August 24, 2016 •
Wisconsin Ethics Commission Permits Members to Make Political Contributions
Members of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission are now able to make political contributions to candidates.
The commission is comprised of partisan appointees selected by legislative leaders and the governor; it replaced the Government Accountability Board. The previous board was nonpartisan and, therefore, members were officially barred from giving to candidates.
In a meeting yesterday, only two of the commission’s six members voted to consider a ban on contributions. As a result, no final vote was taken.
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