Walker hails Waukesha water plan at ALEC luncheon
Walker hails Waukesha water plan at ALEC luncheon
Benjamin O'Connell | June 22, 2016|   16
The governor and other proponents say the plan is backed by strong science, negating the concerns of critics.
Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide extent of Home Rule
Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide extent of Home Rule
Graham Deese | June 22, 2016|   12
MADISON, Wis – The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to rule Thursday on the extent to which the state can regulate local governments. Ultimately, the case is a test of Home Rule versus individual rights. Milwaukee Police Association v. City of Milwaukee concerns a dispute over a 2013 law passed by the state Legislature that prohibits municipalities […]
Social Security appeals judge pleads guilty to retaliation charge
Social Security appeals judge pleads guilty to retaliation charge
M.D. Kittle | June 22, 2016|   155
Andrus admitted that he helped devise a plan to discredit an ODAR staff member who blew the whistle on an alleged scheme to bilk taxpayers
Former Islamic State slave tells Senate committee, ‘ISIS is using Islam to commit these crimes’
Former Islamic State slave tells Senate committee, ‘ISIS is using Islam to commit these crimes’
M.D. Kittle | June 22, 2016|   143
"I was freed but I do not enjoy the feeling of the freedom because those who committed these crimes have not been held accountable,”
VA union holds rally to save itself, Tomah whistleblower says
VA union holds rally to save itself, Tomah whistleblower says
M.D. Kittle | June 21, 2016|   36
"This flier is a blatant example of a self serving government special interest more interested in scaring veterans to remain shackled to a choiceless system."
Wisconsin teachers union membership plummets since Act 10
James Wigderson | June 21, 2016|   52
Membership in the Wisconsin Education Association Council  is down 58 percent since the 2011 enactment of Act 10, which ended collective bargaining over benefits for public employees, including teachers unions, according to the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. “Before the passage of Act 10, WEAC had almost 100,000 members. Today, the union stands at just […]
Hispanics vote with feet for school choice, but not for school choice candidates
Hispanics vote with feet for school choice, but not for school choice candidates
James Wigderson | June 21, 2016|   25
Until the enthusiasm for educational choice displayed by Hispanic parents carries over to the ballot box, those parents will continue to be represented by opponents of education reform, says Jason Crye, executive director of Milwaukee-based Hispanics for Choice. The Hispanic share of the charter school population grew from 21 percent to 30 percent in the […]
State rep: Justice Department bears responsibility for school violence
State rep: Justice Department bears responsibility for school violence
James Wigderson | June 20, 2016|   86
State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt is criticizing President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice for the violence in Milwaukee Public Schools that was vividly described in a feature story by WISN-AM’s Dan O’Donnell, “Blood on the Blackboard.” O’Donnell’s report told the stories of MPS teachers who had been violently attacked by students, and how the attackers were […]
Attorney seeks appeal of decisions by Social Security judge accused of ‘sexy’ comments
Attorney seeks appeal of decisions by Social Security judge accused of ‘sexy’ comments
M.D. Kittle | June 20, 2016|   45
“I have had a standing policy to appeal any decision of ALJ Pleuss because of my concerns for his lack of impartiality,” the attorney said.
Property-rights victory: DNR withdraws shoreland monitoring plan
Property-rights victory: DNR withdraws shoreland monitoring plan
M.D. Kittle | June 20, 2016|   54
“I find it to be a totally inappropriate use of government authority."