By David Armiak, January 16, 2020

GOP megadonors helped Justice Kelly raised $800,000 in 2019, more than double his nearest challenger.

By Don Wiener, January 16, 2020

Recent tax filings show that “most viewed conservative site in world” saw dramatic growth after Trump’s election, and has paid its founder and his brother close to $1 million.

By David Armiak, January 15, 2020

Crusade to remove 200,000 voters from the rolls by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty stands to benefit Trump, a right-wing state Supreme Court justice, and the big Republican donors and strategists that lead and bankroll the group – and have donated at least $12 million to Wisconsin GOP causes and candidates.

By Alex Kotch, January 13, 2020

Former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan pushed Trump to ditch his support for a House bill to lower drug prices while Gilead-linked groups advertised and lobbied against it.

By Alex Kotch, January 10, 2020

The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Foundation wants the Supreme Court to take its case challenging California’s donor disclosure law, and 15 groups receiving more than $28 million from Koch-related funders just happen to be on board.


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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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