News Articles By Mary Bottari

13 August 2014
By Mary Bottari and Sean Hoey Sheriff David Clarke effectively won his reelection for Milwaukee County Sheriff yesterday, holding back a challenge in the Democratic primary with what appears to be... more
24 July 2014
-- by Mary Bottari and Sean Hoey Generation Opportunity (Gen Opp), a "nonpartisan" youth group funded by the Koch brothers "Freedom Partners" conduit, is backing one of the Koch's favorite... more
17 July 2014
By Mary Bottari and Sean Hoey On an almost daily basis, Miley Cyrus can be seen in grocery store lines on the cover of entertainment magazines and gossip rags. But now Cyrus is appearing in one... more
03 July 2014
Generation Opportunity (Gen Opp), the "millennial" group behind the "creepy Uncle Sam" ads which attempted to scare America’s youth away from health care coverage, is weighing in on the fight... more
11 June 2014
This July marks the three-year anniversary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Gov. Scott Walker's flagship economic development agency. WEDC has been mired in allegations of incompetence... more
07 June 2014
After Wisconsin federal court judge Barbara Crabb struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional late on Friday, gay and lesbian couples dug out their birth certificates, called their... more
05 June 2014
All across the country, public services are increasingly outsourced to private contractors in the name of efficiency and cost savings. But a new report from the non-profit research group In the... more
03 June 2014
- by Jay Riestenberg and Mary Bottari As the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 session comes to a close, one of the major cases left for a decision is Harris vs. Quinn, which could affect millions of... more
29 May 2014
For the next two weeks, every dollar you give to support CMD's research and reporting will be matched by a generous supporter. Click here to support our investigations! With your help, we've... more
14 May 2014
-- Brendan Fischer and Mary Bottari A majority of the Senate voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour recently, yet the bill failed to clear the 60 vote hurdle necessary for passage --... more


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