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Wisconsin

Environmental Hypocrisy on Foxconn

Any day, another liberal objection to the potential economic development of 13,000 jobs from Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn for Wisconsin. This time, it’s the state’s environmental lobby which has gone in meltdown over the idea that proposed legislation to streamline the project will not comply with the state’s environmental regulations. Environmental organizations are raising objections over […]

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National

Interview: The USPS Whistle Blower Talks with Media Trackers

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson has called Central Wisconsin postal worker Timm Kopp a “courageous whistle blower.” Two things are clear from talking with Kopp. First, he wears that title uncomfortably. Second, he had no political motivations when he complained about a longstanding practice last year that created staffing shortages at post offices around the country. […]

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Wisconsin

Dem Senator Says U.S. is No Place for Manufacturers

In the roughly two days since we learned that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will build a 13,000 employee facility in Southeastern Wisconsin, state Democrats have made clear they will oppose the development for purely political reasons. They believe the $10 billion complex and the jobs it brings will help Governor Scott Walker’s re-election prospects in 2018. […]

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Wisconsin

The Foxconn Election

Wisconsin Democrats have made it clear: the 2018 election for governor will be the Foxconn election. Governor Scott Walker took their chief talking point against him off the table Wednesday, when Foxconn announced it had chosen Wisconsin for a $10 billion, 13,000 job facility. Democrats had expected to run against Walker on his jobs record. […]

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Wisconsin

“Hollywood” Tammy Baldwin

The election is still 15 months away, but Wisconsin Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin’s re-election bid apparently has already gotten the attention of some Hollywood celebrities. Baldwin’s 2nd Quarter campaign finance report includes contributions from actresses Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon and Barbara Streisand. Each woman gave Baldwin $1,000. None of the three are noted for their […]

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Wisconsin

Podcast: Interview with Gov. Scott Walker about Foxconn Deal

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader interviewed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the morning after the announcement that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn would invest $10 billion for a new 1,000 acre campus in southeastern Wisconsin. The main plant, which Foxconn hopes to open by 2020, will have a shop floor of over 20 million square feet; […]

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Wisconsin

Politics Doesn’t Take a Day Off with Foxconn News

With news that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn was going to invest $10 billion and create as many as 13,000 new jobs, one would think such an announcement would have brought Badger State Republicans and Democrats together. Instead, the news that one of Apple’s largest contractors was planning on setting up a 1,000 acre campus in southeast Wisconsin was […]

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Wisconsin

Is the Green Bay School District Trying to Silence Teachers?

Former Green Bay Teacher Kerstin Westcott pulled back the curtain on severe disciplinary problems at Washington Middle School when she resigned to the School board last month. Now, someone claiming to be a Green Bay Teacher is accusing administration from trying to intimidate other staff members from speaking out on social media. Green Bay school […]

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Wisconsin

Podcast: Interview with U.S. Senate Candidate Kevin Nicholson

Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader interviewed Milwaukee area businessman Kevin Nicholson, who announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate. *In light of Dick Uihlein’s contributions to a Super Pac supporting Kevin Nicholson’s Senate run, we feel it necessary when covering the Senate race to disclose that we receive $100 thousand a year from the […]