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The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board administers Wisconsin election and ethics laws.  It is independent and non-partisan.  Below are editorials and letters to the editor published in newspapers and television, discussing the structure and actions of the GAB.

Defending the GAB - 2015

TITLE

DATE

SOURCE

GAB should remain intact 7/28/15 Racine Journal Times
People lose with partisan control 7/27/15 Beloit Daily News
Open, ethical government 7/27/15 Barbara Seguin in the Beloit Daily News
Vote-counting GAB targeted with Walker running as 'favorite son' 7/27/15 Steve Walters in the Janesville Gazette
Tell Republicans to leave GAB alone 7/26/15 Dick Tschanz in the Wisconsin State Journal
Don't turn our government watchdog into a lap dog 7/24/15 Rep. Terese Berceau in the Capital Times online
Beware of politicians who target watchdogs 7/24/15 Andrea Kaminski, LWV Wi, Wausau Daily Herald, Green Bay Press-Gazette,  Cap Times,  
GAB needs more power to fight shenanigans 7/22/15 Ann Collins in the Wisconsin State Journal
Proposal to shut down GAB is attack on open government 7/21/15 WISC-TV in Madison
Scott Walker wants to put down Wisconsin's watchdog 7/21/15 Phil Hands cartoon in the Wisconsin State Journal
Don't replace state's elections watchdog agency 7/21/15 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Little evidence suggests GAB out to get GOP 7/12/15 Wisconsin State Journal and Oshkosh Northwestern
Get to bottom of GAB report 7/11/15 Beloit Daily News
State GOP should leave independent agencies alone 2/19/15 Racine Journal Times
Say no to look-the-other-way ethics, elections board 1/31/15 Beloit Daily News
Is GAB a watchdog or a lap dog? 1/23/15 Reps. Berceau and Sargent in the Capital Times
Keep the GAB nonpartisan and free to investigate 1/17/15 Judge Michael Brennan in the WI State Journal
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board works 1/11/2015 Judge Thomas Barland in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
GAB watchdog needed more than ever 1/11/15 Co-Presidents, League of Women Voters of Dane County

Defending the GAB - 2014 and before

TITLE

DATE

SOURCE

GOP wants to kill the umpire in Wisconsin elections 12/27/14 Joel McNally in the Capital Times
Election referees 12/22/14 Phil Hands cartoon in the Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin partisans want to kill the Watchdog 12/21/14 Andrea Kaminski, LWV Wi, in the MJS
Don't let GAB 'reform' mean return to corruption 12/20/14 Sen. Kathleen Vinehout in the Capital Times
Don't swap retired judges for party hacks 12/14/14 Wisconsin State Journal
A GOP attack on the GAB 12/14 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Attacks on GAB Unfounded 10/26/14 Judge David Deininger in the Wisconsin State Journal
Keep hands off the GAB 10/15/14 Professors Burden, Cannon, Mayer, Moynihan in the MJS
GAB calm in middle of political storm 10/5/14 Wisconsin State Journal
GAB more transparent than Caucuses 7/21/14 Paul Malischke in the Wisconsin State Journal
Legislature threatens GAB's independence 7/21/14 Appleton Post Crescent
Protect independence of our election watchdog 12/6/11 Don Moynihan in the Capital Times

Attacking the GAB

 Title Date Source
The GAB isn't really independent 7/29/15 Verne Siverling in the
Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin's Friend at the IRS 7/9/15 Wall Street Journal

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