Now we have two more bills that the Republicans are passing on to the taxpayers.
The first is huge legal bills that the Fitzwalkerstan ran up, just because they were stopped from ramming their “budget repair” bill through in a matter of days. Which we know has NOTHING to do with repairing the budget.
Frustrated by the Democrats’ departures, Republicans hired attorney James Troupis to research legal means of bringing Democrats to the Senate floor. The state constitution says lawmakers can be compelled to attend legislative sessions, but does not spell out how that can be done.
Troupis was paid $375 an hour, and other attorneys with his firm were paid either $290 or $295 an hour. The total bill came to $26,955.
“They should have to pay for it out of their own pockets,” said Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar). “It’s a pretty outrageous use of taxpayer dollars.
“The public has a right to wonder why they were talking to lawyers instead of members of their own party who wanted compromise.”
This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what these “fiscal conservatives” are going to end up costing the taxpayers. Hold onto your wallet its going to be an expensive ride!