October 4, 2018
A western Wisconsin sand mine whose owner is a generous Republican Party contributor will not be fined by the state for a 10-million-gallon spill in May.
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October 1, 2018
With five weeks to go before the Nov. 6 general elections here’s a look at where outside electioneering groups are spending in Wisconsin Senate races as of the end of September:
October 1, 2018
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) plans to spend sharply more on electioneering activities this year than in any previous governor’s race in the Badger State.
September 28, 2018
Four outside electioneering groups are spending nearly five times more than the candidates on a state Senate seat held by a GOP leader, recent reports show.
September 26, 2018
GOP Gov. Scott Walker raised $2.3 million in August, including $1 million from his running mate’s campaign.
September 26, 2018
Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers raised $1.9 million in August, including nearly a third from labor unions.
September 25, 2018
Republican express advocacy groups outspent Democratic groups $4.9 million to $1.1 million on fall legislative and statewide races through August, according to reports filed with the state on Tuesday.
September 24, 2018
Three conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justices who scored well in a recent report by a coalition of powerful business interests received more than $1 million in campaign contributions from those trades.
September 14, 2018
Top executives of a company that was awarded $250,000 in state welfare have contributed nearly $26,000 to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s campaigns.
September 6, 2018
Three Wisconsin companies that partnered with Foxconn to create a $100 million fund to help new tech companies are also generous contributors to GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign.
August 31, 2018
Two partisan groups say they plan to sponsor a combined $4.5 million in electioneering activities in Wisconsin’s race for attorney general this November.
August 28, 2018
Outside group spending on the governor’s race approached $900,000 as of Tuesday, according to reports reviewed by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
August 22, 2018
Dear Bill Lueders and the FOIC Board,
We urge you to rescind the “Openness” award you gave to Gov. Walker earlier this year.
August 15, 2018
Six wealthy contributors, all but one of whom are from outside Wisconsin, have given the state Republican Party $255,000 during the past two weeks.
August 13, 2018
About a dozen outside electioneering groups have spent about $655,300 on legislative and statewide primary elections that will be held Tuesday. And nearly two-thirds of the spending was made by unions to support Democratic candidate for governor Mahlon Mitchell.
August 9, 2018
An industry group that helped spearhead a state law that loosened state oversight and regulation of controversial high-capacity wells has received an environmental award from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC).
August 8, 2018
About half of the largest individual contributions to the major party attorney general candidates in July were from lawyers and others outside of Wisconsin, newly filed campaign finance reports show.
August 7, 2018
Top executives of a papermaker that was recently awarded $60 million in state welfare for a construction project have contributed more than $17,000 to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s campaigns.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign opposes the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
August 3, 2018
The state Democratic and Republican parties raised nearly $4.9 million combined during the first six months of 2018, with the GOP sharply outraising Democrats. The Republican Party of Wisconsin also had five times as much money on hand as its Democratic counterpart.
August 2, 2018
The four legislative campaign committees in Wisconsin are hauling in money at a record clip, with the two Republican ones far outdistancing their Democratic counterparts, according to a review by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.