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Taxpayers socked at The Hop

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett had long been itching to spend all that “free” federal money on a downtown streetcar. Now, Barrett’s got The Hop, a $128 million boondoggle of a streetcar traveling a 2.1 loop in downtown Milwaukee. He’s got big expansion plans for his pet project. The Badger Institute takes a closer look at the costly Hop project in its new video report, “Taxpayers Taken for a Ride: The Milwaukee Streetcar.”

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Lawsuit: Madison schools’ gender identity policy violates parental rights

Lawsuit: Madison schools’ gender identity policy violates parental rights

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL)  this week made good on a previous threat, filing a lawsuit alleging Madison Metropolitan School District’s policies on gender identity violate parental rights. 

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February 19, 2020
Assembly unanimously passes drug transparency bill

Assembly unanimously passes drug transparency bill

In an overwhelming show of unanimity, the Assembly on Tuesday passed a prescription drug transparency bill by a 96-0 vote. 

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February 19, 2020
Bill seeks $500,000 for school video game competitions

Bill seeks $500,000 for school video game competitions

With just two in five Wisconsin students able to read and solve math problems at grade level, two liberal lawmakers want the state to spend a half million dollars in taxpayer money on a grant program for student video game competitions. 

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February 19, 2020
Bloomberg: Taxing poor people is a good thing

Bloomberg: Taxing poor people is a good thing

Billionaire liberal presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign slogan should be: Open mouth, insert foot. 

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February 19, 2020
Big Labor’s big payday

Big Labor’s big payday

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow House Democrats have passed a bill that would kill a vital worker freedom law and deliver generous gifts to their Big Labor friends. 

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February 18, 2020
Attorney: Food truck fight bigger than small town lawsuit

Attorney: Food truck fight bigger than small town lawsuit

A lawsuit against a Door County town board is about more than the entrepreneurs’ right to operate a food truck on their property, according to the attorney for the plaintiffs. It’s about a basic free-market principle. 

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February 18, 2020
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