Sunday, September 2, 2018

Pay to play the GOP Scott Walker way (lead paint edition)

Photo credit:  Alchetron

Secret cash aided politicians who rewrote Wisconsin law to block claims of lead-poisoned children.  (Capital Times, 9/2/2018)
While these children had compelling personal stories, NL Industries had something even more powerful on its side: Republican politicians facing recall elections in 2011 and 2012 who secretly benefitted from $750,000 contributed by NL’s owner, Harold Simmons, to an “independent” political group.  [emphasis added]
At the request of NL’s lobbyist, Republicans inserted a handful of words into the 2013-15 state budget that sought to halt such lead-paint lawsuits....
Related posts:
Scott Walker about to lose control and he likes it.  (6/10/2018)
Pay to play the UW Regents way.  (3/4/2018)
This just in from the Wisconsin state legislature: Pay to play the rent-to-own way.  (2/22/2018)

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