Wisconsin Democrats, open government advocates float alternate campaign finance reform

Wisconsin watchdog groups and Democratic lawmakers say there's a better way for the state to rewrite its campaign finance laws than the one Republicans are poised to pass on Monday.

The bill Republicans will likely send to the governor's desk would allow unlimited donations to political parties and let candidates coordinate fundraising and strategy with outside groups that keep their donors secret.

It would codify recent decisions by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and federal district courts. Continue…