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Wisconsin better off than many, in new report on ethics enforcers


Many states’ ethics agencies aren’t provided with the resources and independence needed to carry out their responsibilities, according to a new report that casts Wisconsin’s efforts in a favorable light.

Wisconsin receives C- for government accountability


About this story
This story was produced with support from the State Integrity Investigation, a ranking of all 50 states’ corruption risk by the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism assessed Wisconsin for the project, which gave the state a C-, ranking 22nd among the states: [...]

GAB dings ethics, campaign finance violators


More than one hundred people or groups paid fines for violating Wisconsin’s campaign finance and ethics laws in the past three years. The violator list reads like a Who’s Who of Wisconsin politicians, and includes some noteworthy outsiders as well.

Capitol chaos shines spotlight on secretive state institutions


The backdrop for many of Wisconsin’s current ethical controversies is an unprecedented flow of money into the state’s political machinery. With last year’s Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case, some loopholes in the state’s campaign finance laws have grown even wider.

Fatal blast at Wisconsin ‘model workplace’ raises questions about OSHA program


By Lauren Hasler
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
COLUMBUS — American Packaging Corp. in Columbus is supposed to be one of the safest places to work. In 2009, the company was recognized as a model of safety when it joined other Wisconsin workplaces, now totaling 49, in a voluntary compliance program run by the U.S. Occupational Safety [...]

Suffering in silence: Campus sexual assaults vastly underreported


At University of Wisconsin campuses, most victims do not report crimes. The statistics are inconsistent. And most rapists go free.

Wisconsin receives “C” for lawmakers’ disclosures


The state’s financial disclosure requirements rank 22nd in a Center for Public Integrity survey, partly because elected officials don’t need to report information about their spouses’ property.

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation awards $100,000 grant


The Center gets its first major grant to report on government integrity and issues affecting the quality of life in Wisconsin.

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