Sunday, April 25, 2010

Let the Scott Walker Flip-Flops Begin!

Walker joined with the Republican majority in January 1997 to eliminate a rule that required lawmakers to finish their floor sessions at 8 p.m., voting records show. Republican lawmakers had voted to put the rule in place after taking control of the chamber in 1995.

The change allowed the all-night legislative sessions that had long been the Assembly’s way of doing business to resume. The sessions are often denounced by lawmakers themselves and government watchdogs for allowing lawmakers to take major action in the middle of the night when few are paying attention — except lobbyists.

Walker, the Milwaukee County executive, took up the issue this week as the Assembly pulled two all-nighters while lawmakers rushed to wrap up their two-year legislative session. He promised to sign legislation if elected governor that prohibits the Legislature from voting after 10 p.m. or before 9 a.m.

1 comment:

Stewie said...

*sigh* this is going to be a really nauseating race isn't it. Esslinger's a Republican isn't he? maybe that's their theme this year - rail against stuff you yourself have voted in, using the "oops, I get it now" defense. Makes you wonder what kinds of stuff they're doing right now that they'll suddenly realize is mega-retarded later. Then they can get caught in epic battles with their own Good Kirk-Bad Kirk selves while we all watch. meh.

btw Chiefy. if you feel like the light has gone out of yer life, it's gonna be cuz I'm packin' my saddlebags and headin' outta Dodge fer a spell. Not sure how much access I'll be having to the Internets, maybe a lot, maybe none.