Despite an impassioned plea from Mayor Paul Soglin, the Madison City Council on Tuesday rejected [11-9]a measure that would have required those receiving city contracts worth more than $25,000 to disclose contributions to certain advocacy groups....That makes it sound like his proposal was a crumb in a shenanigans cake.
Soglin said there is no constitutional right to donate money in order to affect elections and remain anonymous. He said the measure was a “very, very small crumb in a layer cake of political, financial shenanigans” that have been going on for centuries.
“It doesn’t mean we can’t take one small step,” he said.
In other Madison news, the council approved that street painting nonsense that we were talking about here.