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Evers includes Conservative Talk Stations in Anti-Foxconn(APPARENTLY VERY SMALL) Media Buy

State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers launched his first radio ad Monday in his campaign to earn the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Governor Scott Walker next year. The ad running in the Green Bay, Milwaukee and Wausau markets sharply criticizes the proposed agreement with Foxconn to bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin. What’s notable […]

DPI Responds to Manitowoc Schools Virtual Charter School Ban

The Manitowoc Public Schools’ prohibition of students enrolling in Virtual Charter Schools is an exercise in futility, based on comments from a spokesman for the State Department of Public Instruction. Media Trackers reported Friday that  Manitowoc Public Schools Business Services Manager Ken Mischler said he is denying all requests for students to enroll in virtual charter […]

Manitowoc Schools Deny Students Virtual School Option

Manitowoc Public Schools are denying all requests for students to enroll in virtual charter schools this summer. If parents make such a request during the state’s open enrollment period in spring, school districts don’t have the option of rejecting enrollment in virtual charter schools. However after that window closes there is an “alternative application procedure” […]

Darling Sees Few Changes to Foxconn Bill

By James Wigderson, special to Media Trackers State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), a co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee, said she does not think there will be substantial changes to the Foxconn bill that was passed by the state Assembly on Thursday. “I think the Assembly really dug into it and made sure that […]

The Anti-Mining Hysteria Begins

The environmental left has wasted little time in launching hyperbole at a proposed repeal of Wisconsin’s metallic mineral mining moratorium. Republican Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton on Thursday introduced a bill repealing the moratorium. on Friday The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters issued a news release titled “Tiffany’s Industrial Acid Mining Bill is […]

Tiffany: Ending Mining Moratorium Could Transform WI Economy

One of the sponsors of a bill to end Wisconsin’s moratorium on metallic mineral mining says the move could help transform the state’s economy. As Media Trackers reported Thursday, State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton have introduced a bill that would repeal the existing prohibition on issuing sulfide ore mining permits. Tiffany told Media […]

Lawmakers Propose Repealing Metallic Mineral Mining Ban

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to lift Wisconsin’s longstanding moratorium on metallic mineral mining. The bill by State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton repeals the existing prohibition on issuing sulfide ore mining permits. Current law prohibits the DNR from issuing any permits for the purpose of mining a sulfide ore body until […]