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In this update: 1. Politics as usual produces curious treatments for chronic ailments 2. Follow the money features updated on wisdc.org Official Nonsense

Email date: 3/1/12

In this update:
1. Politics as usual produces curious treatments for chronic ailments
2. Follow the money features updated on wisdc.org

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Politics as usual produces curious treatments for chronic ailments
Your average citizen is disgusted with money’s grip on the political system and government decision making. And the political class responds to the public’s disillusionment by trying to figure out ways to allow even bigger campaign donations. This and other related nonsense inspired our latest Big Money Blog.

With mindless partisanship on frequent display in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court and personal feuds among the justices reaching a boiling point that even prompted a physical altercation, people across the political spectrum are aghast at how the state’s highest court has gone from being regarded as one of the nation’s finest to becoming a laughingstock. And the court majority responds by voting to keep more of the court’s proceedings out of public view.

The La Crosse Tribune said in an editorial today that “democracy took another bruising” when the court opted for more secrecy. That it did.

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Follow the money features updated on wisdc.org
The Democracy Campaign just updated our database of political action committee (PAC) contributions through January 17 for the governor, lieutenant governor and four senators targeted for recall. PAC donations through December 31 to a host of other state officials and candidates also were added to the database. In addition, there is a lot of recently updated information in the Recall 2012 feature of our website.