Press Releases All Years

Walker signs bill loosening fish farm regulations
June 26, 2017

Wisconsin Supreme Court shuts public out
June 22, 2017

Anthem is Wisconsin GOP booster
June 22, 2017

Why the disability rights movement and the democracy movement need each other
June 22, 2017

Walker’s assault on clean and open government
June 19, 2017

Walker visits Ashley Furniture and big donors
June 19, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Wisconsin redistricting case
June 19, 2017

Assembly sends WMC, Koch-backed anti-regulation bill to governor
June 15, 2017

March for Truth speech
June 14, 2017

GOP may consider heavy truck fee to pay for roads
June 14, 2017

Bill would allow chiropractors to perform physicals on student athletes
June 13, 2017

Wisconsin school voucher bill backed by Betsy DeVos’s group
June 12, 2017

GOP lawmakers want gun courses offered in high school
June 9, 2017

Matt Rothschild's statement at Sen. Larson's June 7 press conference
June 7, 2017

GOP pushing no-license bakery bill
June 6, 2017

Tommy G. Thompson Center is wasteful $3M in state spending
June 5, 2017

Koch-backed electioneering group pushing hard for property tax cut
June 2, 2017

Why Walker signed high-cap well bill
June 2, 2017

WDC Executive Director Matt Rothschild on gerrymandering in WisconsinEye's 'Morning Minute'
June 2, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
June 1, 2017

WMC, construction interests back expanded tax break
May 31, 2017

Take action: Stop the Article V Convention!
May 30, 2017

Former GAB Director Kevin Kennedy's speech at WDC's 2017 annual meeting
May 25, 2017

Walker celebrates with donors who gave him $100K+
May 23, 2017

Video of WDC Executive Director Matthew Rothschild on Trump and fascism
May 23, 2017

“Riot” bill is unconstitutional
May 18, 2017

Walker got $51K in campaign contributions from WEDC recipients
May 18, 2017

Koch support to Wisconsin higher ed tops $1 million
May 17, 2017

Koch and other big business groups back bill to bury regs
May 16, 2017

Fair map movement gains momentum
May 12, 2017

GOP-controlled legislature approves fish farm breaks
May 12, 2017

WDC opposes bill restricting free-speech in the University of Wisconsin System
May 11, 2017

Bill to loosen child labor laws sent to Walker
May 11, 2017

Koch group and Milwaukee business group back tax cuts for wealthy
May 10, 2017

Ag interests support bills to legalize hemp in Wisconsin
May 9, 2017

Business lobby opposes GOP bills on “Dark Store” tax loophole
May 4, 2017

50 million reasons Wisconsin GOP backs high-capacity wells
May 3, 2017

Kremer vs. Kremer on campus “Free Speech” bill
May 2, 2017

GOP-led Senate to consider special interest protection bill
May 2, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association
May 1, 2017

GOP bill goes after local control on wheel taxes
April 28, 2017

Authors of bill coddling polluters get $ from manufacturers
April 27, 2017

WDC supports bill requiring more judicial donor transparency
April 27, 2017

Koch-backed Texas group lobbying in Wisconsin
April 26, 2017

GOP lawmakers again pushing repeal of minimum markup law
April 24, 2017

Dunn County joins call for fair maps
April 21 2017

Hack job at high court in Wisconsin on recusal petition
April 20, 2017

Why we need a statewide referendum to help overturn Citizens United
April 19, 2017

WMC opposes bill to help you get rid of lead pipes
April 19, 2017

Wysocki factory farm owners spread money around
April 18, 2017

WDC annual meeting in May
April 18, 2017

Why the “We Hate Jill Stein” bill is bad
April 13, 2017

Koch brothers behind the GOP bill to wipe out prevailing wage
April 12, 2017

GOP bill to restrict election recounts advances
April 10, 2017

Budget committee removes Walker policy items from proposed state budget
April 7, 2017

Iowa takes Walker’s advice, crushes workers
April 6, 2017

Eight Wisconsin referendums all pass opposing corporate personhood
April 5, 2017

Gundersen Lutheran bigwigs gave $44K to Walker
April 5, 2017

WDC opposes AB 109 on Dane County zoning
April 5, 2017

Accused insurer contributed nearly $42k to Wisconsin candidates
April 4, 2017

Nine Wisconsin communities voting April 4 against Citizens United
April 3, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
April 3, 2017

Guv’s regent nominees gave his campaign $22K+
March 31, 2017

Greater Wisconsin shells out $225K in school superintendent race
March 30, 2017

NRA behind GOP bill on guns with no permits
March 29, 2017

The latest top contributors to the candidates for state school superintendent
March 28, 2017

WDC testimony on proposed Article V Constitutional Convention
March 28, 2017

State did not press for fine in company’s air pollution case
March 27, 2017

WDC urges adoption of stricter judicial recusal rule
March 27, 2017

Dem party files ethics complaint against Gableman
March 24, 2017

GOP lawmakers moving measures for constitutional convention
March 24, 2017

Dem bill would show local school voucher spending on property tax bills
March 23, 2017

Lincoln County backs nonpartisan map drawing
March 22, 2017

Parties, legislative fundraising committees accept $1.3M in corporate contributions
March 22, 2017

What’s up with Wisconsin Progress and the ADCC?
March 21, 2017

Democrat wants to change judicial recusal requirements
March 20, 2017

Bipartisan bill would create penalties for defrauding state’s development agency
March 17, 2017

Walker's budget proposes millions in breaks for special interest contributors
March 16, 2017

Fish farm deregulation bill back again
March 15, 2017

Committees handling high-cap well bill got $220K+ from ag interests
March 14, 2017

Walker resurrects plan to end state's local government insurance program
March 13, 2017

If Roggensack can’t take the heat . . .
March 10, 2017

Catering to special interests contributes to state’s road deterioration
March 7, 2017

GOP lawmakers want to prohibit UW doctors from performing abortions
March 6, 2017

Watch Matt Rothschild discuss 2016's record legislative campaign spending on WisconsinEye
March 3, 2017

Record $28 million spent in 2016 legislative races
March 2, 2017

Wisconsin GOP backs Article V convention. No Dems allowed!
March 1, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
March 1, 2017

Gableman, Club for Growth leader to speak at GOP fundraiser
February 28, 2017

Schimel appeals to supremes on map-rigging case
February 24, 2017

Ed Garvey, corporate dragon-slayer
February 23, 2017

State senators raise their expense reimbursement by 31 percent
February 23, 2017

The money behind dumping the state’s for-profit college watchdog
February 21, 2017

Construction industry opposes fire safety proposal
February 16, 2017

Top contributors to state school superintendent candidates in 2017
February 15, 2017

Walker slashes good government boards
February 14, 2017

Mega farms slather legislators, fundraising committees with cash
February 14, 2017

Action alert: No blank check!
February 13, 2017

How anti-abortion groups fund the GOP in Wisconsin
February 8, 2017

State tavern group supports tougher penalties for repeat drunk drivers
February 7, 2017

GOP lawmaker brings back bill to penalize sanctuary cities
February 6, 2017

GOP’s redistricting law firms contributed $76K+ to candidates
February 3, 2017

12 things you can do to resist Trump and defend democracy
February 3, 2017

Wisconsin GOP shouldn’t waste our $ to try to keep rigged maps
February 2, 2017

State Senate looking at 31 percent hike in expense allowance
February 2, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Realtors Association
February 1, 2017

Wisconsin legislators denounce Islamophobia
January 31, 2017

Will tourism interests block bill on early school starts?
January 31, 2017

Walker got $42K+ from first-time donors who have state contract
January 30, 2017

10 good omens since Trump’s inauguration
January 30, 2017

Judges naive on order to redraw maps
January 27, 2017

Big business, Koch groups back anti-labor bill
January 26, 2017

Walker wins praise from WMC, Koch group for food stamp rules
January 24, 2017

The fascist overtones in Trump’s inaugural address
January 20, 2017

Words missing from Trump's inaugural address
January 20, 2017

See who funds Justice Ziegler
January 20, 2017

We can fund what we need to fund
January 19, 2017

Top contributors to candidates for state school superintendent
January 18, 2017

GOP lawmakers offer ALEC bill to protect special interests from regulations
January 13, 2017

Dozens of retired judges ask Wisconsin Supreme Court for new campaign donor recusal rules
January 12, 2017

Big money groups back pay raise for judges
January 11, 2017

GOP lawmaker wants to repeal state’s mining moratorium
January 9, 2017

Tiffany and Jarchow’s bad defense of their pro-polluter records
January 6, 2017

Dems to offer proposal for new redistricting process
January 6, 2017

Meteor Timber's power game in Wisconsin
January 4, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Betsy DeVos
January 3, 2017

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

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

Matt Rothschild named new WDC director
December 11, 2014

Special interest smorgasbord, part 2
October 22, 2014

Wisconsin donations to unregulated groups topped $5 million in 18 months
September 10, 2014

Legislative fundraising sets election year record
August 7, 2014

Outside money becoming fixture
July 8, 2014

Lawmakers rely on alien contributors
June 17, 2014

2014 fall legislative campaign by the numbers
June 4, 2014

Wealthy could donate $6M+ without state limits
April 30, 2014

Changing of the guard coming to WDC at year’s end
April 3, 2014

GOP legislators have sharp campaign cash lead
February 26, 2014

Why are they afraid to hear the people?
January 21, 2014

Purple politics, red money
January 7, 2014

WDC testimony on 'More Money in Politics' bill
December 18, 2013

Old boys’ club rules top contributor ranks
November 12, 2013

WDC calls on GAB to enforce disclosure rule in special election
November 7, 2013

WDC testimony on anti-disclosure legislation
October 30, 2013

35 groups rally to put ‘R’ back in ‘free speech’
October 8, 2013

WDC testimony on anti-disclosure legislation
October 3, 2013

Walker's whales
September 19, 2013

Check-bundling cloaks special interest sway
September 10, 2013

Coalition urges Senate to reject ‘More Big Money in Politics’ bill
September 5, 2013

GOP majority is special interest cash magnet
August 7, 2013

High court, school chief races top $3 million
July 25, 2013

Legislation calls for statewide vote on Citizens United
July 24, 2013

Special interests reap state budget policy, spending breaks
June 13, 2013

WDC testimony in opposition to Assembly Bill 225
June 4, 2013

Frack sand industry support spikes with mines
May 21, 2013

WDC files complaint, seeks investigation of undisclosed election spending
by school voucher advocacy group

May 7, 2013

$10 million in 10 years drives school agenda
April 15, 2013

Over 18,000 Wisconsinites call for a statewide vote on Citizens United
March 28, 2013

Wisconsin election spending triples after Citizens United
March 11, 2013

Cost of 2012 legislative races top $16 million
February 19, 2013

Senate, Assembly leaders top anti-reform list
February 14, 2013

Mine backers drill with big cash to ease regulations
January 28, 2013

Road fund gets concrete protection from special interests
January 23, 2013

Recall groups, candidates spent $69m outside state
December 11, 2012

Memo on obsolete campaign and ethics laws
December 3, 2012

Smear groups raised $49 million from secret sources
September 17, 2012

Groups launch effort to end legal political bribery
September 11, 2012

Officeholders Have Biggest Money Edge Since ‘02
August 14, 2012

Recall race for governor cost $81 million
July 25, 2012

Groups call for hearing on reform
July 10, 2012

Barrett post-election contributions above $1,000
July 6, 2012

Walker post-election contributions above $1,000
July 6, 2012

2012 fall legislative campaign by the numbers
June 6, 2012

Groups call for election money overhaul
May 31, 2012

Barrett contributions above $1,000
May 30, 2012

Walker contributions above $1,000
May 29, 2012

Special interests pig out on the taxpayers’ tab
May 21, 2012

Falk contributions over $1,000
May 1, 2012

Barrett contributions over $1,000
May 1, 2012

Walker contributions exceeding $1,000
April 30, 2012

WDC files complaints against ‘charitable’ groups
March 13, 2012

Wealthy special interests drove 2011 fundraising
February 21, 2012

Recall smear groups depended on out-of-state cash
February 10, 2012

WDC memo to Assembly on anti-disclosure bill
February 9, 2012

WDC memo to senators on anti-disclosure bill
January 26, 2012

Walker contributions over $1,000
January 24, 2012

WDC testimony on disclosure
January 12, 2012

WDC files ethics complaint against Supreme Court justice
December 21, 2011

WDC asks state to investigate Supreme Court justice
December 20, 2011

Contributions over $1,000 to Governor Walker
December 16, 2011

State not enforcing key disclosure law
December 5, 2011

29 donors exceed contribution limit in 2010
November 16, 2011

Accused drug companies contribute $192,000 to elected officials
November 3, 2011

State’s reversal on public financing mirrors national campaign
October 27, 2011

Legislative fundraising in first half of 2011 smashes records
October 4, 2011

$44 million spent in recalls
September 20, 2011

WDC puts out alternative redistricting plan
July 12, 2011

Walker, donors accused of 24 violations of campaign finance law
July 6, 2011

WDC files open records request for redistricting maps
June 28, 2011

Response to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Arizona public financing case
June 27, 2011

High-interest lender violated contribution limits
Jun 14, 2011

WDC files complaints against recall targets
June 7, 2011

School choice donors get payback
May 24, 2011

Special interests investing big in recall targets
May 5, 2011

WDC puts forward ‘Ending Wealthfare’ plan
May 3, 2011

Maplight.org Wisconsin launched
April 26, 2011

Smear groups, candidates spent $5.4 Million on Supreme Court race
April 19, 2011

Business giving dwarfs labor
March 17, 2011

Midwest states launch redistricting campaign
March 15, 2011

Legislative races top $19 million in 2010
March 7, 2011

Walker guts Impartial Justice Act
March 2, 2011

Walker, GOP legislature tending special interest wish lists
March 2, 2011

Citizen Vigil kicks off at Capitol
February 10, 2011

Record $37.4 million spent in governor’s race
February 8, 2011

Democracy Campaign to launch citizen vigil at Capitol
January 27, 2011

Special interests spent $19 million on state elections
January 4, 2011

Mining project execs gave Walker $10,000
December 15, 2010

Reaction to loss of rail funds
December 10, 2010

Walker’s retiree parties, tax cuts may reward donor base
November 22, 2010

Scott Walker: Transportation chameleon
November 15, 2010

Legislative hopefuls rake in record cash
September 28, 2010

Special interests hedge bets in governor’s race
September 22, 2010

WDC testimony on judicial recusal
September 16, 2010

Candidates respond about ethics, other issues
August 24, 2010

Secretive smear groups get record cash from Wisconsin
August 17, 2010

WDC testimony on judicial discipline
August 5, 2010

Legislative races get record cash despite statewide contests
August 3, 2010

Fee speech advocates sue to block election spending disclosure
August 2, 2010

Candidates asked about ethics, other issues
July 22, 2010

2010 legislative campaign by the numbers
July 14, 2010

Legislators rely on special interests more than voters
June 16, 2010

70 fat cats gave 13% of campaign contributions
May 26, 2010

Legislation under the influence
May 10, 2010

Eleven donors exceeded contribution limit in 2009
April, 28, 2010

Flip-flops on DNR bill treated kindly by special interests
March 31, 2010

Will payday lender money blitz win out?
March 25, 2010

WDC statement on GAB action closing “issue ad” loophole
March 23, 2010

Shadow groups get record contributions from Wisconsin donors
March 8, 2010

Payday lender cash derails tough regulation
March 1, 2010

Assembly ban cut legislative fundraising in 2009
February 17, 2010

WDC Statement on U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
January 21, 2010

Open memo to Senate on “issue ad” bill
January 15, 2010

WDC urges governor to sign Impartial Justice
November 19, 2009

WDC statement on passage of Impartial Justice
November 6, 2009

WDC testimony on changing judicial recusal rules
October 28, 2009

14 big donors exceeded contribution limit in 2008
October 15, 2009

WDC testimony at Assembly informational hearing on campaign finance reform
October 8, 2009

Payday lenders shell out record cash to kill regulation
September 9, 2009

WDC testimony on the Campaign Finance Information System (CFIS)
September 1, 2009

Doyle’s DNR flip-flop attuned with big contributors
September 1, 2009

Legislative fundraising plummets in first half of 2009
August 4, 2009

WDC joins 19 groups in filing Supreme Court brief in election spending case
August 3, 2009

Spending topped $2 million in spring Supreme Court race
July 21, 2009

President Obama pushed on campaign finance promises
July 14, 2009

Special interest sugar daddies buy elections
July 9, 2009

Legislative races cost record $20 million in ’08
June 22, 2009

Supreme Court ruling an important step in reform
June 8, 2009

Candidate finance reports still unavailable to public after four months
June 1, 2009

WDC testimony on impartial justice and electioneering disclosure bills
May 27, 2009

Groups send letter to committees on reform bills
May 26, 2009

Joint public hearing on reform to be held in Madison and Eau Claire on May 27
May 21, 2009

Smear groups spend nearly $1.3 Million in high court, school super races
April 28, 2009

Midwest reform groups urge President Obama to make elections about voters, not money
March 31, 2009

State’s sunshine laws lacking
March 18, 2009

New campaign finance reporting system shows erroneous reports for Doyle, others
March 4, 2009

WDC launches impartialjustice.org
February 9, 2009

New campaign finance reporting system hurting public access to accurate information
February 5, 2009

WDC statement on Assembly fundraising ban during the state budget process
February 4, 2009

Letter to Governor and Legislature calling for campaign finance reform
January 26, 2009

Smear groups set spending record in ’08 legislative races
December 17, 2008

Big win for reform: WDC statement on GAB’s new rules for issue ads
November 11, 2008

Majority of new Legislature on record in favor of reform
November 6, 2008

State donors give record $3 million-plus to shadow groups
October 28, 2008

Incumbents hunkering down in beds of cash
September 26, 2008

New guidelines help judicial candidates resist special interest pressures
September 19, 2008

Wealthy outsiders control legislators’ job security
September 18, 2008

Tobacco contributions no spit in the bucket
September 16, 2008

Is cash warming Doyle to nuclear option?
September 3, 2008

Memo to GAB on phony "issue ads"
September 2, 2008

Special interests conned public in high court races
August 20, 2008

Wisconsin donors slather 527 groups with cash
August 18, 2008

Candidates leave voters guessing on reform
August 14, 2008

Legislative hopefuls score record cash
August 13, 2008

Nasty Supreme Court race cost record $6 million
July 22, 2008

Big money flows to power
July 15, 2008

Ethics questionnaire sent to all legislative candidates
July 10, 2008

New guide brings redistricting out into the open
July 10, 2008

2008 legislative campaign by the numbers
July 9, 2008

Support for reform runs strong in Wisconsin
June 19, 2008

State donors pitch “527” groups record cash
May 29, 2008

New report documents special interest pressure on midwest courts
May 8, 2008

School voucher supporters top out-of-state givers
May 7, 2008

WDC ranks legislators on political reform
April 29, 2008

Two violate $10,000 contribution limit in 2007
April 16, 2008

Rescue high court, reform groups urge
April 9, 2008

Lawmakers told to keep working
March 13, 2008

WDC spoofs Schoolhouse Rock
March 4, 2008

Reform network releases presidential candidates’ final responses to political reform survey
February 28, 2008

People’s Legislature to hold March 13 ‘There’s Still Work to Do’ rally at Capitol
February 28, 2008

527 groups get record $1 million from Wisconsin
February 26, 2008

Legislators rustle record campaign contributions
February 20, 2008

Midwest Democracy Network calls on candidates to clarify positions on reform
February 19, 2008

Partisan special interests are big backers again in high court race
February 13, 2008

Testimony on special session legislation
February 12, 2008

Testimony on Clean Elections bill
January 29, 2008

Memo to the Government Accountability Board regarding expectations
January 28, 2008

Taking democracy’s temperature in the heartland
January 14, 2008

Testimony on budget fundraising ban
January 10, 2008

Bar set lower for bench
January 3, 2008

OSU study warns of problems with voter database
December 3, 2007

Only Edwards and Obama answer reform questions
November 27, 2007

Cable bill supporters got 12 times more than foes
November 9, 2007

WDC testimony to the Government Accountability Board
November 1, 2007

Students contribute $86,000+ to candidates
October 22, 2007

Outside money drowns out voters’ voices in legislative races
October 10, 2007

People’s Legislature ‘bangs the pan’ for reform
September 18, 2007

People’s Legislature to whip up storm Tuesday at Capitol
September 13, 2007

Midwest Democracy Network questions presidential candidates on reform issues
September 11, 2007

Doyle state’s top political tourist attraction
August 20, 2007

Digital TV rules lack public benefit
August 15, 2007

Legislators, gov use state budget to milk $2 million from special interests
August 13, 2007

Health care reform opponents hold $7 to $1 edge in contributions
July 30, 2007

High court race cost record $5.8 million
July 23, 2007

Special interests deny treatment to ailing health care
July 23, 2007

27 violated contribution limit in 2006
June 26, 2007

Statement on Supreme Court’s McCain-Feingold ruling
June 25, 2007

Frankenstein veto testimony (pdf file)
June 18, 2007

Midwest reform groups challenge FCC, Congress
June 12, 2007

Age-old rivalry is a no-contest match
May 29, 2007

$6 million Wisconsin Supreme Court race is part of a disturbing national trend
May 17, 2007

Citizens demonstrate for judicial ethics
May 7, 2007

WDC testimony on campaign finance reform
April 10, 2007

WDC requests ethics probe of Supreme Court candidate
March 19, 2007

Support reveals nonpartisan farce of high court race
March 13, 2007

Lt. governor to kick off dialogue on women, money and politics at UW-Oshkosh
March 6, 2007

Court candidate violates contribution limit
March 5, 2007

Special interests spent $19 million on electioneering
February 21, 2007

Brennan Center finds Wisconsin campaign finance laws lacking
February 20, 2007

AG race cost $8.3 million
February 8, 2007

The cost of ugly: $32 million
February 6, 2007

WDC statement on passage of ethics reform bill
January 30, 2007

WDC testimony on January 2007 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
January 16, 2007

WDC statement on latest ethics reform proposal
January 11, 2007

Bipartisan agreement reached on ethics reform
December 14, 2006

Local TV feeds viewers 2.5 times more ads than news
November 21, 2006

No more excuses! Ethics reform has enough votes
November 15, 2006

Shadow groups send another $705,000 to pro-Doyle issue ad group
October 24, 2006

Diocese pro-referendum flier violates state law
October 17, 2006

Election coverage accounts for 36 seconds of typical 30-minute local TV newscast
October 12, 2006

WDC files FEC complaint against Green
September 27, 2006

Legislative candidates amass record war chests
September 18, 2006

Landmark survey of public attitudes shows distrust of government, faith in reform
September 14, 2006

Testimony at town meeting on the future of media
September 11, 2006

WDC’s testimony on Green’s PAC money
September 1, 2006

Elections Board decision on Green’s PAC contributions
August 30, 2006

Groups call for all three candidates in debates
August 22, 2006

Green’s PAC money violates state campaign laws in more ways than one
August 22, 2006

Ethics survey reopened for late responses
August 21, 2006

Legislators favor campaign contributors over safe water
August 10, 2006

Legislative fundraising = bid-ness as usual
August 7, 2006

Candidates for legislature and statewide offices respond to questionnaire
August 1, 2006

WDC asks AG for opinion on voter privacy law
July 31, 2006

Governor candidates lean heavily on few big donors
July 27, 2006

WDC memo to Elections Board on Green PAC money
July 24, 2006

Wisconsin contributions to ‘527’ groups hit $1.1 million
July 20, 2006

Guv’s out-of-state contributions top $1 million
July 18, 2006

2006 legislative campaign by the numbers
July 13, 2006

Questionnaire for fall 2006 government ethics voter guide
July 12, 2006

Legislators glad handing outside special interests
July 5, 2006

Groups urge TV stations to stand tall on election and public affairs coverage
June 29, 2006

WDC opposes gay marriage amendment
June 21, 2006

Candidates working the fat cats
June 15, 2006

Doyle got $10,000 from lawyers of indicted firm
May 30, 2006

Twelve violate contribution limit in 2005
May 11, 2006

Governor urged to call special session on ethics reform
May 5, 2006

Governors associations playing money laundering role in ’06 Wisconsin race
April 20, 2006

Green repeatedly voted to weaken ethics rules
April 12, 2006

Tech companies at the trough
March 27, 2006

Wisconsin cash to 527 groups topped $600K in ’05
March 23, 2006

Legislators ramped up cash grab in ’05
February 21, 2006

Docks unlimited
January 30, 2006

WDC testimony on Senate Bill 1
January 25, 2006

‘Public Telling’ draws overflow crowd
January 23, 2006

People’s Legislature to hold ‘Public Telling’
January 6, 2006

Contributions recharge nuke plant sale
December 6, 2005

Shady donors funnel money to Wisconsin governor candidates
November 28, 2005

Feingold receives ‘Mr. Smith Award’
November 22, 2005

Green keeps greenbacks out of voters’ view
November 2, 2005

Media reform coalition challenges Milwaukee TV stations’ licenses
November 1, 2005

People’s Legislature to Lobbyists’ Legislature: Sweep it clean
October 27, 2005

People’s Legislature to meet Lobbyists’ Legislature October 27
October 24, 2005

Three already violate annual contribution limit
October 17, 2005

Doyle tapping special interests far and wide
October 12, 2005

Communities losing to big contributors
August 4, 2005

Legislative leaders continue to milk budget cash cow
August 1, 2005

One person, one vote, no voice
July 26, 2005

Playing the taxpayers for fools
May 25, 2005

Contribution limit violations plummet
April 27, 2005

Environmental deregulation littered with big money
April 12, 2005

State donors give $24 million to federal campaigns
March 28, 2005

‘Have-Mores’ clean up at corporate welfare trough
March 16, 2005

31 groups back reform agenda
February 22, 2005

Special interest campaigning reaches new peak
February 21, 2005

Campaign fundraising, spending smash records
February 14, 2005

Legislative leaders milk special interests for record cash
February 8, 2005

WDC to co-sponsor Student Dialogue for Democracy
January 31, 2005

Democracy Campaign to air TV ad
January 24, 2005

New reform bill keeps soft money loophole
January 10, 2005

People’s Legislature draws more than 1,100
January 6, 2005

WDC files lawsuit challenging Accenture contract
January 3, 2005

‘People’s Legislature’ to meet January 4
December 16, 2004

Utility projects fire up contributions to Doyle
November 18, 2004

WDC proposes reform agenda
November 9, 2004

State donors give record sums to federal campaigns
October 27, 2004

9 get Nero Award for blocking reform
October 19, 2004

Challengers face uphill fight
September 27, 2004

Fat cats dominate list of state donors to 527s
September 8, 2004

WDC calls for new vote on disclosure rule
September 2, 2004

Public let down again
September 1, 2004

State contributions to ’shadow parties’ top $1M
August 25, 2004

Taxpayers fleeced as big donors get privatization deal
August 18, 2004

Legislative fundraising up 55%
August 2, 2004

2 million voters face no-choice election
July 8, 2004

State’s fat cats open checkbooks to ‘shadow parties’
July 6, 2004

Elections Board buys time on issue ad disclosure rule
May 19, 2004

Contributions from groups with a stake in TABOR
May 6, 2004

Gard sets record for out-of-district contributions
April 20, 2004

Special interest group donations more hidden than disclosed
April 5, 2004

Four violate contribution limits in 2003
March 24, 2004

Casino, loan shark money flows to Doyle
March 17, 2004

Check-bundling hides special interest clout
March 8, 2004

WDC statement on new campaign reform bill
March 3, 2004

Money shouts at Capitol
February 23, 2004

Rich get richer
February 18, 2004

Class war chests
January 26, 2004

Contributions from “Job Creation” bill supporters
January 12, 2004

Doyle dithers on reform
December 15, 2003

Statement on US Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling
December 11, 2003

Elections board does it again -- nothing
December 10, 2003

State elections board to act on WDC complaints against Doyle, Gard
December 9, 2003

Public suppression act of 2003
November 12, 2003

Cash and carry lawmaking: Legislature’s fall agenda heavy on favors for big donors
November 3, 2003

WDC files complaints against Doyle, Gard for illegal donations
October 14, 2003

“Buy-Partisan” politics: Bet hedging by big donors
October 1, 2003

WDC hangs out capitol’s dirty laundry
September 22, 2003

Wisconsin gets a lackluster grade for campaign finance disclosure
September 17, 2003

WDC renews media campaign for reform
September 15, 2003

4 Get ‘Nero Award’ for blocking reform
September 10, 2003

A ‘3-lie budget’: Graft tax up to $1,358 per taxpayer
August 11, 2003

Special interests lubricate political machinery
August 5, 2003

Do-nothing Elections Board does little
July 30, 2003

Donors, ex-governor face nearly $317,000 in fines
July 29, 2003

TV industry profiteering on democracy
July 23, 2003

Feds investigating Wisconsin money laundering
July 8, 2003

State budget amounts to ‘fiscal feudalism’
June 18, 2003

Out-of-state contributions hit record high
June 2, 2003

WDC files 43 complaints against fat cats
May 13, 2003

Budget writers take $3 million from special interests
April 21, 2003

Graft tax scorecard
April 3, 2003

WDC endorses new impartial justice bill
April 2, 2003

‘Graft tax’ grows to over $1,300 per taxpayer
March 19, 2003

WDC memo concerning Voter ID Bill
March 13, 2003

Big spenders rule legislative races
February 24, 2003

WDC testimony on Ellis-Erpenbach Bill
February 12, 2003

Governor’s race cost $23 million
February 6, 2003

Academic study shows link between campaign donations and state contracts
February 4, 2003

WDC launches media campaign for reform
January 31, 2003

Madison TV aired hours of political ads, little news
January 28, 2003

Groups urge new governor and legislature to take action on reform
January 15, 2003

Each taxpayer pays $1,200 ‘graft tax’ to keep big donors happy
January 13, 2003

Federal judge strikes down campaign reform law as expected
December 12, 2002

Election turns on a dime
November 13, 2002

36,000 campaign ads aired at cost of $12.8 million
November 12, 2002

WDC grades candidates on disclosure
October 28, 2002

24,000 doses of poison
October 22, 2002

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

TV political ad frenzy kicks into high gear
October 3, 2002

WDC to broadcasters: Let ’em all debate
September 19, 2002

Odds worsen for challengers
September 17, 2002

TV political ad spending on record pace
September 16, 2002

52 Candidates pledge ‘Clean Sweep’, most incumbents take the fifth
August 14, 2002

Governor candidates woo elite, not grassroots support
August 7, 2002

Legislative officeholders have 14-1 cash edge on challengers
August 1, 2002

Candidates asked to pledge ‘clean sweep’ of capitol
July 29, 2002

WDC urges partial veto of campaign reform plan
July 12, 2002

Number of unopposed candidates skyrockets
July 10, 2002

Budget bill is special interest protection plan
July 9, 2002

Budget deal includes campaign reform
July 3, 2002

Testimony before judiciary committee
July 3, 2002

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

McCain, Feingold unveil free air time proposal
June 19, 2002

Doyle spin on vitamin grants unconvincing
June 17, 2002

Doyle’s grants-for-cash warrant investigation
June 12, 2002

Skindrud’s caucus comments expose hypocrisy
June 12, 2002

Public supports free air time, new poll shows
June 11, 2002

WDC hands out ‘Nero Awards’
June 4, 2002

WDC wins new rule on campaign disclosure
May 22, 2002

Freese rant draws WDC response
May 16, 2002

WDC responds to latest reform proposal
May 15, 2002

WDC grades officials on disclosure
May 13, 2002

WDC rips legislature for caucus legal fee cover-up
May 7, 2002

State free air time coalition grows, sixteen groups join
May 2, 2002

Nineteen wealthy contributors violate campaign finance laws
April 30, 2002

State budget repair bill is big-donor protection plan
April 22, 2002

McCallum’s new inner circle fails ethical smell test
April 18, 2002

Campaign finance reform in budget repair bill
April 17, 2002

McCallum throws cold water on reform talks
April 5, 2002

WDC joins national campaign for free candidate air time
April 1, 2002

Flagging poll numbers prompt call for special session on campaign finance reform
March 21, 2002

Governor urged to call special session on campaign finance reform
March 13, 2002

Legislature needs to work overtime on campaign finance reform
March 13, 2002

Reports reveal paper-thin public support for candidates
March 5, 2002

Campaign donors undaunted by terrorism
February 25, 2002

Campaign war chests bursting
February 19, 2002

TV gouges democracy in Wisconsin
February 7, 2002

Governor obstructs reform
February 5, 2002

Open letter to governor on Senate Bill 104
February 1, 2002

Small change buys big change
January 7, 2002

Testimony in favor of eliminating shakedowns in the statehouse
December 20, 2001

McCallum ducks, Doyle dodges on campaign reform
December 12, 2001

WDC calls for elections board overhaul
December 3, 2001

WDC calls the question on reform bill
November 27, 2001

Top state politicans earn poor marks for shabby disclosure
November 5, 2001

Doyle should challenge caucus legal fees
November 1, 2001

Joint Finance urged to use caucus money for Ellis-George reform bill
October 23, 2001

Lobbyist’s pay-to-play memo prophetic, analysis shows
October 15, 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

Six well-heeled contributors violate campaign finance laws
September 26, 2001

Hey, Bidder, Bidder: Budget on the Auction Block
September 24, 2001

Reform groups ask Chvala to allow vote on Ellis-George campaign finance reform compromise
September 10, 2001

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

Democracy Campaign accuses parties of breaking campaign laws
August 9, 2001

Budget becomes campaign cash cow as lawmakers milk special interests for $1.6 million
August 2, 2001

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

Reform groups file complaint over caucus scandal
June 6, 2001

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

State lawmakers to voters: Save your breath - Legislature spends first 100 Days in a stall on Campaign Reform
May 9, 2001

Welfare for incumbents turns legislature into ‘gated community’
May 2, 2001

Budget writers accept over $2 million from special interests
April 23, 2001

61 Deep Pockets Give 11% Of State Campaign Cash
April 9, 2001

Special interest spending on state school chief race smashes old record
March 29, 2001

Tight budget still laced with special interest goodies
March 26, 2001

Mathematically eliminated
March 5, 2001

McCallum asked for campaign reform pledge
February 28, 2001

WDC applauds bipartisan group’s campaign finance reform initiative
February 13, 2001

Candidate, special interest spending soars in 2000
February 8, 2001

Green blizzard strikes McCallum Campaign Fund
February 6, 2001

Little air time for candidates at WTMJ-Milwaukee
February 5, 2001

Special interests realize 33,000% gain on campaign contributions
January 17, 2001

Local TV responds to Alliance challenge
December 11, 2000

Republican candidate’s spending brings 10th Senate District tally to over $1.6 Million
November 5, 2000

Legislative candidate spending soars over ’98
November 2, 2000

Ad frenzy in 10th Senate District
October 31, 2000

Candidates rake in outside money
October 27, 2000

Legal Laundering -- Part II
October 17, 2000

Momentum for TV air time builds as WDJT Milwaukee (CBS) joins effort
October 9, 2000

Green Bay CBS affiliate agrees to air nightly issue forums
September 29, 2000

Rent-to-own contributions jump amid try for consumer protection exemption
September 25, 2000

Citizens can talk back to local television stations
September 14, 2000

Fundraising up 60%, incumbent warchests overflowing
September 14, 2000

WISN agrees to Alliance’s political airtime proposal
September 7, 2000

Special interests snub law
August 30, 2000

Candidates fail to disclose big donors
August 23, 2000

Pharmaceutical donations up 20%; lobbying up 78%
August 10, 2000

Take the money and run: Incumbents hold 14-1 fund raising advantage
July 27, 2000

Voters First initiative
July 5, 2000

TV can only spare a half-a-minute for candidate coverage
June 13, 2000

Final Grades for year 2000 in for governor and legislature
May 9, 2000

Payday loan industry major source of out of state funds
May 1, 2000

Local TV shunned April elections, Alliance For Better Campaigns Project study shows
April 19, 2000

Modern carpetbaggers
March 27, 2000

Lawmakers ignore disclosure law on hundreds of large contributions
March 6, 2000

Gasoline retailer violates campaign contribution limits
February 17, 2000

Bankers collect interest after big deposit
February 15, 2000

The campaign arms race intensifies
February 7, 2000

The governor’s big money day
February 3, 2000

WDC joins Alliance for Better Campaigns Project
January 24, 2000

Your check-mark can send a strong message
January 11, 2000

Wisconsin ranks 35th in disclosure of money in politics
December 13, 1999

5 local government associations ally for campaign finance reform
December 8, 1999

Legal Laundering
November 18, 1999

Lawmakers don’t make grade on campaign finance reform
November 15, 1999

Lawmakers working on their budgets instead of your budget!
September 23, 1999

Senate Dems and Assembly GOP set pace in money chase
September 7, 1999

Income tax checkoff for campaign financing up again
August 12, 1999

Construction firm receives no-bid contract 2 weeks before executives give $37,000
July 30, 1999

Campaign reform funding survives budget process
July 14, 1999

Assembly Republicans up ante to kill campaign reform
June 22, 1999

Assembly Republicans “Standing in Schoolhouse Door” cut reform funding
June 17, 1999

Nursing home industry contributions distort state long term care policy
May 29, 1999

Candidate “self-financing” growing, adding to cost of political campaigns
May 18, 1999

Special interest contributions to members of the joint finance committee
April 27, 1999

Budget writers approve $750,000 for campaign finance reform
April 29, 1999

DLCC uses shell game, allows corporate money to flow into Wisconsin legislative races
March 31, 1999

Governor Thompson spent $6.72 for each vote he received in 1998.
February 3, 1999

27th senate district home to three spending records
February 2, 1999

Small portion of tobacco settlement could pay for all of campaign finance reform
January 26, 1999

WMC spent $414,979 on phony “issue ads” in ’98
January 6, 1999

Special interests are making their lists and checking them twice
December 22, 1998

Election ’98: What happened and why
November 4, 1998

Legislative challengers in big financial hole
July 27, 1998

Campaign reformers chide Thompson campaign for inaccessibility of information in finance reports
July 24, 1998

The spring special election in the 28th Senate District set a new record for total spending
May 8, 1998

Buy a house? Realtors show political savvy with contributions/lobbying
April 13, 1998

Incumbent war chests bulge to $4.4 million
February 10, 1998

Road builders draw map of political influence
July 7, 1997

State candidates dug deep into own pockets to run in 1996
February 7, 1997