Gov. Scott Walker said the 14 minority Democrats who left Madison on Thursday were failing to do their jobs by “hiding out” in another state. And Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said his chamber would meet Tuesday to act on non-spending bills and confirm some of the governor’s appointees even if the Democrats don’t show up — a scenario that should outrage their constituents.
Senate Democrats acknowledged that the 19 Republicans could pass any item that doesn’t spend state money in their absence. The budget repair bill they have been blocking requires a quorum of 20 senators to pass, while other measures require only a simple majority of the chamber’s 33 members
Did they think about this before they left? It could get even more interesting.Answer Question
Answer by FricknFrack at 11:13 AM on Feb. 21, 2011
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Answer by tnmomofive at 11:23 AM on Feb. 21, 2011
You mean the conservatives might act like whiny babies? Anything Walker does at this point, that appears to be a power grab will lose him his next election.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:23 AM on Feb. 21, 2011
Answer by foreverb3 at 11:27 AM on Feb. 21, 2011