Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

‘Outside the … law’: Lawmakers call for investigation of GAB

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – In an ironic turnabout, Wisconsin lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the high-profile agency that is supposed to investigate politicians.

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Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Breaking News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to documents unsealed Friday by a Waukesha County Circuit Court.

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GAB won’t say whether it has reauthorized its role in John Doe probe

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A spokesman for the Government Accountability Board refused Wednesday to say whether the retired judges who preside over the board have voted to reauthorize the GAB’s involvement in the politically charged John Doe investigation as required by law – underscoring critics’ allegations that the agency’s two-year probe has gone rogue.

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Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, National, New York, News, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Taxes, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

 
 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

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WI lawmaker says state education program misspent $500K

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Education, News, Wasteful spending, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON, Wis. — State Rep. David Craig, R-Vernon, is calling on Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers to investigate a state-funded education program after discovering it spent almost $500,000 last year on “five-star dining, luxury travel accommodations and employee lunches.”

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‘R word’ surfaces in wake of state Supreme Court taking up John Doe challenges

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases connected to the politically charged John Doe investigation, expect the left to scream for the recusals of the conservative justices that make up the court’s majority.

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