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Campaign Cash: Bill Goes Easy on Business Polluters
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Bill Goes Easy on Business Polluters

And manufacturers donate to legislators pushing the proposal.

Campaign Cash: GOP Bill Repeals Minimum Markup
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GOP Bill Repeals Minimum Markup

But business, tourism interests back current law on "unfair sales."

Campaign Cash: WMC Opposes Lead Pipes Bill
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WMC Opposes Lead Pipes Bill

Business lobbyist opposes loans to homeowners to replace pipes.

Campaign Cash: That’s a Whole Lot of Manure
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That’s a Whole Lot of Manure

55 million gallons per year from one mega farm; $75,000 to politicians.

Campaign Cash: Health Care Bigwigs Give Walker $44,000
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Health Care Bigwigs Give Walker $44,000

Walker budget spends on medical education, health programs.

Campaign Cash: Kochs Support Prevailing Wage Bill
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Kochs Support Prevailing Wage Bill

GOP bill pushed by ALEC and group's treasurer, Sen Leah Vukmir.

Bill Restricts Election Recounts

Bill Restricts Election Recounts

Inspired by Jill Stein recount, would make state more restrictive than most.

Campaign Cash: Legislators Dump 83 Walker Policies
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Legislators Dump 83 Walker Policies

No such action in 25 years. Many of budget items sought by special interests.

Campaign Cash: Referendums Voted Against Citizens United
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Referendums Voted Against Citizens United

105 communities with 48% of state’s voters have now voted to overturn Supreme Court decision.

Campaign Cash: Accused Insurer Is Big Campaign Donor
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Accused Insurer Is Big Campaign Donor

UnitedHealth Group accused of Medicaid fraud, gave $42,000 to state politicians.

Campaign Cash: Farm Bureau Has Capitol Clout
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Farm Bureau Has Capitol Clout

Spends $3 million on lobbying alone, gets policies hurting environment.

Campaign Cash: Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550
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Regent Nominees Gave Walker $22,550

The two nominees also gave more than $64,000 to other candidates.

Campaign Cash: NRA Wants Guns Without Permits
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NRA Wants Guns Without Permits

More than 40 GOP legislators back bill, received NRA donations.

Campaign Cash: Liberal Group Spends $225,000 on Evers
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Liberal Group Spends $225,000 on Evers

Greater Wisconsin Committee buying TV ads in Milwaukee, Green Bay areas.

Campaign Cash: Top Donors to Superintendent Candidates
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Top Donors to Superintendent Candidates

Unions love incumbent Evers; corporate leaders back Holtz.

Campaign Cash: Democrats File Complaint Against Gableman
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Democrats File Complaint Against Gableman

Claiming he violated code of conduct by helping Republican fundraiser.

Campaign Cash: Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs
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Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs

Democratic bill says property tax bills must show cost to local school district.

Campaign Cash: Corporations Gave $1.3 Million to Politicians
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Corporations Gave $1.3 Million to Politicians

Allowed by new state law. $827,000 given to state GOP, $479,000 to Democrats.

Campaign Cash: Bill Targets Business Grantees
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Bill Targets Business Grantees

Bipartisan bill fines or jails businesses who cheat state on WEDC grants.

Campaign Cash: Illegal Funding By Democratic Group?
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Illegal Funding By Democratic Group?

WDC files complaint against Assembly group for violating campaign finance law.

Campaign Cash: Budget Has Millions in Tax Breaks
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Budget Has Millions in Tax Breaks

Breaks go to special interest groups who donated $10.2 million to Walker.

Wis. Democracy Campaign Files Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Dean Knudson
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Wis. Democracy Campaign Files Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Dean Knudson

“The creation of the Wisconsin Liberty Fund, an express advocacy PAC by a sitting legislator, is patently illegal.”

Corporations Pour Money Into State Politics

Corporations Pour Money Into State Politics

They spend nearly $300,000 in first four months of 2016 to elect favored candidates.

Wis. Nonprofits Want US Dept. of Justice to Challenge Voter ID Law
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Wis. Nonprofits Want US Dept. of Justice to Challenge Voter ID Law

They Cite Recent Evidence of “Racist Intent”

Wis. Repubs Try to Crush Voter Registration Drives. Urgent: Block SB 295!
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Wis. Repubs Try to Crush Voter Registration Drives. Urgent: Block SB 295!

It would make it impossible to conduct voter registration drives.

3 DA’s Appeal John Doe
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3 DA’s Appeal John Doe

“This is great news for anyone who is concerned about money in politics,” said Matt Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

Wisconsin State Supreme Court Out of Order on John Doe II!
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Wisconsin State Supreme Court Out of Order on John Doe II!

“This is a corrupt, rigged, and renegade court,” said Matt Rothschild.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Supports Iowa-Model Redistricting Reform
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Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Supports Iowa-Model Redistricting Reform

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign endorses Senate Bill 58 and Assembly Bill 328.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Condemns State Supreme Court Ruling in John Doe II
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Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Condemns State Supreme Court Ruling in John Doe II

“It is not only regrettable; it is downright dangerous,” said Matt Rothschild, the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

Walker Campaign Finance Report Riddled with Errors
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Walker Campaign Finance Report Riddled with Errors

The Democracy Campaign filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board.