Illinois Inauguration Raises Questions Of Corporate Influence - Yahoo News

Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania, a Democrat, will accept up to $50,000 per donor. Corporate sponsorship packages for inaugural events by Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, both Republicans, cost $30,000 and $25,000 respectively. "We're seeing more and more inaugural activities that have become more expensive, more lavish, and they're being bought and sold by people who have business pending before government," says Craig Homan, a lobbyist for Public Citizen, a group advocating for transparency in public financing. Spokespersons for Walker and Hutchinson did not respond immediately for comment. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit