The Koch Connection in the Scott Walker John Doe Documents

CMD follows the Koch trails in the documents.

GOP Attorneys General Held Private Meetings with Fossil Fuel Lobbyists on Exxon Investigation

Notes from closed-door meeting reveal collusion between GOP AGs, industry lobbyists to defend ExxonMobil and obstruct climate change legislation.

Leaked Documents Show Court's Dismissal of the John Doe Was Based on a False Premise

CMD analysis finds dark money ads attributed to groups that coordinated with Governor Walker and his agents constituted express advocacy--not "issue" advocacy

Supreme Cover-Up: How the Wisconsin Justice System Failed in the Walker John Doe

Independent courts are supposed to be a check on the corruption of the political system.

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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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