Now that the budget is done, it is time to turn attention to the GAB.
The co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee today called on GAB Director Kevin Kennedy to resign following a report the agency had been in touch with the IRS during a secret investigation into coordination between conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign during the recalls.
“We have completely lost confidence that the GAB can be trusted to operate in a non-partisan manner for the citizens of the state of Wisconsin with Kennedy in charge,” the co-chairs said in a press release. “In order for the GAB to return to its original mission, Kevin Kennedy must go.”
As the article shows, the Republicans’ bone-headed attempt to restrict the release of open records in the budget will make it more politically difficult to tackle the GAB, but it must be done. This agency and it’s director are out of control.