State Supreme Court campaigns would be funded by taxpayers under new bill
Wisconsin Supreme Court campaigns would be funded by taxpayers instead of special interests under a bill passed by the Legislature Thursday.
The Assembly passed the so-called impartial justice bill on a 51-42 vote, and the Senate OK'd it 19-13.
Gov. Jim Doyle has said he would sign it.
It follows three years of big money Supreme Court races, in which special interests dominated the campaign contributions amid concerns they were buying justice.