Just what we DON’T need: Laws that inject MORE money into state politics. Public hearing Wed. March 5th

A little sex harassment scandal isn’t slowing down Wisconsin’s elected snake pit.

This news comes to us courtesy of Common Cause:

“A sudden, surprise attack on the ability of Wisconsin citizens to know who is trying to influence their vote at election time was launched without notice yesterday, when State SenatorMary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) introduced Senate Bill 654. They also introduced another horrible measure – Senate Bill 655 – that would lift the current limitations on a lobbyist’s ability to make campaign contributions and allow them to contribute more frequently.”

Get the rest of the news over at the post “Horrendous Anti-Electioneering Disclosure & Lobbyist Contribution Measures Unveiled Monday and Get A Public Hearing Wednesday”

If you need to look up your legislators to send an email, here’s the Who are my legislators link

Here are the hearing basics as listed on the online hearing notice:

**REVISED**
Senate
PUBLIC HEARING
Elections and Urban Affairs

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified
below:
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
1:00 PM
201 Southeast
Senate Bill 654
Relating to: disclosure of political activity.
By Senators Lazich and S. Fitzgerald.

Senate Bill 655
Relating to: various changes in the campaign finance and lobbying laws.
By Senators Lazich and S. Fitzgerald.

Assembly Bill 202
Relating to: certification of election observers.
By Representatives Pridemore, Tittl, Bies, Kleefisch and Weininger.

03/03/2014: SB654 was added to the list of items to be heard.
03/03/2014: SB655 was added to the list of items to be heard.
________________________
Senator Mary Lazich
Chair

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