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Walker noncommittal on elections board makeup

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is noncommittal when it comes to whether the current nonpartisan board that oversees Wisconsin's elections and enforces ethics and campaign laws should be overhauled.

Walker said in an Associated Press interview Thursday that he doesn't believe there is any perfect system, but improvements in how the Government Accountability Board functions can be made.

The board consisting of retired judges was created with broad bipartisan support in 2007 to replace two separate boards that were roundly criticized for being ineffective and too partisan.

Republican Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald last week suggested a more partisan structure like what existed before should be examined to replace the GAB.

The board is in the spotlight as it handles ongoing recall efforts against Walker and Republican senators.

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