If Governor Scott Walker’s current budget cuts for the University of Wisconsin pass, another misuse of Wisconsin tax dollars will be corrected.
Lawyers who successfully fought to overturn Wisconsin’s constitutional definition of marriage asked a federal court to recoup $1.25 million in legal costs.
(Madison, WI) The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state law, while affirming marriage as the union of one man and one woman, also permits separate domestic partnerships for same-sex couples even though a voter-approved constitutional amendment prohibits any “legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals.” The high court’s […]
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) called on the Wisconsin State Legislature to pass legislation next session to repeal the Common Core State Standards.
(Watchdog.org) Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is calling on the county board of supervisors to consider rejecting three additional advisory referendums, which could cost taxpayers as much as $120,000. But at least one supervisor expects the left-leaning county board to pass all three resolutions in an attempt to entice more Democratic voters […]
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – If the Obama administration seriously thought it could roll its Expanded Government machine over America’s Dairyland, it obviously has never encountered an angry Cheesehead. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration heard from many an irate Cheesehead after word surfaced the agency might just be thinking about banning the long-standing practice of […]
45 Wisconsin grassroots leaders signed an open letter to Gov. Scott Walker and State Legislators blasting their lack on action on the Common Core.
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – Mike Mikalsen, chief of staff for State Representative Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), is succinct when offering his opinion about how the Department of Public Instruction handles requests for open records. “It’s pure and simple blackmail,” Mikalsen said. “There shouldn’t be that many records, and it shouldn’t take that long.” The DPI effectively […]
Wisconsin Assembly Education Committee Chair, State Rep. Steve Kestell, announced he wouldn’t seek reelection after GOP caucuses vote of no confidence.
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – Here’s what Wisconsin’s legal system and its teachers unions have just taught the nation: If you’re a teacher and you get fired for looking at porn at work, you’ll get your job back. Such is the case of Andrew Harris, former seventh-grade science teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School in the […]
The Common Core battle is a fog covering the real issues facing American education: “Do we believe in state autonomy of education and in a state of laws or will we surrender our principles?” Eyes are on Wisconsin’s courageous Republican Governor and his Republican controlled Assembly and Senate. If a Republican Governor and an Assembly […]
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – If you think the Internal Revenue Service’s persecution of conservative organizations has faded into an “inappropriate” past, the folks from the Rock River Patriots would like to set the record straight. “We are being totally overrun by an out-of-control government,” said Marvin Munyon, a director of the southern Wisconsin tea party […]
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – A few wealthy, anonymous donors funded a liberal activist group working on the failed recall of Wisconsin’s governor. Nearly 75 percent of the money funneled into the Center for Media and Democracy during 2011 and 2012 came from just a few donors whose names have been redacted from tax forms obtained […]
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – And now for our regularly scheduled election … The mid-term year ahead should not want for intriguing political story lines, but the main event in Wisconsin in 2014 is the re-election bid of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, political pundits agree. If it seems like déjà vu, well, the feeling is understandable. […]
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI — Relatively peaceful. That’s how one political pundit described politics in Wisconsin in 2013. Perhaps “relatively peaceful” seems a peculiar descriptor in a year replete with contentious court battles, a fierce fight over mining legislation and bitter back and forth on Obamacare in the Badger State. But compared to the partisan charged […]
(Watchdog.org) Madison, WI – If history is any guide, 2014 promises to be a quieter — if not kinder, gentler — year in the Wisconsin Legislature. It is, after all, an election year, featuring a governor’s race that promises to draw intense national attention. “The closer you get to an election, the less likely anything […]