Friday, September 4, 2009

CC/WI In the News - September 2009

  • September 14, 2009 - Jason Stein, Wisconsin State Journal

    State Treasurer blames deputy for hiring Dem loyalists

    Good government advocate Jay Heck said he wasn't surprised by the Sass's claims. [sic]

    "The Treasurer's Office is really sometimes a dumping ground for political appointments," said Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin.

  • September 13, 2009 - John Nichols, The Capitol Times

    Lawton helps open campaign reform debate

    When Common Cause's governing board met in Madison last Thursday, the group was addressed by three key players in state government who could well usher in a reform moment...

  • September, 11, 2009 - Bob Hague, Wisconsin Radio Network

    Listen to excerpts from the CC/Wisconsin State Governing Board Meeting in Madison on Thursday, September 10th and read:
    Lawmakers mull options to pay for Impartial Justice
  • September 4, 2009 - Stacy Forster and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Incumbents use map giveaways at taxpayer expense, critics say

    Jay Heck, executive director of clean government watchdog Common Cause in Wisconsin, said there should be limits on how many maps lawmakers can distribute - especially with the state's current fiscal situation.

    'If they're continuing to send out unlimited numbers of maps with their names on it to promote themselves, that's not real sacrifice," Heck said. "It's free self-promotion at taxpayer expense, and that's just really not a proper use of taxpayer dollars."