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04.02.2014 | 16 days ago | Posted at 12:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Was it good for you?  The Milwaukee County supervisor pay referendum passed by a huge margin. Oh, you thought it could be defeated? Believe me, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele didn’t invest his dad’s money in this so that it would fail. Nor did the Greater Milwaukee Committee lobbyists write a referendum question that wouldn’t get the results it wanted. It was a done deal. So, w...
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Investigation moves ahead, but campaign finance laws may be weakened

 Although three appeals court judges breathed new life into the John Doe 2 investigation into potential crimes committed
01.31.2014 | 77 days ago | Posted at 12:17 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Did the new ruling by three appeals court judges breathe new life into John Doe 2, which had been dealt a seemingly fatal injury a few weeks ago when a judge quashed subpeonas sent to Gov. Scott Walker and some conservative groups?  Eh. I don’t think so. The Doe’s alive, sure, but as far as I can tell it barely has a pulse at the moment. The new ruling covers four objections raised by ...
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Group busted in California gave serious money to Wisconsin Club for Growth

In October, two dark-money groups connected to right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch were ordered to pay the largest campaign fine in California history for funneling undisclosed money into two ballot initiative campaigns. The organizations...
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

State law forbids public investigations of political donors

 Last week, the nonpartisan watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign announced that it had identified 14 donors who had made campaign contributions over the legal $10,000 limit this
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Grothman continues Republicans’ voter suppression strategy

Here we go again. A Republican legislator is circulating bills that would make it more difficult to vote in Wisconsin. This time, state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) is trying to limit voting by early, in-person absentee voters and impose new ...

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