I just have the details no link but apparently.... If a senate member miss two days or more of session their checks will no longer be direct deposited they will have to pick them up in person from the majority leader.
Opinions? My thought is they shouldn't be getting a check at all.
Updated with actual story/link
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State senators who miss two or more session days will no longer get paid through direct deposit. They'll have to pick up their checks in person on the Senate floor during a session.
The new rule is aimed at forcing the return of 14 Senate Democrats who have been hiding in Illinois since Thursday. They fled the state to stall a vote on an anti-union bill, and have threatened to stay away until Republican Gov. Scott Walker agrees to compromise.
Tuesday's vote was along party lines. The three Republicans on the Committee on Senate Organization voted for it and the two Democrats opposed it.
The measure applies to paychecks, per diem checks, and any expense reimbursements. The absent senators will have to collect their checks from the Senate majority leader.
Answer by gemgem at 4:42 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by janet116 at 4:52 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by DSamuels at 4:56 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by DSamuels at 4:58 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
LOL, I love it.
While I agree with gemgem, they are elected officials and put in office by the constituency of their districts. I would rather say that if they are unwilling to perform their job that a special election should take place to replace them with someone willing to do the job. If they come back before the special election can take place then they should be fined for whatever it cost the taxpayers for them to be absent and hold up the business of their State's government.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:02 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by Farmlady09 at 5:11 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by foreverb3 at 5:18 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:41 PM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:53 PM on Feb. 22, 2011