The idea is to prevent influence-peddling, not enable it:
Current law bars lobbyists from "furnishing" campaign contributions to elected officials until June 1 of election years. For years, state ethics officials have interpreted that to mean lobbyists cannot discuss campaign giving with elected officials before that date.
The bill before the Senate committee would allow lobbyists to provide contributions on behalf of others to elected officials at any time.Also Voting Rights laws are supposed to guarantee ballot access, not obstruct it:
The first bill to limit absentee voting hours at clerks' office has infuriated Democrats, who see it as an attempt to limit voting in areas such as Milwaukee and Madison where their supporters live. Republicans respond that it levels the playing field between cities and rural areas where clerks don't have the resources needed to offer long absentee voting hours.
Under an amendment to the bill offered by Republicans on the committee, early voting in clerks' offices would be limited to weekdays between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Such a law change would prevent clerks from staying open on weeknights and weekends — times when many voters are not working and voter drives are most active.
Currently, early voting is allowed for the two full weeks before an election, ending on the Friday before an election.