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Money & Influence 05.30.2018

Wisconsin Radio Network: "Analysis finds legislators received $164,000 in 2017 travel and perks"

Heck said 30 years ago, paid junkets were almost unheard of. And he says state ethics rules that prohibit lawmakers from accepting “anything of value” need to be tightened up.

Money & Influence 05.29.2018

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Wisconsin lawmakers got $164,000 in travel and perks last year from outside groups"

"Special interests are paying for it and everybody thinks that has an influence on what legislators are thinking and doing — because you're getting a free trip," said Jay Heck, director of the government watchdog group Common Cause in Wisconsin. "Of course you're going to be affected when you get a free trip ... That's just human nature."

Money & Influence 05.19.2018

Appleton Post Crescent: “Brad Schimel planned to keep secret records of trip, his emails show” by Kyle Keegan, USA Today Network

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel planned to keep secret a $4,100 trip last year that was funded by a Christian legal organization accused of being a hate group, according to newly released records.

Money & Influence 08.14.2014

State Rep. Scott Walker Introduced Bill Requiring All Out-Of-State Groups to Report Source of Funds

In sorting through the Common Cause Wisconsin office recently, we came across a press release from then-State Representative Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) proposing that all out-of-state groups that spend money in Wisconsin elections disclose where those funds came from. He strongly supported the type of full disclosure of the donors of outside money that Wisconsin has needed for two decades.

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