Bills would usher in ‘new era of corruption,’ Democrats say

Measures up for votes in the Senate and Assembly this week would usher in a “new era of corruption” in Wisconsin politics, Democratic legislators said at a new conference Monday. The bills would eliminate Wisconsin’s nonpartisan elections board, do away with secret investigations into political wrongdoing and legalize coordination between issue advocacy groups and candidates.

“The Republicans have come up with what is the perfect trifecta to usher in new corruption, open the doors to a new era of big money in politics and corrupt dealings in our state Capitol,” said Democratic state Rep. Lisa Subek, of Madison.

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