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Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause, consistently pushes for reforms intended to keep government on the up-and-up and make it work better for all citizens, not just the favored few. He calls out politicians and their powerful supporters, and he does so with facts and figures that cannot be denied.

Voting & Elections 03.1.2017

WISCONSIN Former GAB head Kevin Kennedy talks about ethics

The former head of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board met with members of Common Cause in Wisconsin to talk about the state of campaign finance, elections and ethics.

Voting & Elections 02.19.2017

John Humphries: Schooled by Team Walker, Betsy DeVos and ALEC

"The race to head the Department of Public Instruction is supposed to be non-partisan race, but it is only a matter of time before we see highly partisan, deep pocketed, out-of-state special interest players weigh in."

WISCONSIN: Taxpayers to be Fleeced by GOP Legislative Leaders for Defense of Rigged Voter Maps

Wisconsin GOP legislative leaders secretly sign contracts with two law firms to use taxpayer money to pay for defense of unconstitutional rigged voter maps.

Editorial: Wisconsin Republicans are robbing taxpayers to fund partisan schemes

Editorial: Wisconsin Republicans are robbing taxpayers to fund partisan schemes

Ethics 12.13.2016

Ethics Commissioner Robert Kinney's Resignation Underscores Failings of the Newly-Partisan State Agency

Retired judge Robert E. Kinney, a member of the six-member Wisconsin Ethics Commission, resigned this morning citing a lack of commitment on the part of some of the Commissioners to upholding open and ethical state government, excessive secrecy, and a lack of transparency in the proceedings of the commission.

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