Wednesday, September 14, 2016

In addition to $750,000 to Club for Growth, Harold Simmons donated $10,000 to Scott Walker

Source:  Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (red arrow added)

Guardian exposes John Doe documents; Lead manufacturer donated $750,000, pushed law change.  (Capital Times, 9/14/2016)
The report raises questions about legislative efforts to shield lead paint manufacturers from lawsuits seeking compensation for lead poisoning. The leaked documents show $750,000 in donations to Wisconsin Club for Growth from Harold Simmons, the owner of one of the United States' leading producers of lead used in paint until it was banned. 
"In the same time frame" the donations occurred. Walked signed into law* changes passed by the Republican-led Legislature that would have made companies like NL Industries effectively immune from compensation claims for lead paint poisoning.

*2013 Wisconsin Act 20, the budget bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Walker on July 1, 2013.  Shielding lead paint manufacturers was one of those policy items slipped in at the last minute.

Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel is working as though he's on the Simmons payroll.

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