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El. Bd. Op. 1976-06

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Labor organizations which have incorporated are prohibited by §11.38, Stats., from making political contributions or engaging in political activities other than as expressly permitted therein. (Issued to John A. Lawton, March 17, 1976)

This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on October 6, 2008. The G.A.B. directed an annotation be added alerting the public that statutory changes subsequent to the opinion’s issuance have made its holding inapplicable to labor unions incorporated prior to January 1, 1978. 1977 Wisconsin Act 427; §11.38(2)(c), Stats. The opinion still applies to other corporations. With the addition of the aforenoted annotation, the opinion below fully incorporates the revisions directed by the G.A.B.