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06.3.2018

WISN-TV, UpFront with Mike Gousha: "SCOTUS ruling in Wisconsin case expected soon"

Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin explains the ramifications of a Wisconsin gerrymandering case that is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.

05.10.2018

Door County Daily News: "Ohio’s vote gives more fuel for fight against gerrymandering in Wisconsin" by Tim Kowols

Seventy-five percent of Ohio residents voted in favor of new rules Tuesday to end the practice of partisan gerrymandering, add more momentum for other battles on the issue in states like Wisconsin.

Voting & Elections 04.4.2018

The American Prospect: "Wisconsin’s Scott Walker Versus the Blue Wave" by Mark Ossolinski

“It’s transparent. This was a power play,” Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause Wisconsin, told the Prospect. “Everyone knew what was going on.”

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