#49 – Gard Led GOP Effort to Kill Ethics Reform
During the 50 days leading up to the general election on November 4, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will list 50 reasons why voters should reject the same old failed leadership and same old out-of-touch agenda of Republican candidate John Gard – and send Democrat Steve Kagen back to our nation’s capital to represent northeast Wisconsin for a second term.
As Speaker of the State Assembly, John Gard voted against legislation creating an independent Government Accountability Board with the power to investigate government corruption – leading the Republican effort to kill bipartisan ethics reform. After Gard left the Assembly, the bipartisan board was created in the first weeks of the new session. (Source: Senate Bill 1, 5/2/06)
To read more about “The Same Old Gard”, please visit: http://www.wisdems.org/gard.asp.