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WI Dems coming back?

Madison - Befitting the chaotic and tense situation involving the budget standoff, Sen. James Holperin (D-Eagle River) said Thursday that Senate Democrats were going to return to Madison on Thursday.

That was at odds with a statement by Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) who said that decision had not yet been made pending a meeting of the Democrats later today in Illinois.

Holperin said the Democrats made the decision as a group Wednesday night to come back to Madison on Thursday. But he said not all Democrats were at that meeting.

"I'm going back. I believe many are," Holperin said in a telephone interview.

"We started out trying to delay the vote," Holperin said. "We were hopeful for a compromise. But that didn't happen."

Asked what Democrats would do once they come back, Holperin said they would wait for the Senate to reconvene and show up in the Senate chambers.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/117731413.html

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Its not the first time they have said they were coming back.

There really isn't a reason to stay away now though.

Do you think the offers that were given will be put back on the table or will they continue with what they did last night?

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Charis76

Asked by Charis76 at 9:48 AM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't think anyone cares anymore. It's not like what they did worked, or they can do anything now.
    Another group of Democrats effectively neutered.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:50 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • So what if they come back? They had a temper tantrum. It didn't work. Doesn't change that they ran and hid instead of doing their jobs.
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 9:53 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Does it matter if they come back? They ran away like cowards and the state is still standing. They are not needed and should be fired. The people of Wisconsin deserve better.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • I guess I am curious as to since its not a done deal if the last deal Walker offered will somehow get put back on the table or if they will continue with what they did last night.


     

    Charis76

    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 10:21 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • ILLINOIS - Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller issued a statement saying the 14 Senate Democrats plan to remain in Illinois Thursday

    Well I guess they changed their minds again.
    Charis76

    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 10:31 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • they may need to consult lawyers who may have idea about filing motion - was lastnights action legal etc
    extremely up hill fight, but they will have to consider
    no court wants to get involved with legal action of legislature
    but still have to weigh all options

    will walker go back to some compromises he had offer as of late..No, of course not, why would he, i think he put that out there to have dems busy with something while behide scenes working on rewording of motion, so it could be passed at late hour last night
    no reason for him to compromise, he got this part done, it is all but a done deal
    will the dems now compromise on the money issues they were willing to before- i am thinking this will not be offered on table now

    the situation of us against them is worse than ever
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 10:53 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • fiatpax - I get what you are saying but it wasn't something just discovered that they could do that. There were articles in the news shortly after the Dems left saying that was an option.

    Obviously we don't know everything going on but it appears that it was only after Walker tried and released what he was offering that this move was put into motion. There were Dems that were upset that he told the media what he had offered..... Why?

    I thought it looked better then the whole us vs them that was being put out there.
    Charis76

    Comment by Charis76 (original poster) at 10:59 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • There is no reason for them to stay away... But alas..... Once a coward... Always a coward...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:59 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • They need to return and explain why the elected officials became the bargaining arm of the public employees union. It seems like a giant conflict of interest to me. They went on strike for the union. How do they justify this to all of their constituents. And no, I don't think 100% of the people who voted them in were being represented. This was special interest group at its worse.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:16 PM on Mar. 10, 2011

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