Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

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The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board was a non-partisan regulatory agency of the State of Wisconsin which administered and enforced Wisconsin law pertaining to campaign finance, elections, ethics and lobbying. The G.A.B. staff was non-partisan. The agency was organized into two divisions: The Elections Division and the Ethics and Accountability Division.

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The Board consisted of six members, all former state judges, who serve staggered, six-year terms. Board members were appointed by the Governor, and served part-time, receiving per diems for each meeting they attended.[1] The Governor of Wisconsin nominated a judge to fill a vacancy from a roster of potential Board members previously selected by a panel of Wisconsin Court of Appeals judges; and nominees were confirmed by the Wisconsin State Senate.

History[edit]

The Board was created in 2008 as the result of the merger of the former State Ethics Board and State Elections Boards.[2]

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 was the last day of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. On Thursday, June 30, 2016, the Wisconsin Elections Commission and the Wisconsin Ethics Commission began operations. [3]

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