Senator Nass Joins Far Right in Denouncing UW
Sen. Steve Nass, longtime critic of the University of Wisconsin, has condemned a course offering this spring entitled “The Problem of Whiteness.”
Controversial Child Support Tax Break Resurfaces
A state agency has resurrected a controversial plan that would reduce child support payments by wealthy parents going through a divorce.
State's Legal Guardian for Special Interests Seeks Reelection
GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel, who won office in 2014 with the help of $1.7 million in backing from big business and other special interests, plans on seeking reelection in 2018.
Wisconsin Ethics Commission Member Resigns
One of two retired circuit court judges appointed last summer to the new partisan Wisconsin Ethics Commission has resigned, citing the secrecy under which the agency must operate and doubts that the commission is equipped to do its job.
DNR Still Mulling Permit for Factory Farm Sought by Walker Contributors
The Department of Natural Resources is continuing to mull over a permit for a huge factory farm in Wood County of more than 5,000 cows. The permit is being sought by the Wysocki Family of Companies, whose owners have contributed more than $31,000 since January 2010 to Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
WMC, Ag Industry Back Plan to Privatize, Reorganize DNR Duties
A plan to privatize some of the work on state permits for shoreland construction projects and manure spreading on large factory farms has drawn praise from the state’s largest business and agriculture groups.
PAC Contributions Surge in 2016 Amid Higher Limits, Less Transparency
Special interest PAC and other political committee contributions to legislative candidates skyrocketed during the first 10 months of 2016 after state campaign finance laws were changed to allow bigger special interest contributions and less transparency.
Judges Toss Rigged Wisconsin Maps!
A panel of federal judges on Monday tossed the redistricting maps that Scott Walker and Republican legislative leaders have used to solidify their hold on power in Wisconsin.
Electioneering Groups Spent Nearly $9 Million in Legislative Elections
Special interest electioneering groups doled out a record $8.9 million in the 2016 legislative elections. Democratic groups spent sharply more money, according to figures compiled by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, even though Republicans added to their comfortable majorities in the Assembly and Senate.
5 States Moved Toward Reform on November 8
A review of reform measures voters in several states approved in the November 8th election.