CMD’s Mary Bottari Wins Sidney Award for Tracing Billionaires’ Plot to Kill Unions

Mary Bottari wins March Sidney for "Behind Janus: Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public Sector Unions," published by In These Times.

Revealed: Names of ALEC Lobbyist and Legislator Members

The names of hundreds of members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”), details of which are closely guarded by the group, are revealed in a document obtained by Documented through a public records request.

Koch Document Reveals Laundry List of Policy Victories Extracted from the Trump Administration

The Koch brothers have won victory after victory in their bid to reshape American government to their interests.

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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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