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Watchdog group loses half its funding


MADISON (WKOW) -- A government watchdog group that monitors all political donations made in Wisconsin has lost half of its funding and now faces an uncertain future.

Tuesday, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign announced that after 16 years, the Joyce Foundation has decided to no longer give the group money. According to Democracy Campaign director Mike McCabe, $232,500 of the groups $430,000 annual budget came from the Joyce Foundation.

McCabe says the organization may have to look at making cuts in coming months, though there is no immediate cash-flow problem. He says the Joyce Foundation gave no explanation for the decision to stop funding. A spokesman for the Chicago-based philanthropic group did not immediately return a message from the Associated Press seeking comment.


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