Friday, March 18, 2005

Wisconsin Senators Nix Weak Campaign Reform Bill

By a vote of 20-13, the Wisconsin Senate rejected a campaign finance proposal. This press account in the Milwaukee Journal indicates that the bill was pretty weak.

Mike McCabe, a longtime reformer with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says the bill would not have worked. One key flaw was its failure to require even disclosure of the funding souces of ads that attack candidates, let alone putting limits on this.

Seems like yet another example of where politicians can't seem to get their act together to enact real reform, and instead put up smokescreen bills designed to make other politicians look bad. C'mon guys, you can do better than that.

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