Thursday, February 23, 2012

Complaints Filed Against Brothers Fitzgerald and Four Other Wisconsin Lawmakers

The folks over at Addicting Info found and are now acting on... well, more Walkerstani shenanigans.

-- can't duck the law? Change the law.


Complaints Filed Against Brothers Fitzgerald and Four Other Wisconsin Lawmakers | Addicting Info

The Wisconsin State Legislature has been nothing short of a circus. No matter which side of the aisle you’re on you cannot help but notice the grandstanding on the floor, the ongoing protests, and the mass arrests. But take a step back to basics and often you will find what you are looking for. As many know, and as the mainstream media continues to ignore, I filed five complaints against Republican lawmakers for failing to report contributions over $100. The logic behind these complaints is real simple. Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 11.06 requires candidates (and PAC’s, Conduits, and anyone else who registers with the GAB) to report place of employment and occupation along with name and address for all contributions totaling over $100 in a year. If they cannot get this info they must make an attempt to request it and notate such. As we found with the five complaints on Monday, some legislators fail to report it and failed to show any attempt to request it. This carries a $500 fine per offense. The GAB has stated they will only investigate campaign finance reports if a complaint is filed meaning it is possible to have years of errors that have yet not been found.

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