Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has unleashed a $600,000 ad blitz to strip Wisconsin's independent Chief Justice of her title just as the court prepares to take up the John Doe criminal probe of Scott Walker.
No, the Walker criminal probe is not dead.
CMD and Common Cause filed a request for details about Walker's trip to the Koch summit.
The Kochs will spend almost $1 billion in the 2016 elections, but call it "social welfare."
After a scorching two-year controversy involving a "John Doe" criminal investigation into potential illegal coordination between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's campaign and outside big money groups, state GOP leaders are readying a legislative package to dismantle the nonpartisan elections board.
The Kochs and other big donors wield massive influence in the post-Citizens United era.
Sen. Joni Ernst giving the GOP response to the State of the Union address is further proof that the Koch political network has become a dominant political force.
For almost 40 years, Wisconsin's judges have been working without a mandatory retirement age. But all of a sudden, some state GOP leaders have decided that this is a major problem.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is taking up the Walker criminal probe, but faces questions of judicial ethics.
After spending hundreds of millions of undisclosed funds on state and federal elections, ALEC's corporate members are demanding that state legislators preserve their "right" to anonymously spend money on politics.