This week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to not take on the John Doe case regarding Governor Scott Walker’s campaign scandal. Today, Bert Zippered discusses this and voting access laws in Wisconsin with guest Jay Heck. Jay Heck is the executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin, a non-partisan, non-profit citizen’s lobby affiliated with national […]
On this episode of A Public Affair, Matt Rothschild speaks with Mary Bottari of the Center for Media and Democracy about recent revelations from the John Doe investigation. The Guardian newspaper recently published an investigative news story detailing coordination between the Walker administration, major donors, and a non-profit group.
(WORT) — On Saturday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice raided the Lincoln Hills School for Boys in Irma. The raid was part of a secret John Doe criminal probe looking into sexual assault, physical abuse and child neglect at the Wisconsin juvenile detention center. According to recently unsealed court records, Lincoln County Circuit Judge Robert […]
“What a mess this court has wrought!” Justice Shirley Abrahamson wrote in a dissent to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s refusal to reopen the John Doe investigation against Scott Walker and its decision to fire special prosecutor Francis Schmitz, preventing him from filing further appeals. Tony Castaneda talks with Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin […]
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 […]
(WORT) — Election watchdog Mike McCabe finds the silver lining in the GOP bills making their way through the Wisconsin legislature this week.