Launched in 2008, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) was formed by a virtually unanimous, bipartisan vote in the legislature.

... The GAB was the first nonpartisan board in the country to oversee elections, and it is a big improvement over the old system.

... Every lawmaker currently in the legislature who was in office in 2008 voted for the creation of the GAB. You would think they would be proud that their vision has become a national model in elections and ethics administration. ...

A recent audit revealed the GAB to be an effective agency which has been limited by an oversized workload and a barely sufficient level of staffing.

Rather than go back to the old system, lawmakers should provide the funding necessary to accomplish the vision lawmakers had when they created the GAB in the first place.

— Jean Johnson,


League of Women Voters

of the Ripon Area

Andrea Kaminski,

executive director

League of Women

Voters of Wisconsin

To read the entire letter, see the Sept. 10, 2015 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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