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Lawsuit against state elections board on campaign funding

Updated: 06/24/2014 - A lawsuit was filed yesterday with the US District Court of Eastern Wisconsin against the state's Government Accountability Board, filed by a Political Action Committee saying it's a violation of the first amendment that they can't donate.

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UPDATE: Sen. Kedzie to head Motor Carriers group

Posted: 06/24/2014 - UPDATE: Former Republican state Sen. Neal Kedzie who resigned last week will be taking over as president of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association starting in July.

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Wisconsin's PAC donation limits challenged

Posted: 06/23/2014 - A federal lawsuit has been filed challenging a Wisconsin state law that limits the amount of money candidates can collect from political action committees.

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Favre appears in Miss. Senate race TV ad

Posted: 06/19/2014 - Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre pitches his support for Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran in a TV ad sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Walker dogged by a promise not kept

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is best known for effectively ending collective bargaining for public workers and becoming the first governor in U.S. history to survive a recall election.

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Report says most donations come outside district

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A new report says that nearly two-thirds of the money state lawmakers raised last year came from donors who lived outside of the recipient's legislative district.

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Democrats seek federal benefits for gay couples

Posted: 06/16/2014 - The four Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize the marriages of gay couples who recently wed in Wisconsin.

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Burke reiterates opposition to parts of union law

Posted: 06/16/2014 - Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke says if elected she would work to repeal portions of the law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.

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DA: Lawmakers, donors working together expected

Posted: 06/11/2014 - A Republican prosecutor running for attorney general told a liberal group earlier this year that it's not unusual for legislators to work with campaign donors on legislation, calling the collaboration the "essence" of government.

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UPDATE Burke to say Wisconsin needs 'new direction'

Updated: 06/06/2014 - UPDATE: Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke plans to tell Democrats at the state party convention that Wisconsin needs a "new direction" away from the policies of Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

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GOP lawmaker upset with signature interpretation

Posted: 06/04/2014 - The chairwoman of the state Assembly's elections committee says the Government Accountability Board is applying a new law requiring printed signatures on candidate nomination papers too strictly.

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