Email date: 3/29/10
In this update:
1. State board hands out stiff fines for excessive campaign donations
2. Jensen case still hanging in limbo
3. Report on payday lender donations makes news
State board hands out stiff fines for excessive campaign donations
On the heels of its unanimous vote to close the biggest loophole in Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws, which the Green Bay Press-Gazette applauded in a recent editorial, the state Government Accountability Board announced hefty fines assessed to seven big campaign donors flagged by the Democracy Campaign last October for running afoul of state limits on campaign contributions.
Jensen case still hanging in limbo
The clock we posted on our Big Money Blog keeps ticking, as it has been 2,719 days since former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen was criminally charged with misconduct in public office. And it’s hard to see light at the end of the legal tunnel, as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported today.