Monday, November 27, 2023

Dear Julie Pazina, Your nose is gonna grow. Best, Retiring Guy

HeadlineNew York Times, 11/24/2023
But Christina Erling has a different kind of power.  
Ms. Erling testified at the committee meeting, expressing deep concern. She told lawmakers that “massive investments” had been made based on existing Nevada water law and that “massive pieces of our economy have grown up around those investments.” 
The committee, made up of five lawmakers who had each received campaign contributions from Barrick or its joint venture, killed the legislation. State Senator Julie Pazina, the panel’s chairwoman, said in an email that “the stakeholders on both sides of the bill were simply unable to come together.” She added: “Any insinuation that a contribution impacts how I evaluate legislation before me is ludicrous".

It's called pay to play.
UPDATE. Advantage, Friends of Wisconsin State Parks: Money talks in more ways than one.  (1/25)

No fire sprinklers in small apartment buildings? It's called pay to play on a mammoth scale.  (12/10)
Utilities and power cooperatives dig deep to pay to play in Wisconsin.  (11/7)
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
All told, the Kerns have donated nearly $400,000 to Republican and conservative candidates.  (8/14)
Scott Walker lets Fiserv piggyback onto Foxconn legislation.  (8/1)
Wisconsin DNR: Pay to play trumps your tax dollars.  (5/22)
Concerning Rebecca Bradley: Meet some of the Wisconsin voters who would be disenfranchised by recusal rules.  (4/20)
Pay to play the high-capacity well, Wisconsin Assembly Agriculture Committee way.  (3/24)
Scott Walker and his for-profit college, pay-to-play buddies.  (2/10)
Wisconsin is open for pay to play.  (2/3)

In addition to $750,000 to Club for Growth, Harold Simmons donated $10,000 to Scott Walker.  (9/14)
Developer finds that 'pay to play' costs more than $72,844.92.  (2/12)
Meet the disingenuous Rob Brooks (R-Saukville).  (1/13)

Wingra Stone looks for a return on its capitol investment.  (12/17)
For sale: 1 state senator, 1 state representative.  (12/8)
UPDATE. Sorry, Tim Geoghegan, a total of $11,750 in donations is not a "bunch of bull".  (10/25) 
CAFOnated pay to play adds $84,000 to Scott Walker's campaign fund in 2011.  (10/7)
Pay to play the payday way.  (7/5)
From the pay-to-play archives: Grebe Pere, Grebe Fils.  (5/23)

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