Wisconsin State Journal Weighs Into Listing Campaign Contributors’ Employers
Yesterday I made it clear where I stood on the matter regarding the need to list the employer of a campaign donor.
Just like affixing one’s name to an actual petition over an issue so it also should be expected that requiring full openness needs to occur when making a political donation. Our process always works better when we all know who is applying pressure–in whatever form–on candidates and elected officials.
Today the Wisconsin State Journal used the editorial page and punched forward with a strong message, too.
But encouraging good government is more important when the evidence of harm to private business is scant.
That’s why Wisconsin should continue to provide the public with basic details about big campaign donors — their names, professions and places of work — when they make large donations to the campaigns of Wisconsin politicians. Transparency is an important safeguard against illegal campaign donations and corruption.