Looking for factual, unbiased information to help inform your votes in the future?

One of the great frus­tra­tions we face when deal­ing with the polit­i­cal envi­ron­ment is find­ing infor­ma­tion that can inform our vot­ing. While there are numer­ous resources, includ­ing media plat­forms, that we can access, often the infor­ma­tion is incom­plete, biased, or just wrong.

The Cen­ter for Inves­tiga­tive Jour­nal­ism, a Wis­con­sin-based non­par­ti­san non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion, has cre­at­ed a web page that may help you clear away some of the con­fu­sion.

On the page (view link), you’ll find links to infor­ma­tion that will help you bet­ter answer these ques­tions:

Campaign Finance and Lobbying

How can I dig into state cam­paign finance data?

How can I find who is lob­by­ing whom over what?

How do I find sim­i­lar infor­ma­tion on cam­paign finance and lob­by­ing in oth­er states?

How do I track cam­paign dona­tions and spend­ing for fed­er­al can­di­dates, like U.S. sen­a­tors and con­gress­peo­ple?

How can I cor­re­late con­tri­bu­tions to votes?

The Wisconsin Legislature: Bills and Spending

How can I find a par­tic­u­lar bill?

To under­stand what is being pro­posed:

To keep tabs on pend­ing leg­is­la­tion: 

What else can I learn about past and pend­ing leg­is­la­tion?

How can I track state agency spend­ing?

How can I check up on a non­prof­it group?

What infor­ma­tion is avail­able on cor­po­ra­tions, includ­ing non­prof­its, that are oper­at­ing in my state?

What can I learn about indi­vid­ual labor unions?

What can I learn about an employer’s record on work­place safe­ty?