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Op-Ed: 11 Steps to More Honest Government
Op-Ed

11 Steps to More Honest Government

Stronger open records and open meetings laws needed.

New Party For the Politically Homeless?

New Party For the Politically Homeless?

Mike McCabe, former head of WI Democracy Campaign, launches political party that's "neither elephant nor ass."

Walker Has Huge Cash Advantage

Walker Has Huge Cash Advantage

He's raised $24.5 million compared to Burke's $15.5 million, with twice as much of his donations coming from out of state.

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives $650,000 to State GOP

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives $650,000 to State GOP

Most of last minute campaign donation may go to Gov. Walker, who made trip to Las Vegas to woo the casino magnate.

Campaign Contributors Benefited from Walker Rejection of BadgerCare Dollars
Press Release

Campaign Contributors Benefited from Walker Rejection of BadgerCare Dollars

Insurance Companies getting windfall of public dollars also donated big money to Walker and legislators

Good Government Advocates Call for Walker to Step Down from WEDC
Press Release

Good Government Advocates Call for Walker to Step Down from WEDC

In light of conflicts of interest, emergency action needed to protect public job creation dollars from legal bribery

Mike McCabe Blasts Both Parties

Mike McCabe Blasts Both Parties

“We have one party that is scary and another that is scared,” writes Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, in his new book.

The State of Politics: Unopposed Legislators Still Love Campaign Cash
The State of Politics

Unopposed Legislators Still Love Campaign Cash

Retiring and unopposed legislators are sitting on $1.2 million in donations.

Are John Doe Subjects Still Coordinating?

Are John Doe Subjects Still Coordinating?

Scott Walker says they did nothing wrong. Will he coordinate with "independent" groups in upcoming campaign?

Campaign Coordination With Outside Groups is Common

Campaign Coordination With Outside Groups is Common

Study says Walker's coordination with independent groups doesn't compare to some other states.

The State of Politics: Confusion Reigns on Campaign-Finance Law
The State of Politics

Confusion Reigns on Campaign-Finance Law

Court rulings leaves state regulators reeling and candidates mystified.

Wisconsinites Vote Big Money Out of Elections, New Analysis Finds McCutcheon Decision Could Let Big Money In
Press Release

Wisconsinites Vote Big Money Out of Elections, New Analysis Finds McCutcheon Decision Could Let Big Money In

MOVI Wisconsin Coalition Announces 2014-2015 Plan to Reclaim our Democracy

The Lobbyist Law Nobody Likes

The Lobbyist Law Nobody Likes

Except the WMC business lobby and Realtors Association, who are glad Walker signed it.

State Hires Company That Screwed-Up Voter Registration System

State Hires Company That Screwed-Up Voter Registration System

Walker administration gives $59 million IT contract to Accenture, which won headlines for its poor work under Doyle.

Talk is Cheap on John Doe Probe

Talk is Cheap on John Doe Probe

Are conservatives trying to smear the investigators probing Walker's reelection campaign and third party groups?

Measure Limits Recalls But Allows Unlimited Fundraising

Measure Limits Recalls But Allows Unlimited Fundraising

Republican proposal would provide great protection to incumbent politicians.

Murphy’s Law: New Probe is Big Trouble for Walker
Murphy’s Law

New Probe is Big Trouble for Walker

Both the first and second John Doe have focused on his campaigns, suggesting a disturbing pattern.

Supreme Court Decisions Favor Lawyers Who Donate

Supreme Court Decisions Favor Lawyers Who Donate

Study shows justices don't recuse in 98% of cases involving attorneys and Abrahamson gets the most money.

Murphy’s Law: How to Kill a Democracy
Murphy’s Law

How to Kill a Democracy

Glenn Grothman’s proposal would shield 96% of all political donations, ending transparency in campaigns.

Murphy’s Law: In Defense of Goo Goos
Murphy’s Law

In Defense of Goo Goos

Why we need the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Wisconsin Taxpayer’s Alliance.

School Choice Lobby Spends $10 Million

School Choice Lobby Spends $10 Million

Choice supporters donated $2.8 million to state candidates and $7 million for electioneering activities, according to nonpartisan watchdog group.

Murphy’s Law: The Voucher Lobby
Murphy’s Law

The Voucher Lobby

Lobbying for school choice provides big money for Republicans.

How Former Lawmakers Cash In

How Former Lawmakers Cash In

16 ex-lawmakers -- including former Assembly speakers and Senate majority leaders -- make big money lobbying the legislature.

The Money Behind the Mining Bill

The Money Behind the Mining Bill

Is it $15 million in campaign contributions? The tally is inexact, but it's way more than environmentalists donate.

A Solution to Our Billion-Dollar Democracy

A Solution to Our Billion-Dollar Democracy

11 states support a constitutional amendment to overthrow Supreme Court decision allowing unrestrained campaign spending. What about Wisconsin?

Walker Backs Transparency in Campaign Funding

Walker Backs Transparency in Campaign Funding

He's open -- in theory - to changes that address the problem of "dark money" in elections.

A Call for Redistricting Reform

A Call for Redistricting Reform

Given the distorted election results, good government groups want to reform the process of redistricting.

How Republicans Won the Legislature

How Republicans Won the Legislature

It was a Democratic wave, but redistricting helped the GOP win 74% of assembly seats with just 52% of the vote.