Caucus Scandal Archive

January 6, 2011

WDC releases and commentary relating to the political corruption scandal at the State Capitol named for state offices known as legislative caucuses that have since been abolished. The scandal began in 2001 and resulted in several legislative leaders being convicted of criminal misconduct in public office, with some serving jail time.

Outrageous miscarriage of justice
December 20, 2010

The fairytale of a new Jensen trial
May 21, 2010

Jensen gets Supreme Gift
May 20, 2010

Surpeme Court awards Jensen for gaming the legal system
May 20, 2010

Clock keeps ticking, justice keeps waiting in Jensen case
September 25, 2009

Prosser not hearing Jensen appeal
June 18, 2009

Which justices will decide Jensen's fate this time
June 17, 2009

Gladstonewalling justice
December 1, 2008

Justice must wait some more
November 8, 2007

‘Good Lord’
June 2, 2006

Ebert's Review: Thumbs Down!
May 19, 2006

With or without Jensen
March 10, 2006

If they admit, you must acquit
February 3, 2006

Political ghosts past and present
December 16, 2005

Another day, another convicted felon
October 25, 2005

Brian Burke: Convicted felon and lobbyist in good standing
October 6, 2005

Another one cops a plea
October 4, 2005

Bopping the donkey
September 14, 2005

Justice delayed
June 28, 2005

We didn't do it, we didn't do it . . . OK, we did it
June 23, 2005

Justice delayed, justice denied, justices depraved
January 24, 2005

Feds investigating Wisconsin money laundering
July 3, 2003

Special session must address root causes of corruption
October 21, 2002

Testimony before judiciary committee
July 3, 2002

Testimony before governor's task force on ethics
June 25, 2002

Skindrud's caucus comments expose hypocrisy
June 12, 2002

Caucus legal fee recipients
May 14, 2002
Updated 10/19/02

List of legislative employees granted immunity
April 9, 2002
Updated 7/19/02

Doyle should challenge caucus legal fees
November 1, 2001

Caucus defense fund is bipartisanship at its worst
October 13, 2001

Agreement reached to eliminate caucuses
October 12, 2001

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign statement on possible caucus settlement
October 11, 2001

Legislators add insult to injury in caucus scandal
October 3, 2001

Blown save:  Governor misses opportunity to side with public on scandal-plagued caucuses
August 29, 2001

Reform groups urge McCallum to veto funding for legislative caucuses
August 2, 2001

Caucuses have got to go
July 13, 2001

Reform groups file complaint over caucus scandal
June 6, 2001

WDC calls on Ethics and Elections Board to investigate legislative caucus scandal
May 23, 2001

Legal Laundering -- A Report Examining the Link Between Special Interest Money and Legislative Leadership
November 18, 1999