Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker won his election in 2010 on a promise to create 250,000 new jobs. Walker created his flagship Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in 2011 and named himself Chairman. Now, as allegations of cronyism and corruption engulf WEDC, Walker has been removed as Chairman.
News Articles By Mary Bottari
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ entrance into the race for the White House will bring a refreshing clarity to candidates’ positions on the critical economic issues of our day.
Two court cases this week--one being heard in open court, another being considered in silence behind closed doors--will decide the future of Wisconsin campaign finance law, the independence of the Wisconsin judiciary and will impact the future of presidential candidate Scott Walker.
The stakes could not be higher, but the converging cases have garnered little national attention.
Hotel profits are up. Executive salaries have skyrocketed. But the little-known trade association representing this robust $163 billion dollar industry is fighting to keep workers wages low.
Scott Walker unseated his sharpest opponent last night.
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has unleashed a $600,000 ad blitz to strip Wisconsin's independent Chief Justice of her title just as the court prepares to take up the John Doe criminal probe of Scott Walker.
After the town of Denton, Texas, passed a ballot initiative banning fracking in November 2014, the oil and gas industry reacted with outrage and swiftly filed suit.
BP announced today it is parting ways with the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial corporate bill mill. It is the third major fossil fuel company to sever its ties with ALEC, after Occidental Petroleum. ExxonMobil remains on the ALEC private sector board.
The fossil fuel barons, Charles and David Koch, have long advocated for "economic freedom" and a smaller government. They have slammed "collectivism" and market distorting subsidies.
As the Wisconsin legislature gets ready to ram through a union-busting bill that will significantly impact the economy of the entire state, Wisconsin's newest member of the Senate asked perhaps the most pertinent question of her Republican colleagues: "what beating hearts are for this bill?"