on Whistleblower Protection Act
Harry Reid blocks vote on Whistleblower Protection Act
M.D. Kittle | July 14, 2016|   191
"Senator Reid prefers to play election-year politics, using the finest among us as a political football,” Johnson said in a statement.
A year after Supreme Court pronounces John Doe dead, conservatives still waiting for justice
A year after Supreme Court pronounces John Doe dead, conservatives still waiting for justice
M.D. Kittle | July 14, 2016|   90
“The process continues to be the punishment for people who were found ‘wholly innocent of any wrongdoing,’” she said.
Milwaukee County Transit’s ‘free’ ride program costing taxpayers millions
Milwaukee County Transit’s ‘free’ ride program costing taxpayers millions
M.D. Kittle | July 13, 2016|   52
“Policymakers went (out) of their way to hide the true costs of the program and now those selfish actions are coming back to bite us,” Alexander said
Sparking an education savings account debate in Wisconsin
Sparking an education savings account debate in Wisconsin
James Wigderson | July 13, 2016|   101
The authors of a new report on what other states have learned about education savings accounts hope it will spark a debate among Wisconsin lawmakers on adding ESAs to the school choice menu in the Badger State. “We want it to be a starting off point to have this discussion here in Wisconsin and make sure […]
What email scandal? Marquette poll finds Clinton still up on Trump
What email scandal? Marquette poll finds Clinton still up on Trump
M.D. Kittle | July 13, 2016|   44
There has been little movement from last month’s poll, when Clinton led Trump 42 percent to 35 percent.