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Privatization Fail: Scott Walker's WEDC in Full Meltdown

By Mary Bottari May 20, 2015

During the 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker famously promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term.

Toward this end, one of his first acts as governor was to privatize the state's economic development agency.

Watchdog groups have long warned against WEDC practices

By Mike Ivey May 19, 2015

While a questionable loan to a Walker campaign donor that recently came to light has Democrats calling for a federal investigation, watchdog groups have long noted problems with quasi-private economic development agencies like the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

US taxpayers subsidising world's biggest fossil fuel companies

By Damian Carrington and Harry Davies May 12, 2015

Shell, ExxonMobil and Marathon Petroleum got subsidises granted by politicians who received significant campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, Guardian investigation reveals

How Washington Punishes Small Business: Lawmakers love to talk about the little guy, but their policies routinely favor the big and powerful.

By STACY MITCHELL and FRED CLEMENTS May 7, 2015

Small business looms large in American political rhetoric. From the campaign trail to the floor of the U.S. House and Senate, members of Congress love to evoke the diner and dry cleaner, the neighborhood grocer and local hardware store. Ensuring the well-being of Main Street, we might easily assume, is one of their central policy aims.

Oklahoma City is our savvier nemesis

By Danny Westneat May 6, 2015

I'm getting a complex about Oklahoma City. They keep stealing our stuff.