Thursday, August 20, 2015

GOP to kill WI oversight agency found with no substantial problems

Wisconsin Republicans have lined up top-to-bottom to kill the independent and non-partisan Government Accountability Board though an audit has found nothing to merit the drastic steps - - including the removal of civil service Executive Director Kevin Kennedy - - Republicans say they will implement.

The GAB's sin? Validating recall petitions which put Scott Walker into a 2012 election, and working with investigators conducting an inquiry into the propriety of some funding of Walker's recall campaign - - suspended by the WI Supreme Court but perhaps on its way to the US Supreme Court.

So what the Republicans are doing to Kennedy and the board made up of retired judges, many appointed by Gov. Walker, is a spiteful move led by the same hyper-partisan people who tried to slip into the budget the erasure of the state Open Records law, and the Wisconsin Idea, too.

The connection: getting rid of accountability procedures they do not like but cannot control.


prep-h said...

When they bring this to the legislative chambers in the fall we must all stand and be counted!

Anonymous said...

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”