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11.03.2014 | 86 days ago | Posted at 06:17 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
You may have heard that we’ve got on election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.  What you may not have heard is what, exactly, you need to cast a ballot to vote.  Fortunately, the state Government Accountability Board has sent out a list of their top 10 things you need to know. And Common Cause in Wisconsin has compiled a list of folks who are offering free rides to the polls if you don't hav...
10.15.2014 | 105 days ago | Posted at 11:15 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
With just three weeks to go before a high-stakes, hotly contested election, George W. Bush-appointed U.S. Judge Rudolph Randa went rogue—again—and spiked a state campaign law.  This isn’t the first time Randa’s tried to do away with pretty much all campaign regulations in the name of the First Amendment.  This time, he is making legal exactly what prosecutors say Scott Walker d...
09.17.2014 | 133 days ago | Posted at 12:36 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 With just seven weeks before the Nov. 4 election, opponents of voter ID say the new requirement would be impossible to implement in that short span of time.That’s why they’re asking the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review Friday’s decision, made by three Republican-appointed judges, that revives Wisconsin’s voter ID law, one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the count...
09.16.2014 | 134 days ago | Posted at 01:54 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore just sent a stern letter to Kevin Kennedy, the head of the state Government Accountability Board, which is tasked with implementing the state’s voter ID, resurrected from the dead on Friday by three Republican appellate court judges.  The GAB will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today to let Wisconsinites know how it is going to implement the new regulations. They do...
09.15.2014 | 135 days ago | Posted at 05:15 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Late Friday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which has been on hold for years.  That’s a big deal. A bigger deal is that the election is only weeks away.  “The decision has thrown everything into chaos,” Kristin Hansen of the ACLU told me. She said that she was concerned that elections workers would take the opportunity to overly scrut...
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

State law forbids public investigations of political donors

 Last week, the nonpartisan watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign announced that it had identified 14 donors who had made campaign contributions over the legal $10,000 limit this
05.31.2013 | | Posted at 03:40 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Yet again another controversial Republican bill is flying through the Legislature at warp speed. Last Friday, before the Memorial Day vacation, Greendale Rep. Jeff Stone began circulating his omnibus voter suppression bill, which, among other things, would reinstate the legally challenged voter ID requirement, open up loopholes for corporations sponsoring phony issue ads, shorten the amount of ti...