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Wisconsin group aims to promote integrity in government

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A nonpartisan organization that recently launched in La Crosse is looking to promote ethical leadership among elected officials.

The La Crosse Tribune reports that the idea for the nonprofit organization, LeaderEthics-Wisconsin, developed from conversations the group's executive director, Lee Rasch, had with community leaders after he retired as president of Western Technical College.

Rasch says the need for such a group is apparent "when you think of Gallup studies that show our trust in government is arguably at an all-time low."

The nonprofit won't be accepting donations, and will instead run entirely on the $25 annual membership dues and the efforts of volunteers. Members will receive regular newsletters that'll detail examples of ethical leadership on the part of elected officials and instances of questionable performance.

Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com

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