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Resource ID: #18736
Subject: Campaign Finance
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wis.)
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Date: May 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, June 2, 3, 7, 8, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, Aug. 5, 12, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29, Oct. 3, 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 30, Nov. 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 27, 28, Dec. 2, 5, 7, 16, 18, 19, 30

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A Wisconsin State Journal investigation reveals that "four state government agencies costing taxpayers $3.9 million a year were operating as extensive and possibly illegal campaign machines on behalf of lawmakers and candidates selected by the legislative leaders." The series also finds that a political group used a taxpayer-funded office to prepare "smear campaigns" against Democratic politicians; Democratic lawmakers and legislative employees have used their taxpayer-funded jobs to prepare election campaigns and solicit contributions; that a top Republican leader hired a staff member whose only job was to raise money and coordinate donations. The state Ethics Board has failed to stop and punish the ongoing political corruption, the State Journal reports.

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