Gogebic and the WMC, according to media reports and interviews, played a key role in shaping the language of the bill.
The official confirmed that the company had given money to the WMC to pay for the ads.
On its website, the WMC states “we have never disclosed our donors, and never will.”
Weeks before the election, TV stations in Green Bay started airing an ad paid for by the WMC.
In an interview, Buchen said several groups, including Cline and the WMC, gave input on the bill.
The WMC, which lobbies for pro-business legislation, was a natural partner for Gogebic.