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Wisconsin elections board tackles lobbying problem

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin state elections board is set to discuss how to handle a problem with a recently passed state law affecting when lobbyists can pass along campaign donations from special interests to candidates for office.

The Government Accountability Board was scheduled to discuss Wednesday how to interpret a new law that board staff says has a drafting error in it that would prohibit lobbyists from passing along any donations.

The Legislature in March passed, and Gov. Scott Walker signed, a change in the law designed to allow lobbyists to begin making personal donations starting April 15, rather than June 1.

But GAB director Kevin Kennedy says an apparent drafting error in the law makes it so lobbyists can't pass along any donations from others at any time.

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