When I arrived in Madison in the early 1990s from the mean streets of Philadelphia, I thought Wisconsin's commitment to clean and open government was quaint, charming -- at times a little irritating. Badger Rules, the state ethics code, meant that legislative staffers like myself couldn't even take a cup of coffee from a lobbyist, and I remember one lowly public official was nabbed for using a state phone for a few private calls.
Bill's author never met the threshold for election that he is demanding for union recertification.
Unconstitutional voter restrictions, lower wages, less health care, donor secrecy, and union-busting add up to an agenda only the Koch brothers would love.
ALEC passes resolution backed by UPS and FedEx encouraging Congress to allow twin 33-foot trailers on the road.
Record-setting early voting is not an emergency -- it's democracy.
AT&T joins Verizon in rush to the exit after ALEC featured a far-right speaker at its annual meeting.
Geske opposes GOP scheme to move 2020 presidential primary to benefit Justice Kelly in upcoming Wisconsin Supreme Court election.
On his way out the door, Scott Walker and GOP cronies mull a lame duck session to manipulate Supreme Court elections for partisan advantage.
ALEC state legislators, lobbyists, and Koch operatives return to Washington, D.C. today for ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit to promote an agenda only fossil fuel companies could love.
Dubbed the Kochs' "Secret Bank," Freedom Partners corrals donations from millionaires and billionaires to fund the Koch political operation.