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Transition from G.A.B. to Elections and Ethics Commissions

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On December 16, 2015, Governor Walker signed 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, which eliminated the Government Accountability Board on June 30, 2016 and replaced it with two separate commissions to oversee the administration of elections and ethics.

This page will be a repository for historical information about the former G.A.B., including information about Board members and meeting materials.

Transition of the G.A.B. to the Ethics Commission and Elections Commission

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Date: 
May 12, 2016
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This transition plan was prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Administration with the assistance of G.A.B. staff in accordance with 2015 Wisconsin Act 118, Section 266, subsection 9m. It was approved unanimously by the Joint Committee on Finance on June 13, 2016.

Statement on Transition from G.A.B. to Elections and Ethics Commissions

Date: 
December 16, 2015

MADISON, WI – Today, Governor Walker signed into law Assembly Bill 388, which eliminates the Government Accountability Board on June 30, 2016 and replaces it with two separate commissions to oversee the administration of elections and ethics.

Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the G.A.B., said Board Members and the staff are prepared to work with the Secretary of the Department of Administration and the new Commissioners as they are appointed to ensure a smooth transition to the new structure.

For more information, contact: 

Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, 608-267-7887, reid.magney@wi.gov