Your Right to Know is a monthly column distributed by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, a group dedicated to open government.
When transparency is treated with contempt
Most of the time, public officials in Wisconsin obey the state’s openness laws. Sometimes, they need a little prodding from the courts.
Joe Manchin May Block Federal Budget That Would Cost Him Coal Profits
The West Virginia senator owns up to $5 million in coal stock and is opposing climate change measures in his party’s budget package.
Don’t Open the Door Further to Dark Money
The court’s new majority is being asked by billionaire Charles Koch’s nonprofits to expand on the notion that “money is speech.”
Charles Koch’s “Uniter” Rebrand Strains Credulity After Funding Congressional Coup Supporters
The billionaire fossil fuel executive and GOP megadonor has spent his entire adult life financing partisan politics, right-wing think tanks, and ideological education programs. At 85, that’s unlikely to change.
This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline
We’re cooked unless investors stop funding fossil fuel companies.
Forcing Wisconsin Voters to Risk Their Lives for Partisan Gain Is Just Plain Wrong
Prioritizing partisan political gain over public safety forced Wisconsin voters to put their lives on the line in order to exercise their right to vote.
Australia, your country is burning – dangerous climate change is here with you now
I am a climate scientist on holiday in the Blue Mountains, watching climate change in action
I Want My Climate Back: The Promise of Climate Restoration
Emissions reductions alone cannot avert climate ruin, so it’s good news that C02 removal is feasible and affordable.
Koch Kumbaya: The Billionaire Industrialists Appropriate Frederick Douglass, Pledge to “Do Right”
What are we to make of all the good news and talk of bipartisanship coming from the Koch camp?