News Articles By Mary Bottari

23 March 2015
BP announced Monday that it was cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial corporate bill mill. It is the third major fossil fuel company to sever ties with ALEC,... more
18 March 2015
The fossil fuel barons, Charles and David Koch, have long advocated for "economic freedom" and a smaller government. They have slammed "collectivism" and market distorting subsidies. In 2012,... more
02 March 2015
As the Wisconsin legislature gets ready to ram through a union-busting bill that will significantly impact the economy of the entire state, Wisconsin's newest member of the Senate asked perhaps the... more
24 February 2015
The Wisconsin Senate held a hearing of sorts on the GOP proposal to make Wisconsin a "right to work" state. The bill pushed by Wisconsin Senate leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) bears a striking... more
24 February 2015
Wisconsin state legislators will meet in an "extraordinary session" today in order to take up so-called "right to work" legislation, a bill straight from the American Legislative Exchange Council... more
17 February 2015
Gail Collins, the award-winning New York Times columnist, riled the right-wing echo chamber this weekend with a one-sentence error in an opinion piece on Scott Walker. What did she do that got the... more
12 February 2015
Dr. Evil is back. Richard Berman and his phony front group Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA, get it?) released a bizarre video "Breaking Up with Fossil Fuels is Hard to Do" criticizing climate... more
09 February 2015
By Mary Bottari and Jonas Persson Budget bills are for bean counters. They are not supposed to be for major policy initiatives such as destroying public sector unions or upending the University... more
06 February 2015
By Mary Bottari and Jonas Persson Madison -- This week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got tripped up by the truth. First Walker announced he was going to slash $300 million from the... more
27 January 2015
In 2014, as March drew to an end but the cold Wisconsin winter refused to let go, State Senate President Mike Ellis (R-Neenah) stopped at his favorite after-work hangout to relax after a long session... more


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