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09.04.2014 | 45 days ago | Posted at 09:11 AM

Documentary out on DVD

By David Luhrssen
Money always mattered in statewide and national elections. From the 1970s through the ‘90s, the realization that too much spending by large donors was warping democracy spurred a bi-partisan drive for campaign finance reform. Those days seem to be over. In the Citizens United decision (2010), a case of what the right wing otherwise denounces as “judicial activism,” the U...
09.03.2014 | 46 days ago | Posted at 12:09 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
This morning, a pro-solar energy resolution sponsored by Ald. Tony Zielinski and Common Council President Michael Murphy was sent to the Judiciary and Legislation Committee for a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15.  The resolution takes aim at We Energies’ proposal to make solar and other renewable energy sources more expensive so that they don’t become a threat to their monopoly. ...
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Recall fundraising at odds with his call to disclose donors

How times have changed. As a lightning-rod governor facing a recall in 2012, Gov. Scott Walker raised unheard-of sums for his campaign. And, thanks to revelations in the new John Doe investigation
08.27.2014 | 53 days ago | Posted at 01:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Showing that Wisconsinites’ attitudes toward Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke have hardened, the new Marquette University poll shows Burke leading Walker 48.6% to 46.5% among likely voters, but Walker leading Burke among registered voters, 47.5% to 44.1%.  Both numbers are similar to earlier findings, and both are within the poll’s margin of error. And you won...
08.26.2014 | 54 days ago | Posted at 03:49 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
New court documents briefly made public in the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s alleged “criminal scheme” revealed how the governor solicited funds for an outside group—the Wisconsin Club for Growth, controlled by his own campaign operative, R.J. Johnson. Walker admitted to doing this very thing, but says he did nothing wrong. Wisconsin campaign finance law may say otherwise...
08.15.2014 | 65 days ago | Posted at 02:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It was a tough campaign, but this morning, the three Democratic candidates for attorney general put that behind them and came together to let the state know that all of them are firmly backing nominee Susan Happ in her upcoming battle with the GOP candidate, Brad Schimel.Jefferson County DA Happ--who won 52% of the vote on Tuesday, leaping past Milwaukee state Rep. Jon Richards and Dane Co. DA Ism...
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

New study shows tax and spending cuts haven’t created jobs and undermine our future

A new review of policies put in place during Gov. Scott Walker’s term in office shows Wisconsin breaking with longstanding state tradition by cutting taxes for the wealthy

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