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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...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Voters may go to the polls with incomplete information about his role in alleged misconduct

With just two weeks before the June 5 recall election facing Republican Gov. Scott Walker...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ALEC's 'Scholarships' raise questions about corporate lobbying

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an ultraconservative corporate-sponsored policy group, has been known to legislators for years, but it has just recently come under public...
03.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
A controversial �reform� group involved in the Milwaukee Public Schools campaigns�Advocates for Student Achievement (ASA)�is the target of a complaint by Citizen Action of Wisconsin. The complaint, filed with the state Government Accountability Board this week, alleges that ASA and three candidates for the MPS board have not properly disclosed all of their activities. Accordi...
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

A new rule could require disclosing donors —but not yet

It wouldn’t be an election in Wisconsin without sleazy campaign ads and fliers from phony front groups that aren’t required to disclose where they get their money from or what their true agenda is. Take All Children Matter, which in theory is a Michigan-based pro-school-voucher group headed by Dick DeVos...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

The attorney general’s voting shenanigans continue

Those looking for voter fraud in Wisconsin may want to start with the top elected official at the Department of Justice. Two weeks ago, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a frivolous lawsuit against the state’s Government Accountability Board (GAB), a move that could greatly compromise the November election.

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