The Republican Majority Leaders for the state Senate and Assembly both said they’re close on a budget deal Friday. Yet their positions still sounded worlds apart in separate interviews with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader. Governor Scott Walker offered Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos the use of $200 million proposed tax cuts to instead […]
If Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Gronik’s first decision as a would-be politician was hiring his campaign manager, you’d think he might have wanted to Google their name first. Every person who has ever been a paid campaign worker has something in their career they’re not proud of. Some have made small mistakes they hope they can […]
The five conservative jurists on the Wisconsin Supreme Court were heavily criticized in April for rejecting proposed rules that would have forced judges off of cases involving those who helped get them on the bench. As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported back then: The retired judges who asked for the rule to be rewritten argued there should […]
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson joined Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader Thursday to discuss what he believes may happen next in the health care debate, and the finding of Hatch Act violations by the US Postal Service.
At least eight special interest lobbyists have registered on the issue of licensing reform after two Democratic lawmakers sent a letter in late June urging unnamed lobbyists to engage on the issue. Media Trackers first reported on the letter in early July. Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty revealed the eight lobbyists in a release […]
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan joined Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader Tuesday to discuss the rapidly changing developments in the health care debate.
An investigation requested by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has found that U.S. Postal Service practices during the 2016 election cycle violated the Hatch Act. Media Trackers exclusively reported last week that the investigation would likely find Hatch Act violations and we obtained the U.S. Office of Special Council’s final report on the probe Tuesday. Media […]
With a potentially packed Democratic gubernatorial primary on its way for Wisconsin voters, every candidate on that side of the aisle will be trying to make his or her mark. For the fledgling campaign of Milwaukee-area businessman Andy Gronik, it appears to be one committed to turning back the clock. That’s the tone one gets […]
Joint Finance Committee member, State Representative Dale Kooyenga, declared as dead this week a proposal that would prohibit craft brewers, wineries and distilleries from selling their product directly to customers. If the proposal is included in the state budget, it would set up a new regulatory body to oversee the alcoholic beverage industry and would mean producers […]
The debate over Wisconsin’s state transportation spending took a new turn on Thursday when a number of legislative Republicans introduced a “Department of Transportation Reform Package” they hope will change the way the state agency operates. The proposed legislation, introduced by state Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-New Berlin) and state Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), is the […]