Earlier this week Zach posted an article about the State Assembly possibly raising the per diem expense rate paid to Assembly members during their stays in Madison. Surprisingly the article resulted in one of most spirited discussions of the week.
The per diem has a role to play in controlling the cost of government. Rather [...]
Why does it not surprise me that greedy Republicans are looking to line their pockets while asking public employees to make financial sacrifices because of “budget difficulties?” As they head into the new legislative session, Assembly Republican leaders are considering raising how much the 99 members of their chamber can claim for expenses.
Incoming Assembly [...]
Among the myriad of bills Republican Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed into law late last week was 2011 Assembly Bill 334, which would allow motorists who wish to keep boar, wild turkey, or certain small game animals that were killed by their motor vehicle, to do so.
Apparently Republican State Reps. Tom Tiffany and Scott [...]
Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbottsford): “The Second Amendment doesn’t stop at the entrance to the Capitol, and people should have the right to exercise their constitutional freedoms when they visit the statehouse,”
Apparently Rep. Suder’s support for “constitutional freedoms” doesn’t extend to the first amendment rights of citizens who’ve been escorted from the Assembly [...]
From MAL Contends comes this interesting bit of information regarding Republican State Senator Randy Hopper’s living situation: The filing date on the divorce indicated in Hopper’s legal filings [Fond du Lac County Case Number 2010FA000374] reads “08-18-2010.”
I’m guessing Hopper was not living in the W5192 RIENZI Road house in October and November, 10 days [...]
Just a few links to start out your day…
Timothy Egan writes about how President Barack Obama saved capitalism, but at a terrible political price.
Speaking of the price Democrats paid in the 2010 elections, Luka from Forward Lookout has a great writeup of the blame game with various elements within the Democratic Party pointing [...]
State Rep. Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford), the ranking member of the Assembly Committee on Personal Privacy (but apparently no expert on Wisconsin’s privacy laws) issued a press release yesterday attacking both Sen. Russ Feingold and Gov. Jim Doyle after it was revealed by Lisa Kaiser of the Shepherd Express that 5 employees of PACUR, the [...]