April 26, 2016
The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign issued a report on Tuesday that covers 100 items approved by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the legislature that have collectively assaulted Wisconsin’s democracy and the common good.
Posted: July 26, 2016
Updated: July 27, 2016
Fourteen candidates for the Wisconsin state legislature, along with two partisan campaign committees, reported receiving a total of $14,000 in campaign contributions in the second quarter of 2016 from two Walmart political action committees that actually aren’t doing business in the state.
September 6, 2016
The cost of food, drinks, and invitations provided by wealthy donors for candidate fundraisers that they hold in their homes are no longer campaign contributions to the candidates under the state’s new campaign finance laws.
February 19, 2016
Numerous bills on the wish lists of special interest groups were approved this week by the GOP-controlled legislature, and await final action by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
November 22, 2016
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.
July 21, 2016
Four legislative campaign committees that milk special interests for cash to spend on elections raised a record $1.6 million during the first six months of 2016.
June 27, 2016
In honor of July 4, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign has come up with a list of 10 legislative victories for We, the People, that occurred in the last legislative session.
September 26, 2016
Legislative votes on dozens of bills since 2011 that reduced local control or imposed spending mandates show party loyalty and special interest campaign contributions trumped community ties. About half of the lawmakers in the legislature once held a local government office, but that didn’t stop them from interfering with local control.
May 25, 2016
Two aides to Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald gave dubious and unintentionally damning testimony over the last two days in the federal court case over the drawing of electoral maps in Wisconsin.
Posted: June 13, 2016
Updated: June 14, 2016
About 2.8 million Wisconsin residents – almost half the state’s population – will have little or no choice about who represents them in the Assembly or Senate on Election Day. The reason: Only one major party candidate will be on the ballot in their Assembly or Senate district.
November 21, 2016
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.
July 18, 2016
A Calumet County factory farm owned by the president of a powerful agricultural lobbying group and supporter of Republican Gov. Scott Walker is under state investigation for a manure runoff that polluted a Fox River tributary and killed fish in late June or early July.
November 2, 2016
Spending by special interest electioneering groups in next week’s legislative elections in Wisconsin has topped $7.8 million – a record, according to preliminary figures compiled by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
February 2, 2016
Lawyers for two people embroiled in the now-halted John Doe II investigation are seeking to block any appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is due on March 1.
February 3, 2016
A bipartisan bill that would legalize the sale of homemade baked and canned goods has farmers and a conservative ideological group at odds with restaurants, grocers, and public health officials.
Posted: April 8, 2016
We enthusiastically support the effort by Wisconsin legislators to adopt the Iowa model for drawing Wisconsin’s political maps. Assembly Bill 328 and Senate Bill 58 authorize the Legislative Reference Bureau to draw Wisconsin’s district maps in an impartial, nonpartisan manner, which is vital to help restore people’s faith in our democracy.
July 27, 2016
Spending in last spring’s Wisconsin Supreme Court race totaled $5.6 million, with outside smear groups sharply outspending the candidates.
On 6th Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling, Wisconsin Should Move Towards Real Reform
Posted: January 21, 2016
Updated: February 3, 2016
August 23, 2016
The owners of large vegetable-growing farms ramped up their campaign contributions to legislative committees during the first six months of 2016 when lawmakers considered controversial well water bills they favored.
June 22, 2016
Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced today he will interview three finalist to replace retiring Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser.
December 20, 2016
Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), longtime critic of the University of Wisconsin, has condemned a course offering this spring entitled “The Problem of Whiteness.”