Candidates Quizzed on Good Government Issues

In this update: 1. Candidates questioned on campaign finance, redistricting and corporate electioneering 2. Redistricting 101 3. UW poll contains bad news for both major parties Candidates Quizzed on Good Government Issues

Email date: 7/23/10

In this update:
1. Candidates questioned on campaign finance, redistricting and corporate electioneering
2. Redistricting 101
3. UW poll contains bad news for both major parties

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Candidates quizzed on good government issues
The Democracy Campaign joined the state League of Women Voters and Common Cause in calling on those seeking state office to say where they stand on issues central to honest, accountable government in a questionnaire sent this week to all candidates.

The Democracy Campaign worked with the other two groups to develop questions 1, 3, 5 and 7 on the candidate survey.

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Redistricting 101
We had a full house for yesterday’s educational forum on redistricting at the State Capitol. The statewide public affairs network WisconsinEye was there to televise the four-hour teach-in.

The studious can watch the entire forum here. For those wanting greater entertainment value, there is a documentary film on the subject coming this fall. To watch the teaser trailer, go here.

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UW poll contains bad news for both major parties
Our latest Big Money Blog looks at something that wasn’t reported widely in the media, namely the latest polling done by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center that sheds light on the mood of the state’s electorate. It should make the political class shudder. Not that it will.