Madison's Most Powerful Lobbying Group: Wisconsin Education Association
4:06 PM, Feb 24, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
According to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, the top lobbying group in Wisconsin for the 2009-2010 session of the legislature was the Wisconsin Education Assocation, which as of August 20, 2010 had spent 10,462 hours and $2,143,588 lobbying state lawmakers.
At the Washington Examiner today, Tim Carney writes about how the WEA is also one of the largest political donor groups in the state, making the vital point that unions aren't representative of "the workingman," but are merely entrenched special interests that represent a small minority of Americans:
Read the whole thing here.