More dirty tricks by the Assembly Republicans. Now they are lifting the fundraising ban during the budget period so rich donors can help them. They passed this with a cowardly paper ballot so as not to draw attention.
Assembly drops fundraising banhttp://badgerherald.com/news/2013/02/18 ... SQtqfKENdl
"The state Assembly approved a paper ballot vote Thursday to lift a ban on fundraising during the period of time when the budget is up for consideration, a measure some critics say could allow special interest groups to leverage their agendas through campaign donations. The policy, which was approved by the Committee on Assembly Organization, will allow members of the Assembly to raise funds anywhere in Wisconsin besides Dane County during the budget period, beginning when the budget is introduced and ending when the governor signs the bill into law...
The Assembly’s decision to lift this ban using paper ballot votes speaks to their desire to not draw attention to it, Heck said. Paper ballot votes are used in the Senate and Assembly to pass votes without holding public meetings. “It just indicates they’re not very proud of it,” Heck said. “They don’t want to make a big deal about it and draw attention from the press.”