Carrying Water for the Kochs, Mackinac Center Misleads on Professional Licensing

The Koch brothers have been on a tear, demanding the roll back of occupational licensing in states, claiming that "government overreach" is creating "barriers to opportunity" for average Americans.

GOP Angles for More Campaign Cash, Less Disclosure

Policy riders buried in tax and spending bills would let in more political money, less light.

ALEC Hires Former Koch Staffer to Lead Its Energy Task Force

The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has hired Grant Kidwell, a former analyst from two major Koch-backed groups: Americans for Prosperity and the Charles Koch Institute.

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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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