2015 Press Releases

How to avoid burnout
December 31, 2015

Republicans go after local control in Milwaukee
December 30, 2015

GOP bill seeks income tax deduction for psychiatrists
December 23, 2015

Ag’s big money and polluted well water in Kewaunee County
December 22, 2015

Timber industry, environmental group at odds over forestland tax break bill
December 21, 2015

3 DA’s appeal John Doe!
December 18, 2015

Dark day for Wisconsin, but it won’t last
December 17, 2015

WDC testimony in opposition to creating a legislative office of inspector general
December 16, 2015

Statement on Governor Walker signing bill dismantling the GAB
December 16, 2015

Tourism industry, local governments oppose house rental bill
December 15, 2015

Open records and meetings watchdog files complaint against state board
December 14, 2015

Real estate interests back restrictions on local government property laws
December 14, 2015

Menard plays the money game in Wisconsin politics
December 9, 2015

Walker administration has $38 million reasons for lax environmental enforcement
December 8, 2015

Wisconsin State Supreme Court out of Order on John Doe II!
December 7, 2015

GOP lawmakers want to reduce penalties for animal feed violators
December 7, 2015

State Supreme Court gives DAs just 14 days to join John Doe
December 7, 2015

DA Ozanne should appeal John Doe II decision
December 4, 2015

Open letter requesting DA intervention in John Doe II case
December 3, 2015

Read the defiant statement of the John Doe II prosecutor
December 2, 2015

Justice Abrahamson slams the canning of the John Doe prosecutor
December 2, 2015

Powerful special interests back restrictions on land use regulation
December 2, 2015

Influence peddler of the month - Club for Growth Wisconsin
December 1, 2015

Enbridge considering new pipeline through Wisconsin
November 30, 2015

Thankful on Thanksgiving to advocates for democracy in Wisconsin
November 24, 2015

Polaris Industries backs lower age limit for rec vehicles
November 24, 2015

Bill would remove age, weapons restrictions in hunting program for children
November 23, 2015

An urgent book about Wisconsin politics
November 19, 2015

Love triangle:  Johnson Controls, Walker contributions, and WEDC
November 18, 2015

Dark day in Madison, sunny dawn in Milwaukee
November 17, 2015

Milk Source, a big Walker donor, wins in judge's ruling on wells
November 17, 2015

Campaign finance, GAB bills up for final legislative approval on Monday
November 13, 2015

A visionary campaign finance bill
November 13, 2015

Lawmakers plan bill to increase rail safety after derailments
November 12, 2015

NRA backs bill to prohibit photographing hunters
November 10, 2015

The mugging of democracy in Wisconsin
November 7, 2015

Reject the so-called “compromise” on campaign finance and GAB
November 6, 2015

Special interests urging lawmakers to borrow $200 million to pay for road projects
November 4, 2015

Assembly plans action on bills favored by special interest contributors
November 3, 2015

Influence peddler of the month - Americans for Prosperity
November 2, 2015

On campaign finance bill, the intro says it all
October 28, 2015

GOP lawmaker, insurance agency owner sponsors bill to reduce liability for dog bites
October 28, 2015

GAB head refutes Senator Leah Vukmir’s charges
October 27, 2015

Wisconsin media condemns campaign finance bill
October 27, 2015

Author says bill to cut tax auditors is business friendly move
October 26, 2015

Guess who backs the GOP assaults on GAB and campaign finance laws
October 22, 2015

Wisconsin Republicans flagrantly misread Citizens United
October 22, 2015

Wisconsin Republicans give lawmakers “Get out of jail free card”
October 21, 2015

Secretive ALEC senator calls for open meetings probe of GAB
October 21, 2015

Letter to the Government Accountability Board
October 20, 2015

Health insurers, doctors want lawmakers to have more say over state health insurance
October 19, 2015

WDC condemns campaign finance bill changes to hide more information from the public
October 16, 2015

Campaign finance bill rewritten to hide more information from the public
October 16, 2015

Lawmakers seek to lift Wisconsin’s nuke plant ban
October 15, 2015

Legislative proposal would permit concealed guns in college classrooms
October 14, 2015

WDC testimony on Government Accountability Board and campaign finance 'reforms'
October 13, 2015

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign blasts Walker’s pick for high court
October 12, 2015

GOP bill guts state campaign finance law
October 8, 2015

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign denounces GOP campaign finance bill
October 8, 2015

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign denounces Republican plan to smash the GAB
October 7, 2015

Wisconsin contributors gave more to some Democratic electioneering groups
October 7, 2015

Wisconsin contributors give $1.2 million to some dark money groups
October 6, 2015

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Right to Life
October 1, 2015

Bill would make ALEC register as lobbyist
September 30, 2015

GOP lawmakers want to create jukebox tax break
September 29, 2015

Who are the legislators behind overhauling the state’s civil service system?
September 28, 2015

Update:  DNR board decides to delay state land sale to Walker donor
September 24, 2015

GOP legislators seek repeal of law used against major donor
September 23, 2015

Celebrating National Voter Registration Day
September 22, 2015

Kohl’s executives contributed $6,200 to Walker after state award
September 22, 2015

Leading Walker donor to buy lake frontage property from DNR
September 21, 2015

Groups seek to boost voter registration
September 21, 2015

The GAB: A pillar of democracy
September 17, 2015

Republican-backed candidate enters state supreme court race
September 17, 2015

Did Walker get contributions from beyond the grave?
September 17, 2015

Walker appointed judge who contributed to him
September 16, 2015

Bill would reduce state oversight of controversial high-capacity wells
September 15, 2015

Republicans launch power grab over state agencies
September 10, 2015

Why we need to get money out of politics
September 9, 2015

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign supports Iowa-model redistricting reform
September 8, 2015

How school voucher interests cashed in here in Wisconsin
September 8, 2015

Labor PACs contributed $64K to Republican gov, AG, legislators
September 2, 2015

Eaton's gifts to and from Walker
September 1, 2015

Influence peddler of the month - National Rifle Association
September 1, 2015

$1,000 per hour lobbyists roam Wisconsin Capitol
August 27, 2015

Special interests that backed Bucks arena gave $285K+ to Dems who supported deal
August 26, 2015

PAC contributions up sharply in first half of 2015
August 24, 2015

Health insurers, HMOs gave about $360K to Walker’s state campaigns
August 20, 2015

Schimel may lose redistricting suit
August 19, 2015

Spending by candidates for governor increased nearly 680 percent in 20 years
August 18, 2015

Walker's out-of-state money tilts the balance
August 17, 2015

Financial background on the fetal tissue ban debate
August 14, 2015

Sunlight report backs up GAB
August 13, 2015

Republican lawmakers smoke Dems in fundraising
August 13, 2015

Walker uses donor’s company for air travel
August 11, 2015

Legislative leaders went on special interest fundraising spree during budget debate
August 10, 2015

AG sides With WMC on pollution standards
August, 5, 2015

Top donors to Walker’s presidential fundraising committees
August 4, 2015

Influence peddler of the month - Republican Governors Association
August 3, 2015

Justice Prosser’s pathetic self-defense on recusal
July 30, 2015

Bill would prohibit possession, sale of dangerous, exotic animals
July 30, 2015

Why John Doe prosecutor should appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court
July 29, 2015

More local control, transparency over frac sand mines opposed by powerful interests
July 29, 2015

Local shoreline development rules loosened
July 28, 2015

The background on the GAB battle
July 27, 2015

Update on WDC’s complaint to GAB
July 24, 2015

Behind the loosening of lead paint regulations
July 23, 2015

Walker’s state campaign raised nearly 90 percent from outside Wisconsin
July 22, 2015

Federal committees raise more than $26 million to support Walker prez bid
July 21, 2015

Walker's state fundraising committee raises $5.9 Million in first half of 2015
July 21, 2015

Walker piles on GAB
July 20, 2015

Walker sides with Enbridge over communities, private property owners
July 17, 2015

Biased justices ruled on Wisconsin John Doe case
July 16, 2015

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign condemns state Supreme Court ruling in John Doe II
July 16, 2015

State budget opens door to more patronage in civil service
July 15, 2015

Walker campaign finance report riddled with errors
July 14, 2015

Wisconsin Republican legislators launch groundless attack on GAB
July 13, 2015

6 lessons of the foiled assault on open government in Wisconsin
July 6, 2015

Legislative committee inserts payday lender perk in state budget
July 6, 2015

“We’re going to keep you in the dark,” say Republican legislators
July 3, 2015

Walker signs law to loosen loan regulations
July 2, 2015

Influence peddler of the month - Greater Wisconsin Committee
July 1, 2015

The special interests and money in the prevailing wage fight
June 30, 2015

Supreme Court’s great decision on redistricting
June 29, 2015

Walker signs bill to let high-end donor get public cash for golf course
June 26, 2015

Walker approves new laws to loosen gun purchase, carry
June 24, 2015

Walker received $104K from executives of companies that got state WEDC aid without a review
June 23, 2015

Group concerned weak rent-to-own regulations may get into state budget
June 22, 2015

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign issues correction on Scott Jensen
June 22, 2015

Look who is behind a bill to loosen lead paint inspections
June 17, 2015

Legislative Republicans accepted $540K from road building interests
June 16, 2015

State budget targets bow-hunting laws in towns, cities
June 15, 2015

Dem urged to delay fundraiser until state budget is approved
June 12, 2015

Group asks probe of NRA’s political spending
June 11, 2015

Walker got nearly $18K from executives whose companies failed to repay WEDC loans
June 10, 2015

Room tax plan has backing from lodging interests
June 9, 2015

Leading good government groups in Wisconsin denounce bill to destroy audit bureau
June 9, 2015

Top interest group spenders in Wisconsin statewide and legislative elections
June 8, 2015

Retirees continue to top Walker’s donor base
June 5, 2015

Business interests back bill to shield wood stove makers
June 3, 2015

Even Republicans get it! There’s too much $$$ in politics
June 2, 2015

Walker appoints collective bargaining, redistricting lawyers to judgeships
June 2, 2015

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
June 1, 2015

Large insurers get their way at Joint Finance
May 28, 2015

Grebe, Bradley reap regent reward from Walker
May 27, 2015

Republicans want to increase logging in state forests at behest of papermakers and timber interests
May 26, 2015

See who is behind mandatory civics tests to graduate from high school
May 21, 2015

The pay off on school voucher expansion
May 20, 2015

Enbridge gets green award from WMC with DNR help
May 19, 2015

The Minahan File
May 18, 2015

Barbara Lawton, Dale Schultz decry money in politics
May 14, 2015

Bill would push more road-repair taxes on local governments
May 14, 2015

Tavern League backs bill prohibiting ban on electronic cigarettes
May 13, 2015

Lawmaker wants to go easy on businesses that skimp on taxes
May 12, 2015

Here’s the money behind the bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks
May 11, 2015

Walker campaign donor’s project gets another nod from DNR
May 8, 2015

Developers got GOP to strip Dane County of water authority
May 7, 2015

Walker wants to delay tougher phosphorous pollutions standards
May 6, 2015

Big business backs drug tests for unemployment benefits
May 5, 2015

Legislative proposal would make it more difficult to sue private campgrounds
May 4, 2015

How the Koch brothers helped Scott Walker
May 4, 2015

We don’t need more secret campaign money
April 30, 2015

Finally, the Supreme Court wakes up about $ in politics
April 30, 2015

Scott Jensen named first influence peddler of the month
April 30, 2015

Walker got $7,900 from company that laid off workers after tax breaks
April 29, 2015

WMC backs bill to cloak campaign contributions
April 28, 2015

Legislators want to prohibit communities from imposing new occupational fees
April 27, 2015

Milwaukee business group behind cut to consumer board
April 23, 2015

Wisconsin Joint Finance to cities, counties: Good luck getting insurance!
April 22, 2015

Walker is Kochs’ $5 million man
April 21, 2015

Former aides create super PAC to back Walker in 2016
April 17, 2015

Bill would hurt debtors, help debt collectors
April 17, 2015

Legislative proposal would grant some new businesses a 20-year tax exemption
April 16, 2015

“Let’s give the pendulum a shove”
April 13, 2015

GOP lawmaker wants secrecy, other non-spending items out of state budget
April 13, 2015

Unusual money trail in Wisconsin Supreme Court race
April 9, 2015

See who backs Uber, Lyft
April 8, 2015

NRA group backs bill to loosen switchblade prohibitions
April 6, 2015

Top Daley donor gives state GOP $200K
April 2, 2015

Walker makes rare campaign contributions to fellow Republicans  
April 2, 2015

‘Non-partisan’ Supreme Court candidates get support from partisan sources
April 1, 2015

Groups raise $680,000 to spend on last-minute ad blitz for constitutional amendment
March 31, 2015

Group with ties to Madison lobbyist urges ‘Yes’ vote on chief justice referendum
March 30, 2015

Republican bill would shift $270 million in taxes from business to individuals
March 26, 2015

Donald Trump joined Menard in funding Walker
March 25, 2015

The Menard File: See his contributions to Walker and others
March 24, 2015

Testimony on Chapter 11, campaign finance
March 24, 2015

GOP bill would make it tougher for some to get a job
March 24, 2015

Big ag up for $720K+ in fee breaks in Walker’s state budget
March 19, 2015

Lesson of the caucus scandal
March 19, 2015

$1 in $4 in labor PAC contributions to legislators went to GOP lawmakers
March 18, 2015

Bill would give subsidies to high-end donor for golf course project
March 17, 2015

Wisconsin contributions to some dark money groups set record $8.7 million in 2014
March 16, 2015

Utilities seeking state approval for merger gave Walker $171K+
March 12, 2015

Railroad that got state wetland-filling permit contributed $15K+ to Walker
March 11, 2015

Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justices must recuse themselves from John Doe
March 10, 2015

Agriculture group pays ‘penalty’ to itself for illegal corporate donations
March 10, 2015

Badger meter employees contributed nearly $29,000 to Walker
March 9, 2015

Tourism backed speed-limit increase goes to legislature
March 9, 2015

Legislative proposal would let state collect ambulance bills from tax refunds
March 5, 2015

Legislative candidates, groups dole out $16.9 million in 2014 elections
March 4, 2015

Robin Vos tips his hand on campaign finance
March 3, 2015

Wealthy Walker donors quick to take advantage of new federal contribution limits
February 27, 2015

Unions contributed more than $83K to help reelect Walker
February 27, 2015

Campaign reform comes to Chicago
February 26, 2015

‘Ag-gag’ bill coming to Wisconsin
February 26, 2015

Walker’s assault on unions is part of his assault on democracy
February  25, 2015

Pro right-to-work groups spent $5M+ to help reelect Walker in 2014
February 24, 2015

The money behind right-to-work: Business contributions dwarf labor contributions
February 23, 2015

GOP lawmakers want higher interest rates on small claims awards to landlords
February 20, 2015

The five fallacies of Citizens United
February 19, 2015

Wisconsin governor candidates draw celebrity contributions
February 19, 2015

The money behind making it easier to get a gun
February 19, 2015

Walker's proposed logging deregulation follows $68K in campaign contributions
February 18, 2015

Wisconsin governor's race cost nearly $82 million
February 17, 2015

Special interest groups spent more than $36 million in the 2014 fall elections
February 16, 2015

Top donors to “nonpartisan” Supreme Court candidates are pointedly partisan
February 12, 2015

13 ways Walker’s budget takes accountability away
February 12, 2015

Group files complaint about Walker’s federal fundraising committee
February 11, 2015

Ashley Furniture: Big contributor rakes in state tax credits and federal fines
February 10, 2015

GOP lawmaker, bank officer behind proposal to loosen loan regulations
February 9, 2015

The money behind Walker’s laxity toward for-profit colleges
February 6, 2015

Walker wants public in the dark about UW research
February 6, 2015

Walker has received $2.4 Million in contributions, help from school voucher supporters
February 5, 2015

Walker continued to get majority of campaign cash from outside Wisconsin
February 4, 2015

Winning bidders for state office project gave Walker $58K
February 3, 2015

Walker’s 2014 fundraising and spending three times higher than 2010
February 3, 2015

Alcohol industry, grocers back liquor samples bill
February 2, 2015

GOP leader renews call for legislative action on right to work
January 30, 2015

Raffle bill draws curious supporters
January 29, 2015

Give democracy a chance in Wisconsin
January 29, 2015

Who is behind the next wage cuts in Wisconsin?
January 28, 2015

Business group that backs new arena contributed generously to Walker, group
January 28, 2015

See Scott Walker's biggest contributors
January 27, 2015

Koch pledge torpedoes democracy, mocks Citizens United
January 27, 2015

Dems want to ban, restrict powdered alcohol, electronic cigs
January 27, 2015

DNR to mull frac sand study, legislators may strip local control over mines
January 26, 2015

Five years later, Citizens United is undermining democracy
January 23, 2015

Tribes gave $170,000 to electioneering group that supported Walker
January 22, 2015

Wisconsin assemblywoman introduces bill to overturn Citizens United
January 21, 2015

Oil pipeline owner contributed nearly $1,500 to state candidates
January 21, 2015

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says overturn Citizens United
January 20, 2015

Wisconsin contributors gave $1 million-plus to three electioneering groups
January 20, 2015

Thomas Paine vs. Citizens United: Free speech is for individuals only
January 19, 2015

Statement regarding Audit Report 14-14: Government Accountability Board
January, 14 2015

Gas tax hike unlikely after special interest opposition
January 13, 2015

Bill may give pro-school voucher interests more say on accountability
January 12, 2015

Who funds sponsors of the state Supreme Court bill?
January 9, 2015

How donations to Wisconsin political parties have changed dramatically
January 8, 2015

Diane Hendricks, right to work supporter, gave Republican Party of Wisconsin $1 million
January 6, 2015

A note from Matt Rothschild
January 5, 2015