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  • El. Bd. Op. 1977-07

    Joint solicitation by federal and state committees: Under a joint solicitation plan, in which collected contributions are allocated by an escrow agent according to a predetermined formula between a state political committee and a committee whose activity is directed exclusively toward federal campaigns, and contributors are advised of such allocation at the time of contribution, (1) the federal committee is not subject to the regulatory and reporting requirements of chapter 11, Stats., (2) the funds allocated to the federal committee are not subject to the regulatory and reporting require
  • El. Bd. Op. 1975-02

    The state does not occupy University of Wisconsin owned and operated student residences, dormitories and the facilities incidental thereto which are the subject of a housing lease or agreement entered into by the university with its students. Other University of Wisconsin owned or operated facilities are occupied by the state except when the University of Wisconsin enters into an agreement with individuals or groups, to allow those individuals or groups to use the facilities for non-academic purposes. (Issued to Richard A. Hyde, September 16, 1975)

  • El. Bd. Op. 1978-06

    Prohibition on use of filed campaign finance reports and statements. The ban on use of filed reports and statements for solicitation of contributions does not prohibit a candidate from using information gained from reports or statements to inform persons of his or her candidacy and inviting questions on political issues. (Issued to James Mueller, June 11, 1978)

    This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on August 27, 2008.

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