Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WI Senate heading for 12:01 a.m. vote Walker wanted outlawed

[Updated from Tuesday, 9:49 p.m.] The bill passed, 18-14.

As the Wisconsin State Senate Republican leadership readies an early, 12:01 a.m. Wednesday party-line shoo-in vote on a GOP-crafted bill to exempt political corruption cases from Wisconsin's long-time John Doe investigative process, let's reprise, as I have done often on this blog, Walker's 2010 Lakeland Times interview when he claimed to have lived "transparency" and supported outlawing late-night Legislative voting:
"And I would make it, by statute, that the Legislature can't vote on anything after 10 at night or before 9 in the morning," Walker said. "They did things this last (budget) at 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning. As I tell my staff, nothing good happens after midnight..."


Anonymous said...

Nothing that the governor says carries much truth with it. Hopefully Wisconsinites will end Walker's lap dog legislative majority in 2016 and Wisconsin can begin the task of remaking itself in to what it was pre-Walker.

Paul Berge said...

Well, well. Who woulda thunk that Republicans would push to have special rights for elected officials? Remember that the next time they haul out the trope that elected officials ought to live by the same rules as the rest of us, remember that they are exempting themselves from John Doe probes.

Anonymous said...

Crooks and liars run Wisconsin. The majority party has sold out. Robbing Vos is a sock puppet.

Anonymous said...

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".