Former Democratic Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager was selected Monday as chair of Wisconsin's new Ethics Commission, and the job of administrator was offered to a former analyst of the nonpartisan board the panel was created to replace.Read More »
Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Wednesday that eliminates Wisconsin's nonpartisan state elections board and replaces it with a pair of commissions made up of political appointees, despite opponents' concerns about the potential for corruption and a lack of transparency.
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Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday he has the votes to pass a compromise bill that would put two retired judges on a new ethics commission, a move that also won support from the measure's sponsor and other reluctant lawmakers.Read More »
Three Republican-backed proposals to eliminate Wisconsin's unique nonpartisan elections board, do away with secret investigations into political wrongdoing and legalize coordination between issue advocacy groups and candidates will usher in a new era of corruption, Democrats said Monday.Read More »