Email date: 2/4/14
In this update:
1. Walker leans heavily on rich, out-of-state donors
2. Money flows while Kenosha casino decision remains on hold
3. Retiring senators to hold public meeting on redistricting reform
Walker leans heavily on rich, out-of-state donors
Most of Governor Scott Walker’s fundraising haul in 2013 came from contributors who gave $1,000 or more, and the majority of the cash he raised for his reelection bid came from outside Wisconsin. Those are among the findings the Democracy Campaign shared today.
Money flows while Kenosha casino decision remains on hold
The Walker administration was initially saying the fate of a proposed casino in Kenosha would be decided by October 2013. When that date came and went, the governor’s office said a decision would not be made for several more months. Now the administration is saying it may not come until after the November election. While they are waiting, interests supporting and opposing the project are pouring money into a pro-Walker organization that spent more on the 2012 governor’s race in Wisconsin than any other outside group.
Retiring senators to hold public meeting on redistricting reform
Two retiring state senators – one a Republican and the other a Democrat – are teaming up to do what legislative leaders have steadfastly refused to do, namely allow the public to be heard on the subject of redistricting reform.
The meeting will be held next Monday starting at 10 a.m. in room 411 South in the Capitol.