2016 Press Releases

Surprise, surprise! Wisconsin Supreme Court sides with Schimel
December 28, 2016

Schimel still hypocritical on leaks
December 27, 2016

Court should redraw Wisconsin district maps
December 22, 2016

Senator Nass joins far right in denouncing UW "Whiteness" course
December 20, 2016

Controversial child support tax break resurfaces
December 20, 2016

State’s legal guardian for special interests seeks reelection
December 16, 2016

Trump is what happens when democracy decays
December 14, 2016

Wisconsin Ethics Commission member resigns
December 12, 2016

2015-16 Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Annual Report (pdf)
December 12, 2016

DNR still mulling permit for factory farm sought by Walker contributors
December 7, 2016

Green Bay mayor should resign
December 6, 2016

Green Bay mayor got off too easy!
December 5, 2016

PAC contributions surge in 2016 amid higher limits, less transparency
December 5, 2016

WMC, ag industry back plan to privatize, reorganize DNR duties
December 2, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Jobs First Coalition
December 1, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court shreds 4th amendment
November 29, 2016

Five valid reasons for the Wisconsin presidential recount
November 28, 2016

Judges toss rigged Wisconsin maps!
November 22, 2016

Electioneering groups spent nearly $9 million in legislative elections
November 21, 2016

5 states moved toward reform on November 8
November 16, 2016

Bright spot: No to big $ goes 18 for 18 in Wisconsin
November 14, 2016

GOP lawmaker plans bills to allow guns on school, college grounds
November 14, 2016

Timber industries get more state forestland to cut
November 10, 2016

Where to from here?
November 9, 2016

What happened??? 10 reasons why Donald Trump won
November 9, 2016

Good night, America!
November 9, 2016

Walker donors got DNR well permits
November 4, 2016

Feingold outspent 5-to-1 by outside groups
November 4, 2016

Electioneering groups set spending record in legislative elections
November 2, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Alliance for Reform
November 1, 2016

Plumbers union contributes $200K to Wisconsin electioneering groups
October 27, 2016

Special interests have dropped more than $5.7M in legislative races
October 25, 2016

A crucial vote November 8 you haven’t heard about
October 24, 2016

Assembly Dems point way toward reform
October 20, 2016

WMC honors legislators in its pocket
October 20, 2016

Special interest electioneering groups outspending legislative candidates
October 19, 2016

Who’s still donating big bucks to Walker’s presidential support group?
October 17, 2016

Outside group spending in legislative races tops $4.3M
October 14, 2016

Wisconsin open for bribery
October 12, 2016

WMC creates new electioneering arm
October 11, 2016

WDC testimony on Knudson complaint
October 10, 2016

WMC peppering Senate races with TV ads
October 7, 2016

WMC’s hypocrisy on recusal
October 6, 2016

GOP opposes tougher fed rules on payday lenders
October 6, 2016

Outside groups spending tops $1.7M in legislative races
October 5, 2016

Next steps in the fight for campaign finance reform in Wisconsin
October 5, 2016

John Doe prosecutors deserve our thanks
October 4, 2016

Sickening gloating by Walker, rightwing groups
October 4, 2016

Disastrous duck by U.S. Supreme Court! Walker off scot-free?
October 3, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - American Federation for Children
October 3, 2016

Wisconsin legislators keep heat on Walker
September 30, 2016

New Dem electioneering group on air in 18th Senate race
September 27, 2016

Votes on local control show special interests, party loyalty outweigh community
September 26, 2016

Why we took on Wisconsin Club for Growth
September 23, 2016

Conflicted supreme court justice plans reelection
September 21, 2016

WDC files complaint with IRS against Wisconsin Club for Growth
September 20, 2016

Executive Director Matthew Rothschild discusses The Guardian John Doe leak on The Real News
September 20, 2016

Walker’s laundry operation: Six takeaways from The Guardian story on Walker
September 16, 2016

Big ag opposes tougher fed atrazine rules
September 14, 2016

Gableman biased in gun ban case against Madison?
September 13, 2016

Hunting group funneled $4,200 to sponsors of pro-wolf hunt event
September 13, 2016

Law firm to organize property owners affected By Enbridge Oil pipeline project
September 12, 2016

Why we filed an ethics complaint against Wisconsin Rep. Dean Knudson
September 7, 2016

Food, drinks at private fundraisers no longer count
September 6, 2016

WDC files ethics complaint against Rep. Dean Knudson
September 1, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Ted Kellner
September 1, 2016

More BS from Brad Schimel
August 30, 2016

High-spending special interests getting good returns
August 30, 2016

Latest $22 million in WEDC funds goes to big Walker donor
August 25, 2016

Wisconsin Women for Trump haven't contributed to Trump's campaign
August 25, 2016

Campaign finance regulators may continue to contribute to political candidates
August 24, 2016

Big ag poured $$$ on controversial water bill
August 23, 2016

New campaign finance law enshrines electoral secrecy
August 23, 2016

Schimel echoes “states' rights” in filing on Wisconsin voting case
August 22, 2016

Prosser the hypocrite on $$$ in court campaigns
August 22, 2016

Corporate welfare recipients are generous contributors
August 18, 2016

Kwik Trip owners boost Trump, Wisconsin GOP
August 17, 2016

Schimel has WMC dirt on his hands in John Doe II filing
August 16, 2016

Higher contribution limits net $251K more for legislative, statewide officeholders
August 15, 2016

New campaign finance reporting laws shroud, mock transparency
August 12, 2016

AquaAmerica gave $2K to GOP to privatize water utilities
August 10, 2016

Tribe contributes more to candidates in seven months than in six years
August 9, 2016

Corporations pour $$$ into Wisconsin politics
August 8, 2016

Executive Director Matt Rothschild on Forward Forum
August 5, 2016

DNR board approves watered-down plan to protect drinking water from manure
August 4, 2016

WMC gives Menard, Inc. an environmental award
August 3, 2016

Jensen’s group enters primary in state senate race
August 3, 2016

Super wealthy who pay low or no state taxes are large campaign contributors
August 2, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Dairy Business Association
August 1, 2016

PAC, political committees contribute nearly $1.9M in six months
July 28, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court race cost $5.6 million
July 27, 2016

Gifts from Walmart PACs misreported in Wisconsin?
July 26, 2016

Conservative Milwaukee attorney named to Wisconsin Supreme Court
July 22, 2016

State parties raise $1.5M+ in first half of 2016
July 22, 2016

Legislative fundraising committees raise record $1.6M in six months
July 21, 2016

Factory farm owned by head of powerful ag group probed for manure runoff
July 18, 2016

Walker’s DNR resurrects land deal with major contributor
July 14, 2016

State GOP pays $25K of Prosser’s campaign debt
July 13, 2016

State food processors praise bill to restrict state food labeling
July 11, 2016

Police brutality: “When is it going to stop?”
July 7, 2016

Democracy is failing when voters don't have real choices
July 6, 2016

Golf course project by big Walker backer up for hearing
July 5, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Eric Bott
July 1, 2016

Requiem for the GAB
June 30, 2016

Factory farm owners in manure case gave Walker $30,000+
June 29, 2016

New dark money group for Dems is bad news
June 27, 2016

10 wins to celebrate on July 4 in Wisconsin
June 27, 2016

UPDATE: Walker to pick from three finalists for high court appointment
June 22, 2016

Walker’s NRA bankroll topped $3.5 million
June 22, 2016

Final members picked to new partisan ethics commission
June 21, 2016

Anonymous applicant for high court among final five
June 20, 2016

Big money loses. . . for a change
June 16, 2016

Tiffany hypocritical on eminent domain
June 14, 2016

ALEC guy gets Wisconsin insurance post
June 14, 2016

Redistricting steals choice from Wisconsin voters
June 13, 2016

A win for disability rights activists!
June 10, 2016

Voters with disabilities in Wisconsin faced problems
June 8, 2016

The courts, the election, and money in politics
June 8, 2016

Pocan warns donors to dark money group
June 7, 2016

Koch group targets two Wisconsin State Senate seats
June 7, 2016

Walker names final Wisconsin Elections Commission members
June 6, 2016

Chiropractors split on proposal to let them prescribe painkillers
June 2, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - John Menard, Jr.
June 1, 2016

Why GOP map in Wisconsin may get shot down
May 31, 2016

Menard up for WMC environmental award
May 26, 2016

Fitzgerald’s aides give dubious testimony on rigged Wisconsin maps
May 25, 2016

No more rigged electoral maps
May 25, 2016

Wealthy Walker supporters now helping Trump
May 25, 2016

Here are the 11 applicants for retiring Justice David Prosser’s job
May 23, 2016

Walker has $42 million reasons to reduce pollution enforcement
May 19, 2016

2016 statements of economic interests posted
May 19, 2016

Payday lenders gave $339K in Wisconsin for usury
May 18, 2016

Former GOP lawmaker and Walker contributor gets state testing contract
May 16, 2016

WDC’s annual gathering focused on hope
May 13, 2016

Ray Cross and his wife contributed to GOP
May 13, 2016

AG’s ruling on wells praised by special interests that spent $2.2M to elect him
May 11, 2016

Walker declares energy emergency at behest of special interest group
May 10, 2016

Owners of worst frac sand mine gave $8K to Walker
May 9, 2016

New WEDC board member gave $22K to Walker
May 4, 2016

Walker accepted $21K from company that cut jobs after tax breaks
May 3, 2016

Wisconsin Dems in Congress ask US A.G. for help on voter ID
May 2, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Mike and Mary Sue Shannon
May 2, 2016

On John Doe, DAs deserve our thanks!
April 29, 2016

Walker weakens local control over property use, development decisions
April 29, 2016

Walker, Vos, disgraceful on voter ID funding
April 28, 2016

Walker loosens more rules for waterfront property owners
April 27, 2016

Report, "Walker's Worst 100," details assault on Wisconsin’s way of life
April 26, 2016

Nominations are in for new ethics, elections boards
April 25, 2016

US Justice Dep't should investigate voter ID
April 22, 2016

Humana, Aetna poured $$$ to Walker
April 21, 2016

See who raked in the most $$$ in the Wisconsin Legislature
April 19, 2016

GOP lawmakers led in fundraising, cash in bank in 2015
April 18, 2016

Walker approves reduced access, increased logging on private forestland
April 15, 2016

Felon disenfranchisement, then and now
April 13, 2016

Barca’s appointees contributed $107K to Democrats
April 13, 2016

WMC, business groups AWOL on higher ed bills
April 11, 2016

WDC statement on legislative and congressional redistricting (Assembly Bill 328 and Senate Bill 58)
April 8, 2016

Good news: Citizens United took a beating in Wisconsin on April 5
April 6, 2016

Pro-Bradley groups outspend Pro-Kloppenburg groups 4-1
April 6, 2016

Walkers approves repeal of nuke plant ban
April 5, 2016

Supreme Court candidates getting most of their contributions from gov candidate contributors
April 4, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein
April 1, 2016

GOP lawmakers want guns allowed on state campgrounds
March 31, 2016

GOP, Democratic donors continue to give big to high-court candidates
March 30, 2016

Is WMC hiding its $$$ in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race?
March 29, 2016

Court candidate fundraising tops $1 million
March 29, 2016

Vote to overturn Citizens United on April 5 in Wisconsin!
March 28, 2016

Letter to DAs in John Doe II case appeal
March 24, 2016

Wisconsin all wet on World Water Day
March 22, 2016

Bill to ease sulfur dioxide pollution enforcement goes to Walker
March 21, 2016

Special interest clout delivers ‘doggy bag’ bill to Walker
March 17, 2016

Senate passes, Walker signs bill to crush voter registration drives
March 16, 2016

Senate poised to give ‘zombie homes’ bill final approval
March 15, 2016

Scott Walker's laughable boast
March 11, 2016

WMC, big ag pressure Senate on high-capacity wells
March 11, 2016

Former Democratic AG named to new Ethics Commission
March 11, 2016

Enviro groups ask EPA to step up in Kewaunee County
March 10, 2016

Big ag racks up wins with Wisconsin lawmakers
March 8, 2016

Vos names former Assembly leader to partisan ethics board
March 7, 2016

Vos appoints former head of secretive issue ad group to new elections board
March 4, 2016

Eleven contributors prompted $28K in penalties paid by Walker campaign
March 3, 2016

Walker approves more laws to limit local control
March 1, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Kurt Bauer
March 1, 2016

Walker pays $28K in penalties for campaign finance violations
February 29, 2016

Beating back the counterrevolution in Wisconsin
February 29, 2016

Democratic appointee to Elections Commission gave $12K to Democrats
February 26, 2016

Ethics board pick reveals partisanship and patronage
February 24, 2016

Utilities, WMC back GOP bill curbing regulation
February 24, 2016

Debt collectors have Walker in their pocket
February 23, 2016

Bevy of special interest bills ready for final action by Walker
February 19, 2016

Big money rejoices over Walker’s halt on pollution rules
February 17, 2016

Assembly poised to pass measures to make it harder to vote
February 16, 2016

Scalia’s death ups the odds of John Doe appeal
February 15, 2016

Who is behind more $$$ for voucher schools?
February 11, 2016

Schimel angles for an invite to block John Doe
February 11, 2016

Assembly approves host of proposals to hamstring local control
February 10, 2016

WDC testimony opposing AB 723, regulating photo ID cards issued by local units of government
February 10, 2016

Supreme Court candidates raised nearly $180K in first five weeks of 2016
February 9, 2016

Is Brad Schimel ace in the hole for John Doe opponents?
February 9, 2016

Wisconsin Republicans try to crush voter registration drives
February 8, 2016

Secretive group attacks John Doe DA
February 8, 2016

Schimel to rule on wells after getting contributions from factory farms
February 5, 2016

Group’s “issue ad” cribs from Supreme Court candidate’s campaign
February 4, 2016

Opponents say “cookie bill” is cookie monster, and not the funny kind
February 3, 2016

John Doe opponents try to block path to U.S. Supreme Court
February 2, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Diane Hendricks
February 1, 2016

ALEC’s fingerprints on bills to privatize public water supplies
January 29, 2016

Democratic bill would create fine for destroying certain public records
January 28, 2016

Bills would make it easier to privatize public water utilities
January 27, 2016

WDC opposes Senate Bill 533 regulating photo ID cards issued by local units of government
January 26, 2016

NRA-backed weapons bills head to Walker
January 26, 2016

Behind the assault on Planned Parenthood
January 25, 2016

“Public telling” highlights opposition, solutions to big money dominance in elections
January 21, 2016

Koch brothers, WMC back bill gutting civil service
January 21, 2016

Walker's run for president fed his governor's war chest
January 20, 2016

Wealthy partisan donors doling out big cash to Supreme Court candidates
January 19, 2016

Guns in schools?!? Who gets NRA money in Wisconsin
January 14, 2016

Yes! Wisconsin district attorneys join John Doe II!
January 13, 2016

Republican bill would ban local control of “doggy bags”
January 13, 2016

Credit for the victory on public records
January 13, 2016

Fish farms get a break from water regs under Republican bill
January 12, 2016

The money behind Dem support to dump the nuke plant moratorium
January 11, 2016

Walker has 3.5 million reasons to challenge Obama gun sale regulations
January 8, 2016

How big money is corrupting our democracy
January 7, 2016

Follow the money on the Indian burial mounds bill
January 6, 2016

WDC urges Public Records Board to reverse decision creating open records exemption
January 5, 2016

Republican backers split on bill to limit school referendums
January 5, 2016

Influence peddler of the month - Michael W. Grebe
January 4, 2016