News Articles By Mary Bottari

14 April 2015
By Mary Bottari and Jody Knauss Hotels are making a killing. Occupancy rates are exceeding pre-recession highs, and are expected to reach record levels in 2016. Profits per room are up over 11... more
08 April 2015
Scott Walker unseated his sharpest opponent last night. But you won’t learn that from much of the media coverage. The fact that Walker and his big money allies tricked Wisconsin voters into... more
31 March 2015
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), Wisconsin's premier lobby for corporate tax breaks and low wage jobs, has unleashed a $600,000 ad blitz to strip Wisconsin's independent Chief Justice of... more
31 March 2015
By Mary Bottari and Brendan Fischer After the town of Denton, Texas passed a ballot initiative banning fracking in November 2014, the oil and gas industry reacted with outrage and swiftly filed... more
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


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