Posted on 06 February 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported that mining bill proponents have given more than $15 million since 2010 to Scott Walker, who was elected governor that year, and to current members of the state Legislature. Meanwhile, only about $25,000 has flowed from environmental groups registered against the bill.
Posted on 23 January 2013 in Latest, Money & Politics Column
In Wisconsin, any paid representative of an interest group who works to influence state law or policy must register with the state Government Accountability Board and file twice-yearly reports. But if a person works to help an interest group secure a state government contract has no registration or reporting requirement.
Posted on 26 September 2012 in Government, Justice & Safety, Latest, Reuters
A Dane County judge who struck down parts of the state’s law gutting collective bargaining for some public workers has drawn a spate of letters and phone messages expressing outrage.
Posted on 25 September 2012 in Latest, Money & Politics Column, Reuters
Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal, since aborted, to deep-six building codes requiring electrical safety devices prompted immediate allegations of pay-to-play.
Posted on 30 May 2012 in Government, Latest, Money & Politics, WisWatch Blog
By Bill Lueders
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to drop “the bomb” in February 2011 is continuing to prove lucrative for one party: The private law firm hired by the governor to deal with the fallout.
That arrangement is now worth up to $850,000 in taxpayer dollars for Michael Best & Friedrich, hired [...]
Posted on 20 May 2012 in Government, Latest, Money & Politics
You don’t have to be a campaign donor or corporate executive to get an audience with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But it doesn’t hurt. The third installment in a three-part series.
Posted on 16 May 2012 in Government, Latest, Money & Politics
Walker’s official calendars from his first 13 months in office chronicle these and scores more hours he spent building credentials with conservatives in Wisconsin and across the nation. The second installment in a three-part series.
Posted on 13 May 2012 in Government, Latest, Money & Politics
Last year, Gov. Scott Walker crisscrossed the nation, breaking fundraising records and netting about half his donations from out of state. But his calendars show the consequences of fame and fundraising. The first in a three-part series.