Wisconsin Ethics Commissioner Resigns Amid Agency Dysfunction - State and Federal Communications

December 14, 2016  •  

Wisconsin Ethics Commissioner Resigns Amid Agency Dysfunction

Wisconsin State CapitolWisconsin state ethics commissioner Robert Kinney announced his resignation Monday. Kinney cited his disappointment in the agency as his reason for stepping down. He claims the relatively new Ethics Commission operates too secretly and does not adequately enforce ethics, campaign finance and lobbying rules.

Moreover, he contends several members of the commission demonstrate an obvious lack of commitment to the underlying purpose of the agency. In June, Gov. Scott Walker appointed Kinney from a pool of candidates provided by the Democratic Party.

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