Source: Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Fitzgerald: More liquor law enforcement needed, bill doesn't give Kohler an exemption. (Madison.com, 2/15/2018)
Fitzgerald to those who oppose the bill: "PAY UP OR SHUT UP!!!" Kohler launched a line of chocolate brandy in 2016 that it wants to be able to sell at its resorts. The bill's language narrowly defines what constitutes a resort, apparently to uniquely suit Kohler.
Dozens of craft brewers, wineries and distillers across the state, along with the state chapter of Americans For Prosperity, oppose the bill, saying it gives special treatment to a large corporation at the expense of small business owners who need clarification and less government regulation in order to grow their businesses in Wisconsin.
This fractured fairy tale is brought to you by Scott Fitzgerald.
Other pay to play posts
UPDATE. Advantage, Friends of Wisconsin State Parks: Money talks in more ways than one.
No fire sprinklers in small apartment buildings? It's called pay to play on a mammoth scale. (12/10/2017)
Utilities and power cooperatives dig deep to pay to play in Wisconsin. (11/7/2017)
Dynamic Recycling CEO Miles Harter donates $3,075 to GOP candidates, company will get up to $535,000 in state income tax credits. (8/14/2017)
All told, the Kerns have donated nearly $400,000 to Republican and conservative candidates. (8/14/2017)
Scott Walker lets Fiserv piggyback onto Foxconn legislation. (8/1/2017)
Wisconsin DNR: Pay to play trumps your tax dollars. (5/22/2017)
Concerning Rebecca Bradley: Meet some of the Wisconsin voters who would be disenfranchised by recusal rules. (4/20/2017)
Pay to play the high-capacity well, Wisconsin Assembly Agriculture Committee way. (3/24/2017)
Scott Walker and his for-profit college, pay-to-play buddies. (2/10/2017)
Wisconsin is open for pay to play. (2/3/2017)
In addition to $750,000 to Club for Growth, Harold Simmons donated $10,000 to Scott Walker. (9/14/2016)
Developer finds that 'pay to play' costs more than $72,844.92. (2/12/2016)
Meet the disingenuous Rob Brooks (R-Saukville). (1/13/2016)
Wingra Stone looks for a return on its capitol investment. (12/17/2015)
For sale: 1 state senator, 1 state representative. (12/8/2015)
UPDATE. Sorry, Tim Geoghegan, a total of $11,750 in donations is not a "bunch of bull". (10/25/2015)
CAFOnated pay to play adds $84,000 to Scott Walker's campaign fund in 2011. (10/7/2015)
Pay to play the payday way. (7/5/2015)
From the pay-to-play archives: Grebe Pere, Grebe Fils. (5/23/2015)
Appleton Post-Crescent Editorial Board All But Puts a Dunce Cap on the Head of Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc). (1/24/2014)