Money Changers in the Temple

In this update: 1. Senate panel to hold hearing Wednesday on ‘More Money in Politics’ bill 2. Wisconsin gets ‘F’ for judicial financial disclosure 3. ICYMI Money Changers in the Temple

Email date: 12/16/13

In this update:
1. Senate panel to hold hearing Wednesday on ‘More Money in Politics’ bill
2. Wisconsin gets ‘F’ for judicial financial disclosure
3. ICYMI

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Senate panel to hold hearing Wednesday on ‘More Money in Politics' bill
A state Senate committee has scheduled a public hearing for this Wednesday on legislation that already passed the Assembly in June on a bipartisan voice vote that would double Wisconsin’s current limits on campaign contributions.

Word is some Senate Democrats are showing willingness to join with majority Republicans to support the bill.

Exactly one week before the celebration of the birth of the one who threw the money changers out of the temple, senators will be taking a step toward blessing even more money changing in the people’s temple. Wisconsin is not the only place this is happening. Legislatures across the country are passing this kind of legislation, including our neighbors to the west and east.

Please attend the hearing if you can. If you are not able to make it in person, please contact your senator as well as members of the committee to let them know how you feel about Assembly Bill 225.

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Wisconsin gets ‘F’ for judicial financial disclosure
The national Center for Public Integrity recently evaluated financial disclosure of the top state courts in the country. Wisconsin failed the test.

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ICYMI
Last week we sent out an appeal for year-end charitable gifts that included a link to our annual report. In case you missed it, we hope you will take a few minutes to take a look at it now and hope you will help us end the year strong.