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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Lassa unveils ethics proposals

7th CD Dem candidate Julie Lassa Tuesday released a spate of government accountability and ethics proposals.

Lassa, a Stevens Point state senator, touted her role in creating the Wisconsin Waste, Fraud, and Mismanagement Hotline and said she'd bring the same principles to Washington. She wants to require all federal agencies to include information on the Government Accountability Office’s federal hotline to report misspending.

“Now more than ever, we need less talk and more solutions," Lassa said. "My hotline helped save Wisconsin taxpayer dollars, and this plan offers common-sense ways to hold government accountable and put Wisconsin taxpayers first."

Among the other proposals are ending no-bid and single-bid contracts and a "cooling off period" before members of Congress and their staff can become lobbyists.

GOP rival Sean Duffy's campaign responded that Lassa is a "big spending career politician" and the plan was put out to provide her "political cover."

"One proposal doesn't erase the job-killing or wasteful spending votes she made that helped cause low confidence levels in government," said campaign manager Matt Seaholm.


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