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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Anyone who has seen the headlines, watched campaign ads or read John Grisham’s novel The Appeal knows that campaigns for state Supreme Court seats are no longer about which candidate can best decide cases based on the Constitution and the law. No, these campaigns too often...
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ziegler, Van Hollen and WMC deliver huge tax bill

The state Supreme Court,state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and the big business lobby Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) handed Wisconsin residents a $350 million tax hike—and gave corpora tions a new tax break. Four justices on the state Supreme Court—Patrick Crooks, David Prosser, Patience Roggensack and Annette Ziegler...
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The wealthiest corporations in Wisconsin now have the best state Supreme Court money can buy. How are you enjoying it so far? How do you like the Wisconsin Supreme Court giving a humongous $265 million tax refund to the richest companies in the state that you, as an ordinary taxpayer, are going to have to cover out...
Sunday, March 2, 2008

Expect WMC to interfere in another Supreme Court race

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the state’s largest and most powerful business lobby, but in recent years WMC has become much more than that. To the dismay of some of its own members, the group has taken a very deliberate partisan turn to the right.
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008

Scandal, money, power add up to notoriety

State Supreme Court justices typically are an anonymous bunch, with only a few generating widespread name recognition. But that’s changed with the latest addition to the court, Justice Annette Ziegler, who was elected in April in the most expensive Supreme Court race in Wisconsin history.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007

Ziegler and Van Hollen’s $4.7 million gift to WMC

It may be legal, but it stinks. The state’s biggest lobbying group, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), spent roughly $4.7 million to help the campaigns of Annette Ziegler, now a state Supreme Court justice whose ethical problems have made her the subject of an investigation, and J.B. Van Hollen, now the state attorney general. Both Ziegler and Van Hollen have come under fire for their participation in a sales tax case involving Menasha Corp., which is being heard by the state Supreme Court.