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May 21, 2014

Ruling loosens limits on some campaign donations (UPDATE)

The state elections board on Wednesday loosened restrictions on campaign contributions to allow lobbyists in Wisconsin to pass along donations from political action committees and others to state lawmakers at any point during the year.

May 8, 2014

Deal reached to kill campaign funding limits

The state of Wisconsin agreed Thursday to stop enforcing a cap on how much people can donate in total to candidates running for office, ending a federal lawsuit and bringing state law in line with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Apr 9, 2014

Walker to decide between 4 former judges for elections board slot

Gov. Scott Walker will decide between four former Wisconsin circuit court judges to fill an opening spot on the Government Accountability Board.

Feb 17, 2014

Ruling in Penn. voter-ID case buoys Wis. hopes

Opponents of Wisconsin's voter-ID law hope that a recent win on the East Coast bodes well for their efforts to get Wisconsin's law overturned.

Nov 5, 2013

Former judge Froehlich says he’ll be fair on elections board

Gov. Scott Walker's appointee to the board that oversees elections in Wisconsin told members of the state Senate Elections committee on Tuesday that impartiality on the panel is an "absolute necessity."

Nov 4, 2013

Federal trial over voter-ID law underway (UPDATE)

A federal hearing over Wisconsin's voter-ID law began Monday with several minority witnesses, many of whom said their efforts to obtain a state-issued ID were met with bureaucratic obstacles that took time, money and legal assistance to overcome.

Oct 1, 2013

Committee passes contingency-fee bill

The Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor approved a bill Tuesday that would prevent law firms from receiving more than $30 million from contingency-fee contracts held with the state.

Apr 2, 2013

Judge finalists named for elections board appointment (UPDATE)

The state board that oversees elections in Wisconsin is moving toward filling a vacancy.

Feb 14, 2013

Bradley claims no political motivation in releasing memo (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley said Thursday her decision to recuse herself from an ethics investigation into a fellow justice’s conduct has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with workplace safety.

Jan 14, 2013

Retired judge Vocke to head Wisconsin elections board

Retired judge Tim Vocke has been selected to serve as chairman of the nonpartisan board that oversees elections in Wisconsin.

Dec 11, 2012

View from around the state: Political appointees, instead of judges, wrong for GAB

What we need in our elections is more politics. Specifically, what we need in the nonpartisan state agency that oversees our elections is more politics.

Dec 3, 2012

GOP Senate leader looks at elections changes, moving away from retired judges

The nonpartisan board that oversees elections in Wisconsin too often favors Democrats and needs to be reconstituted, perhaps with a more partisan model like what previously existed, incoming Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Monday.

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