WORT FM producer Alejandro Alonso Galva catches up with Ed Pilkington, reporter from The Guardian’s US office. Their newly-published story revealed secret documents and emails collected by prosecutors during the “John Doe” probe in Wisconsin. The documents show coordination between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, his campaign, and 501(c)4 group Club for Growth — and detail […]
Doug Keith, Katz Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, has recently published a study looking at the effects of 6 one-vote decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and their effects on changes in campaign funding across the country. The “Citizens United” is the most well known of these, but each has contributed to the […]
This Week on Mel & Floyd: The Powerball Tax for the Stupid, Senator Cruzz, The Overstated Nazi Involvement of Koch Senior, Fox and Fiends: “Cancer Bad, But Obama more Badder” and so much more exasperating and hilarious “laugh to keep from crying” lunacy in public policy and current events!
Scott Greytak, policy counsel and research analyst at Justice At Stake, discusses how funding of campaigns for so-called “independent” state court justices are becoming more political. Their report, “Bankrolling the Bench“, tracks expenditures and the influence of money for court election campaigns across the country.
(WORT)– The Republican majority is muscling two bills through the state Legislature, one that would do away with the Government Accountability Board and another that would rewrite Wisconsin’s campaign finance rules. As Bill Lueders reports in Isthmus, the proposals are controversial and allow for an unprecedented flow of money into elections, with little disclosure required […]
What is going on at the capitol? Today, Jay Heck from Common Cause talks with Carousel Baryd on the bills at the capitol limiting political corruption inquiries, eliminating the Government Accountability Board, and reducing campaign finance laws. Jay Heck has been the executive director of Common Cause since 1996. Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization […]