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Wisconsin Ethics Commission leader Lautenschlager previously ran afoul of ethics rules

MADISON — Peg Lautenschlager, the new chairwoman of the state Ethics Commission, says it’s fair that critics are bringing up her previous violation of Wisconsin’s ethics rules but that she’s focused on the future. 412 more words


Last day for the GAB: Democrats promise to replace partisan boards if they can

MADISON — Democratic legislative leaders are promising to do away with new partisan commissions overseeing Wisconsin elections and ethics laws if they gain majority control of the Legislature. 127 more words


Wisconsin's nonpartisan elections board in final days, officially disbanding Thursday

MADISON — Wisconsin’s unique nonpartisan elections board is in its final days.

The Government Accountability Board officially disbands on Thursday after eight years of operation. In its place will be two commissions with partisan appointees. 89 more words


Republicans ask panel chairs to consider voter ID outreach

MADISON — A group of Assembly Republicans have asked the leaders of the Legislature’s budget committee to approve funding for a public education campaign on Wisconsin’s voter photo identification law. 103 more words


Longtime Wisconsin chief elections official Kevin Kennedy retiring

MADISON — Wisconsin’s longtime chief elections official Kevin Kennedy is retiring before the board he currently heads is eliminated in July.

Kennedy announced his intentions Tuesday, May 10th to retire on June 29th. 188 more words


Early voting numbers soar in Milwaukee, up 600% from last two presidential primaries

MILWAUKEE — The numbers are in…8,000 people voted during Milwaukee’s early voting period — a much larger number than anticipated — which many believe could lead to record-breaking turnout on Election Day — Tuesday, April 5th. 471 more words


Server failure temporarily cuts clerks from Wisconsin voter system

MADISON — A server failure has cut local clerks off from Wisconsin’s voter registration system and prevented people from acquiring identification they need to vote. 120 more words