Apparently Republicans in the State Assembly may move to limit on debate on legislation, because less debate must equal more democracy.
Republicans who control the state Assembly are considering formal rules to limit debate, sparking cries from minority Democrats that the GOP wants to silence them.
The Assembly is expected to consider the rules during the session’s first floor period Wednesday. The package calls for giving each party at least 30 minutes to debate final passage of any proposal unless leaders from both sides agree to something different. It also creates a new way for ending debate if time limits expire by allowing a representative to move for tabling all amendments at once and limiting debate on referring bills back to committee to 10 minutes.
Considering the Assembly is only in session for a few months each year, I’m not entirely sure why it’s necessary for Republicans to take action to further cut the amount of time they spend doing the work the citizens of Wisconsin elected (and pay) them to do.