If any doubt was left about the power of big money in our politics, the Wisconsin election destroyed it. Charles and David Koch goosed Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign with $10 million through their front group Americans for Prosperity, $1 million through the Republican Governors Association, and more from members of the “million-dollar donor club” of financial titans that meet regularly at Koch-hosted secret summits.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 12, 2010 2:35 pm|
In addition to deciding the makeup of Congress, selecting several governors, and a weighing a host of local races, voters across the country will be voting on 159 statewide ballot measures, of which about 60 are more interesting than bland bond measures. Of these propositions, there are a handful that I believe could have a national or even international impact.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 1, 2010 1:30 pm|
These rulings by the court are not only a victory for anti-gerrymandering advocates, but also for the right of citizen lawmakers to use the ballot initiatives process to push for real political reform.