Matt Kittle
Matt Kittle

Matt Kittle, executive director of Empower Wisconsin, is an award-winning investigative reporter and 30-year veteran of print, broadcast, and online journalism.

Wisconsin High School Threatens Students With Truancy And Fines For Protesting Mask Rules

Students and parents in the Tomahawk School District in Wisconsin are increasingly upset over what they view as an abuse of power by school officials.

Wisconsin City Defies Supreme Court Order To Force All Schools Closed Until Jan. 15

‘Instead of utilizing resources we have to find ways to safely reopen our schools, there is a contingent of people looking for ways to close our schools,’ says U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil.

Rioting Hits Another Wisconsin Suburb Over Black Officer Who Shot Black Kid Investigators Say Pulled A Stolen Gun

Sixty to 70 Black Lives Matter activists ‘targeted’ the black officer, vandalized his girlfriend’s home, and fired a shotgun at his back door in August. Riots erupted this week when he was not charged.

Judge Blocks Wis. Governor From Outing Businesses With COVID-19 Cases

If Gov. Tony Evers was still entertaining ideas of outing more than 1,000 businesses that have reported two or more COVID-19 cases, a southeast Wisconsin judge has put those plans on hold.

Big 10 Cancellation Could Put Even More Small Businesses Under

As if the endless suffering of 2020 weren’t enough, Madison’s State Street businesses learned Tuesday the Big 10 is canceling its fall sports season.

Wisconsin Mobs Beat Up Gay Lawmaker, Set Fire To Home, Invade Government Buildings

Black Lives Matter protesters toppled a statue of an abolitionist and beat up an openly gay state senator, while a Milwaukee mob set fire to a home and injured several police and a firefighter.

Wisconsin Takes Away Jobs, Makes Half A Million People Wait Weeks For Unemployment

‘Thank God the state is opening so myself and thousands can finally escape this nightmare,’ says a former restaurant manager who is still waiting for unemployment after nine weeks of being forced out of a job.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Governor’s State Lockdown Extension

Declaring that the state’s top health official wrongly bypassed legislative oversight, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Evers’ administration’s extended lockdown of the state.

After Outcry, Wisconsin Governor Reverses Ban On Outdoor Church Services

The intent of the order is to limit gatherings of people and person-to-person contact in an effort to protect the health and safety of all Wisconsinites by slowing the spread of COVID-19.’