Pay-to-Play Archive

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Reports

Press Releases

Walker's whales

Check-bundling cloaks special interest sway

Special interests reap state budget policy, spending breaks

Frack sand industry support spikes with mines

$10 million in 10 years drives school agenda

Mine backers drill with big cash to ease regulations

Road fund gets concrete protection from special interests

Special interests pig out on the taxpayers’ tab

Legislation under the influence

Will payday lender money blitz win out?

Payday lender cash derails tough regulation

Payday lenders shell out record cash to kill regulation

Doyle’s DNR flip-flop attuned with big contributors

Tobacco contributions no spit in the bucket

Is cash warming Doyle to nuclear option?

Big money flows to power

Cable bill supporters got 12 times more than foes

Health care reform opponents hold $7 to $1 edge in contributions

Special interests deny treatment to ailing health care

Tech companies at the trough

Docks unlimited

Contributions recharge nuke plant sale

Money talks, public walks

Doyle tapping wealthy special interests far and wide

Environmental deregulation littered with big money

Taxpayers fleeced as big campaign donors get sweetheart privatization deal

Casino, loan shark money flows to Doyle

Money shouts at capitol

A ‘Three Lie Budget’

Academic study shows link between campaign donations and state contracts

Budget bill is special interest protection plan

Testimony before Judiciary Committee, July 2002

Doyle’s grants-for-cash warrant investigation

Lobbyist’s pay-to-play memo prophetic

Tight budget still laced with special interest goodies

Rent-to-own contributions jump amid try for consumer protection exemption

Payday loan industry becomes major source of out-of-state campaign funds

Pharmaceutical donations up 20%; lobbying up 78%

Senator rakes in banking money, casts deciding vote to kill ATM bill

Construction firm receives no-bid contract 2 weeks before executives give $37,000