WI: Lobbying Complaint

One Wisconsin Now alleges that a business group failed to comply with lobbyist disclosure.

The watchdog group One Wisconsin Now filed a complaint Tuesday with the Government Accountability Board claiming Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce failed to report lobbying activity involving the University of Wisconsin budget.

WMC, a pro-business interest group, commented on its lobbying activities in response to former UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley’s article in Madison Magazine, in which he said WMC is not acting in the best interests of the University of Wisconsin.

In a statement released Aug. 20, WMC said they played a part in the final passage of the entire Wisconsin state budget.

However, according to OWN, that statement was revised from one released earlier the same day that read, “WMC actively lobbied for final passage of the UW budget.”

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