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Republican Bills Would Prohibit Numerous Local Labor Rules

January 11, 2018

A gang of business, banking, rightwing ideological, and other powerful special interests are backing GOP bills that would prohibit local governments from passing a variety of labor-related ordinances.

Stop the Attacks on Elections and Ethics Commissions Leaders

An open letter to Fitzgerald, Vos and Wisconsin State Senators

Burns, Dallet Appear Wealthier Than Screnock

January 10, 2018

The three candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court have filed financial statements, which appear to show Madison attorney Tim Burns and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Frank Dallet are wealthier than Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock.

Here's What Special Interests Are Up to in 10th Senate Special Election

At least three special interest groups are sponsoring ads and mailings against the Democratic and Republican candidates in an upcoming special election for the vacant 10 th Senate District seat.

Here’s What Special Interests Are Up to in 10th Senate Special Election

Here’s What Special Interests Are Up to in 10th Senate Special Election

January 8, 2018

At least three special interest groups are sponsoring ads and mailings against the Democratic and Republican candidates in an upcoming special election for the vacant 10th Senate District seat.

GOP Lawmaker Gets Warning About Possible Ethics Law Violation

The Wisconsin Ethics Commission told a Republican lawmaker it had “reasonable suspicion” that he violated state ethics laws for promoting his roofing business on state-managed social media accounts.

GOP Bill a Favor to Real Estate Industry

The real estate industry is supporting a GOP legislative proposal that makes sweeping changes to landlord-tenant laws and restricts local governments from enacting ordinances or charging fees to inspect rental properties.

Scott Walker, Hypocrite Extraordinaire!

Gov. Scott Walker spent part of New Year’s Eve whining again about the remote possibility that he might be outspent in his reelection campaign.

Influence Peddler of the Month for January 2018 - Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC)

January 2, 2018

(This profile updates information and figures in a previous June 2015 feature on WMC.)

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the state’s largest business organization and consistently one of the biggest spenders on outside electioneering activities and on lobbying.