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Campaign Cash: Assembly Approves Rollback of Wetlands Protection
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Assembly Approves Rollback of Wetlands Protection

Bill backed by WMC, Kochs, could destroy 1 million acres of wetlands.

Campaign Cash: Dark Money Targets Supreme Court Race
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Dark Money Targets Supreme Court Race

Secretive Wisconsin Alliance for Reform will do ads, has connections to GOP, Koch Brothers.

Bryce Releases Statement on Ryan’s Pay to Play Scheme
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Bryce Releases Statement on Ryan’s Pay to Play Scheme

"Paul Ryan is putting billionaires and special-interest groups ahead of the people of the First District, and this quid pro quo with the Kochs is just the latest example."

Campaign Cash: GOP Has Cash Edge in 10th Senate Race
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GOP Has Cash Edge in 10th Senate Race

Republican Jarchow raised more, has more dark money than Democrat Schachtner.

Campaign Cash: Republican Bills Prohibit Local Labor Rules
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Republican Bills Prohibit Local Labor Rules

WMC and Kochs favor overriding long list of local government laws.

Campaign Cash: Special Interests Target 10th Senate District
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Special Interests Target 10th Senate District

One Democratic and two Republican groups will run phony issue ads.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Koch Bills to Loosen Licensing
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Walker Signs Koch Bills to Loosen Licensing

ALEC-developed bills reduce training requirements for barbers, cosmetologists, others.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Lax Land Use Law
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Walker Signs Lax Land Use Law

Makes it easier to sell substandard lots. Backed by big business, realtors, Koch group.

Campaign Cash: High Court Candidate Hires Koch Operatives
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High Court Candidate Hires Koch Operatives

Judge Michael Screnock’s Supreme Court campaign hires former execs of Koch-funded groups.

Campaign Cash: Schimel Chats Up Big Donors at Trump Resort
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Schimel Chats Up Big Donors at Trump Resort

Event sponsored by group that gave $300,000 to state campaigns in 2014 election.

Campaign Cash: New GOP Pro-Mining Group Ran Attack Ads
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New GOP Pro-Mining Group Ran Attack Ads

Natural Resources Development Association did ads attacking mining opponents.

Campaign Cash: Mega-Donors’ Offshore Cash Backed Walker
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Mega-Donors’ Offshore Cash Backed Walker

Paradise Papers show billionaire’s off-shore tax havens donated to Gov. Walker.

Campaign Cash: Secret Corporate Cash Funded GOP Hideaway
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Secret Corporate Cash Funded GOP Hideaway

Ryan and Republicans enjoyed fancy post-convention “cloakroom" paid for by 20 companies.

Murphy’s Law: How to Buy a University Department
Murphy’s Law

How to Buy a University Department

Bradley Foundation and Kochs buy a new UW-Madison economics institute.

Gov. Walker’s Favorite Right Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Walker’s Favorite Professor
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Gov. Walker’s Favorite Right Wing Foundations Funding Gov. Walker’s Favorite Professor

‘Add Professor Williams to the List of Their Pro-Walker Expenditures’

Op Ed: Where Are the People?
Op Ed

Where Are the People?

Bill to end occupational licensing backed by right wing groups, but just one worker testifies in favor.

Campaign Cash: Walker Signs Koch-Backed Anti-Regulation Law
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Walker Signs Koch-Backed Anti-Regulation Law

State agencies now have less power to protect environment, consumer rights, public health.

Campaign Cash: Bill Expands Winery Retail Hours
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Bill Expands Winery Retail Hours

It pits Koch Brothers and Farm Bureau (supporters) against Tavern League (opposed).

Murphy’s Law: The Bradley Foundation’s New Pope
Murphy’s Law

The Bradley Foundation’s New Pope

New chairman James Arthur Pope could turn foundation further right.

Campaign Cash: GOP Bill Allows No License Bakeries
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GOP Bill Allows No License Bakeries

Part of ALEC agenda to reduced licensing requirements for barbers, cosmetologists, etc.

Campaign Cash: Koch-Funded Group Backs Tax Cut
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Koch-Funded Group Backs Tax Cut

Cut could reduce state forestry funding.

In Unprecedented Move, JFC Republicans Allot Millions to Establish Partisan, Conservative Think Tank at UW-Madison
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In Unprecedented Move, JFC Republicans Allot Millions to Establish Partisan, Conservative Think Tank at UW-Madison

Plan allots $500,000 for speakers to appear on other UW Campuses

Kochs Big Donors to Colleges

Kochs Big Donors to Colleges

Giving more than $1 million to state's public, private colleges.

Campaign Cash: Bill Buries State Regulations
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Bill Buries State Regulations

After 7 years they would expire. Kochs and WMC back the bill.

Campaign Cash: A Special Bill for Special Interests
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A Special Bill for Special Interests

They dole out $30 million on candidates, get a bill cutting regulations on businesses.

Campaign Cash: Koch-Backed Texas Group Lobbies Here
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Koch-Backed Texas Group Lobbies Here

With $73 million in funding, it lobbies for long list of conservative causes.

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.

Meet Donald Trump’s Anti-Public Education, Influence Peddling Billionaire: Betsy DeVos
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Meet Donald Trump’s Anti-Public Education, Influence Peddling Billionaire: Betsy DeVos

DeVos presents a clear danger to public schools.

Data Wonk: Does Big Government Threaten Freedom?
Data Wonk

Does Big Government Threaten Freedom?

The Church of the Gipper argues big government threatens freedom. But what about private parties? Such as Donald Trump.

Op-Ed: Koch Brothers Impact on GOP Convention
Op-Ed

Koch Brothers Impact on GOP Convention

Their impact on Republican platform and candidates — all but Trump — was “huge!”