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El. Bd. Op. 1976-16

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Legislative newsletters and campaign finance laws: Campaign funds cannot be used to pay any part of the cost incurred for newsletters funded in any part by state funds; Use of state employees on state time to prepare newsletters intended primarily for political purposes is unlawful; Test established for determining whether a state-funded newsletter is primarily for political purposes. §§11.36, Stats., 11.33, Stats., El. Bd. Op. 76-2. (Issued to David E. Clarenbach, December 18, 1976)

This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on March 26, 2008.