That late-night helping of pork recalled State Senator Alberta Darling served to the Milwaukee Police Association in support of officers fired for cause continues to bring her indigestion.
These bits from PolitiFact track Darling's political and budgeting zig-zag:
She was a co-sponsor, along with [Joint Finance Co-Chair Rep. Robin Vos] Vos, of the amendment that was added to the budget June 2, 2011. At the time, Vos claimed the Milwaukee police chief could fire officers for "basically no cause." We rated that claim False.
Vos has said his information on the fired police matter came from officials with the Milwaukee Police Association, which has about 1,800 members.
Once the amendment was adopted by the committee, and then by the Legislature (with Darling arguing for it on the Senate floor), Milwaukee officials pushed for a veto...
On June 26, 2011, Walker vetoed the provision when he signed the two-year budget.Not many candidates for office could or should survive that kind of erratic pandering, followed by a double-barrelled drubbing in the daily paper.
Darling acknowledged she sought a veto of an amendment she co-sponsored.
That’s a Full Flop.