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  • El. Bd. Op. 1978-03

    Disbursement Limits For Public Financing Applicants: Application of disbursement limits on public financing applicants to pre-campaign and post-campaign disbursements clarified. §11.31 (7), Stats. (Issued to David M. Travis, May 18, 1978)

    This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on August 27, 2008.

  • El. Bd. Op. 1978-05

    Effect of Exceeding Personal Contribution Limit on Eligibility for Public Financing: A candidate who has exceeded the limit on contributions to his own campaign after October 21, 1978 is ineligible to receive a public financing grant, even if the candidate's committee reimburses him for the excess amount. §§11.50 (2)(b), 11.26 (10), Stats. (Issued to David M. Travis, May 18, 1978)

    This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on August 27, 2008

  • El. Bd. Op. 1978-09

    Application for and uses of public finance grants: A candidate's own contributions count toward the threshold of individual seed money required for public financing eligibility.  Grants may not be used to purchase services directly from a person or business who or which does not meet the statutory definitions of "printer" or "communications medium."  Withdrawal of an application for a grant prior to the acceptance of a grant is permissible.  Disbursements of a public financing applicant must be allocated between the primary and election according to the ul

  • El. Bd. Op. 1984-01

    Effect of Exceeding Contribution and Spending Limits on Eligibility for Public Financing: a candidate who accepts contributions that exceed the applicable limits is ineligible to receive a public financing grant, even if the candidate's committee reimburses the excess contributions; a candidate who exceeds the applicable spending limits also is ineligible to receive such a grant; in-kind contributions are limited to things of value; loans if timely forgiven may be used as qualifying contributions. §§11.50(2)(b), 11.26(1), 11.31 (1), (2), (9), and 11.01(6) (a)1., Stats.

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