AT&T Gives Big as Cable TV Bill Takes Center Stage

In this update: 1. AT&T donations flow as legislators eye cable deregulation 2. Judicial Commission approves Ziegler investigation 3. U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in campaign reform case AT&T Gives Big as Cable TV Bill Takes Center Stage

Email date: 4/23/07

In this update:
1. AT&T donations flow as legislators eye cable deregulation
2. Judicial Commission approves Ziegler investigation
3. U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in campaign reform case

As state lawmakers work on legislation that AT&T dearly wants, the telecommunications giant is doing what the lawmakers dearly want - donating heavily to their campaigns.

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As expected, the state Judicial Commission decided last Friday to proceed with an investigation of newly elected state Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler over conflict of interest issues the Democracy Campaign raised in mid-March.

For more coverage of this development, go here.

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in the case involving Wisconsin Right to Life’s legal challenge of the federal McCain-Feingold campaign reform law. For more on what to expect, see our latest Big Money Blog.