Group created to back public assistance referendum launches ad campaign

A group created to back a nonbinding referendum on whether able-bodied childless adults should have to meet work requirements to qualify for public assistance has spent $384,760 on radio, TV and digital ads urging voters to approve it.

Keep Wisconsin Working reported $480,000 in receipts, $384,760 in expenses and $95,240 in the bank at the close of the pre-election period earlier this week. It was the group's first filing detailing its efforts to promote the referendum since it was created earlier this week.

The group reported $173,075 on radio ads that started March 14 and will run thr...

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