January 21, 2020
On the 10th anniversary of the Citizens United decision, five Democratic legislators held a press conference in the Assembly Gallery to denounce the impact this decision has had – and to offer solutions to it.
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January 16, 2020
The three candidates on the February spring primary ballot for Wisconsin Supreme Court raised a combined $860,000 in the last half of 2019, and the largest contributors to some of the candidates were longtime partisan donors. The most anyone can give to a candidate for Wisconsin Supreme Court is $20,000.
January 16, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision of 2010 has had a powerful – and profoundly negative – effect on Wisconsin politics.
Posted: January 15, 2020
Updated: January 16, 2020 in last paragraph with latest developments
A bill vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers that would have slashed the state’s required training time for certified nursing assistants (CNAs) is up for a veto override on Wednesday in the GOP-controlled Assembly.
Posted: January 8, 2020
Updated: January 9, 2020 to correct financial information in last paragraph
Three candidates will be on the Feb. 18 spring primary ballot for a 10-year seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The top two finishers in the primary will face off in the April general election.
January 2, 2020
American Transmission Co. (ATC), which builds and owns high-voltage power lines, is among the top Wisconsin contributors to loosely regulated outside electioneering groups that spend millions to influence state and federal elections in Wisconsin and throughout the country.
December 2, 2019
This statewide trade group, with 3,100 member dentists, has generated $2.4 million in campaign contributions and spending on lobbying since January 2011.
November 27, 2019
Two longtime Wisconsin backers of GOP federal and statewide candidates contributed the maximum donations to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
November 22, 2019
Current legislators and legislative fundraising committees accepted $2 million in special interest group contributions during the first half of 2019 when they were considering the proposed 2019-21 state budget.
November 21, 2019
A bill that would make it a felony to trespass on pipeline property or damage gas, oil, and water pipelines was signed into law Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
November 6, 2019
A bill that would make it a felony to trespass on pipeline property or damage gas, oil, and water pipelines was approved Tuesday by the Senate and now goes to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
November 1, 2019
This state trade group for property and casualty insurers spent about $3.4 million on campaign contributions and lobbying the state since 2011 to push about three dozen bills into law that benefited the industry.
October 25, 2019
Two bills that would make it a felony to trespass on pipeline property or damage oil, gas, and water pipelines are drawing a host of special interest support, including business and unions, which often butt heads on state policy.
October 21, 2019
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Monday ordered a special session of the GOP-controlled legislature to consider gun control legislation.
October 9, 2019
The state Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would cut from 60 days to 45 days the advanced notice that insurers are required to give policy holders about premium increases.
October 1, 2019
This trade association, which represents about 130 Wisconsin credit unions, was among the top 10 lobby group spenders during the first six months of the year, doling out more than $200,000.
Setpember 17, 2019
The insurance industry is backing bills that would cut from 60 days to 45 days the amount of advanced notice that insurers are required to give policy holders about premium increases.
September 16, 2019
Democratic measures that would sharply increase penalties against employers who fail to pay their workers have seen no action in seven months in the GOP-controlled legislature after opposition by the state’s leading business groups.