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Judge Asks Chief Judge To Weigh Recusal In Ozaukee County Court Probe

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:19
By M.D. Kittle - The judge who brought multiple allegations of misconduct against Ozaukee County Court administrators is now asking whether the chief judge overseeing an investigation into the charges should remove herself from the case over concerns of potential bias.  Read More Judge Asks Chief Judge To Weigh Recusal In Ozaukee County Court Probe

MacIver News Minute: Bernie, Tammy And The Big Labor Gang Want To Kill Right-To-Work

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:13
A bill led by big labor supplicants, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan, would, among other assaults on worker freedom, repeal right-to-work laws nationwide. It's is sponsored by some of the most left-leaning politicians in America, including Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who heartily endorsed the campaign to take away a worker’s right to choose.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Bernie, Tammy And The Big Labor Gang Want To Kill Right-To-Work

Probe Into Problems In Ozaukee County Court System ‘Ongoing’

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - More than four months after allegations of widespread misconduct and dysfunction in the Ozaukee County Court system first came to light, a judicial administrative investigation continues.   Read More Probe Into Problems In Ozaukee County Court System ‘Ongoing’

Bernie, Tammy And The Big Labor Gang Want To Kill Right-To-Work

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:35
By M.D. Kittle - A bill led by big labor supplicants, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison), would, among other assaults on worker freedom, repeal right-to-work laws nationwide.   Read More Bernie, Tammy And The Big Labor Gang Want To Kill Right-To-Work

MacIver News Minute: Trump Asks Congress to Rescind $15 Billion in Spending

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:52
President Trump recently did something all too rare in Washington - he asked Congress to withdraw $15 billion in spending authority for a variety of programs that are past their sell-by date. He made the request using a rarely used 1974 law. The ball is now in Congress's court to pass a bill rescinding the budgeted funds.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Trump Asks Congress to Rescind $15 Billion in Spending

Matt Kittle Discusses Embattled UW Professor Sabina Burton on the Vicki McKenna Show

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:58
MacIver's Matt Kittle joins the Vicki McKenna Show on News/Talk 1310 WIBA to update listeners on the story of Sabina Burton, a UW-Platteville Criminal Justice professor who was exiled from campus after reporting a male colleague for inappropriate behavior toward a female student. the UW Board of Regents is set to decide the fate of her career in the coming weeks.  Read More Matt Kittle Discusses Embattled UW Professor Sabina Burton on the Vicki McKenna Show

Ola Lisowski Talks MPS Budget Trainwreck on the Vicki McKenna Show

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:49
MacIver's Ola Lisowski joins Vicki McKenna on News/Talk 1130 WISN to discuss the MPS budget. Facing a $40 million shortfall, projected to balloon to $200 million in a few short years, all the failing school district's bureaucrats seem capable of doing is can-kicking and finger-pointing.  Read More Ola Lisowski Talks MPS Budget Trainwreck on the Vicki McKenna Show

Analysis: Jacque and Plumer Advance in Special Elections

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:06
MacIver's Matt Kittle joined the WTAQ Morning News with Matt & Earl to recap the results of the special primary elections in Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42.  Read More Analysis: Jacque and Plumer Advance in Special Elections

Soglin Seeks Spending Discipline As City Mulls Broadband-For-All Boondoggle

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - Big Government Mayor Paul Soglin says he wants his departments to keep a close eye on spending, even as the city just can’t seem to quit a costly broadband-for-all plan.   Read More Soglin Seeks Spending Discipline As City Mulls Broadband-For-All Boondoggle

The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – Republican Convention Wrap-up

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:05
MacIver's Chris Rochester was at the Republican Party of Wisconsin state convention last weekend. He sits down with Bill Osmulski to talk about his experience at the statewide gathering of Republican volunteers and elected officials in a critical election year. We also include Paul Ryan's last convention speech as a member of Congress, just before he was honored onstage by Gov. Walker and Wisconsin's entire Republican congressional delegation.  Read More The MacIver Report: Wisconsin This Week – Republican Convention Wrap-up

MacIver News Minute: Illinois is Incensed that Wisconsin Won’t Have to Pay for Its Smog Dumping Anymore

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:44
Illinois has been spewing its smog over Lake Michigan for years, and southeastern Wisconsin has been paying the price. The Trump EPA realized the folly of this and reversed course recently, but that isn't stopping the smog dumpers in Illinois like the state's AG, Lisa Madigan, from throwing a fit and filing a lawsuit over the commonsense decision.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Illinois is Incensed that Wisconsin Won’t Have to Pay for Its Smog Dumping Anymore

Public To Weigh In On Ugly MPS Budget This Week

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:00
By Ola Lisowski - With school board meetings slated for Tuesday and Thursday evening, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) will move closer to finalizing its $1.17 billion 2018-19 budget this week.   Read More Public To Weigh In On Ugly MPS Budget This Week

Pictures Of Sabina Burton: Whistleblower Of University Misconduct Or Obsessed Professor?

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:30
By M.D. Kittle - In the age of #MeToo and campus speech battles, whistleblower Professor Sabina Burton’s fight to keep her job is of particular interest.   Read More Pictures Of Sabina Burton: Whistleblower Of University Misconduct Or Obsessed Professor?

News and Views: Professor Sabina Burton and EPA’s Ozone Ruling

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:09
MacIver Investigative Reporter Matt Kittle joins Oliver Burrows on WXCO in Wausau for his weekly discussion of Wisconsin news and politics. Up this week - a discussion of the case of embattled UW-Platteville professor Sabina Burton and the EPA's change of course on unnecessary smog rules for southeastern Wisconsin.  Read More News and Views: Professor Sabina Burton and EPA’s Ozone Ruling

MacIver News Minute: “Dues Skim” Diverts Hundreds of Millions of Medicaid Dollars into Union Coffers

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:06
Public employee unions in 11 states have convinced their legislatures to classify home health workers as government employees, essentially forcing them into union membership and diverting $200 million in Medicaid funds each year into union coffers. Other states could look to Wisconsin - which outlawed this scheme in 2011 - to stymie this union scam.  Read More MacIver News Minute: “Dues Skim” Diverts Hundreds of Millions of Medicaid Dollars into Union Coffers

States Could Help Protect Their Most Vulnerable by Stopping Unions from Skimming Money

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 11:44
By Brett Healy - In an op-ed published in The Hill, MacIver President Brett Healy writes, "Wisconsin protects its most vulnerable, but in 11 other states, those needing in-home-care aren’t so lucky. In those states, home caregivers — many of whom are looking after loved ones in their own homes —  may be trapped into paying unions dues thanks to union-backed laws classifying them as government workers."  Read More States Could Help Protect Their Most Vulnerable by Stopping Unions from Skimming Money

Whistleblower UW-Platteville Professor Takes Her Case To UW Regents

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:28
By M.D. Kittle - Embattled University of Wisconsin-Platteville political science professor and whistleblower Sabina Burton has one more chance to make her case to keep her job.   Read More Whistleblower UW-Platteville Professor Takes Her Case To UW Regents

Smog Dumper Illinois Has a Conniption After EPA’s Wisconsin Ruling

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 00:00
By M.D. Kittle - For years, Chicago, Northwest Indiana and parts south and north have been sending their pollution to Wisconsin, particularly southeast Wisconsin.   Read More Smog Dumper Illinois Has a Conniption After EPA’s Wisconsin Ruling

MacIver News Minute: UW Medical Foundation Gives Generously to Left-Wing Causes

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 15:07
A charitable fund established to improve health outcomes for Wisconsinites has become a funder of housing and gardening projects – as well as a variety of left-wing advocacy groups - keeping a legion of washed up progressives employed. The political spending is "close to criminal,” said a former insurance executive who shepherded the fund’s creation.  Read More MacIver News Minute: UW Medical Foundation Gives Generously to Left-Wing Causes

Kittle on Vicki McKenna: The MPS La La Land and Senator Lena Taylor

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:50
Matt Kittle discusses the unfolding situation with Sen. Lena Taylor and the failure of Milwaukee Public Schools and its union to get a handle on a looming budget deficit.  Read More Kittle on Vicki McKenna: The MPS La La Land and Senator Lena Taylor

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