2003 Press Releases

Doyle dithers on reform
December 15, 2003

Statement on US Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling
December 11, 2003

Elections board does it again -- nothing
December 10, 2003

State elections board to act on WDC complaints against Doyle, Gard
December 9, 2003

Public suppression act of 2003
November 12, 2003

Cash and carry lawmaking: Legislature’s fall agenda heavy on favors for big donors
November 3, 2003

WDC files complaints against Doyle, Gard for illegal donations
October 14, 2003

“Buy-Partisan” politics: Bet hedging by big donors
October 1, 2003

WDC hangs out capitol’s dirty laundry
September 22, 2003

Wisconsin gets a lackluster grade for campaign finance disclosure
September 17, 2003

WDC renews media campaign for reform
September 15, 2003

4 Get ‘Nero Award’ for Blocking Reform
September 10, 2003

A ‘3-lie budget’: Graft tax up to $1,358 per taxpayer
August 11, 2003

Special interests lubricate political machinery
August 5, 2003

Do-nothing Elections Board does little
July 30, 2003

Donors, ex-governor face nearly $317,000 in fines
July 29, 2003

TV industry profiteering on democracy
July 23, 2003

Feds investigating Wisconsin money laundering
July 8, 2003

State budget amounts to ‘fiscal feudalism’
June 18, 2003

Out-of-state contributions hit record high
June 2, 2003

WDC files 43 complaints against fat cats
May 13, 2003

Budget writers take $3 million from special interests
April 21, 2003

Graft tax scorecard
April 3, 2003

WDC endorses new impartial justice bill
April 2, 2003

‘Graft tax’ grows to over $1,300 per taxpayer
March 19, 2003

WDC memo concerning Voter ID Bill
March 13, 2003

Big spenders rule legislative races
February 24, 2003

WDC testimony on Ellis-Erpenbach Bill
February 12, 2003

Governor’s race cost $23 million
February 6, 2003

Academic study shows link between campaign donations and state contracts
February 4, 2003

WDC launches media campaign for reform
January 31, 2003

Madison TV aired hours of political ads, little news
January 28, 2003

Groups urge new governor and legislature to take action on reform
January 15, 2003

Each taxpayer pays $1,200 ‘graft tax’ to keep big donors happy
January 13, 2003