GAB: threatened with overhaul, praised by advocates

State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, incoming Majority Leader, has been suggesting that the Government Accountability Board should be governed by partisan appointees, rather than the six retired judges who now do the job. “I just don’t think they’re an independent voice at all,” the Republican from Juneau told the Associated Press.

Attorney conduct at issue in Gableman dust-up

Michael Gableman, the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, has been drawing flak over revelations that he received free legal help in an ethics case from a law firm representing clients with past and pending cases before the court. But, as the saying goes, it takes two to tango. If Gableman’s receipt of legal services from Michael Best violated state ethics laws, what can be said about Eric McLeod, the Michael Best lawyer who entered into this agreement?

News about us: Transparency in donations

We want you to know who’s supporting the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. That’s why the Center’s Board of Directors recently voted on a fund-raising policy that formalizes a practice we have been following – disclosing all the names of all our donors.