5 pages have the tag Government Accountability

  • /news/columns/2014/don-t-let-government-accountability-reform-mean-return-to-corruption/
    Summary “I promise you that two years from now, when we are sitting here, the GAB will not be in the current format,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told a crowd at a Madison luncheon as reported by the Wisconsin State Journal.
    Body Don’t Let Government Accountability “Reform” Mean Return to Corruption “I promise you that two years from now, when we are sitting here, the GAB will not be in the current format,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told a crowd at a Madison luncheon as r...
  • /news/columns/2015/putting-political-parties-back-in-charge-of-elections-and-ethics/
    Summary Clean elections and corruption free elected officials are goals most of us share. Yet few states have laws that truly create a nonpartisan watchdog to assure public confidence. Wisconsin is blessed to be a national leader.
    Body Putting Political Parties Back in Charge of Elections and Ethics? “Wisconsin is the only state with a truly nonpartisan board structure,” wrote Professor Daniel Tokaji in 2013. The Ohio State law professor hailed the Government Accountability Boar...
  • Don’t Kill the Referees

    Last edited: 04/17/2018

    /news/columns/2015/don-t-kill-the-referees/
    Summary “Just do the right thing,” my doctor told me. We were discussing politics. We just finished reviewing the x-rays of my new hip replacement. My doctor wanted to offer a little advice to my colleagues in the Senate.
    Body Don’t Kill the Referees “Just do the right thing,” my doctor told me. We were discussing politics. We just finished reviewing the x-rays of my new hip replacement. My doctor wanted to offer a little advice to my colleagues in the Senate. “People ...
  • /news/columns/2015/let-s-not-throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bath-water/
    Summary GAB Audit Hearing shows path to improved operation.
    Body   GAB Audit Hearing shows path to improved operation “I’m not a clerk. I’m just a citizen who observed several recounts and recalls,” Bill Wasser of Reedsburg told the Audit Committee. “Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. Let’s make...
  • /news/columns/2016/government-accountability-died-the-end-of-june/
    Summary “It’s a great step backwards for the state,” Judge Barland said… the undoing the legislative majority’s changes to the GAB would be difficult and would need “the electorate as a whole to come to an understanding that what was done was wrong.”
    Body Government Accountability Died the End of June Government Accountability passed in a quiet death the last day of June. There was no fanfare, no long speeches – just hard working employees packing up personal items.   I imagined the nonpartisan...