A dish served cold –
MADISON — Newly released records show that Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is exploring the idea of treating the Legislature differently than other government bodies in Wisconsin when it comes to handling open records.
Vos spokeswoman Kit Beyer said Tuesday, September 8th that Vos wants to debate the changes before the end of the session next spring.
Next up for the team is working out a land sale with Milwaukee County and getting approval for the arena from the Milwaukee Common Council. Speaking at the Capitol after the Assembly vote, Bucks head coach Jason Kidd and team president Peter Feigin praised the deal and said the remaining pieces could be assembled in time for construction to start in the fall.
….a half-dozen Republican sources said one key reason the Senate leap-frogged the Assembly and took up the budget first was that Lasee had refused to delay a family vacation to Mexico.
UPDATE (WKOW) — Senators passed a two-year spending plan around 11:50 Tuesday night, sending the $73 billion plan to the state Assembly.The state budget passed on an 18-15 vote. Republican Senator Rob Cowles joined Democrats in voting against it.
“In an act of brazen cynicism Thursday night, the Legislature’s powerful Joint Finance Committee sneaked into the state budget bill a group of fundamental policy changes that would have blown up Wisconsin’s long, proud history of open government and access to public records. They tried to rewrite state law so the public could no longer…
“Madison, WI (WKOW) — Governor Scott Walker says he wants a proposed overhaul of Wisconsin’s open records law removed from the prospective state budget.In a statement released by his office Saturday, Walker says he, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Alberta Darling and Representative John Nygren,…
Gov. Scott Walker has said he will sign the bill into law on Monday, making Wisconsin the 25th state to adopt such a law. Via Assembly passes right-to-work bill after overnight session @ State Journal.
Assembly debate stretches into early morning on right-to-work bill http://t.co/FZlPhWBNGt pic.twitter.com/0tXbG8AJOY — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) March 6, 2015
Walker was among the most conservative members of the Legislature while he served, according to the research of two political scientists who have measured the ideology of more than 20,000 past and current state lawmakers across the country.According to their data, Walker was more conservative than close to 90% of his Assembly colleagues in Wisconsin…
Via Live blog: Right-to-work bill moves forward @ State Journal.
"When the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article came back, that’s credible to me or they wouldn’t be reporting that," Nass said later of his decision to call the vote early, adding that he wanted Wednesday’s Senate session to start on time. Via Right-to-work fight moves to Senate after abrupt vote @ JSOnline.
Republicans had planned to end public testimony at 7 p.m., but shortly before 6:30 p.m. committee chairman Sen. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) said he was cutting off the meeting abruptly because of what Nass called a "credible threat" in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report. That story said union demonstrators were planning to peacefully disrupt the committee…
"No one is surprised that he’d sign the bill — the bill would be dead if he opposed — and he knows that it will court controversy, but he cannot afford to lose potential GOP primary voters," Shober said. "Legislative leaders know this, and see now as an opportunity to pass right-leaning legislation while the…
Union protest on State St steps of the Capitol #news3; #righttowork; pic.twitter.com/AoNa6fZouf — Jessica Arp (@news3jessica) February 24, 2015
Via Wisconsin Eye.
2009 Senate Bill 62 was introduced at the request of former Democratic Governor Jim Doyle on February 17, 2009. With Democrats controlling both houses of the Wisconsin legislature, the bill was voted on by the Joint Committee on Finance without a public hearing later that day. The next day — the 18th — it was…
Via Top Republicans blast UW-Madison chancellor for playing “Washington politics” in budget battle @ State Journal.
“We can’t tiptoe through this session without addressing this. We’re not tackling this six months from now. We’re not tackling this a year from now…there’s no way we avoid this issue. We have to deal with this issue right now,” Fitzgerald said. Via State Senate to quickly take up right-to-work legislation @ JS Online.
Via Wisconsin Democrats Checked Out @ Boots & Sabers
Via 11 Rising Stars in the Assembly GOP @ Right Wisconsin.
Via Wisconsin Speaker Vos Wrong to Condition Legislation to Denial of Speech @ MAL Contends . . .