Elections Commission advances proposal to create new office to help with complaints, records requests

Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times
Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times

The Elections Commission has unanimously signed off on seeking to create an Office of Inspector General to help with investigations and open records requests after tweaking the organization of the new office.
Dem members of the commission during Wednesday's meeting objected to the original proposal to have the unclassified position be hired by the six-member body -- split evenly between partisan appointees -- and serve at its pleasure.
GOP Chair Don Millis said the idea was originally proposed that way to make it more palatable to lawmakers, who would have a say over the proposal if the guv in...

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