The SEC has denied ExxonMobil's request to prevent a shareholder vote on a resolution requiring the oil giant to disclose its political spending, including "dark money" contributions to advocacy groups and trade associations.
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