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Voting & Elections 03.6.2017

WISCONSIN If constituents don't stop bothering him, Sen. Ron Johnson will call the cops

His constituents would naturally like some face time with the Republican, who once claimed it's "lunacy" to blame humans for climate change, and wants to militarize immigration by building "forward operation bases" along the Mexican border.

Voting & Elections 03.2.2017

WISCONSIN Gerrymandered Legislative District Maps Lawsuit to be Considered by U.S. Supreme Court

Last Friday, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel (R) appealed the November Federal three-judge Court panel ruling that the 2011 GOP gerrymander of WI's state legislative districts was unconstitutional.

Voting & Elections 03.1.2017

WISCONSIN Former GAB head Kevin Kennedy talks about ethics

The former head of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board met with members of Common Cause in Wisconsin to talk about the state of campaign finance, elections and ethics.

Money & Influence 02.24.2017

Activists, constituents hold 'empty chair town hall' for Sen. Ron Johnson

Roughly 500 constituents gathered at what was termed an “empty chair town hall” for Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., at the First Congregational Church in Madison Wednesday night.

Voting & Elections 02.19.2017

John Humphries: Schooled by Team Walker, Betsy DeVos and ALEC

"The race to head the Department of Public Instruction is supposed to be non-partisan race, but it is only a matter of time before we see highly partisan, deep pocketed, out-of-state special interest players weigh in."

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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