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MADISON, Wis. -The board that oversees Wisconsin elections decided to ask lawmakers to overhaul the state's campaign finance laws.

The Government Accountability Board unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday asking the Legislature to launch a complete review and revision of the statutes. Board staffers note in a memo that court decisions last year have made it difficult to administer campaign finance law.

Federal judges in Milwaukee struck down contribution limits for individual donors and political committees. Meanwhile, the state Supreme Court is weighing whether candidates can coordinate with outside groups and a federal appeals court found that GAB can't force outside groups to report spending on anything that doesn't expressly call for a candidate's election or defeat.


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