Featured Reform Priorities in Wisconsin

Campaign Finance Reform

October 15 2009 at 11:03 AM

14 exceed legal campaign donation limits

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The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign today called attention to 14 individuals, including three…

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October 08 2009 at 07:32 PM

WDC wants publicly funded campaigns in Wisconsin

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In testimony at the Informational Hearing on Campaign Finance Reform, the WDC went on the offensive today demanding statewide finance reform. They explain how…

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Election Law & Voting Rights

September 30 2009 at 02:30 PM

LWV holds issues briefing in Madison, Wis.

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The League of Women Voters will be holding an issues briefing on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Crowne Plaza…

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September 29 2009 at 02:09 PM

Wis. Supreme Court hears recuse issues, Ohio Supreme Court holds judicial selection forum

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has refused to recuse - or dismiss - himself in a criminal appeal. Milwaukee lawyer Robert Henak claimed Gableman has shown bias against criminal defendants and…

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Ethics in Government

October 20 2009 at 05:29 PM

Wis. judges face possible changes to ethics rules

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According to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Wisconsin judges may face new ethics rules when the state Supreme Court meets on Oct. 28 to decide when…

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October 15 2009 at 11:03 AM

14 exceed legal campaign donation limits

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The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign today called attention to 14 individuals, including three…

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Judicial Independence

August 19 2009 at 12:48 PM

Impartial Justice bill passes Wisconsin Senate JCICFR committee

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The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign announced Wednesday the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform and Housing approved legislation that would finance state Supreme Court elections with taxpayer dollars.A qualified Supreme Court candidate who accepts the public financing…

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August 06 2009 at 02:37 PM

Senate confirms Sotomayer

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In a historic 68-31 U.S. Senate vote Thursday, Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed the United States’ first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.President Barack Obama selected Sotomayor for the Supreme Court on May 26.Sotomayor will be the 111th person to sit as…

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Media Reform

June 02 2008 at 01:06 PM

NEARLY $200 MILLION SPENT ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TV ADS TO DATE

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MADISON, Wisconsin -- Almost $200 million has been spent on television advertising so far during this presidential election year, with the overwhelming amount of recent spending coming from the race for the Democratic nomination.In total, Democratic candidates for president have…

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June 12 2007 at 09:41 AM

Reform Groups Call on FCC to Hold TV Broadcasters Accountable for Inadequate Election Coverage

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CHICAGO -- An alliance of Midwest civic and political reform groups is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose stronger public interest obligations on local television broadcasters as part of the new regulatory framework that will…

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Open Government

August 05 2009 at 04:15 PM

MALDEF census launch

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The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Chicago launched an education and awareness campaign to encourage Latinos in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska to participate in the 2010…

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July 23 2009 at 02:31 PM

State budget process reform measures gain more endorsements and support

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In recent weeks, Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI) called for legislative action on state budget reform legislation, and for that action to occur this summer and fall.

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Redistricting

August 11 2009 at 01:05 PM

Network partners among diverse groups agreeing to redistricting principles

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The League of Women Voters of the United States issued the news release below moments ago. Independent state-based Network partners signing on to the statement include: Citizen Advocacy Center, Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, Illinois Campaign for Political…

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August 05 2009 at 04:15 PM

MALDEF census launch

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The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Chicago launched an education and awareness campaign to encourage Latinos in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska to participate in the 2010…

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