GAB Reform is Long Overdue:
the Government Accountability Board (GAB) has been a lot
of things, non-partisan is not one of them. The list of
blatantly partisan decisions, rulings and positions are
too numerous to list here in a weekly update. However
the recent disclosures regarding GAB Director Kevin
Kennedyís ties to Lois Lerner and the IRS scandal on top
of the gross mishandling of the now infamous John Doe
investigation calls for immediate reform.
Since its debut in 2007, the GAB has
failed to regularly audit the voter rolls to
remove any felons, failed to audit
electronic voting equipment, and regularly failed to
promulgate rules as statutorily required.
followed no formal procedure for processing complaints
brought to the board and the board's staff regularly went
outside the approved fee schedule when assigning fines.
In short, the entity that was in place to uphold our laws broke
more laws than they enforced. I find that to be
will be divided into two commissions, one dealing with
elections and the other dealing with ethics. Each will
have 6 members. Democrats and Republicans will have an equal
number of appointments on each commission.
I have been and
remain a very vocal supporter of GAB reform. I am
disappointed that we have waited this long. I am
however, looking forward to closing this
chapter in Wisconsinís history.
Sanctuary Cities in Wisconsin:
I have teamed up
with State Representative Dave Murphy from Greenville to
introduce a bill that prohibits Cities, Towns, Counties
(basically all political subdivisions in Wisconsin) from
declaring themselves above the Federal Immigration Laws.
We are all perplexed and frustrated with the immigration
policies of the United States. Right now we have an
immigration policy that is counterproductive. The
current policy punishes workers looking for work, rebukes families looking for a better life and penalizes
people who are waiting in line for visas. The main
problem is an unsecured border. The only people happy
right now with the present border situation are drug
dealers, gun runners and of course, those looking to
take advantage of our welfare system.
The bill would
prohibit political subdivisions from adopting policies
that violate current Federal Immigration laws. Cities.
Towns, Villages and Counties that do not follow the
federal laws would be subject to law suit and would be
in danger of losing substantial amounts of shared
See the bill here.
CONGRATULATIONS JUSTICE REBECCA BRADLEY
Appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Walker.
God Bless Wisconsin!
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