School Privatizers Grease the Skids

In this update: 1. School privatization backers outgive opponents 3 to 1 2. "Money flows freely all the time" School Privatizers Grease the Skids

Email date: 5/24/11

In this update:
1. School privatization backers outgive opponents 3 to 1
2. “Money flows freely all the time”

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School privatization backers outgive opponents 3 to 1
The Democracy Campaign issued a report today showing that supporters of expanding Milwaukee’s school choice program spent more than $3 million to help get Governor Scott Walker and like-minded legislators elected in 2010. Opponents of taxpayer-subsidized school privatization spent $1 million trying to stop them.

For audio commentary on our findings, go here.

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“Money flows freely all the time”
For generations Wisconsin was known from coast to coast as a beacon of clean, open and honest government. When and how did corruption begin to infect our politics? That’s the question a Milwaukee businessman asks and tries to answer in a commentary published by BizTimes.com.

Regardless of when and how it happened, money's power to corrupt is taken for granted by one of the senators targeted for recall who minced no words the other day when talking to a news reporter for a Green Bay television station.