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GOP changes to Wisconsin’s John Doe law create exceptions for politicians, Democratic lawmaker says

Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature are pushing a bill that would change the state’s so-called John Doe law, which allows for criminal investigations — like two that were related to Gov. Scott Walker — to be done in secret.

This week, GOP Rep. David Craig of suburban Milwaukee insisted on a radio talk show that the changes made by his bill would not exempt politicians in any way from John Doe investigations. Continue…