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Top 13 percent of earners receiving two-thirds of private school tax benefit

Top 13 percent of earners receiving two-thirds of private school tax benefit | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
New data show the private school benefit costs $12 million a year, less than the original $30 million projection.
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Jersey Jazzman: The Clown Car World of Republican Education Policy

Jersey Jazzman: The Clown Car World of Republican Education Policy | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
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What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education?

What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education? | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
Legislators are taking a whack at the credibility of the system.
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Ohio Education Association | Facebook

Have you been hearing about ALEC, the force behind laws to privatize public education and break unions, but are not sure what it's all about? Here's a...
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President Walker Primer: 4 things you should know about Scott Walker before it's too late

President Walker Primer: 4 things you should know about Scott Walker before it's too late | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
February 15, 2015 by WCMC So ... Scott Walker is all but officially running for president, and the country is getting a look at a man whom we residents of Wisconsin have been living with since befo...
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The growing problem of ‘coordination’

The growing problem of ‘coordination’ | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
“It’s all just kind of a fiction — it’s just kind of a farce, the whole campaign finance non-coordination thing.”
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Yet, the record is increasingly clear that the Supreme Court's assumptions about outside groups being independent should be relegated to flat earth society territory.
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Dale Schultz: 'I am not willing to defend them anymore' : Ct

Dale Schultz: 'I am not willing to defend them anymore' : Ct | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
The veteran moderate holds no fire in criticizing his party, saying it has lost faith in its ideas and is now resorting to shenanigans to reduce voter turnout.
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Senate leader seeks to allow in-session lobbyist checks

Senate leader seeks to allow in-session lobbyist checks | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
Scott Fitzgerald wants to allow lobbyists to hand off their clients’ campaign checks during legislative sessions.
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Twinned Cities Now Following Different Paths

Twinned Cities Now Following Different Paths | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., are so close physically and culturally that they are known as the Twin Ports. But much began to change when Minnesota government went all Democratic and Wisconsin all Republican.
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Matt Pommer: Will Scott Walker go after public safety unions? - Capital Times

Matt Pommer: Will Scott Walker go after public safety unions? - Capital Times | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
Matt Pommer: Will Scott Walker go after public safety unions? Capital Times Curbing collective bargaining for Wisconsin police and firefighters could help Gov. Scott Walker's national standing among conservatives.
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Matt Pommer: Will Scott Walker go after public safety unions? - Capital Times

Matt Pommer: Will Scott Walker go after public safety unions? - Capital Times | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
Matt Pommer: Will Scott Walker go after public safety unions? Capital Times Curbing collective bargaining for Wisconsin police and firefighters could help Gov. Scott Walker's national standing among conservatives.
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Voucher plan is just a foot in the door, critics warn - Capital Times

Voucher plan is just a foot in the door, critics warn - Capital Times | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
KSTP.com Voucher plan is just a foot in the door, critics warn Capital Times Scott Walker speaks during a rally in support of expanding the state's voucher program for private schools at La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha.
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Legislators target Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Legislators target Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism could no longer be housed at the University of Wisconsin under a provision added to the state budget.
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Secret $1.5 million donation from Wisconsin billionaire uncovered in Scott Walker dark-money probe

Secret $1.5 million donation from Wisconsin billionaire uncovered in Scott Walker dark-money probe | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
John Menard Jr. is widely known as the richest man in Wisconsin. So a little more than three years ago, when Menard wanted to back Wisconsin Gov.
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The Scott Walker Files

The Scott Walker Files | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
From his earliest days in political office a quarter century ago Scott Walker has followed a simple doctrine - enrich his friends, punish his enemies and advance his political career.
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“Right to Work” Is the Wrong Answer for Wisconsin’s Economy

Wisconsin lawmakers considering a right-to-work (RTW) law should weigh the consequences, specifically the impact on wages, against the unsubstantiated claims that RTW laws attract new businesses to locate in a state.
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A Summary of the Governor’s Proposed Budget for K-12 Education

A Summary of the Governor’s Proposed Budget  for K-12 Education | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
Governor Walker has proposed an education budget that cuts state support to public schools, freezes local support, devotes new resources to private schools, and cuts property taxes.
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Grading teachers not so easy

Grading teachers not so easy | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
Large-scale study says new teacher evaluation systems don’t reflect teacher quality.
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Gov. Scott Walker says he would call voter ID special session : Wsj

Gov. Scott Walker says he would call voter ID special session : Wsj | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
The Senate took up a dozen election-related measures Tuesday before 9 p.m., including a bill that would end weekend voting prior to statewide elections.
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Study: Watching Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News

Study: Watching Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared in Business Insider on May 22, 2012.
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Taxpayers will pay more under Scott Walker health plan, study says

Taxpayers will pay more under Scott Walker health plan, study says | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott Walker's proposed rejection of a federally funded expansion of state health programs would add $52 million in costs for state taxpayers over the next two years, according to the Legislature's nonpartisan budget office.
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Scott Walker Forced to Back Down and Not Arrest People for Watching ... - PoliticusUSA

Scott Walker Forced to Back Down and Not Arrest People for Watching ... - PoliticusUSA | Wisconsin Politics | Scoop.it
PoliticusUSA Scott Walker Forced to Back Down and Not Arrest People for Watching ...
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Budget would limit release of data on individual voucher schools

The state budget bill expanding voucher schools across Wisconsin is also putting limits on the release of public data about their performance.
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House committee targets education funding | eSchool News

Republicans controlling the House of Representatives pressed ahead May 21 with a plan to slash spending on certain domestic programs—including education—far deeper than the cuts these departments already face under a painful round of automatic...
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