Tag Archive | "conflicts of interest"

Wisconsin Supreme Court justices tend to favor attorney donors


Justice Shirley Abrahamson was the top recipient of support from attorneys whose cases reached the Supreme Court, pulling in $188,650 over the past 11 years, a Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism analysis shows. Overall, justices tended to rule in favor of clients whose attorneys contributed to the justices’ election campaigns.

State health sector gets drug dollars


Drug companies have paid more than $24 million to Wisconsin health professionals since 2009, according to data compiled by ProPublica.

Camp Randall scoreboard bid process called ‘unethical’


A contractor hired by the state to manage a $76.8 million renovation of Camp Randall Stadium agreed to accept a higher bid for a new scoreboard, over a competing offer that an outside consultant advised was of better quality.

When is a ‘conflict’ not a conflict?


Mark Radcliffe is an attorney who represents High Country Sand, a Minnesota-based mining company, in a lawsuit filed Jan. 3 against Eau Claire County. He’s also a Democratic member of the state Assembly, which may soon take up a bill to revamp Wisconsin’s rules for metallic mining. He sees no reason not to vote, because it deals with a different kind of mining.

Wisconsin receives “C” for lawmakers’ disclosures


The state’s financial disclosure requirements rank 22nd in a Center for Public Integrity survey, partly because elected officials don’t need to report information about their spouses’ property.

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