2017 Press Releases

WDC testimony on GOP attacks on ethics, elections commission administrators
December 22, 2017

Special election candidates advance in legislative races
December 20, 2017

Wisconsin Supreme Court gives gift to prosecutors
December 20, 2017

Fitzgerald, Vos are schoolyard bullies
December 19, 2017

Leah Vukmir assumes she knows all Jews
December 18, 2017

Schimel’s hack job on the John Doe leak
December 15, 2017

Special election candidates self-funding
December 14, 2017

See who is holding up the “dark store” bills
December 13, 2017

Koch brothers, WMC behind mining law
December 12, 2017

Republican AG sides with construction industry on state sprinkler rule
December 11, 2017

2016-17 Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Annual Report
December 6, 2017

Kwik Trip cashes in on Walker support
December 5, 2017

Testimony before the Wisconsin Ethics Commission on campaign finance transparency
December 5, 2017

GOP bill would slash time people can sue business
December 4, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Tavern League of Wisconsin
December 1, 2017

WMC behind Republican bill to repeal state air pollution rules
November 30, 2017

Walker approves Koch bills to loosen licensing
November 29, 2017

Walker signs bill to stack constitutional convention
November 28, 2017

Walker signs lax land-use bill backed by big boys
November 28, 2017

Court candidate hires former Koch group executives as campaign advisors
November 21, 2017

Schimel hobnobs with big donors at Trump resort
November 16, 2017

GOP sweetheart bill for the rent-to-own industry
November 15, 2017

Walker's order and GOP bills on BDS serve big donor
November 14, 2017

Walker hypocrite on outside money
November 13, 2017

Walker appoints GOP senator as new ag secretary
November 10, 2017

GOP mega-donors linked to offshore tax havens backed Walker
November 9, 2017

Utilities would be free to destroy 9,999 square feet of wetlands
November 7, 2017

Walker flanked by big donors for reelection announcement
November 6, 2017

Senate to vote on GOP bills for constitutional convention
November 6, 2017

Republican bill approved to restrict abortion coverage for state employees
November 3, 2017

Assembly approves GOP bill to end mining moratorium
November 3, 2017

GOP lawmakers pushing bill to help Tesla sell cars in Wisconsin
November 2, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Natural Resource Development Association
November 1, 2017

Walker's latest campaign is a scandal reunion
October 31, 2017

Gun lobby pushes no age limit for hunters
October 30, 2017

Polaris, ATV Association win in state forest plan
October 27, 2017

Big special interests push property rights over local control
October 25, 2017

“Marsy’s Law” has constitutional flaw
October 24, 2017

DNR caves to big dairy
October 20, 2017

WDC testimony in oppostion to ‘riot’ bills
October 19, 2017

Hunting, trapping, and wildlife groups oppose wetlands bill
October 18, 2017

The big boys fight in Wisconsin over ‘Dairyland’ name
October 17, 2017

The assault on science and democracy
October 16, 2017

Lawmakers consider bills to change the way coops operate
October 16, 2017

“Riot bill” amended, still flawed
October 12, 2017

Bill to legalize hemp moving along
October 12, 2017

Why you don’t hear about overturning Citizens United in Wisconsin Capitol
October 11, 2017

Beware, new front group formed on water policy!
October 10, 2017

Walker accepted $63K+ from for-profit colleges before dumping state watchdog
October 9, 2017

Special interest giants face off on worker’s comp law changes
October 5, 2017

Walker, four dozen legislators accepted $3.6M in pro-gun lobby support
October 4, 2017

GOP bill would open up thousands of wetland acres to development
October 3, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Chiropractic Association
October 2, 2017

Guv, VP to call on large Walker donor
September 28, 2017

Democrats offer bill to increase Wisconsin Elections Commission staff
September 27, 2017

Walker’s DNR appointee draws WMC praise
September 26, 2017

New appointee to Elections Commission was subject of ethics complaint
September 25, 2017

Victory for Fair Maps!
September 25, 2017

WDC testimony opposing ‘riot’ bill
September 21, 2017

4 more victories in one day for Fair Maps in Wisconsin!
September 20, 2017

NRA behind no-permit gun bill
September 20, 2017

10 steps progressives in Wisconsin need to take
September 18, 2017

On Constitution Day, a stacked deck against defendants at Wisconsin Supreme Court
September 15, 2017

Look what paved the way for the Foxconn court bypass
September 15, 2017

GOP candidates reaped nearly $2 of every $3 from Wisconsin ‘wealth’ codes
September 14, 2017

Take action for Fair Maps today, Sept. 12!
September 12, 2017

Airport near GOP donor’s high-end golf resort gets $4M in state aid
September 11, 2017

GOP wants to restrict local control over quarries, sand mining
September 7, 2017

Foxconn’s dubious bypass to Wisconsin Supreme Court
September 6, 2017

UW regents gave 100x more to GOP than to Dems
September 6, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Builders Association
September 5, 2017

School voucher lobby succeeds again
August 30, 2017

WMC tops lobbying groups in the first six months of 2017
August 29, 2017

WDC testimony opposing bill to eliminate state rules
August 29, 2017

Three more counties on board for Fair Maps!
August 24, 2017

Walker flanked by donors at UW Hospital to promote Foxconn
August 23, 2017

Wisconsin GOP outraises Dems 3 to 1 in the first six months of 2017
August 23, 2017

‘Dark store’ bills in limbo as Macy’s sues Grand Chute
August 22, 2017

Our democracy is hanging by a thread
August 21, 2017

GOP lawmakers want to end state’s mining moratorium
August 18, 2017

Wisconsin contributors gave more to GOP dark money groups in first half of 2017
August 16, 2017

Did Foxconn violate state lobby law?
August 11, 2017

Walker approves WMC, Koch-backed anti-regulation bill
August 10, 2017

Wisconsin contributors gave $2M+ to electioneering groups
August 9, 2017

Dem lawmakers want DOJ to disclose civil case costs
August 8, 2017

Supporters, opponents target gun class bill at public hearing
August 4, 2017

Tavern industry opposes measure to change liquor laws
August 3, 2017

Foxconn corporate welfare bill includes $10M giveaway for Fiserv
August 2, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association
August 1, 2017

Walker accepted $1 of every $3 in campaign contributions from outside Wisconsin
July 26, 2017

$8.5M reasons Wisconsin GOP wants to expand school vouchers
July 25, 2017

Door County pushes amendment to overturn Citizens United
July 24, 2017

State superintendent’s race cost $1 million
July 20, 2017

10 Wisconsin donors give outside electioneering group $1M+
July 19, 2017

Republican bill clamps down on DOT, appeases special interests
July 18, 2017

Join the Fair Maps Movement!
July 17, 2017

Democrats want more disclosure by electioneering groups
July 13, 2017

Wisconsin Supreme Court buries recusal in “feeble” move
July 5, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Hospital Association
July 5, 2017

Fireworks industry makes a bang with campaign contributions
June 30, 2017

Bill would expand winery retail hours
June 28, 2017

Walker signs bill loosening fish farm regulations
June 26, 2017

Wisconsin Supreme Court shuts public out
June 22, 2017

Anthem is Wisconsin GOP booster
June 22, 2017

Why the disability rights movement and the democracy movement need each other
June 22, 2017

Walker’s assault on clean and open government
June 19, 2017

Walker visits Ashley Furniture and big donors
June 19, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Wisconsin redistricting case
June 19, 2017

Assembly sends WMC, Koch-backed anti-regulation bill to governor
June 15, 2017

March for Truth speech
June 14, 2017

GOP may consider heavy truck fee to pay for roads
June 14, 2017

Bill would allow chiropractors to perform physicals on student athletes
June 13, 2017

Wisconsin school voucher bill backed by Betsy DeVos’s group
June 12, 2017

GOP lawmakers want gun courses offered in high school
June 9, 2017

Matt Rothschild's statement at Sen. Larson's June 7 press conference
June 7, 2017

GOP pushing no-license bakery bill
June 6, 2017

Tommy G. Thompson Center is wasteful $3M in state spending
June 5, 2017

Koch-backed electioneering group pushing hard for property tax cut
June 2, 2017

Why Walker signed high-cap well bill
June 2, 2017

WDC Executive Director Matt Rothschild on gerrymandering in WisconsinEye's 'Morning Minute'
June 2, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
June 1, 2017

WMC, construction interests back expanded tax break
May 31, 2017

Take action: Stop the Article V Convention!
May 30, 2017

Former GAB Director Kevin Kennedy's speech at WDC's 2017 annual meeting
May 25, 2017

Walker celebrates with donors who gave him $100K+
May 23, 2017

Video of WDC Executive Director Matthew Rothschild on Trump and fascism
May 23, 2017

“Riot” bill is unconstitutional
May 18, 2017

Walker got $51K in campaign contributions from WEDC recipients
May 18, 2017

Koch support to Wisconsin higher ed tops $1 million
May 17, 2017

Koch and other big business groups back bill to bury regs
May 16, 2017

Fair map movement gains momentum
May 12, 2017

GOP-controlled legislature approves fish farm breaks
May 12, 2017

WDC opposes bill restricting free-speech in the University of Wisconsin System
May 11, 2017

Bill to loosen child labor laws sent to Walker
May 11, 2017

Koch group and Milwaukee business group back tax cuts for wealthy
May 10, 2017

Ag interests support bills to legalize hemp in Wisconsin
May 9, 2017

Business lobby opposes GOP bills on “Dark Store” tax loophole
May 4, 2017

50 million reasons Wisconsin GOP backs high-capacity wells
May 3, 2017

Kremer vs. Kremer on campus “Free Speech” bill
May 2, 2017

GOP-led Senate to consider special interest protection bill
May 2, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association
May 1, 2017

GOP bill goes after local control on wheel taxes
April 28, 2017

Authors of bill coddling polluters get $ from manufacturers
April 27, 2017

WDC supports bill requiring more judicial donor transparency
April 27, 2017

Koch-backed Texas group lobbying in Wisconsin
April 26, 2017

GOP lawmakers again pushing repeal of minimum markup law
April 24, 2017

Dunn County joins call for fair maps
April 21 2017

Hack job at high court in Wisconsin on recusal petition
April 20, 2017

Why we need a statewide referendum to help overturn Citizens United
April 19, 2017

WMC opposes bill to help you get rid of lead pipes
April 19, 2017

Wysocki factory farm owners spread money around
April 18, 2017

WDC annual meeting in May
April 18, 2017

Why the “We Hate Jill Stein” bill is bad
April 13, 2017

Koch brothers behind the GOP bill to wipe out prevailing wage
April 12, 2017

GOP bill to restrict election recounts advances
April 10, 2017

Budget committee removes Walker policy items from proposed state budget
April 7, 2017

Iowa takes Walker’s advice, crushes workers
April 6, 2017

Eight Wisconsin referendums all pass opposing corporate personhood
April 5, 2017

Gundersen Lutheran bigwigs gave $44K to Walker
April 5, 2017

WDC opposes AB 109 on Dane County zoning
April 5, 2017

Accused insurer contributed nearly $42k to Wisconsin candidates
April 4, 2017

Nine Wisconsin communities voting April 4 against Citizens United
April 3, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
April 3, 2017

Guv’s regent nominees gave his campaign $22K+
March 31, 2017

Greater Wisconsin shells out $225K in school superintendent race
March 30, 2017

NRA behind GOP bill on guns with no permits
March 29, 2017

The latest top contributors to the candidates for state school superintendent
March 28, 2017

WDC testimony on proposed Article V Constitutional Convention
March 28, 2017

State did not press for fine in company’s air pollution case
March 27, 2017

WDC urges adoption of stricter judicial recusal rule
March 27, 2017

Dem party files ethics complaint against Gableman
March 24, 2017

GOP lawmakers moving measures for constitutional convention
March 24, 2017

Dem bill would show local school voucher spending on property tax bills
March 23, 2017

Lincoln County backs nonpartisan map drawing
March 22, 2017

Parties, legislative fundraising committees accept $1.3M in corporate contributions
March 22, 2017

What’s up with Wisconsin Progress and the ADCC?
March 21, 2017

Democrat wants to change judicial recusal requirements
March 20, 2017

Bipartisan bill would create penalties for defrauding state’s development agency
March 17, 2017

Walker's budget proposes millions in breaks for special interest contributors
March 16, 2017

Fish farm deregulation bill back again
March 15, 2017

Committees handling high-cap well bill got $220K+ from ag interests
March 14, 2017

Walker resurrects plan to end state's local government insurance program
March 13, 2017

If Roggensack can’t take the heat . . .
March 10, 2017

Catering to special interests contributes to state’s road deterioration
March 7, 2017

GOP lawmakers want to prohibit UW doctors from performing abortions
March 6, 2017

Watch Matt Rothschild discuss 2016's record legislative campaign spending on WisconsinEye
March 3, 2017

Record $28 million spent in 2016 legislative races
March 2, 2017

Wisconsin GOP backs Article V convention. No Dems allowed!
March 1, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
March 1, 2017

Gableman, Club for Growth leader to speak at GOP fundraiser
February 28, 2017

Schimel appeals to supremes on map-rigging case
February 24, 2017

Ed Garvey, corporate dragon-slayer
February 23, 2017

State senators raise their expense reimbursement by 31 percent
February 23, 2017

The money behind dumping the state’s for-profit college watchdog
February 21, 2017

Construction industry opposes fire safety proposal
February 16, 2017

Top contributors to state school superintendent candidates in 2017
February 15, 2017

Walker slashes good government boards
February 14, 2017

Mega farms slather legislators, fundraising committees with cash
February 14, 2017

Action alert: No blank check!
February 13, 2017

How anti-abortion groups fund the GOP in Wisconsin
February 8, 2017

State tavern group supports tougher penalties for repeat drunk drivers
February 7, 2017

GOP lawmaker brings back bill to penalize sanctuary cities
February 6, 2017

GOP’s redistricting law firms contributed $76K+ to candidates
February 3, 2017

12 things you can do to resist Trump and defend democracy
February 3, 2017

Wisconsin GOP shouldn’t waste our $ to try to keep rigged maps
February 2, 2017

State Senate looking at 31 percent hike in expense allowance
February 2, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Wisconsin Realtors Association
February 1, 2017

Wisconsin legislators denounce Islamophobia
January 31, 2017

Will tourism interests block bill on early school starts?
January 31, 2017

Walker got $42K+ from first-time donors who have state contract
January 30, 2017

10 good omens since Trump’s inauguration
January 30, 2017

Judges naive on order to redraw maps
January 27, 2017

Big business, Koch groups back anti-labor bill
January 26, 2017

Walker wins praise from WMC, Koch group for food stamp rules
January 24, 2017

The fascist overtones in Trump’s inaugural address
January 20, 2017

Words missing from Trump's inaugural address
January 20, 2017

See who funds Justice Ziegler
January 20, 2017

We can fund what we need to fund
January 19, 2017

Top contributors to candidates for state school superintendent
January 18, 2017

GOP lawmakers offer ALEC bill to protect special interests from regulations
January 13, 2017

Dozens of retired judges ask Wisconsin Supreme Court for new campaign donor recusal rules
January 12, 2017

Big money groups back pay raise for judges
January 11, 2017

GOP lawmaker wants to repeal state’s mining moratorium
January 9, 2017

Tiffany and Jarchow’s bad defense of their pro-polluter records
January 6, 2017

Dems to offer proposal for new redistricting process
January 6, 2017

Meteor Timber's power game in Wisconsin
January 4, 2017

Influence peddler of the month - Betsy DeVos
January 3, 2017