Cash from Wisconsin rocked Pennsylvania governor’s race

At a campaign stop near Philadelphia early in his 2010 bid for governor, Republican Tom Corbett announced, “We’ve got to raise money,” calling this his campaign’s “No. 1” priority. That same July day, a $1.5 million contribution arrived — from Wisconsin. Barry Kauffman, executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania, calls this well-traveled donation a prime example of “an elaborate money-laundering scheme” used by the RGA with success in a number of races for governor in 2010 — one that is legal.

News about us: Transparency in donations

We want you to know who’s supporting the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. That’s why the Center’s Board of Directors recently voted on a fund-raising policy that formalizes a practice we have been following – disclosing all the names of all our donors.

IRS approves Center’s request for tax-exempt status

Just in time for Tax Day, the Internal Revenue Service has approved the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s request for exemption from federal income tax. The ruling, dated April 6, means that the Center is a public charity and that contributions to it are tax-deductible.