Monday, April 24th, 2017

So, as of today, my time with Watchdog is no more. The Franklin Center is closed. I’m not sure what, if anything, will take its place, and I’m not even sure what caused its demise. The twelfth labor of Heracles was the capture of Hades’ watchdog Cerberus, but I suspect Watchdog’s end was less dramatic, […]

Since I’m chaining myself to the desk today, I thought I would bring everyone up to speed on the comings and goings and what-not. If you’ve checked out my Facebook page, my writer’s Facebook page, or my Twitter page this morning, you’ll notice I changed the header picture. One, because the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha […]

Catching up on recent posts over at Watchdog.org: Oconomowoc schools investigating marketing director who did consulting work during business hours By James Wigderson  /  December 22, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  3 Comments “We’ll continue to investigate in our fact-finding until we can reach some logical conclusions, and then we’ll take whatever actions we […]

A new study says the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program will have a $473 million economic impact on the Milwaukee area by 2035 because of higher graduation rates for voucher school students compared to their peers in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Our Watchdog.org Madison bureau chief MD Kittle filled in for Jay Weber today on WISN-AM. Besides doing a hilarious impression of The Count from Sesame Street helping Jill Stein count ballots, Kittle interviewed Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee, about an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lamenting the loss of […]

My wife and I had a reminder today that, now that my Waukesha Freeman column is gone, some of you don’t get to read as much Wiggy wisdom as you’d like. I’m going to try to keep this page updated more with my latest work. In the meantime, you can always find me at Watchdog.org […]

Nygren: Shiocton school funding story misleading By James Wigderson  /  November 4, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments “Voucher funding is comprised entirely from state revenue, meaning no property tax dollars are used to fund the voucher,” the lawmaker said. Read More → ‘Just a guy’ attempts to stop Oconomowoc referendum By James […]

Waukesha Freeman 10/6/16 Page A5 Opinion Still waiting for John Doe justice Illegal leaks must be prosecuted The U.S. Supreme Court struck a blow for free speech Monday when it announced it would not take up the John Doe investigation case, ending a partisan witch hunt into conservative organizations in Wisconsin. Both state and federal […]

Governor Walker proposes sales tax holiday on school supplies Watchdog.org–Sep 8, 2016 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday his plans for a “sales tax holiday” for school supplies for Aug. 5-6 next year. The proposal will be included … Jesus Lunch feeds the high school multitude without incident Watchdog.org–Sep 8, 2016 Jesus returned to the lunchtime […]

Hey, MPS is not going to screw up this guy’s Summerfest plans. Milwaukee Opportunity Schools Partnership Program (OSPP) Commissioner Demond Means announced his resignation on Wednesday, just hours after WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes wondered out loud on the air, “Why doesn’t he just quit?” (No, really – at 28:30.) I have reaction from just about everybody […]