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  • Ethics Code-State Officials-Chapter 19

    Posted in
    August 21, 2012

    Ethics Code for State Public Officials, Subchapter III, Chapter 19, Wisconsin Statutes.

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  • GAB-624 Ethics Board Enforcement Summary 1991

    Posted in
    January 1, 1992

    The Ethics Board may investigate possible violations of the Ethics Code and lobbying law whenever
    circumstances warrant and may file complaints alleging violations whenever it concludes there is
    probable cause to do so.

    During the period January through December 1991, the Board investigated the following matters
    pertaining to possible violations of the statutorily prescribed standards of conduct for state officials,
    lobbyists, and principals.

  • Standards of Conduct Online Tutorial

    Posted in
    January 1, 2010

     This tutorial will open for viewing in Internet Explorer. If you are using another browser, you will have to save the PowerPoint file to your computer for viewing.

  • Complaints Arising from Budget Repair Bill Dispute - Case No. 2011-GAB-01

    Posted in
    May 18, 2011

    In February and March of 2011, the Government Accountability Board received numerous complaints related to events and the actions of various state public officials involved in the debate regarding Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. 

    This memorandum from the Government Accountability Board summarizes the complaints and their disposition.

    News Release: G.A.B. Dismisses Budget Repair Bill Complaints

  • Brian Bell Selected as Ethics Commission Administrator

    July 11, 2016

    MADISON, WI – The current Members of the Wisconsin Ethics Commission announced they have unanimously selected Brian Bell of Madison, Wisconsin to serve as the Administrator of the new Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Mr. Bell will begin work on July 25th, but plans to be in contact with Commission staff in the coming days to prepare for the transition. Mr. Bell currently serves as a Budget and Policy Analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

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