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In this update: 1. Demolition of Wisconsin campaign finance rules continues 2. FCC votes for Internet "fast lane" Judges With Sledgehammers

Email date: 5/16/14

In this update:
1. Demolition of Wisconsin campaign finance rules continues
2. FCC votes for Internet “fast lane”

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Demolition of Wisconsin campaign finance rules continues
Late Wednesday a federal appeals court struck down rules aimed at shining light on dark money in Wisconsin elections. The judges urged a comprehensive rewrite of state campaign finance laws. Legislative leaders promptly pledged such an overhaul by early next year. By all indications, what they have in mind is new laws allowing bigger political donations and little or no disclosure of where the money comes from.

The Democracy Campaign's take on the court ruling was posted yesterday on our blog, and was picked up by The Capital Times and published online as a guest column.

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FCC votes for Internet “fast lane”
Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission voted to advance draft rules that would allow for the creation of a two-tier Internet with faster service for companies that pay a premium for the privilege. The rules have been put forward for public comment. The Democracy Campaign supports maintaining the governing policy of the Web known as “Net Neutrality” that is integral to a free and open Internet. Please take a few minutes to let the FCC know how you feel about the proposed rules.