Wisconsin in focus: Budget committee to take up transportation funding, Foxconn incentives
Watchdog News | September 06, 2017
The Capital Times: Wisconsin budget committee to take up transportation funding, Foxconn incentives Lawmakers on the state’s budget-writing committee plan to complete work on Wisconsin’s two-year spending plan this week, after stalling for more than two months. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is set to meet Tuesday afternoon to take up roads funding, tax cuts and […]
Wisconsin in focus: With billions at stake, lawmakers prepare for weighty week on budget, Foxconn bills
Watchdog News | September 05, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: With billions at stake, lawmakers prepare for weighty week on budget, Foxconn bills When measured purely in money, this could be the most momentous week of action ever at the Wisconsin Capitol. After weeks of debate and delays, two big bills are expected to move forward in the next several days — the budget […]
Wisconsin in focus: David A. Clarke Jr. resigns as Milwaukee County sheriff
Watchdog News | September 01, 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: David A. Clarke Jr. resigns as Milwaukee County sheriff Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. — the controversial, Stetson-wearing official who rose to national prominence with his no-holds-barred conservative rhetoric — resigned his office Thursday. Clarke, who is in his fourth term, submitted a resignation letter to Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson on Thursday. “After almost forty […]
Wisconsin in focus: Walker to lead trade mission to Israel
Watchdog News | August 31, 2017
Milwaukee Business Times: Walker to lead trade mission to Israel Gov. Scott Walker will lead a trade mission to Israel from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, his office announced Wednesday. The trip will be his second trade mission of the fall after a September trip to Japan and South Korea. “Not only will this mission provide […]
Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp to serve as EPA deputy administrator
Watchdog News | August 30, 2017
Capital Times: Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp to serve as EPA deputy administrator Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp will leave her post to work for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Stepp, 54, will serve as deputy administrator of EPA Region 7, which covers Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebrasksa and nine tribal nations. “Cathy is a […]
Wisconsin in focus: Lawmakers set $639M in new funding for schools, voucher expansion in next state budget
Watchdog News | August 29, 2017
Wisconsin State Journal: Lawmakers set $639M in new funding for schools, voucher expansion in next state budget Republican lawmakers writing the next state budget voted Monday to include a $639 million funding increase for Wisconsin schools — about $10 million less than the record amount Gov. Scott Walker proposed earlier this year. The budget-writing committee also […]
Wisconsin in focus: Gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers says he would renegotiate Foxconn deal
Watchdog News | August 28, 2017
ABC News Wisconsin: Gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers says he would renegotiate Foxconn deal Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers said he would renegotiate the Foxconn deal if he’s elected governor in 2018. Evers, the state’s DPI superintendent since 2009, appeared on “UPFRONT with Mike Gousha,” produced in partnership with Wispolitics.com. Evers said he would renegotiate whichever parts of […]
Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin lawmakers approve property tax cut, near budget deal
Watchdog News | August 25, 2017
Green Bay Press-Gazette: Wisconsin lawmakers approve property tax cut, near budget deal Republican lawmakers jump-started the stalled state budget Thursday with a committee vote to eliminate a property tax and a pledge to put a state spending plan in place by next month.  “We’re back in the saddle again,” Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) told reporters. She […]
Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin schools superintendent Tony Evers launches campaign for governor
Watchdog News | August 24, 2017
The Capitol Times: Wisconsin schools superintendent Tony Evers launches campaign for governor State schools superintendent Tony Evers will run for governor in 2018, seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Evers, 65, announced his candidacy on Wednesday, speaking to supporters at McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg. The longtime educator said in an interview […]
Wisconsin in focus: With deal ‘in principle,’ Scott Walker plans to sign state budget by Sept. 22
Watchdog News | August 23, 2017
Capitol Times: With deal ‘in principle,” Scott Walker plans to sign state budget by Sept. 22 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he expects to sign the state budget into law within a month now that he and legislative leaders have arrived at a deal “in principle.” The Legislature’s budget-writing committee last met more than two […]