October 17, 2011 •
Bill Introduced Limiting Recall Contributions
A campaign finance law passed decades ago has recently come under fire in light of a possible gubernatorial recall. The law effectively allows public officials subject to a recall to collect unlimited contributions during the period when petitioners are collecting signatures to force a recall.
The law has recently been criticized because it would allow Governor Scott Walker to raise millions of dollars in unlimited contributions, but his eventual opponent would not have the same opportunity.
Democratic Rep. Kelda Helen Roys of Madison introduced Assembly Bill 296 last week to repeal the law and institute campaign contribution limits on a public official subject to a recall.
June 1, 2011 •
Primary Set for July 12, 2011
A special election has been scheduled for August 9, 2011 to fill a seat left vacant in Assembly District 48.
In an executive order, Governor Scott Walker ordered the special election to fill the seat left vacant after the resignation of Joe Parisi, who was elected Dane County Executive in April.
If a primary is necessary in the district, it will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
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