Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The pay to play super hits: Top 20 lobbying groups during Wisconsin's 2017-18 legislative session

Lobbying groups spent $70 million over latest legislative session.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/4/2019)
“It looks like we’re in an ever escalating cycle of grotesque spending by lobbyists in Wisconsin who are throwing around ungodly numbers of dollars to get their way in the Legislature,” Rothschild said. “The average citizen does not have an equal say as to what laws are passed and what policies are pursued and that’s not how a democracy is supposed to work.” A spokesman for the Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists did not immediately return a request seeking comment.

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Pay to play the political party and campaign committee way.  (2/5/2019)
Pay to play the Cardinal-Hickory Creek powerline way.  (1/15/2019)
Scott Walker's toxic legacy: Pay to play the groundwater contamination way.  (1/12/2019)
Scott Walker: Pay to play the judgeship appointments way (the last days edition).  (1/2/2019)

Scott Walker: Pay to play the judgeship appointment way.  (12/26/2018)
Scott Walker: Pay to play the judgeship appointment way (next day edition) . (12/27/2018)
Chapter 7: Scott Walker's legacy (The pay-to-play, environmental destruction edition).  (12/17/2018)
Pay to play the GOP Scott Walker way (lead paint edition).  (9/2/2018)
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)
Pay to play the Kohler way.  (2/15/2018)
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)

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